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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Steve Pearce, 1B/OF, Boston Red Sox
It was an under the radar acquisition for the Red Sox, but on most days when Boston is facing a left-handed starting pitcher, Pearce will be hitting in the middle of the lineup. He's hitting .330/.386/.573 this season with 5 home runs. Pearce has multiple position eligibility for fantasy owners and could be helpful based upon the match-ups.
After plenty of off-season hype, the 25-year-old third baseman is finally starting to show some promising numbers. Since June 15, Franco is hitting .351/.415/.595 with 4 home runs and 13 RBI. If you need a corner infielder, he's worth a stash with hopes that he carries the momentum into the second half of the season. Additionally, with the Phillies looking to be buyers before the July trade deadline, Franco owners could see a decrease in playing time depending on the acquisition for Philly.
There is little time left to add the veteran reliever to your squad, as he's owned in over 50% of leagues. However, if he's still out there, the closer job is his to lose. Rondon, 30, has a 1.62 ERA and 7 saves this season. Ken Giles
was demoted, and Chris Devenski
is more of a multiple-inning reliever at this point.
Andrew Suarez, SP, San Francisco Giants
The rookie lefty is 1-1 over his last three starts, posting a 1.42 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. For the season, he has a 3.75 ERA and is working deeper and deeper into games as the season moves along. He'll face Oakland to end the first half of the season, but figures to play a major role for the Giants in the second half.