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NL Waiver Wire 6-16-15


Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks – SP – Y! 5% – ESPN 7%

Robbie Ray has put together a string of solid starts to catch my attention. He has allowed three earned runs in four starts this season, and this guy was a highly rated prospect at one time with Detroit. He did not pan out there, but a change of scenery has him on the cusp of fantasy value. He has a 3.31 FIP, but will need to reduce his line drive rates before I tout him too much. If you are in a deeper league looking for pitching, Ray is a gamble I would be willing to take.

Kevin Siegrist – Cardinals – SP – Y! 20% – ESPN 11%

Trevor Rosenthal has been unavailable for the last two save chances, with arm tightness. This is something to keep a close eye on, Siegrist has come in for the two saves in his absence. This leads me and many to believe that he would be the guy if a DL trip was needed for Rosenthal. He has a 1.57 ERA on the season, and 40 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. He has a healthy swinging strike rate, and would get plenty of opportunities if a trip was needed for Rosenthal.

Position Players:

Miguel Montero – Cubs – C – Y! 33% – ESPN 23%

Home runs and RBI can be tough to come by behind the dish, but give the Cubs cleanup hitter a look. He has a couple homers over the last ten days, and is a guy who is in plenty of spots to drive in runs. He has a .209 ISO this season against right-handed pitching , and has nine homers. He will carry a low average, but I expect him to pull it up over the next two months. He has a solid line drive rate against right-handed pitching.

Jace Peterson – Braves – 2B – Y! 24% – ESPN 25%

The Braves offense has been better than expected so far, and Jace Peterson has been solid out of the leadoff spot. He is hitting .284, and has close to 60 R+RBI this season. Cameron Maybin and Freddie Freeman hitting behind him have given a good source of run production when he gets on. He has a 24% line drive rate off right-handed pitching, and is hitting .333 in June.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Marlins – SS – Y! 46% – ESPN 52%

Adeiny Hechavarria has flown under the radar for most this season, and has been great in the bottom half of the order. It is unfortunate he is hitting 7th or 8th on some nights, because he has been great this season. He is hitting .300 with 31 runs, and eight homers so far. He has a 27% line drive rate off right-handed pitching, and is doing damage off lefties, hitting .366.