Welcome Fantasy friends and foes to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Waiver Wire.
I hope that all the fathers, step-fathers, and grandfathers had a fantastic Father's Day.
The Week 10 Waiver Wire recommendations did not go as planned. The only player that really shined was the Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno. Otherwise, the other players were a disappointment.
I will not be discouraged. I come back this week with eight players that Fantasy managers should pick up for Week 11.
Which former top-hitting prospect should be on your Fantasy radar? Who are the best streaming pitchers to add? Which two prospects should Fantasy managers stash immediately? Find out the answers to those questions and a whole lot more in the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Waiver Wire.
2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Waiver Wire
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Orlando Arcia, 2B/OF, Atlanta Braves
Former Milwaukee Brewer Orlando Arcia takes over the primary second base duties for the injured Ozzie Albies, who will miss at least two months with a fractured foot. Arcia was once a heralded prospect for the Brewers who never lived up to the hype despite hitting 15 homers twice during his six seasons in Milwaukee. Arcia has produced admirably for Albies in a small sample size. He is hitting .333 with two home runs and five RBI across his 30 at-bats. Arcia is getting pitches to hit by hitting the eighth hole in the Braves lineup. Arcia should be a fantasy target for any fantasy manager looking to improve their MI slot in their lineups.
Matt Carpenter, 1B/2B, New York Yankees
Alex Kirilloff, 1B/OF, Minnesota Twins
Alex Kirilloff is back again after smashing Triple-A pitching after being sent down after another wrist injury plummeted his production. Kirilloff was hitting below the Mendoza Line to start the season, and the concerns regarding recurring wrist issues weighed in, and he was demoted to regain his confidence and strength back with his wrist. The Twins promoted Kirilloff when Jorge Polanco was placed on the injured list with an injured back. The former top prospect is only hitting 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI since his return, but that shouldn't deter fantasy managers from adding Kirilloff with the hope of the young outfielder living up to the hype.
Johnny Cueto, SP, San Francisco Giants
Veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto has pitched well for the Giants this season. Cueto finally earned his first victory of the season in his last outing by going seven scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox. On the season, Cueto is 1-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. His underlying numbers are not impressive, but he continues not to surrender runs and keep the Giants in his starts. Cueto is a perfect example of a deep streamer option in plus matchups or as a two-start pitcher.
Seranthony Dominguez, RP, Philadelphia Phillies
With Corey Knebel removed from the closer role in Philadelphia, the dreaded closer by committee rears its ugly head. The two primary relievers that will try to close out games are veteran left-hander Brad Hand and flame-throwing righty Seranthony Dominguez. Dominguez owns a 4-1 record with a 1.73 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. He converted the first save opportunity after the move and will look to be in a matchup-based situation with Hand until further notice. Dominguez produces a 34.3 K%, but his hard-hit rate (50.9%) and average exit velocity (92.5%) are alarming. Fantasy managers desperate for saves and strikeouts should immediately grab the right-hander.
David Peterson, SP, New York Mets
New York Mets southpaw David Peterson has produced a 2-1 record with a 4.05 ERA across seven starts this season. The stats don't jump out at you, but he is a streamer option in plus matchups such as this week's case. Peterson is lined up for two starts this week, both against the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are hitting .205 against left-handers, the lowest batting average in baseball. As a result, Peterson is a short-term addition that fantasy managers can quickly move on from after this week.
Jarren Duran, OF, Boston Red Sox
Jarren Duran has plenty of potential and has exhibited flashes but is earning many flying miles between Triple-A and Boston. The Red Sox seem willing to bounce Duran up and down between the big leagues and the minors. However, Duran has long-term upside, whose blazing speed and athleticism should provide a solid base, but he must improve his plate discipline. Duran made improvements at Triple-A with his 9.7 BB% and 24.7 K%, but that has yet to translate to his MLB production.
He is drawing more walks (6.9 BB%) but has not reduced his strikeouts (31.0 K%) to cement his time in the Red Sox everyday lineup. While Boston may have given up on the high=profile prospect, I believe his prospect pedigree makes Duran a trade asset that the Red Sox can utilize to improve their ballclub. Additionally, maybe a change of scenery will push Duran. Currently, Duran is a hold and stash on deeper fantasy rosters.
Esteury Ruiz, 2B/OF, San Diego Padres
Please don't look for his MLB stats with the San Diego Padres. Esteury Ruiz is still playing with Triple-A El Paso and putting up ridiculous stats. Ruiz was promoted to Triple-A after dominating at Double-A San Antonio. His combined stats read like video game numbers. Ruiz is slashing .364/.489/.646 with a 1.135 OPS. He has hit 13 homers, knocked in 45 runs, and stole 46 bases in 56 total games.
The Padres have dealt with injuries all season, and just recently, Manny Machado left their last game with an ankle sprain. The severity is unknown currently, but the Padres still have top prospect CJ Abrams waiting to be called up as well as Ruiz. In addition, Fernando Tatis will return sometime this summer after an offseason wrist surgery. Finally, Ruiz should arrive this summer as well. He profiles as a unique stash candidate with an elite speed tool with the likelihood of hitting on top of an exciting Padres lineup.
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