Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Report: Dillon Gee, Mitch Moreland, Allen Craig
Miguel Olivo, C, Mariners
A move to Seattle is usually enough to limit your fantasy production for power hitters, but not Miguel Olivo. The veteran backstop has blasted home runs in three straight games (all at home). He now boasts seven bombs on the season with 26 RBI, 26 runs, and even two steals. Olivo has been a model of consistency averaging greater than 16 home runs over the last five seasons. He’s a solid fantasy pick up.
Dillon Gee, SP, Mets
He’s been treated as a low potential prospect by the Mets over the last few years, a franchise often giving opportunities to Pat Mitsch over Dillon Gee, but this Gee knows how to pitch. The 25-year old has now made 16 appearances and the numbers are sensational: 8-2 record, 2.90 ERA, and a .209 average against. Gee is 6-0 this season and is a must-start at home where he is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA. His next start will be this weekend at Pittsburgh.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Rangers
Get to Know Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland. The 25-year old left-handed slugger is riding a six-game hit streak with two home runs over that stretch. Those six-games, by the way, have all come on the road, so this is a bit different than usual for a Rangers pick up. Moreland was supposed to be a platoon option for the Rangers, but his .313 average ad eight home runs are leading to extended action. Though he has struggled this season against southpaws, he may get some extra opportunities as the Rangers look to keep his bat in the lineup.
Josh Collmenter, SP, Diamondbacks
Similar to the Mets Dillon Gee, Diamondbacks hurler Josh Collmenter has shocked everyone with a stellar start to his Major League career after less than stellar results in the Minor Leagues. Through 43.1 innings, Collmenter is 4-1 with a 1.25 ERA and 0.67 WHIP. He hides the ball well in his delivery, which may explain how he has only surrendered runs in three of his 12 appearances this season. Similar to Gee, Collmenter’s next start will come against the Pirates, which makes him a solid pick-up this week.
Allen Craig, 2B, Cardinals
If you’re looking for a sleeper in the middle infield, I really like Cardinals 26-year old Allen Craig. He is the ultimate utility man and a heck of a bat. Through 106 at bats this season, Craig is batting .340 with four home runs, 23 RBI, and four steals. If this doesn’t sound sustainable to you, consider that in two seasons of Triple-A baseball, Craig hit .321 with 40 home runs and 164 RBI. He is a fine hitter and he’s finally getting his chance.