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2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Waiver Wire: Substitutes

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I’m going to be your substitute today for the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Waiver Wire. Kind of fitting seeing as Tyler G. is actually a teacher and end of year duties got in the way for him being able to write this week.

No worries though, I  promise you are in good hands. But no messing around just because there is a sub, I mean business. So not to prolong things let’s get to it!

2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Waiver Wire

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Hitters

Brandon Nimmo, OF, New York Mets (37% owned in Yahoo)

The last couple of weeks has been very kind to Brandon Nimmo. He has five home runs and 13 runs scored and nine RBI over that time frame. He is also hitting a robust .311 and stolen four bases. He truly is doing it all.

There is always the possibility that he will go back to being more of a bench player once Yoenis Cespedes returns, but in my opinion, he has earned his spot in the everyday lineup. Especially over the struggling Jay Bruce.

I say take a chance on him especially while Cespedes is still out for at least another week. And hope he sticks in the lineup.

1-2% FAAB

Gorkys Hernandez, OF, San Fransisco Giants (21% owned) 

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Another outfielder who is hot at the moment is Gorkys Hernandez. He also is in the running for best name in all of baseball.

Anyway back to the important stuff. Over the last two weeks, Gorkys is batting .348 with four home runs, six RBI and nine runs scored.

The power is unlikely to continue as he has never hit more than 10 home runs in any season total, minors or majors. However, while he is swinging a hot bat he is absolutely worth

1% FAAB

Pitching

Marco Gonzales, SP, Seattle Mariners (27% owned)

Gonzales has three straight outings where he has not allowed an earned run. This has lowered his ERA to a cool 3.60 on the season.

The strikeouts are a bit lacking, only 53 in just 60 innings. But you can’t deny the overall results lately. Pick him up especially in favorable matchups and enjoy the ride.

2-4% FAAB

Kyle Barraclough, RP, Miami Marlins (39% owned)

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He needs to be owned immediately in all leagues. The Marlins finally announced they are moving away from using the s-show, Brad Ziegler as their closer.

It only makes sense for Barraclough to be moved into this role as he sports a fantastic 1.48 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He also has 27 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

The only downside to him is the Marlins are no good, so save chances will be rare, but if you are in need of saves he is a must.

10% of FAAB

Deep Dives

These are players who are better suited to be owned in 14-plus team leagues or deeper roster leagues.

Dylan Cozens, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (2% owned)

Cozens is a super deep league pick up. He was just called up to fill in for the injured Rhys Hoskins.

This guy has legit power, with a 70 raw power rating. He had already hit 10 home runs this season in AAA, not to mention 27 last season and 40 in AA in 2016.

He might not get a ton of appearances right away, but could eventually take over for a struggling Aaron Altherr who is batting just .190 on the season. Strikeouts could prove to be an issue for Cozens though which will hurt his batting average, but the Phillies need to see what they have here.


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About Joe Bond

Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming FantasySixPack.net website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, FantasyPros.com, and FanDuel.com. Joe has finished as the No. 5 Fantasy Football Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros in 2014, while being the No. 1 QB ranker for in-season during 2016. He has also finished in the top-15 twice for Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings. You can find him on Twitter, @F6P_Joe, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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