The waiver wire is getting fairly thin. The Super-2 callups have mostly passed. Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo aren’t seeing any time in the majors this year. FWW favorites Corey Dickerson and Alex Wood are owned in most leagues. As a result, I’m skipping the position players this week, and some of the SP’s might be deeper than is typical. Feel free to scour the archives if you aren’t satisfied.
Bundy is working his way back from Tommy John, and the reports have been positive. He could join the Orioles rotation sometime in July. Not a bad DL-stash.
It’s hard for me to believe Buchholz won’t bounce back from a terrible start, but for now he’s a spot-starter. His rehab has gone well. It looks like he will get the call this Wednesday in Seattle, which is a nice matchup.
I’m not crazy about his numbers, but he has premium velocity, and those players have a tendency to improve. He will likely stay in the rotation for a while, at least, as both Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia just hit the DL with shoulder problems.
Eovaldi has been dropped in many leagues after a long string of mediocre starts. The peripherals are pretty stout, however, and his velocity is the best in the league (or thereabouts). He starts in Philly and at home against Oakland this week.
The Pirates say that they want Jason Grilli to earn the job back, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Melancon should be a top-tier option going forward.
Peralta took his turn today in the Tampa committee, which should really have a name like a political action committee: Rays United Against Jake McGee‘s Arbitration Payday (RAJ MAP). A little long, maybe. I’m open to suggestions.