Who’s Hot: Positional Waiver Wire Pickups

I had just finished picking up Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jonathan Lucroy (outfit and all) to replace the roadkill Buster Posey in two of my leagues when I was bit by the waiver bug. As I scoured the wire for new talent, I came across quite a few laudable players that have given my outfields and pitching staffs makeovers. If they’re available in your leagues, I’d recommend all of them as strong buys in the upcoming dog days of summer.

 

Catchers

Jarrod Saltalamacchia: .381 (8 for 21), 4 HRs,  in six games
Jonathan Lucroy: .375 (18 for 48), 4 HRs, 16 RBI, in 14 games
Miguel Olivo: .381 (8 for 21), 2 HRs, in six games
Alex Avila: .444 (8 for 18), 2 HRs, in five games

First Baseman

Michael Morse: .414 (12 for 29), 3 HRs, in 10 games
Juan Rivera: .400 (10 for 25), 2 HRs, in seven games

Second Baseman

Justin Turner 2B/3B: .312 (15 for 48) 14 RBI in 14 games

Allen Craig: .429 (9 for 21), 2 HRs, 1 SB,  in seven games
Kelly Johnson: .381 (8 for 21), 2 HRs, 8 RBI, in six games
Gordon Beckham: .444 (8 for 18), 1 HR in six games

Shortstop

Brendan Ryan: .571 (12 for 21), in six games

Ian Desmond: .321 (9 for 28) 4 runs 1 SB in six games

Asdrubal Cabrera: .393 (24 for 61), 5 HRs, 5 SBs, in 15 games
Starlin Castro: .400 (24 for 60), 11 RBI, in 14 games

Third Baseman

Daniel Descalso: .471 (8 for 17), 1 SB, in four games

Mark Reynolds: All or nothing with this guy but he seems to be getting his stroke back, hitting safely in nine of his last 11 games with three home runs.

Outfielders

Nolan Reimold: .545 (6 for 11) 3 HR’s 6 RBI in six games

Raul Ibanez: .344 (11 for 32), 2 HRs, in eight games

Matt Joyce: .424 (50 for 118), 8 HRs, 2 SBs,  in 37 games

Mike Stanton: .386 (17 for 44), 6 HRs, 14 RBI, 4 BBs, 10 Ks in 12 games

 

Don’t worry, Anibal Sanchez and Erik Bedard will be mentioned in the upcoming waiver wire steals starting pitcher edition. Their production has not gone unnoticed.


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