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.
Clevinger turned in a solid outing during his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays - throwing 7 innings with 9 strikeouts and zero runs. He has struck out 90 hitters in 81.1 innings, and next up, he will face the Minnesota Twins on Thursday (8/17).
was traded to the Houston Astros over the weekend, opening the door for another reliever to take over in the 9th inning. Although Minaya only has 37.2 career big-league innings, he's struck out 42 batters during that time and walked 17. The team could also use Jake Petricka
and/or Gregory Infante
in the 9th inning.
The 25-year-old outfielder has already topped his career high home run total (16) in 2017 - and is having a fantastic season for the Twins. Overall, he's hitting .296/.337/.503 and is second on the team in slugging (behind Miguel Sano
). Thus far during the month of August, Rosario is hitting .356/.388/.756 with 5 home runs.
Shifting from the New York Mets to the Brewers, Walker finds himself hitting in the middle of the order for Milwaukee, on a team that has struggled offensively in the second half. Walker provides more offensive potential than Jonathan Villar
, and is hitting .268/.341/.442 with 10 home runs on the season.