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Grinding Metal - Michael Fulmer, Miguel Sano 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.

Michael Fulmer, RP, Detroit Tigers
The righthander was removed from the starting rotation at the beginning of May, and has been doing much better in the relief role. Since moving to the bullpen, he's recorded 4 saves, 2 holds and 1 blown save. He has a 1.80 ERA and a 10:1 K:BB ratio. The Tigers may not find themselves with a lead during most ninth innings, but it appears Fulmer is going to get a chance to lock down saves from here on out.

Miguel Sano, 1B, Minnesota Twins
Much like the rest of his teammates, Sano found himself off to an abysmal start to the 2021 campaign. Sano posted a .111/.310/.244 slash-line during the month of April, before landing on the injured list. However, over his last 10 games - he has five home runs with 11 RBI - along with a slash-line of .263/.317/.737. It's certainly not going to blow you away, but if you need power - and can live with many 1 for 4 nights with a home run - Sano is worth keeping an eye on.

James Kaprielian, P, Oakland Athletics
The rookie recorded his first quality start of the season against the Seattle Mariners - going 7 innings, while allowing just 2 hits and striking out 4. It was his third start of the year, and by far his best one yet. He's 2-0 on the season with a 1.53 ERA and a 19:6 K:BB ratio across 17.2 innings pitched. His next start lines up against the Seattle Mariners (again) and figures to be a favorable matchup.