Wanted to see if we could start a weekly thread on who everyone thought was a good waiver wire pickup or trade target. Basically, whose playing lights out that might be on the waiver wire, or who is undervalued at the current time and may be available.
Mine for this week:
Waiver wire possibilities.
SP Chris Young, SD. Should be owned in all leagues now, he's 2-0 with a 2.95ERA or so, and 17K's on the season. Should have better numbers than last year because of park factors.
1B/OF Nick Swisher, OAK. He's hit .400 over the last week 10-25 with 3HR, 8 RBI and 7 runs scored. He should also improve on last year's numbers.
OF Alexis Rios, TOR. He's hit .438 this past week with 2 HR, 6 RBI and 5 runs scored. He's got wheels as well, now let's just hope he uses them. If so, he could be Vernon Wells, part deux hitting in the #2 spot for Toronto.
3B Aramis Ramirez, ChC. Horrid start. He should be a monster again soon, value might not be lower than it is now.
OF Hideki Matsui, NYY. Hitting .200 with 1 RBI and 0 HR. .583 OPS over the past week. Suffice to say his numbers will improve.
SS Michael Young, TEX Always a slow starter. Decent numbers, but not where they will be at season's end.