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Grinding Metal - Tyler Naquin, Jeremy Jeffress and More Waiver Wire Pickups

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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.

Jeremy Jeffress, RP, Chicago Cubs
First, it was Craig Kimbrel, and then it was Rowan Wick - now it's Jeremy Jeffress. The veteran reliever appears to be the likely closer for the remaining of the season. He has 6 saves this season and a 1.06 ERA.

Tyler Naquin, OF, Cleveland Indians
Finally returning from injury, Naquin has planted himself as an every day outfielder in the Indians lineup. He's been hitting 5th or 6th depending on the match-up. He has a .250/.270/.488 slash line with 4 home runs in 24 games this season. Health has always been a question mark for Naquin, so it's something to take into account for fantasy owners.

Jeimer Candelario, 3B/1B, Detroit Tigers
Over his past 15 games, the 26-year-old infielder has hit .370/.443/.611 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI. The switch-hitter finds himself playing a bulk of games at third base and first base, while hitting in the clean-up spot.

Dane Dunning, SP, Chicago White Sox
The exciting prospect is coming off his worst start of the season, in which he allowed 3 earned runs and walked 4 over 4.2 innings. Overall, he has 18 strikeouts over 14 innings pitched this season, with a 3.86 ERA. His next start comes against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and will hopefully be a solid rebound after his last start. Dunning likely wont help you in the quality starts department, but will give you plenty of strikeouts and a shot at a "win" - if he can go five innings.