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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Mychal Givens, RP, Baltimore Orioles
With Zach Britton
, Brad Brach
and Darren O'Day
moving on via trades, Mychal Givens a legitimate shot to be the closer in the ninth inning for the Orioles. However, just because you are the "closer" - it doesn't mean much for a team that will likely lose 100 games. Givens is a worth picking up if you're looking for cheap saves.
Ken Giles, RP, Toronto Blue Jays
After a rocky tenure with the Houston Astros, Giles will be searching for a "fresh" start north of the border, after a trade that sent suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Houston. Giles, 27, is on the 40-man-roster, but still needs to be promoted to the big-league roster, which is very likely. Giles will be in line for save opportunities moving forward. Giles has converted 85% (77 for 91) save opportunities during his career.
The Cardinals traded outfielder Tommy Pham
, opening the door for an extended look at both Bader and O'Neill respectively. Bader is hitting .275/.345/.412 with 10 stolen bases this season in 84 appearances. O'Neill is a top prospect in the organization, and has had a few cups of coffee with in the big-leagues with the Cardinals, hitting .271/.294/.479 with 3 home runs in 21 games. Neither player is a must add at this point, but both players are worth monitoring down the stretch.
Jose Leclerc, RP, Texas Rangers
LecLerc likely becomes the closer by default after Keone Kela
was shipped to Pittsburgh before the trade deadline. The 24-year-old reliever is 2-3 with a 2.27 ERA in 41 games this year. He has 2 career saves and has struck out 131 batters in 100.1 career innings pitched. He's another reliever to pick up if you're searching for cheap saves.