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.
LHP Justin Wilson
was traded to the Chicago Cubs, thus opening the door for Greene. Greene, primarily used in a setup role, has struck out 50 hitters in 46 innings this season. He's currently owned in less than 20% of Yahoo! leagues. Greene has 2 career saves, all during the 2016 season.
The soon to be 26-year old righty has won 5 games this season, while posting a 2.83 ERA. He finished July with terrific numbers, 20 strikeouts in 26.2 innings pitched, and a 1.69 ERA. Bridwell has struggled with command during his career, but has only walked 3 batters since the All-Star break. Next up, he faces the struggling Philadelphia Phillies.
The Marlins traded closer A.J. Ramos
to the New York Mets, thus leaving Ziegler as the default closer. Ziegler, just activated from the DL due to his back, has posted a 6.52 ERA in 29 innings this year. He hasn't been summoned for a save opportunity yet, but owners looking for cheap saves should pick him up.
Nunez, recently acquired from the San Francisco Giants, is finding plenty of playing time during his first few days with Boston. Primarily used as the everyday third baseman, Nunez has already recorded 5 hits, including two home runs upon his arrival. Additionally, due his ability to play multiple positions, he could see the field every day.