Fantasy baseball is one of the most difficult fantasy sports to play. The season is long, players get hurt or get sent down to the minors, and MLB lineups are constantly changing. What is the one constant? The waiver wire. Whether you are reading the latest news from the Fantasy Alarm or furiously scouring the latest sports headlines yourself, the following info can help you win your league.
Hansel Robles, RP – New York Mets
The New York Mets were supposed to have one of the most daunting starting rotations in all of Major League Baseball but really the most important aspect has been their relief pitching. Jeurys Familia’s injury opened the door for Hansel Robles to step in and rack up some important innings. He’s a good add if you need some late inning work with a high heater at 95 MPH.
Jed Lowrie, 2B – Oakland Athletics
Jed Lowrie is as consistent as they come and he is having his best season since 2012. Lowrie has become an important part of the top of the Athletic’s order and he has shown the ability to draw walks and get solid contact while also providing some timely power at the plate. Lowrie is a great fill in for a short while if you have an injured starter in the infield.
Rhys Hoskins, 1B – Philadelphia Phillies
Rhys Hoskins is going to give Philadelphia fans something to cheer about as the season winds to a close. Hoskins has epic power at the plate and he has shown himself to be an elite slugger at every level of the Minors. Hoskins got off to an explosive start in the Majors and though an injury derailed him momentarily, he should be able to get back on track for the home stretch of the season.