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.
Returning to the big leagues last week, Weaver likely gets a start versus the San Diego Padres later in te week. He's been used as reliever this season, but projects a starter long-term. His last start was against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he struck out 8 across 6.1 innings for a victory.
Fresh off a healed hip, "The Outlaw" finds himself back hitting leadoff for the Rays, as they make a playoff run to end the season. He's 5 for 12 with 1 home run in his first three games back, and is hitting .265/.336/.424 on the season.
This is strictly a risk pickup to end the season, as Acuna is still playing in Triple-A. However, in 38 games with Gwinnett Braves, he's hitting .350/.410/.605 with 8 home runs. Between three levels in 2017, the 19-year-old prospect is hitting .325/.377/.538 with 37 stolen bases and 20 home runs. The Braves could bring him up in September - just to give fans something to cheer about in Atlanta.
Riding the hot streak with Delmonico is the way to go, as he's a player who doesn't really have a position to play, strike out a lot, but has some power. His .400 BABIP suggests his .343/.443/.642 numbers won't survive regression, but he's still a nice addition, especially as the White Sox are using him in the clean-up spot in the lineup.