Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds: Week 17
With the 2022 baseball season getting to the midpoint, nailing the waiver wire and the players available are critical to beating out your league-mates in season-long formats.
Each week we will take a look at players who are rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo leagues and can help out your season-long squads. Remember, if you aren’t scouring the waiver wire, you are falling behind.
Ramon Urias, 2B/3B/SS, Baltimore Orioles
Roster Percentage: 43%
The veteran middle infielder has been a pretty average fantasy contributor throughout his career, but taking a pull heavy approach, he may become a valuable add down the stretch on fantasy rosters.
Ramon Urias has been surprisingly outstanding at the dish as of late -- after popping two more homers last Friday, he's logged 11 RBI in his last 10 games since returning from the Injured List.
He's already smacked 10 homers this season and boasts a .440 OBP in the last month -- so see if he's available in your leagues.
Ross Stripling, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Roster Percentage: 46%
After we all get out of rehab for being Stripling owners, one thing that's impressive to note is just how good he's been this season. Spanning 74 1/3 innings pitched, the veteran right-hander has posted a 3.03 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, including a sub-3.00 ERA over the last month.
If you need some help in fantasy rotations, Stripling could be your guy.
Braxton Garrett, SP, Miami Marlins
Roster Percentage: 24%
If you want to live on the edge a bit with an arm that's a bit more volatile, but has some strikeout upside, peep youngster Braxton Garrett.
Garrett has been nearly unhittable in the last two weeks. Over two starts and 12 innings pitched, he's whiffed 18 batters, including a 0.58 WHIP over that time span. Braxton now has averaged a strikeout per inning this season with a solid 3.42 ERA over 47 1/3 innings pitched.
In Garrett's second-to-last start, he whiffed 11 Pittsburgh Pirates over six shutout innings, and he has featured a slider that has a 34% CSW rate. He may be a bit easier to find on the waiver wire but could be just as profitable to your teams.
Danny Jansen, C, Toronto Blue Jays
Roster Percentage: 17%
After rocking two homers in a 28-5 rout, that makes four two-homer games for the Blue Jay catcher. If it weren't for injuries, Jansen may be the All Star instead of Kirk, as he's smacked baseballs to the tune of a .260 batting average and nine homers in only 82 plate appearances.
If you need help at catcher (and who doesn't), give Jansen a long look.