Grinding Metal examines potential waiver wire additions that can assist your team during the fantasy baseball season. From steals to pitching wins, Grinding Metal has you covered. Check out these players for immediate roster help. Check out the previous edition of Grinding Metal here.
Mancini, 25, was originally more of a platoon player when the season started; however, he has forced himself into the lineup with his production and the injury to Chris Davis
. With Davis out for an extended period of time, Mancini will play every day at first base. The rookie already has 12 home runs and a .352 on base percentage, so ride the hot streak with Mancini for now.
Brad Peacock's strikeout ratio this season is off the charts, likely why he's only making it through the 4th inning - due to high pitch count. However, he get's a fresh start against the Oakland Athletics and likely the Seattle Mariners this week. He has struck out 59 batters in 39 innings this season.
The batting average will struggle, but LoMo will make up for it with strong power numbers. Morrison, 29, is hitting behind Evan Longoria this season with Tampa and having a career year, slugging 21 homers thus far - with an OPS of .925. He's a nice addition as a utility or corner infielder on your roster.
The New York Mets and GM Sandy Alderson keep finding reasons to not to promote one of baseball's top prospects to the Mets. However, with injuries to Asdrubal Cabrera
and Neil Walker
- mixed in with poor production from Jose Reyes
- the team may be running out of options. It's probably wishful thinking expecting Rosario to be promoted before the All Star break, but he is hitting .327/.370/.484 with 7 home runs and 12 stolen bases. I've personally picked Rosario up off the waivers and stashed him - hoping I can hang onto him and the Mets will promote him sooner rather than later.