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Riding the Waive: 7-21-15


Joe Ross – Nationals – SP – Y! % – ESPN 19%

Joe Ross will have a two-start week, starting with the Mets tonight. Ross has been stellar and is a top prospect in the waitings for Washington. He has 23 strikeout in three starts, a 2.66 ERA, and a 1.03 WHIP. As long as Stephen Strasburg is shelved, which could be for another week or two, Ross can provide some valuable starts.

Rafael Soriano – Cubs – RP – Y! % – ESPN 10%

Rafael Soriano is going to join the Cubs pen, but not as a closer yet. He had an excellent stint in the minors, now allowing a run. If Jason Motte scuffles once or twice, Soriano could get his chance to shine, meaning we could get some saves from the waiver wire from here on out.

Ken Giles – Phillies – RP – Y! % – ESPN 26%

Here is another guy in the waiting, and this all depends on whether the Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon or not. Giles is a true flame thrower, touching upper 90’s on most nights, and even hitting triple-digits. He will immediately grab the closer role if/when Papelbon is shipped out.

Position Players:

David Peralta – Diamondbacks – OF – Y! % – ESPN 36%

Revisiting David Peralta again, his ownership has gone up a little, as it should He is hitting .275 with 9 homers, and 43 RBI. He is hitting cleanup for Arizona and pounds on right-handed pitching. If you are looking for some RBI and HR, with the occasional SB, Peralta is out there and available.

Alex Rios – Royals – OF – Y! % – ESPN 39%

It has been a below average year for Alex Rios, but he has a hit and a run in nine of the last 11 games, with three stolen bags as well. This could be a trend, as the Royals need somebody to step up outside of Lorenzo Cain in the outfield.

Jonathan Schoop – Orioles – 2B – Y! % – ESPN 14%

If you need some help in the middle infield, Jonathan Schoop has been great since returning from his knee injury. He is hitting .305 with six homers. Schoop is a solid bat, unfortunately he hits in the bottom of the order on most days.