5 Streaking Waiver Wire Outfielders

Suprisingly, two Seattle studs top off my 5 waiver wire studs that have gone unnoticed in most leagues (specifically Yahoo: all are under 50% owned)

  • Mike Carp, 1B/OF, Seattle Mariners – Mike Carp has been on an absolute tear the last two weeks snapping  his 20-game hitting streak on Monday night. During that stretch, he hit .354 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He’s shown a lot of potential for the future, and should be a fixture in Seattle for quite some time. He’s slated to  continue to start for the duration of Justin Smoak’s (broken nose) time on the DL, and the Mariners will find a spot for him in the lineup even after that.
  • Casper Wells, OF, Seattle Mariners  – Wells has been hitting an impressive .355 the past 14 days. He’s hit five home runs and has driven in nine runs during that span and the future appears to be brighter and brighter for the Mariners, with Wells, Carp and Dustin Ackley leading the way. He hit homeruns in four consecutive games this month and it seemed odd that the Tigers had to trade for Delmon Young to bump up their outfield production just shortly after they sent Wells to the Mariners, when the friendly ghost could very well be a superior alternative. This Mariners squad has a ton of future fantasy potential.
  • Peter Bourjos, OF, Los Angeles Angels – Bourjos has been so much more than just the speed demon he was billed as
    in the minors. His last home run was his ninth of the season and third in three days; now has a .454 slugging percentage to go with a .286 average and 17 stolen bases. He’s hitting .420 with four homers, eight RBI, 12 runs scored and two stolen bases in the past two weeks. With production like that, there’s no reason he should be on the Wire. Pick him up owners!
  • Jose Constanza, OF, Atlanta Braves (29%) – The speedy Constanza has been keeping the Braves on the path to the playoffs with his scrappy play the past two weeks. He’s been hitting .317 with a home run, four RBI, 11 runs scored and five stolen bases. He’s dabbling in a little bit of everything and will be a valuable role player down the stretch and in the playoffs. Keep an eye on his playing time though. If he starts playing less, he’s not worth a spot on the squad.
  • Seth Smith, OF, Colorado Rockies – Smith has been tearing the cover off the ball lately despite hemorrhaging at-bats in left field to Eric Young Jr . Smith continues to be a serviceable fantasy option in most leagues, holding a .990 OPS with six home runs and a .222 BABIP in August and in the past two weeks, he’s hit five home runs and has driven in eight runs. He’s batting .313 adding two steals as well and should be ridden as long as he’s hot.

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