Waiver Wire 6/16/16

Featured Image by: Julie Jacobson/Associated Press


Percentages on the side of each player’s name indicate what percentage of fantasy leagues they are owned in.

Second Base: Whit Merrifield (7.8%)

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Ever since being called up by the Royals Whit Merrifield has been raking at the plate, hitting .330 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI. And Merrifield is just getting started as just in the past four days, he has 8 hits for 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. I highly recommend you pick up Whit Merrifield in your fantasy baseball league(s).


Starting Pitcher: Zach Davies (37.8%)

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Zach Davies has been on a roll with a four game winning streak. During this streak, Davies has a 4-0 record with 25 strikeouts over 26.2 innings and a 1.37 ERA. In addition, Davies has been keeping his team in the game, not getting a loss since April 29th. This production warrants him to be owned in more than 37.8% of leagues.


Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon (36.2%)

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Jameson Taillon has had lots of injuries and set backs on his journey of getting to the majors but the moment is finally here. Taillon was finally called up  and has only pitched two starts but he’s made the most of them. He gave up three runs in six innings in the first outing and then in the second took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Taillon is a must add if he is available in your league.


Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta (39.2%)

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Jhonny Peralta has recently come back from a thumb injury and has done quite well for himself since his return hitting .313 with 7 RBIs and a home run. Peralta had the third most points among shortstops last year which deserves him at least a look. Also, the fact that Peralta will soon get shortstop and third base eligibility doesn’t hurt.


Outfield: Albert Almora Jr. (4.3%)

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Albert Almora Jr. was the sixth overall pick for the Chicago Cubs in the 2012 draft and now it seams like the investment is starting to pay off. Since being called up on June 7, Almora is hitting .353 with three RBIs. So with this keep an eye on Almora Jr. because he is just another one of the Cubs prospects to start producing this year.


Starting Pitcher: James Paxton (25.%)

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We all know about his injury history but I can honestly say, James Paxton is finally reaching his potential. Every year we think Paxton is starting to get it he suffers a serious injury and has to restart the process all over again. But right now Paxton has found his grove striking out 17 batters over 12.1  innings and only allowing one run in his last two starts.

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