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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Week 9


Here are five guys to add off your fantasy baseball waiver wire as the calendar flips to June in a few days.

5. Texas Rangers IF Jurickson Profar

Profar was called up to fill in for the suspended Rougned Odor, and he’s 3-for-9 with two runs scored in two games while hitting leadoff. He may go right back to Triple-A once Odor is eligible again, but Profar could make a case to stick around with a good showing and mixed league owners can consider adding him.

Yahoo! Ownership: 10%

4. Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook

Mahtook is off to a slow start since being recalled from Triple-A to take Kevin Kiermaier‘s place in center field, with just one hit in 13 at-bats. But Kiermaier’s absence with a fractured left hand means an extended opportunity is coming, and Mahtook had a .970 OPS (nine home runs and 19 RBI with 22 runs scored) over 105 at-bats with the Rays in 2015.

Yahoo! Ownership: 1%

3. New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi

If you throw out a bad start on May 1 (six runs allowed over five innings), Eovaldi has a 3.26 ERA over his other eight starts this season. He’s been particularly good over his last four outings (4-0, 2.16 ERA, 19:5 K/BB ratio), so Eovaldi appears to have found something and fantasy owners should have him on their radar.

Yahoo! Ownership: 47%

2. Cincinnati Reds OF Adam Duvall

Duvall has three home runs and nine RBI over his last four games, and he’s off to a nice start overall this season with 11 home runs and 26 RBI. A lot of strikeouts (47) and very few walks (six) bring sustainability questions, but Duvall has an every day spot in the Reds’ lineup and he’s absolutely a fantasy asset until further notice.

Yahoo! Ownership: 20%

1. Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis

A left shoulder issue ended Travis’ 2015 season early, and subsequent surgery delayed his start to 2016. He returned on Wednesday, and he has a hit in all four games (5-for-17) with three runs scored and three RBI. Blue Jays’ manager John Gibbons has already talked about eventually hitting Travis leadoff, which is a prime spot in a loaded lineup.

Yahoo! Ownership: 44%

 

 


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