Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire (Jun. 16th)


We said he was a sleeper before the season, and guess what...

If your team is in need of a boost we suggest looking at some of these gentlemen below. Not only are these players available, their on fire! You better hurry though, because the percentages (percent owned in Yahoo leagues) you see next to the players name will be rising quickly.

Aubrey Huff, OF, SF (66)

For the second week in a row a Giant is headlining the waiver wire.  It is actually fitting since Buster Posey was actually the reason Huff was moved from 1B to the OF.  Since the move the Huffernutter has been on fire.  This week at the plate Huff smashed in 3 home runs, 8 RBI and is hitting .350 in that span.  Huff is a good pickup to add some OF depth since he is on such a hot streak and can be placed in multiple positions.

Sean Rodriguez, TB, 2B/OF (21)

How can a guy riding a 14-game hit streak still fly under the radar?  It won’t stay that way much longer.  So far this month Rodriguez is hitting .425 with 10 RBI.  Rodriguez seems to have found the long ball this month as well.  Although he has only 4 homers in the 2010 season, 3 of them have come in the month of June. 

Chris Coghlan, FLA, OF (63)

How can a guy riding a 12-game hit streak still fly… okay, okay enough of that.  His hit streak has been impressive considering the bulk of them have been multi-hit games.  He doesn’t get too many RBI hitting leadoff, but he will score you a lot of runs playing for one of the highest scoring offenses in the National League. 

Javier Vazquez, NYY, SP (92)

Would you have guessed that Javier Vazquez would have as many wins as CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett at this point in the season?  Even more incredible is the .077 opponent batting average in his last six starts.  Much of the praise has been due to his increased fastball accuracy.  Don’t be too worried about his 5.43 season ERA, it has been lower than 3.00 so far in June.

Colby Lewis, TEX, SP (80)

Lewis has had great strike out numbers as of late.  Lewis has 81 Ks on the season giving him the 7th most in the AL.  His next two appearances will be against Houston and Pittsburgh as well, both teams are in the bottom three in runs scored.  Lewis can add some much needed strikeout assistance and his 3.30 ERA is a solid addition to any team.

Ted Lilly, CHC, SP (78)

Lilly has been in need of run support the entire season.  He has a 2.90 ERA but yet has only won 2 games on the season.  Lilly has dropped his ERA by 1.75 over the last month and is seemingly only getting better.  Lilly isn’t a guy that will help you get a W on the board, but if you are in need of ERA or WHIP (22nd and 4th in MLB, respectively) then Lilly is your guy. 

Honorable Mention:  Brennan Boesch, DET, OF (73); Delmon Young, MIN, OF (37); Jonny Gomes, CIN, OF (70); Fausto Carmona, CLE, SP (25), Jason Hammel, COL, SP (9)

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