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Grinding Metal - Willie Calhoun, C.J. Cron 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.

Willie Calhoun, OF, Texas Rangers
The 26-year-old outfielder is quietly putting together a solid start to the new season. In 26 games, he's hitting .286/.346/.480 with 5 home runs. He's splitting his time between the outfield and DH for the Rangers, but has been the primary lead-off hitter for Texas this season. He missed most of the month of April with an injury, but appears to be a regular for the Rangers moving forward. His roster percentage is less than 35% in most fantasy leagues.

C.J. Cron, 1B, Colorado Rockies
Now that Cron has returned from a back injury, fantasy owners may want to see if he's available. Cron promptly returned to the lineup and went 3-for-4 - raising his batting average to .309 on the season. Overall, he's hitting .309/.407/.515 with five home runs and 18 runs scored. He's rostered in just about 50% of leagues, but if he's still out there, owners should act quickly.

Alex Kirilloff, OF, Minnesota Twins
The rookie has been sidelined with a wrist injury, but could begin a rehab assignment over the weekend and be back with the Twins early next week. Overall, the 29.6% strikeout rate and .214/.227/.571 slash line are ugly, but the rookie has shown promising power numbers, as he's slugged 4 home runs across 12 games. His situation is worth monitoring early into next week.