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Grinding Metal - Waiver Wire Additions
Reggie | Monday July 24th, 2017
Yoan Moncada is the future for the Chicago White Sox. (USA Today Sports Images)
Yoan Moncada is the future for the Chicago White Sox. (USA Today Sports Images)
Grinding Metal examines potential waiver wire additions that can assist your team during the fantasy baseball season. From home runs 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.

Yoan Moncada, 3B, Chicago White Sox
The White Sox opened the door for the highly touted prospect to make his MLB debut after the team traded Todd Frazier away. Moncada, 22, was hitting .282/.377/.447 with 12 home runs with Triple-A Charlotte. He was ranked the #2 prospect in baseball by Baseball America prior to the 2017 season. Although he only has 1 hit in his first 4 games, he's a must add for any team, especially keeper/dynasty leagues.

Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox
Third base has been a struggle for the Red Sox in 2017, as 7 players have combined to produce .228/.280/.320 slash line with 7 home runs. Although Devers was recently promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this month, the 20-year-old infielder is hitting .311/.377/.578 across two levels this year. Devers will reportedly split time with Deven Marrero at third base, but Devers is the third baseman of the future for Boston.

Sean Doolittle, RP, Washington Nationals
The Nationals have injury and production issues out of the 9th inning role all season. To try and resolve the problem, the team acquired Doolittle and RHP Ryan Madson. Although both pitchers are capable of closing games, it appears that Doolittle is the favorite going forward. Doolittle has already recorded 2 saves upon his arrival in D.C. However, both pitchers could be used going forward as 9th inning closers, but pick up Doolittle first.

Brian Goodwin, OF, Washington Nationals
After multiple injuries to outfielders, platoon player Brian Goodwin has found himself as the every day leadoff hitter for the Nats. The 26 year old is hitting .242/.312/.478 this season in 56 games. Over his past 6 games, he's slugging .571 with 2 home runs. The strikeouts are of concern, but if he can get on base, he has an explosive lineup hitting behind him.

Anthony Swarzak, RP, Chicago White Sox
As part of the Todd Frazier trade to New York, the White Sox and Yankees also swapped relievers, as Chicago sent two of their top relievers to NYC. David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle switched places with Tyler Clippard. For the ninth inning on the South Side, Clippard could see some ninth inning save chances; however, he has struggled this season, posting a 5.15 ERA. Swarzak, 31, has struck out 50 batters in 47 innings this season, posting a 2.30 ERA. While Clippard might be the "favorite" for chances early on, Swarzak has been the better option.
ReggieReggie is a writer and the co-founder of Baseball Press. He enjoys fantasy baseball and hates when players bunt in baseball.