Written by Fantasy Furnace
We’re coming down the home stretch now as fantasy leagues are in their last 30% of the regular season. It is still vital that you keep your ‘eye on the prize’, and one way to do that is to continue to pick up valuable waiver-wire pieces that are widely available. And that’s what you will always find here at Fantasy Furnace!
1. Justin Ruggiano-OF-Marlins- Here for starters is one of the hottest hitters in the league over the last two weeks and he is available in 75% of leagues. If you’re wondering what to do now that Giancarlo Staton has succumbed to right knee surgery (he’ll be on the DL for 4-6 weeks), take a look at Rugiano. Through 90 AB’s in a limited role, he has collected 6 HR, 17 RBI, and scored 15 runs to go along with outstanding batting percentages: .378 BA-.722 SLG- and 1.169 OPS. He also stole 3 of his 6 bases last Friday vs the Nats! Ranked 9th in Yahoo! leagues over the past 14 days, Ruggiano is a ‘Must Add’ in mixed leagues.
2. Michael Brantley-OF-Indians- Almost as explosive as Ruggiano, Brantley the 25 year old undrafted outfielder is ranked 10th in Yahoo! leagues overall over the past 14 days. 2012 is slowly shaping up to be Brantley’s breakout season. He currently...