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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Joc Pederson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Despite a crowded outfield, Pederson has found success as of late, hitting .321/.328/.750 with 5 home runs over his last 22 games. In June, he already has 5 home runs - making him worthy of a roster spot. The Dodgers have no choice but to play him - even against lefty pitching.
The Marlins typically don't offer fantasy owners a lot of options for players worth playing; however, Dietrich is the exception. Since May 1, he's hitting .337/.396/.558 with 4 home runs. Although he's typically the every day left fielder for Miami, he offers owners plenty of position eligibility.
He last won a game on March 31, but Kyle Gibson has been a strikeout machine, ranking among the top 15 pitchers in the American League among total strikeout percentage - with 25.5% K percentage (via FanGraphs). If you're a fantasy owner, not focused on pitching wins, Gibson is likely a good fit for your team, and owned in less than 35% of leagues.