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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire: Back into the Groove

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Welcome back Fantasy freaks and geeks to the weekly Fantasy Six Pack 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire.

After enjoying a week off for All-Star week, are you back into the Fantasy Baseball mindset? Are you still looking to find players to help your team? Viewing daily matchups? Yes, we have to go back to doing those daily. If you are in my leagues, please don’t do any of those things, that will help out immensely.

I am here to help you get Back in the Groove with two hitters and two pitchers to aid your team start the second half of the Fantasy season the only way-Winning!


Who are these two hitters? Pitchers? What makes me think they can help your roster?

Find out the answers to those questions and a whole lot more in the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire

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Hitters

Nate Lowe, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays

It looks like the All-Star break has done wonders for Nate Lowe. Lowe returned from the Break and won American League Player of the Week by hitting .471 with three homers over a four-game weekend set against the Baltimore Orioles.

Nate Lowe enjoyed a .330-27-102 line across three levels last season with an impressive .985 OPS. Since July 4, Lowe is hitting .320 with five home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs as the Rays No. 5 hitter.

Lowe has the look of a fantastic hitter with power and discipline at the plate. He also has the look of a CI that can assist Fantasy owners in the power categories for the rest of the season.

Danny Santana, 1B/2B/SS/OF, Texas Rangers

Danny Santana decided to have himself a week! He produced ten hits, including two homers, and raised his batting average by 21 percentage points.

Santana is currently hitting .309/.346/503 with eleven homers and eleven stolen bases. He is a utility player who can play first, second, shortstop and the outfield. Additionally, he hits in as many spots of the lineup.

The only issue is playing time. The Texas Rangers move their lineup around like a jigsaw puzzle, hoping to make the right fit. Santana continues to be moved around the lineup daily which causes heartache for Fantasy owners. He is great to play when he is hot, especially of the position flexibility.

Pitchers

Dylan Cease, SP, Chicago White Sox

Dylan Cease was rated as one of the top prospects in the White Sox organization and the No. 18 prospect in all of baseball.

Cease was named the minor league pitcher of the year by MLB Pipeline for his dominance last season when he featured a 2.40 ERA and 160 strikeouts.

Cease made his debut July 3, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings and earned the win against the Tigers. He struck out six and walked four. He struggled to start the game, allowing two runs in the first inning, but Cease then lived up to all the hype.

The White Sox rotation will be something to watch in the next few seasons. With Lucas Gilito and Michael Kopech already forming a formidable 1-2 punch, the likes of Dylan Cease provides a very bright future in Chicago. Cease should continue to develop and be a starter that can be at least streamlined for the rest of this season.

Daniel Ponce de Leon, SP/RP, St. Louis Cardinals

The 27-year-old has been outstanding in his seven major-league outings, which includes four starts this season. He owns a 1.99 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 38:11 K: BB across 31.2 innings. In those four starts, he has posted a 1.25 ERA to go with a .078 WHIP.

The St. Louis finally decided to remove Michael Wacha and his 5.54 ERA from their starting rotation. Ponce de Leon will take his turn in the rotation.

His last spot start on Friday may have earned the place in the rotation. He allowed one run on three hits and seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings.

The right-hander forced his way into a starting job. The St. Louis Cardinals were fighting for a playoff berth and decided to go with who was hot in Ponce de Leon. Fantasy owners should follow suit.


Want to see where these players rank at their position for the rest of the season? Take a look at the latest updated version of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings.

About Dennis Sosic

Dennis Sosic is from Cleveland, Ohio and a HUGE sports fan including NFL (GO BROWNS!) and college football (GO BUCKEYES!) MLB (GO TRIBE), NBA (GO CAVS!) and MMA. He has been called a Sports Geek by friends and foes alike and that fits him perfectly. He has been competing in fantasy sports, mainly fantasy football and baseball for over 20 years. Please do all of us a favor and follow Dennis @ CALL_ME_SOS.

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2 Comments

  1. keith o branstetter

    July 18, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I hope people keep thinking Cease is playable cause he’s not ! Can’t throw strikes and he’s a whip KILLER.

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