In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in one of these guys and catch a hot streak, you could then trade for a more stable player, or roll the dice on continued hot performance. Either way, you could see a fairly nice return from any of these players.
Dillon Gee, SP (NYM) – Gee was really, really bad for the bulk of April and May-- so bad, in fact, that Rotoballer once picked an opposing starter versus the Mets almost solely because his mound opponent was Gee. But the crafty righthander seems to have straightened things out of late, as he’s gone 2-1 in his past three starts with a 3.26 ERA and sick 23/1 K/BB ratio. Gee averaged 8.0 K/9 last season and possesses good control, so he’s worth a look as he begins trending upward. The next two matchups are a bit tough, as Gee gets the Cardinals and Braves, but be sure to monitor his performance and don't be afraid to make a short-term investment.
Miguel Gonzalez, SP (BAL) – Gonzalez came out of nowhere last season to post a 3.25 ERA and 77/35 K/BB ratio in 105.1 innings; so far it’s been much of the same in 2013. The righthander uses great command to harness a very solid five-pitch arsenal highlighted by a strong splitter and hard slider, and he’s put up a 30/8 K/BB ratio in his last 32.1 IP. Fresh off a dominant 8-inning, 1-ER effort versus the Angels, Gonzalez now boasts a 3.71 ERA and 1.22 WHIP for the season. He’s quickly becoming a reliable fantasy option.
Colby Rasmus, OF (TOR) – Once a top prospect, Rasmus was a star-in-the-making after a 23-homer/.859 OPS 2010, but that all seems a distant memory now. A controversial exit from St. Louis and two consecutive terrible seasons had Rasmus on the brink in Toronto, but he’s showing signs of life since the start of May and could actually be a decent stopgap right now. In the past three weeks Rasmus has hit .307/.354/.547 and slugged four homers, putting him on pace for a 26-homer campaign with decent rate stats. The outfielder is worth a look if you're thin at the position.
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