HG - As the MLB season grinds on, unexpected contributions continue to make those players fantasy relevant. At just about the quarter mark in the MLB season, a lot of the players haven’t seemed to sort themselves out. With the constant shuffling on the DL it is critical to keep an eye on the Waiver Wire to make sure you find hot players each week.
Travis Shaw 1B/3B Brewers - Shaw has taken advantage of playing in Milwaukee with 18 RBI, top twenty in MLB. The former Red Sox has also jacked 5 longballs included in his 14 extra bases hits and two stolen bases.
Tyler Motter SS Mariners - Motter has had a nice start to his rookie campaign hitting 5 homers, driving in 13 runs and scoring 10 for Seattle. The 27-year-old is listed as shortstop is also getting playing time at second and is worth using going forward.
Joey Gallo 3B Rangers - Gallo has come up and slugged 7 homers in just 72 at bats along with 12 walks in place of the injured Adrian Beltre. The Texas third sacker has been listed as a perennial prospect for the last three years and seems to be demonstrating why the Rangers have had such high hopes that warrant him being owned in fantasy baseball.
David Peralta OF Diamondbacks - Peralta is off to a nice start for 2017 hitting 326 with hits in 7 of his last 8 games for the surprising D-Backs. The young lefty has hit 3 homers, drove in 7, scored 13 runs and stolen 3 bases. If you need some offensive punch just grab Peralta.
Jason Heyward OF Cubs - Heyward is rebounding from a lousy 2016 by hitting 282 with 3 dingers and a team leading 16 runs driven in for the Cubs. The former Bravo has also scored 9 runs and swiped one base and has hits in 10 of his last 12 games. Heyward seems to just be getting hotter so snag him.
Aaron Judge OF Yankees - Judge is putting on a show in the Bronx as the 22-year-old stud has smacked 10 homers for the month of April. He has also driven in 20 runs, scored 22 runs and walked 10 times in just 73 at bats. If Judge is available he is an absolute must add for the season.
Chris Owings SS/OF Diamondbacks - Owings continues to play well in 2017 batting 318 with 28 hits in his first 88 at bats along with 4 dingers, 19 RBI, scoring 13 runs and swiping 7 bases in the first month of the season. Owings is playing too well to ignore, and with two position eligibility he is a value asset.
Ivan Nova SP Pirates - Nova continues to pitch well for Pittsburgh with 5 complete games since arriving last July and this season he has allowed just 6 earned runs in 36 innings. The former Yankee is sporting a spiffy 1.50 ERA, WHIP of 0.75, struck out 22 while only walking one batter all season. Nova hurled a complete game three hit shut out at Miami. With eligibility at reliever his value is at an all-time high.
Jeremy Hellickson SP Phillies - Hellickson is pitching as well as he has in his major-league career standing at 4-0 with an ERA of 1.80, WHIP of 0.80 and just 3 walks in 30 frames for 2017. The Phillie righty isn’t punching out many batters, 11 so far, but otherwise is certainly worth owning and starting.
Luis Severino SP/RP Yankees - Severino is off to an impressive start with 33 K’s and just 4 walks in 27 innings this season along with an ERA of 3.00 and WHIP of 0.78. The young righty is listed as both a starter and reliever and over his last three games he has gone 7+ frames making him certainly worth owing in all leagues and formats.