Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - Rising
Fantasy baseball waivers and the acquisition of fantasy baseball free agents can make or break a season. You may have adjusted your fantasy baseball cheat sheets over and over during spring training. If your team remains the same after opening day, though, you will probably have trouble competing in your rotisserie baseball league.
Do you need to add players to replace your fantasy baseball busts? Which players can you ignore? KFFL.com's Diamond Market series gives you the fantasy baseball tips and advice you need to sort through the masses quickly.
Acquire - Add player (in most circumstances)
Watch - Track player; consider adding if trend continues
Pass - Do not add player (in most circumstances)
In times like these, you learn to live again. The Foo Fighters forgot to mention you can also learn to love early-season disappointments again.
Soto looks more like the Soto of 2008. He has a hit in seven of his last eight games, during which he has posted a .367-2-12 line with six runs scored, five walks and only one strikeout. Two-catcher leaguers should at least grab him, and he has the potential to perform as a top-10 (top-five?) catcher for what's left of the fantasy season.
Shallow mixed: Watch
Deep mixed: Acquire
Jack Wilson (heel) is expected to miss 10 to 15 days, meaning the other Wilson will probably see the lion's share at short. Only AL owners should care about the other light-hitting Wilson's increase in PT.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Pass
Rich Harden may or may not be shut down for the season, but he'll at least miss his start Monday, and Gorzy will start in his place at the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brew Crew hits lefties pretty well, so the matchup isn't good, but if he were to take Harden's place permanently, he would be slated to pitch against the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
About Tim Heaney
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During baseball and football season, he's on The Reality Check with Glenn Clark every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. He hits the airwaves every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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