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Grinding Metal - Waiver Wire Additions
Reggie Yinger | Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
Plan ahead now, by picking up Ronald Acuna. (USA Today Sports Images)
Plan ahead now, by picking up Ronald Acuna. (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.

Luke Weaver, SP/RP, St. Louis Cardinals
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.

Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
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.

Ronald Acuna , OF, Atlanta Braves
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.

Nicky Delmonico, OF/1B, Chicago White Sox
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.
Reggie YingerReggie is a writer and the co-founder of Baseball Press. He enjoys fantasy baseball and hates when players bunt in baseball.