Fantasy Baseball Waiver Pickups; Week 4 Brings Us Even More Talent
Week 4 of the fantasy baseball season is upon us and that means more options are becoming available on the open market. Let’s take a look at some of this week’s top fantasy baseball waiver pickups that can add depth to your team.
Jose Berrios, SP – Minnesota Twins
With Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson recently being placed on the DL, the door has finally opened for Berrios to make his much anticipated major league debut. The Twins’ top prospect will get the start against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.
Last season between Double-A and Triple-A, Berrios collected a 2.87 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 175/38/K/BB ratio in 166 innings. So far this season, in 3 starts at Triple-A, he has compiled a minuscule 1.06 ERA while striking out 10.59 hitters per nine innings.
It is unclear how long Berrios will stay in the majors, but as of right now he should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Travis Shaw, 3B – Boston Red Sox
There were some doubts when the Red Sox decided to go with Shaw instead of Pablo Sandoval at third base this season, but so far it has worked out well for the team. Shaw is hitting .324 with 2 homers and 14 RBI’s. Keep in mind that this is a very small sample size and there is no evidence that the success will continue long term.
He did have success last year, batting .274 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI’s in just 65 games, so there is reason for optimism. Shaw is worth a look in most leagues especially if you need production from the third base position.
Sean Manaea, SP – Oakland Athletics
The lefty has produced impressive numbers in Triple-A. In 3 starts, he has a 1.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 21/4/K/BB ratio. In one of those starts he even out-dueled Julio Urias from the Dodgers who is highly considered a top two prospect in baseball.
This could just be a spot start for Manaea, but he is still worth a speculative add in all leagues just in case he performs well and sticks around.