Deep diving into the unknown reaches of the Waiver Wire to find hidden Gems for your Fantasy Baseball FAAB runs. Looking at guys owned less than 10%.
3% owned .280 – 3 HR – 15 RBI – 3 SB
This is more a temporary watch than a permanent one, but if you are struggling at shortstop, Munoz isn’t a bad option. While Paul Dejong has been out, Munoz has gotten most of the starts and made the best of it. In May Munoz hit a ridiculous .424 with 2 home runs. He has cooled off somewhat in June, batting .254, but his walk rate has jumped from May to June. His BABIP in June is around .314, which could come up with someone with his speed. He may not have a full-time job when Dejong is back, but he is still worth monitoring.
1% Owned – Still in Minor Leagues
The only Minor Leaguer to make the list, Alonso has been smashing the ball in the Minor Leagues. He just got a promotion to Triple-A and if he keeps mashing, a call-up may be in order. He is definitely one of the hottest prospects to stash in leagues right now. Overall on the season, he is batting .312 with 18 home runs including 3 in Triple-A in only 8 games. He has over a 1.000 OPS in both Double and Triple-A this year, (albeit in limited time in Triple-A). His walk to strikeout ratio is 49:61 which is excellent. With the Mets well-known struggles at 1st base. They may give Alonso a look sooner than later.
3% owned – .232 – 5 HR – 15 RBI – 1 SB
Travis has always been a frustrating player to own. Just when it seems he gets hot, he gets hurt. Well, he is healthy right now and is riding a modest 4 game hit streak with 1 home run in that stretch. He is by no means a pick this guy up type of guy for the moment. However, with his past production history, he should be on your watchlist should this hit streak keep up. He has a .283 lifetime average with a .453 slugging. So he could be productive down the stretch…… if he stays healthy.
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