Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Edward Cabrera and Alejandro Kirk headline Week 9 mics
We’re heading into June, and it’s time to check out the waiver feed to keep those fantasy baseball rosters fresh. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Alejandro Kirk (C) TOR
Why is Alejandro Kirk available in 50% of fantasy leagues? Kirk is batting .301 with three home runs, and you can list him at catcher when he’s often the DH. Two of Kirk’s home runs came this week as he also hit .444 as the Toronto Blue Jays finally seem to be finding their way back to victory.
John Camargo (SS/2B/3B) ISP
With Jean Segura hitting IL for up to three months, Johan Camargo appears to be the one in line for more playing time, at least in the short term. Not the most exciting addition, but he has three home runs this season with limited playing time. Camargo has the added benefit of positioning flexibility. In deeper leagues only.
Ramon Urias (2B/3B) BAL
Urias might be my favorite pickup for Jean Segura. Over the past two weeks, Urias has turned it on, hitting .294 with three homers. He has a fantastic 51.7% hit rate, and it was only a matter of time before his luck turned after a slow start to the season.
Jonathan Schoop (1B/2B) TED
Detroit may be one of baseball’s most impactful teams, but Jonathan Schoop has started to get in on the action. We’ve already seen Schoop be a useful, generally reliable fantasy player for 20 homers in a full season. Over the past two weeks, Schoop is batting .298 with two homers and a stolen base. If you need an infielder with pop, Schoop is a good bet.
Jose Iglesias (SS)COL
If you’re looking to bolster your batting average with the potential for a few steals, Iglesias might be your guy in the deeper leagues. Iglesias is hitting .320 this season with two stolen bases and sixteen RBIs. Remember that you won’t find any powers here.
Tyrone Taylor (OF) MIL
The Brewers left fielder has been hot the past two weeks, batting .292 with five home runs and 17 RBIs. He continues to plead for more playing time, with a 42.5% hit rate.
David Peralta (DE)ARI
We’ve seen Peralta turn on the power before, so it’s not too surprising that he ended up on this list. He may be streaky, but right now he’s hot, batting .356 with three homers in the past two weeks. Peralta has eight home runs and a .247 batting average this season, which is better than the league average. His max outing speed remains in the top 9% in the league, and he already had a 30-home run season before. Who’s to say he can’t do it again?
Anthony Santander (DE) BAL
Santander continues to show his power as the Orioles continue to play not-so-awful baseball. He’s homered three times with 13 RBIs over the past two weeks, and has nine this season.
Kyle Lewis (DE) WED
Do you remember the AL ROY 2020? Well, he was finally called back in time to take Justin Verlander deep last Friday. In four games, Lewis hit two homers before being put in IL with a concussion. He was giving the Mariners the boost they needed, so hopefully he won’t be out for too long. It could be worth a stash IL.
Edward Cabrera (SP) MIA
Cabrera had a hit in the sixth inning Wednesday before allowing a hit, but what’s even more impressive? He did it at Coors Field. Cabrera struck out nine in his first start of 2022, recording his first major league victory. Last season, during his brief stint in the majors, Cabrera suffered three losses and threw an ERA of more than five. But this start he looked much better, hitting the men at a 36% clip, though he still threw out too many free passes, walking four batters in six innings. As far as upside goes, the No. 2 prospect for Miami is an add-on.
Jeffrey Springs (SP) TB
The southpaw has now pitched 38 innings for a 1.88 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, and in his last four starts he’s gone at least five innings. He doesn’t allow a lot of hard contact, and he gets a lot of swings and misses. That means the reliever-turned-opener could have some intrigue in deeper leagues.
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