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.
Known primarily for this defense, Arcia has put together a solid offensive season thus far. The 22 year old is hitting .288/.329/.435 in 79 games. He's hit 8 home runs - which ties his career best across all levels of play. Since the beginning of June, Arcia is slashing .350/.389/.550 with 4 home runs (fueled by a .413 BAbip) - however, if you need a replacement for Trea Turner
- Arcia could be your guy.
Originally not part of the plans for St. Louis, Pham finds himself hitting leadoff and playing centerfield for the Redbirds. Dexter Fowler
is dealing with a heel injury, and could return in the near future, so Pham's playing time is not assured. Pham, 29, is hardly a young prospect -but he's hitting .283/.373/.483 in 52 games this season - including 10 home runs and 9 stolen bases.
is out as the closer for the Texas Rangers. After a rough final week during the month of June, the Rangers decided to move to a committee by closer - but that just means the team won't name a closer. Regardless of what the team says, Kela is the favorite to snatch up saves moving forward. The 24-old-reliever has always been a strikeout machine, striking out 155 hitters over 125 innings in his MLB career. This season, he's struck out 42 batters in 30.2 innings. My bet is Kela taking over the 9th inning role and running with it.
The highly touted prospect finally made his big-league debut this week, clubbing a home run in his first game against the Houston Astros. He has two hits (both extra bases) in his first two games. He's part of the future for the Yankees moving forward, but playing every day in 2017 might be a stretch. The Yankees outfield is pretty crowded when everyone is healthy. Regardless, Frazier is likely an add for deep, keeper leagues and a must add in AL Only leagues.