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.
Crawford, the top prospect in the Philly organization will likely make his big-league debut for the Phillies this week. The 22-year-old shortstop hit .243/.351/.405 with 15 home runs in Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. The Phillies are making a push to see what all the prospects can do, so look for Crawford to see plenty of at-bats.
Prior to an injury, Mitch Haniger was one of the top pickups on the waiver wire in 2017. Since returning in late August, Haniger is slashing .291/.316/.545 with 3 homers. He's a lock to play right field for the Mariners every day.
The Brett Anderson Chicago Cubs experiment only lasted 6 starts before both Anderson was released. However, despite not pitching in the big-leagues for close to 3 months, Anderson has done surprisingly well for the Blue Jays. In two starts, Anderson has a 3.09 ERA, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts across 11.2 innings pitched.