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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Waiver Wire: Tyler Made


Welcome back Fantasy freaks and geeks to the weekly Fantasy Six Pack 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Waiver Wire.

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Now the moment that you have been waiting for. I provide five players who Fantasy owners should add to their rosters to help them through these hot summer months. With three of these players named Tyler, the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Waiver Wire list is Tyler Made.

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Avisail Garcia, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are enjoying having Avisail Garcia in his first season in Tampa. Fantasy owners looking for outfield help should look in Tampa. Garcia is hitting .300/.371/.433 since the All-Star break. What fantasy team couldn’t use that type of production?

Of course, there will be trepidation in adding Garcia to your fantasy roster. He was involved in a heavy platoon that resulted in sharing at-bats with multiple batters. However, with the Rays’ decision to waive first baseman C.J. Cron and the placement of outfielder Kevin Kiermaier on the injured list, this has opened up plenty of at-bats for the 28-year-old outfielder.

Overall, Garcia is hitting .278 with 13 home runs, 46 RBI and has even stolen career-high nine stolen bases. He is owned in less than thirty percent in Yahoo leagues. Fantasy owners might have to work around his inconsistencies, but the result is that he should be on Fantasy rosters.

Tyler O’Neill, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

When Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna suffered a finger injury about a month ago, the Cardinals reached out to Triple-A Memphis to recall promising slugger Tyle O’Neill.

O’Neill has been plenty productive in slashing .304/.304/.609 with four homers and 12 RBI in 46 at-bats since the All-Star break. His 30 percent strikeout rate has to be a concern, but that is an improvement over his first stint earlier this season when he struck out at a 46.2 percent clip.

He has averaged 28 homers over his last four minor league seasons. His current hot streak should allow O’Neill to stay in the lineup even when Ozuna returns. However, there have been trade rumors in which the young slugger has been mentioned to be moved out of St.Louis.

Regardless, O’Neill is a power asset for fantasy owners that should not be ignored.


Kevin Gausman, SP, Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves acquired right-hander Kevin Gausman from the Baltimore Orioles at last season’s non-waiver deadline. Gausman finished the 2018 season with the Braves looking like he could be a fixture in the Braves’ rotations for multiple seasons.

He went 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA, held opponents to a .227 batting average, and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 44/18. However, this season Gausman struggled to a 6.21 ERA over 13 starts. Additionally, he has averaged 9.2 strikeouts and 3.5 walks per nine innings.

Gausman was placed on the injured list on June 11 with plantar fasciitis. He returned this week and was tremendous in his return. Gausman allowed just one run and three singles through seven innings against the Washington Nationals. He also struck out eight batters and didn’t walk a batter.

Kevin Gausman can help your Fantasy team by streaming him in good matchups and hope he rekindled the magic that he possessed at the end of the 2018 season. If not, it did not cost much and move on.

Deep Dive

Tyler Beede, SP, San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants recalled right-hander Tyler Beede again this season at the All-Star break. He continued to dominate at Triple-A with an incredible 12.72 K/9 and 2.34 ERA through seven starts in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

In his two starts after the All-Star Break, Beede is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA while striking out 12 batters. He has held opposing hitters to a .185 batting average across 14.2 innings. One of the critical factors in his recent success is his elite command, having issued just one walk in his past 21.2 innings.

The Giants are 8-2 in his starts this season. Fantasy owners should join in the winning and stream Beede in good matchups.

Tyler Naquin, OF, Cleveland Indians

Tyler Naquin is one of the hottest hitters on one of the hottest teams in the league. Naquin has been on fire since the All-Star break. He was hitting .414/.419/.759 with two homers and seven RBI and one stolen base. The Cleveland Indians are 13-3 so far this month and have reduced their deficit to the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central from 13 games to three.

The former first-round pick is now fully healthy after a slew injuries from 2016 to his last trip to the injured list for a strained left calf in May. In his return, Naquin has moved into the ninth spot in the Indians batting order, where he hits in front of leadoff hitter Francisco Lindor.

The 28-year-old outfielder has seven multi-hit outings in 11 July games, including six of his last seven starts. Naquin is batting .447 (17-for-38) with six doubles and 11 RBI this month. Tyler Naquin is owned in less than 10 percent of fantasy leagues. I find it hard to believe that all fantasy owners have five outfielders that are better than the Indians outfielder at the moment.

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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