Dynasty Baseball Waiver Wire Targets – Miranda/Davis/Gonzales

by Jason Beckner
Dynasty Baseball Waiver Wire

Welcome to the Dynasty Baseball Waiver Wire Targets including Jose Miranda, Brennen Davis, and Nick Gonzales

This new monthly article for the 2024 season is going to be a learning experience for all of us. Mostly because the Dynasty Fantasy landscape is generally not synonymous with the term waiver wire. When you hear waiver wire you think redraft leagues and shallow leagues. Leagues where you can burn and churn through the hot and trendy players.

However, I think the waiver can be a destination for dynasty leagues as well. Which is why I thought this article would be a need for some dynasty players out there. I wanted to give the readers several different waiver options that would make sense from not only a win-now dynasty team but also the rebuilding and re-tooling teams. This led me to format the article in a way that all dynasty teams can gain value from reading this article.

So here are the guidelines for the Dynasty Waiver Wire article. First off I wanted to appease both the shallow and deep dynasty leagues so I ultimately went with a 30% roster rate, when looking for players that are worth adding. Secondly, the roster able rate is based on the Fantrax roster percentage, as Fantrax is the consensus leader when it comes to Dynasty Baseball leagues.

Lastly, I split the article into two sections, players already in the Major Leagues and prospects. This allows for all dynasty players to have options within the article.

Just a quick note, even if the player seems like an obvious player that is already owned in your league, it never hurts to at least check your waiver wire.

Now let's get into this month's Waiver Wire Targets. You can also check out the rest of the season rankings and dynasty baseball rankings for any other waiver wire decisions.

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In the Majors

Jose Miranda, 3B, Minnesota Twins

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Jose was a top 100 prospect prior to 2022, but after a strong rookie season in 2022, he had his struggles in 2023. When he only hit 3 HR, 10 RBI, and 14 R in 102 AB.

He has already matched his HR total from last year and it's only the middle of May. He doesn't strike out a lot and has an advanced approach at the plate. Miranda is currently riding a five-game hit streak in which he has 1 HR, 2 R, and only one strikeout with one walk. He might have

Minnesota has Miranda playing the hot corner for the past two weeks while Buxton has been on the IL. Buxton should be back at some point soon, we all know that Buxton is a permanent fixture on the IL, which means Miranda should receive plenty of playing time.

Nick Gonzales, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Nick has not only exhausted his prospect hype but fantasy players almost forget that Gonzales was a top 10 pick in the 2020 draft. Combining that with his struggles in his first season in the bigs has caused his ownership to dip below 30% on Fantrax.

However, Nick is still only 24 years old and has been solid in 2024. Since being called up on May 10th, he has a .772 OPS with 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, and 1 SB, and a 108 wRC+.

One thing I noticed from Nicak this season so far was the ability to cut down on the strikeouts. Additionally, the quality of contact has also been there for Nick. He tanks near the top of the league in hard-hit rate, barrel rate, and average exit velocity.

The path to playing time is still there for Nick, and he deserves more respect in even shallow dynasty leagues.

Garrett Cleavinger, RP, Tampa Bay Rays

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The Rays are one of the hardest bullpens to decipher. For years now they have never had a true number one closer. As it stands right now the Rays have eight players with a save on the Rays roster. With that being said there is still value to be had in this pen.

Cleavinger has been very solid so far in 2024. He currently has a 37K% and a 34% whiff rate which has translated into a 1.45 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.

Garrett's real value comes in leagues with saves plus holds (SV+HD) or net saves. So far he has 3 SVs and 4 holds. His 29 strikeouts rank as the 12th best among all relief pitchers and his 37K% ranks in the top 10 among all RP. It's not all rainbows and flowers, he also has a 15% walk rate which can be seen as a red flag.

Garrett is 30 years old so he doesn't have a ton of long-term value in dynasty leagues but he has a lot of value in 2024 and the near future, add him where available.

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Brennen Davis, OF, Chicago Cubs

The Cubs currently have one of the best farm systems in all of Baseball, therefore why not highlight a prospect that is worth picking up from their system?

Davis was once the Cubs ' top-hitting prospect before the 2022 season. However numerous injuries including back issues have since caused him to see his stock fall. So much so that he is currently available in 70% of all Fantrax leagues.

Davis is off to his best start since his 2021 season. He is currently slashing .264/.434/.571 with a 1.006 OPS. He recently had a six-game hit streak and hit seven HR in an eight-game stretch.

Davis looks to have regained his form and is showcasing why he was once considered a top prospect. I would be looking to add him to any dynasty league even shallow leagues.

Aidan Miller, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies

One of the better-hitting high school profiles in last summer's draft, Aidan was selected 27th overall by the Phillies. Aidan is already showing his offensive upside in his first 198 plate appearances.

After showcasing his offensive prowess at the plate in 2023, .804 OPS. He is following that up with a solid start to his first full season as a professional. He is currently slashing .323/.424/.556 giving him the ever so sexy 3/4/5 slash line.

Aidan has a good power profile and should continue to grow and tap into his raw power even more as he matures. With that being said he already has 4 HR and 18 RBI in less than 100 at-bats. Sprinkle in his 10 stolen bases and we can see why the Phillies were so high on Aidan.

I know he is still only 20 years old and does not have close proximity to the majors, the fact that he is still available in almost 80% of Fantrax leagues is shocking. I would be running to the waiver wire to pick up Aidan Miller.

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