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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Week 5

Avisail Garcia: Given his size, 6’4 and 240 pounds, most would expect Garcia to hit a lot of home runs. He also hit seven homers in only 46 games in 2014, but the power hasn’t been there yet. However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten off to a great start.

In 22 games Garcia is batting .342 with a homer and six RBI. He’s also in the midst of a streak of two or more hits in four of his past five games. Unfortunately he only has two RBI in that span, but the .342 batting average should lead to driving in more runs.

The power may never come, considering he only hit 45 homers in 583 minor league games, but as long as he can keep up the average he is a great option.

Brett Lawrie: You may hate Lawrie for his spikes up slide against the Royals, but he’s been one of baseball’s hottest hitters over the past seven games. During his seven game hitting streat, Lawrie has one homer to go along with nine RBI.

Lawrie started off slowly, but has raised his average to .250, and it surely looks like he’s coming around. Lawrie has been somewhat of a failed top prospect the past few years, but he appears to finally be living up to the billing. Even more in his favor, is that in most leagues he has second base eligibility, and he offers a lot more power potential than the average second baseman. Considering his position eligibility, Lawrie should be one of the top waiver wire adds.

Kyle Blanks: I wrote a lot about Blanks already here. This is someone with big power potential, and however long he is in the Rangers lineup he could produce big numbers.

Mark Canha: Canha got hot out of the gate then got brought back down to earth. However, it looks like he is back to his baseball crushing ways with six hits in his last 13 at-bats with two homers and five RBI. You probably dropped him, but it may be time to consider adding him again. Canha has a nice minor league track record so a solid .275/20/70 type season isn’t out of the question.

Shin-Soo Choo: Wow, Choo really got off to a bad start, but the past three games have been mildly successful for him. Yes, he’s only four for his last 12, but he did hit a homer. If you’ve held him this long then you need to just keep holding on a bit longer, but you may also want to take a flier on him.

Mike Fiers: Fiers was horrible in hist first few starts, but he has 18 strikeouts in his past 10 innings. The strikeout potential is too good to keep him sitting on the waiver wire, so even you just use him in safe matchups he’s probably worth it.

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