Fantasy Baseball, The Waiver Wire

Here’s a list of the guys who may be on your waiver wire that deserve a shot on your squad-


Catcher – Brian McCan – Atlanta Braves
A 2nd round pick in 2002, McCann’s be playing fantastic baseball this year. The Braves had enough faith in this kid to let former all-star, Johnny Estrada, take a walk. The move’s already paying big dividends. His .345 average is impressive but won’t stick. Expect about .280 with 15-20 hr’s by the time this year rounds up. McCann’s got a good eye and won’t hurt you too much in the strikeout department. Snatch him if he’s still available.

1B – Brad Wilkerson – Texas Rangers
His terrible start sent him to the waiver wire early on, but Wilkerson’s turned it on! We all know what he’s capable of and he’s definitely worth a flier.

2B – Marcus Giles – Atlanta Braves
There’s an awful lot of people talking about Dan Uggla, Ty Wigginton, and Bill Hall. Hall, I love…but he’s not yet an everyday player. Giles is a fantastic player and will pick up both his batting average and stolen base production. It’s only a matter of time.

SS – Khalil Greene –
This guy’s destined to be a stud, but when can we expect consistant production. His 4 for 4 performance in Sunday’s 6-4 victory over the Cubs may have been just the breakthrough game this kid needed.

3B – Ryan Freel – Cincinatti Reds
It’s amazing the depth that there now is at the third base position. Name’s like Beltre, Polonco, Huff, and Castilla are available in all formats…but I like Freel. He got a much needed day of rest on Sunday and while his batting average is lower than one would like, his wheels are working just fine. Expect more hits and solid stolen base production. Freel also qualifies at 2B and in the Outfield which is always a plus.

OF – Aaron Rowand – Philadelphia Phillies
This guy’s proving to be a true gamer. He’s got all the tools of brightest flashlight app and a great park to launch bombs. Expect continued improvement.

SP – Dave Bush – Miluakee Brewers
This guy’s got dynamite stuff. He got lit up in one outing, but aside from that he’s been stellar. Low walks, high strikeouts, and endless stamina. He’s a keeper.