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. Here was last week's article
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Joe Musgrove, SP/RP, Pittsburgh Pirates
After starting the season on the disabled list with shoulder issues, Musgrove made his his season debut by striking out 7 hitters across 7 innings. He'll be a solid member of the Pittsburgh rotation as long as he remains healthy. His next start is against the Chicago Cubs.
Candelario should have been on fantasy owner's radars prior to his injury, but with his return, including hitting 2 home runs in his first game back, there is no reason to leave the slugging third baseman off your roster. He's hitting .277/.364/.529 with 7 home runs this year.
The man with the exquisite mustache continues to put together solid outings this season, including a complete game shutout against the Arizona Diamondbacks last time out. Over his last 5 outings, he's 3-1 with a 1.07 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched. He'll face the Tampa Bay Rays later this week.
The Rays traded their closer Alex Colome
, leaving Alvarado and potentially Chaz Roe
as ninth inning replacements. While Roe has the major-league "experience", Alvarado has the "stuff". He's struck out 23 hitters in 21.1 innings and has one save this season.
Since cracking the starting rotation due to injuries, Stripling has made the most of his playing time - going 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. Stripling will likely remain in the rotation, as Dodgers pitchers keep landing on the disabled list.