- 1B/OF Brandon Belt (San Francisco Giants): Belt is currently hitting .292, a pretty modest number for the month of April, but if there one thing that hasn’t been modest is his ‘pop.’ Belt has accumulated 5 HRs in his last 6 games, not to mention currently being on a 7 game hitting streak. Within that span, Belt has been hitting .375, and along with his 5 homers, he’s tallied 8 RBIs in the process. These are numbers that can’t be ignored, not to mention he’s a good add off the simple basis of his versatility, being able to play first base, or in the outfield.
- SP (LHP) Matthew Boyd (Detroit Tigers): For those looking for left-handed pitching, Matt Boyd could be an overlooked option. Boyd has posted an impressive 1.40 ERA in 3 appearances, allowing just a total of 9 hits, and a single ER in each. The problem with Boyd (and why he still very well could be available) is his lack of run support. Those are numbers that should earn a starting pitcher at least two wins, ideally three. Boyd is an astonishing 0-1 even with the superb numbers. Owners be weary, as if you’re looking for a guy to keep your team’s average ERA, he’s easily a great choice. If your league is setup to where accumulating wins takes a more vital role, Boyd may not be the guy for you.
- SP (LHP) Jordan Montgomery (New York Yankees): Montgomery is our second lefty on this week’s list of waivers. He’s a guy that posts average numbers, but has proven he is more than capable of hurling a few gems. What makes Montgomery a prospective option is the opposite of why Boyd would be a good option. Montgomery has posted an ERA of 3.80 in 4 starts, but because he plays for an offensively gifted Yankees team, he currently owns an impressive 3-1 record. While Montgomery may let up a few runs, he has the luxury of playing for a team that should consistently give him plenty of run support to where racking up wins shouldn’t be an issue.
- 2B/3B/OF Scooter Gennett (Cincinnati Reds): Gennett has had a more than solid start in 2018, hitting .287 for a team that defines offensive woes. Gennett is starting to like one of the best offensive weapons for an abysmal Cincinnati club, resulting in him being one of the few Reds that is safe to pencil in the lineup on a regular basis. This recommendation is not solely based off his numbers, but more about the fact he’s extremely versatile, and can provide numerous options within any given fantasy lineup.
2B, SS, 3B Eduardo Escobar: Escobar makes for a good temporary solution for owners who need depth in the infield. He replaces suspended Jorge Polanco, and has performed admirably since filling in, including a 3 hit night against the Yankees last game. The veteran is a great short-term solution for anyone dealing with an injury in the infield, or more specifically, any potential owners who drafted Polanco. Escobar won’t put up huge numbers on a consistent basis, but the veteran is proving he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.