Scrounging the wire is an art form and different variables effects one’s decision to pull the trigger on that add/drop option. One of the most obvious and probably the most important factor is recent performance and expectation on whether the fine performances can continue. Here’s a rundown of notable performers that are widely available on your local waiver.
Julio Borbón (TEX-OF) – 31% owned
On Sunday, Borbón went nuts against Houston (4-for-5,2B, R, RBI) marking the 8th multi-hit game in the month of June for the Rangers outfielder. Borbón has raised his average 60 points in the month of June by batting an absurd .426 in the month. With current leadoff man Elvis Andrus slumping, Borbón led off on Sunday which would enhance his value exponentially by absorbing runs and stealing more bases atop a very dynamic Texas offense.
Kevin Kouzmanoff (OAK-3B) – 20% owned
Kouzmanoff broke out of a 1 for 15 slump on Sunday by going a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and a solo homer to his terrific day. Kouzmanoff is batting an obscene .419 during June while slamming four homers over the month.
Tyler Colvin (CHC-OF) – 4% owned
Although Colvin didn’t get the start on Sunday, he entered the game as a pinch hitter and proceeded to drive in two with a two out single to right field. The rookie lefty has been the talk of Chicago, many object to Lou Piniella’s stubbornness to get Colvin more AB’s. It appears that Piniella is giving Colvin the playing time he deserves and Colvin is producing. In limited action, Colvin has reached the seats eight times in only 113 AB’s. If the playing time is ample and stable, Colvin has the pop to reach 20 to 25 homers in his rookie campaign. Monitor his AB’s closely.
Fantasy Team Name of the Week: Momma Said Boesch You Out
In the midst of the summer of the rookie, there has been one quiet and forgotten rookie that is flying under the radar. Paying homage to Queens native LL Cool J’s smash hit, Detroit’s rookie sensation Brennan Boesch (DET-OF) has knocked six homers out of the park in June adding 1 against Arizona on Sunday by going 1-for-4.
While Strasburg and Stanton are getting the most attention from the media, Boesch keeps on hitting as he’s carrying around a lofty .337 average with 10 long balls and 36 RBIs in his young career. He’s currently owned at a 44% clip so grabbing him off the wire is a coin toss but this rookie is and will continue to Boesch the ball sitting in the Detroit lineup behind AL MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera.