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Grinding Metal - Jesus Aguilar, Jakob Junis 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 saves, Grinding Metal has you covered.

Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Miami Marlins
Jesus is done with arugula. Jesus also has 5 home runs and 19 RBI this season. All 5 homers have come over his past six games. Additionally, the slugger has a .371 on-base percentage. 

Pavin Smith, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
The Dbacks have been utilizing Smith at first base with Christian Walker on the IL. However, with Kole Calhoun exiting with an injury, Smith may move to right field moving forward. Among all MLB hitters with a minimum of 50 plate appearances - Smith is the leader in hard hits (95+ mph)  per swing with 28.6% (per MLB Statcast). On the season, Smith is hitting .271 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI.

Jakob Junis, SP, Kansas City Royals
The 28-year-old veteran struck out 9 batters and posted his first quality start of the season last time out against the Pittsburgh Pirates. On the season, he has a 3.47 ERA and has struck out 27 hitters with 7 walks. He'll face the Cleveland Indians on Monday (May 3rd) during his next start. Last time out against Cleveland, he held them to one hit over 5 innings - striking out 6.

Kolten Wong, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee's second baseman has been on a tear since returning from the IL - hitting .342/.457 with two home runs and two stolen bases. He's provided a spark for Brewers' lineup who is currently without Christian Yelich. The Brrwers will be facing the Los Angeles Dodgers during their next series, so it's worth monitoring Wong's avaiability due to lefty/righty matchups.