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.
Jake Cronenworth, INF, San Diego Padres
The rookie infielder has been an OBP monster during his first 25 career MLB games. For the season, he has a .402 OBP with three home runs. Although he won't hit for a lot of power, Cronenworth is getting on base and has essentially taken over the every day second base job for the Padres. Additionally, because of his ability to play multiple infield spots, Cronenworth could play multiple days, in order to give a superstar a day off.
Sixto Sanchez, SP, Miami Marlins
The big-time prospect is here, and will remain in the Marlins' rotation for the foreseeable future. The big righty allowed three runs during his big-league debut against the Nationals, while striking out four and walking zero. His next start will be against the New York Mets. Sanchez is worth picking up, but be aware of the pitch count for the youngster, as he may only make it four or five innings.
Daniel Bard, RP, Colorado Rockies
In this week's addition of "Closer for Colorado" - Daniel Bard is the pickup. Bard, 35, hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2013, but is currently three for three in save opportunities. He's the pickup for the cheap saves this week, but be aware that he could lose the job after one bad appearance.
Austin Nola, C, Seattle Mariners
Nola, 30, has completely turned around his approach at the plate and has become an every day player in the lineup for the Mariners. He's splitting his time between catcher and first base. He has five home runs over the past two weeks, and is hitting .315/.358/.562 halfway through the season. A hot hitting catcher with multiple position eligibility is a must own in most leagues.