MLB Week 9 – Waiver Wire Report

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Jung Ho Kang has what it takes to bolster your fantasy lineup

Jung Ho Kang- Pittsburgh Pirates

Kang has quietly put in a solid rookie season this year and has tangible MLB fantasy value. Kang didn’t see much playing time to open the year, which allowed him to fade out of the forefront, but he is definitely shaping up as one of this year’s fantasy baseball sleepers. He’s coming off a bad week which ate into his numbers, but he’s still batting .280 with three home runs and 17 RBI. The shortstop is traditionally a tough position to fill offensively and this year is no different. Kang may be someone to look at for your fantasy team as he is currently owned in only 34% of fantasy baseball leagues.

Javier Baez- Chicago Cubs

Yes, Baez hasn’t seen any time in the Major Leagues this season. But, the Cubs have an interleague series next week against the Detroit Tigers. It is believed that Baez is a candidate to be called up for at bats in the designated hitter role for the American League venue games. It would be quiet hard to send down a player if he plays excellent in that series. Now may be the perfect time to snag Baez and store him on your bench. If there were a time for his breakout on the horizon, it would be now. You just have to decide if it’s worth the risk for your team. Baez is owned in less that 9% of fantasy leagues.

 

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