Here are five players to consider adding off your fantasy baseball waiver wire heading into the coming week.
5. Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall
Chisenhall (forearm) is reportedly on track to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday. He’ll step in as the Indians’ regular right fielder, and while he has yet to put it all together Chisenhall’s age (27) makes him worthy of fantasy owners’ attention.
Yahoo! Ownership: 1%
4. Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen
With Glen Perkins on the disabled list with a shoulder issue, and Jepsen has stepped in saves on Friday and Saturday. Perkins’ return will re-shift roles eventually, but his physical breakdown in recent years makes Jepsen worth stashing on a fantasy roster even if he doesn’t have the ninth inning for a time.
Yahoo! Ownership: 48%
3. Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez
Vazquez has three hits in seven at-bats over his first two games this season, along with two runs scored. He has a clear path to being Boston’s regular catcher, which is enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
Yahoo! Ownership: 10%
2. Houston Astros C/DH Evan Gattis
Gattis recently returned from the disabled list, and he’s been eased back into action with eight at-bats in three games entering Sunday. His power (27 home runs in 2015) looked sure to not play as well on the heels of losing catcher eligibility, but Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch has hinted at using Gattis behind the plate soon. For fantasy owners, that’s a development to get behind.
Yahoo Ownership: 59%
1. Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish
As he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, Darvish was draftable this spring. Now we’re seeing a timetable for his return, with rehab assignment possibly starting April 26 with a late-May season debut for the Rangers in mind, so if you’re in a rare league where Darvish is not owned go ahead and stash him now.
Yahoo! Ownership: 88%