Waiver Wire Transfer Weekly Report
Note: My waiver wire report goes a little deeper and leans towards high-risk leagues (15 teams)
With Baltimore out of contention, Fantasy owners want to know if they will call Rutschman. In 44 AA games, he is hitting .292 with 34 runs, 11 home runs and 31 RBIs in 31 at-bats. His June game (.291 / 5/11 on at-bats) puts him on track to hit AAA soon. Rutschman has an excellent walking pace (18.6), which tells me he’s ready for the big dance.
The hottest receiver of the past week is McGuire. He was 11 of 21 with four runs and two RBIs. His AAA résumé (.239 with 12 homers and 66 RBIs in 434 at-bats) shows more power, but McGuire can’t repeat his hitting average success for an extended period. McGuire only works as a backup at bat in deep leagues. His window to start only lasts until Alejandro Kirk completes his rehab assignment (started June 26).
For the first three and a half months of the season, Naylor worked his way into the deep leagues after hitting .239 with 24 runs, five home runs and 16 RBIs. His bat came around the corner in his previous eight games (10 of 26 with four runs, two home runs and five RBIs). Naylor offers a set of contact hitter skills while having the talent for his 20+ home runs. The group of players remains weak in the deep leagues, making Naylor viable at first base or in the outfield.
For a fantasy owner who possesses an advantage in power while looking for a batting average flavor, Arraez is the perfect fit. He has one hit in his previous eight starts in nine games, leading to 13 hits in 34 at-bats with seven runs and six RBIs. Your lack of power and boosted production becomes a problem if you start for too many weeks.
The hot trip for Gimenez is now 11 games at AAA (16 of 46 with 12 runs, seven homers, 18 RBIs and two steals). His risk of failure continues to be tied to his high number of strikeouts in this span (16-34 in 139 plate appearances in the minors in 2021). Giménez has improved power while also offering speed if he can clear his focus at the plate and earn a call-up to the majors.
In his last 22 AA games, Witt hit .326 with 16 runs, eight home runs, 17 RBIs and five stolen bases. His strikeout rate (24.2) improved slightly in June. Another Adalberto Mondesi injury gives Witt a better window to reach the majors this summer.
Davis’ long stint on the DL appears to be closer to over. The Mets moved him to the 60-day roster this week, giving him a return date of July 2 at the earliest. You should start a rehab assignment within the next 10 days. Davis should return after the All-Star break while he is a free agent in about half of the 12-team leagues.
Since June 17, Kieboom has nine hits in 31 at-bats with seven runs, two home runs and five RBIs. He still has work to do at AAA (.244 with five homers and 20 RBIs in 123 at-bats) to reach his 2019 success at AAA (.303 with 16 homers, 79 RBIs and five stolen bases over 412 at -bats). ). Only one player to watch in deep leagues if his bat stays hot.
The Cardinals called up Nootbaar this week after playing more than 22 games at AAA (.329 with 17 runs, five home runs and 17 RBIs in 79 at-bats). His approach worked well in college (13.7 percent) and his freshman year in the minors in 2019 (11.6 percent). St. Louis gave him one start in five straight games (4 of 17 with three RBIs). On a dart in leagues deep if your bat picks up your pace.
The Rangers will have Dahl’s services for the next week. In five games in his rehab assignment, he has eight hits in 21 at-bats with six runs, one home run and seven RBIs, highlighted by his two previous starts (6 of 10 with five runs, one home run and five RBIs). Dahl was a poor performer earlier in the year, but he may be the hottest kid on the block in deep formats this week at outfield.
After being abused by major league pitchers and sent back to AAA with his tail between his legs, Kelenic regained his punch and confidence in the past two weeks (16 of 50 with 15 runs, five home runs, 16 RBIs and four stolen The Mariners should give him a second chance soon.
In his first eight starts this year between AA and AAA, Megill posted a 3.35 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP with 59 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. The Mets lost Joey Lucchesi last season, creating an early opportunity. Megill allowed two runs, five base runners and a home run in 4.1 innings with four strikeouts in his major league debut. Your fastball is in the mid-90s with a developing slider and a change. Megill offers a canny edge while looking more viable in 15-team leagues.
Heading into 2021, Manning had elite prospect status after posting a 3.04 ERA and 410 strikeouts in his first 331.2 innings in the minors. His season began at AAA with six disaster games (9.23 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 26.1 innings) due to too many hits (36) and home runs (11) allowed. In his last start in the minors, he allowed two runs in six innings with eight strikeouts. Manning continued his momentum in his first two starts at Detroit (four runs and 13 base runners in 10.2 innings with four strikeouts) while hitting a home run. He sure has advantages, but fantasy owners must walk a fine line with him early in his career.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.