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Grinding Metal - Joe Ross, Brandon Nimmo 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.

Brandon Nimmo, OF, New York Mets
The Mets may have found the every day leadoff hitter, even against the left-handed pitchers. Nimmo has several multiple hit games already this season, with 4 runs scored. If the Mets offense can pick things up, Nimmo should be able to score runs in bunches. The best piece of news is that Nimmo is getting the starting nod against left-handed starting pitchers this season.

Emmanuel Clase, RP, Cleveland Indians
I certainly did not have Clase as the closer to open the season, as all signs were pointing to reliever James Karinchak closing games out. While the ninth inning could still belong to Karinchak down the road, Clase and his powerful fastball have answered all questions about who the primary closer for the Indians is. Clase has allowed two hits and struck out six. While Karinchak has been very good as well, Clase has been dominant with the 100 mph fastball.

Joe Ross, SP, Washington Nationals
After sitting out the 2020 shortened season, Ross has emerged in 2021 on a very high note. In two starts this season, he's 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He's held the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals to zero runs this season, while striking out 9 batters over 11 innings. In his next start, he'll face the St. Louis Cardinals again.

Cedric Mullins, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Although Mullins will see regression, his on-base percentage and speed are a must have for fantasy owners. He has an OBP over .500 with two stolen bases, and is one of the brighter spots for the Orioles' lineup. Like many un-drafted players, owners can pick Mullins up and ride the hot streak for as long as it lasts.