It may be a late start, but baseball is back nonetheless. For those of you who read our weekly posts last season, you know that we will use this space to discuss teams that have good opportunities over the next 7 days and list a handful of players that we will be targeting on the waiver wire. Those just finding us for the first time should know that we do normally write a bit more here, but in this first edition of the 2022 season, I will be keeping things shorter than usual as I celebrate my engagement.
That's another story for another day. In this post, I want to discuss a few players that I will be targeting on the waiver wire and who are available in most leagues:
- The first player we will mention this season is Tony Santillan, 25% owned, a 24-year old relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who appears to be their closer for now. In his first appearance, Santillan needed just 15 pitchers to earn 2 strikeouts and pick up his first save.
- Jeremy Pena, 35% owned, was hitless in his debut, but the Astros' new shortstop bounced back in a big way next time out going 3 for 5 with a homerun. Pena brings power and speed to a loaded lineup and is certainly worth consideration.
- CJ Abrams, 37% owned, is an exciting prospect from the Padres organization who also plays shortstop. He may start slow, but Abrams has plenty of potential as he fills in for the injured Fernando Tatis, Jr.
- Josh Lowe, 57% owned, Tampa's young outfielder appears ready for an outstanding rookie season and will help your fantasy team in all five standard categories. I would sign him before anyone else on this list.