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. Now that the dust has settled on the July Trade Deadline, we have new targets for fantasy owners.
Logan Webb, SP, San Francisco Giants
Logan Webb is still only owned in less than 45% of fantasy baseball leagues. However, he continues to rewards those owners who have him rostered. After returning from injury during the month of June, the righty has a 2.25 ERA and a 19:6 K:BB rate in 24 innings pitched. He doesn't walk a lot of batters and generates weak contact.
Jo Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels
Playing time will be the key for Adell the rest of the season. Adell was promoted earlier this week, and has already come out on fire - hitting .375/.444/.625 with two extra base hits. After an abbreviated big-league appearance last year, Adell refocused on things at the Triple-A level, and it's paid off. He was hitting .289/.342/.592 with 23 home runs in 73 games with the Salt Lake Bees. As of right now, there is no set return for Mike Trout- so Adell may be a regular in the lineup for the rest of the season.
Abraham Toro, INF, Seattle Mariners
Going from a part-time role to an every day second baseman is paying off for Toro. After being traded from the Houston Astros to the Mariners, Toro is hitting an absurd .429/.500/.857 with three home runs. Obviously he will come back to earth, but fantasy owners should ride the hot streak why they can, as Toro doesn't appear top be going anywhere as long as he's hitting the ball hard.
Dylan Floro, RP, Miami Marlins
The "regular" closer Yimi Garcia was traded to the Houston Astros during the deadline, so Floro has been given first shot at closing games for the Marlins. He's 2-for-2 in save chances this season since taking over the role. On the year, he has 4 saves, a 2.64 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched. There may not be an abundance of opportunities for the Marlins to win a lot of games, but Floro certainly figures to be the first player out of the bullpen in the ninth inning.