Read on for this week’s best players to add in fantasy baseball, along with their percentage available and expert analysis:
Livan Hernandez, WAS, SP (Available in 87% of standard Yahoo leagues)
Hernandez has been known as an “innings-eater” in the past, however he had not to given up a run until tonight. In eight innings, he let up only two runs. Last game, he had his first complete game shutout in six years.
He has yet to pitch less than seven innings in a game thus far, and is leading the league with a 0.75 ERA. My advice: hop on Livan’s bandwagon while there’s room, even if just for the short-term.
Cameron Maybin, FLA, OF, (62%)
Maybin was predicted in the preseason to have a breakout year this season, but started off the year somewhat slowly; however, he has turned it on as of late. The current league leader in runs, with 15 of them, has successfully scored at least once in 12 out of 15 games thus far.
Maybin is batting .302 with a .362 OBP, and as long as he continues to get on base, his set of wheels should allow him to compile plenty of stolen bases throughout the rest of the season.
Joel Pineiro, LAA, SP, (50%)
Pineiro has two wins thus far on a team that should be a relatively strong one. He has 13 strikeouts, a 1.77 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Pineiro is a consistent, solid play in most leagues.
Ty Wigginton, BAL, 1B/2B/3B, (66%)
Before yesterday’s 0-for-4 stint, Wigginton was batting .297. He has a 1.009 OPS this season, and over the last nine games, he has nine hits, including all five of his homeruns and all eleven of his RBI’s.
Wigginton is a seasoned veteran and will continue to be fantasy relevant as long as he continues to have productive streaks like he’s has as of late.
Tyler Clippard, WAS, RP, (68%)
As a relief pitcher, Clippard has an impressive three wins already this season. With fourteen strikeouts in only 11.2 innings pitched and a 0.77 ERA, he cannot ask him to throw the ball any better than he has been thus far.
Carlos Silva, CHC, SP, (87%)
After an injury-plagued season last year, Silva has started this one off with three high-quality starts in a row. As a starting pitcher, he has among the lowest ERA’s with 0.95. He is 2-0 with twelve strikeouts and only two walks.
Also Noteworthy: Mike Lowell, BOS, 3B, (21%); Doug Fister, SEA, SP, (11%); Clay Buchholz, BOS, SP, (43%); Brett Gardner, NYY, OF, (29%)