I spent the last 3 weeks in Europe which has lead to my disappearing act for fantasy baseball. First, my apologies, and secondly I'd like to say, now that hockey is over, fantasy baseball is my number one priority! If you ever need any advice or guidance, whether it is about a trade or pick up, don't hesitate to send me a message on Twitter @phillipbeneteau. With out further adieu, here is my week 13 waiver wire list!
C- J.P Arencibia (TOR) The Blue Jays had their 11 game winning streak snapped last night, but that doesn't mean J.P isn't swinging a rejuvenated bat. With 11 hits in the passed 8 hames, he has raised his batting average .019 points. Arencibia also has 3 HRs and 6 RBIs over that span. He has shown that he has power in the passed and this year is no exception as he leads all catchers with 15 dingers.
1B- Chris Carter (HOU) Carter has been swinging a hot bat, and his 4/5 game on Sunday which included 2 runs and 2 RBIs just makes him an even better pick up. The worrisome problem Carter is that he does strikeout a fair amount. If your league doesn't count strikeouts, all the more reason to take a chance on him!
1B/3B- Chris Johnson (ATL) Johnson has been getting steady playing time and he is taking full advantage. Johnson has 33 at bats in the last 10 games and has 11 hits, including 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. His batting average is a refreshing .320. If you are in need of some steady production, not overly powerful, he is your guy.
2B/3B/OF- Ryan Flaherty (BAL) My deep pick up of the week of none other than 3 position eligible Ryan Flaherty. He is currently riding a 6 game hitting streak which has raised his batting average to the Mendoza line. He has 3 HRs in the span of those 6 games, so it could easily be a fluke, or may put you in the spot to grab cheap gold!
2B/SS- Brian Dozier (MIN) His line won't impress anyone, but the six game span he put together last week should. He had a 6 game hitting streak, mixed with 4 HRs, including 3 games in a row with a HR, 8 RBIs and 7 runs. If he can spark up again, he will be well worth a pick up.
2B/3B- D.J LeMahieu (COL) He has fit in quite nicely at second base for the Rockies and is starting to find a swing fit for the big leagues. LeMahieu is batting .342 over the last 10 games and the best part about him is an every category producer. He may not have the HRs, but his speed makes him viable for extra base hits and SBs.
3B- Matt Dominguez (HOU) He has the power to make it in the big leagues, and also should have no problem breaking 85 RBIs on the year (if he stays healthy). Dominguez is flying under the radar though primarily because of the team he plays on, but also on his not-so-amazing .240 batting average. He has just one HR in his last 10 games, so I'm expecting one very soon! His 14 doubles on the year won't hurt the eyes much either.
OF- Michael Brantley (CLE) This is not the first time Brantley makes this list, so it means that you need to take an extra look to see if he is worth your time. Brantley has had a solid last 5 games after going semi-cool in the previous. He has 3 HRs and 7 RBIs over those last 5 games, with 6 hits in 17 at bats. His stock is on the rise.
OF- Justin Ruggiano (MIA) If you like the stock market and like getting players before they blow up, Ruggiano may be that guy this week. He has been playing some steady ball lately and is going to turn some heads after his 2 HR game on Sunday.
OF- Oswaldo Arcia (MIN) His name has been thrown around since he was called up, but it looks like he has found a groove. With 6 RBIs in his last 4 games, he seems to be getting quality chances and hits, take full advantage while you still can!
OF- Wil Myers (TB) Myers is batting a solid .294 since being called up just 8 games ago. In his short stint he has already accumulated 2 HRs and 7 RBIS, you know what to do.
SP- Kyle Gibson (MIN) Gibson has just been called up from the Minors and is looking to improve on his 8 ER in 8 innings from earlier this season. He is still raw, so if you're feeling risky, he's your pick up. But signs are pointing to his name being high on the priority list.
SP- Chris Capuano (LAD) With back to back solid starts for Capuano, his name has been thrown back in the startable pitchers. Since returning from injury, Capuano has pitched 11 innings while allowing just 7 hits, and striking out 9. He has also not allowed a run, grab him, as he is trying to show that last year wasn't a fluke.
SP- Joe Blanton (LAA) This may be a bit of a reach, but aside from one horrible game, Blanton has recorded quality starts in 5 of his last 6 games. He also has 2 starts in which he had 11 strikeouts. The wins will eventually come with the high powered Angels offence.
SP- Nathan Eovaldi (MIA) Eovaldi missed the first 2 and a half months on the disabled list, but has come back strong. In his two first starts of the season, Eovaldi has earned 2 quality starts while going 6 innings in each, allowing 4 combined earned runs and has struck out 10. His stock is on the rise, take notice.
SP- Jeremy Hellickson (TB) His line for 2013 is nothing close to spectacular, but that's what a couple of 8 runs allowed games will do to ya. Hellickson is coming off back to back strong starts, earning quality starts in both, allowing just 2 total earned runs while striking out 8. He may be what your team needs for that extra little push.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found a couple of players that you will take a look at!
If you have any questions or comments, the next couple months will be very baseball friendly!