Week 2 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 5 Free Agents To Avoid This Week

Top 5 Free Agents To Avoid This Week

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Fantasy baseball owners obsess over free agents every week of the fantasy season, but not every pickup pans out. To help you avoid the one-hit wonders, here are five players to avoid grabbing off the wavier wire in Week 2 of the fantasy baseball season.

5. RP Jonathan Broxton, Cincinnati Reds

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5. RP Jonathan Broxton, Cincinnati Reds

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Broxton has become a popular option on the waiver wire in recent weeks. He was just activated by the Reds and will now be the team’s full-time closer with Aroldis Chapman still on the DL. Unfortunately, Chapman has already started throwing off the mound and will be back very soon. Broxton’s role as the closer is quickly diminishing and it would be better to take a chance on one of the other available options.

4. OF Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

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4. OF Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

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Crisp may have been the ultimate roto-league outfielder in his prime, but he is no longer capable of being a reliable fantasy contributor. Crisp dealt with a wrist injury all of last season and ended up having to get multiple cortisone shots. He has already missed time this year with a similar wrist injury and it is only a matter of time until he is on the shelf for good.

3. 1B Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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3. 1B Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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Colabello has been hitting everything this season. He has a .357 batting average and five extra base hits (4 doubles/1 HR). He has even driven in 11 runs for the Rockies.

However, the 30-year-old has been non-existent in the fantasy world up until now. Colabello has just eight career home runs and he has already struck out nine times through the first eight games. He is still a big question mark and not worth reaching for this week.

2. 3B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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2. 3B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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McGehee has been a major factor behind Miami’s 5-3 start. The veteran has a .321 average through the first eight games and has racked up 10 RBIs.
The journeyman has a career .258 batting average, though, and recorded just 41 RBIs in 114 games in 2012. McGehee has never been a reliable fantasy option and it is hard to imagine him having a career season after spending the 2013 playing in Japan. Let someone else buy into the hype this week.

1. OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

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1. OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

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Blackmon has become an extremely hot commodity this week. The outfielder has amassed 13 hits through nine games (.448 BA) and has driven in 11 runs in just 24 plate appearances.

However, Blackmon has never looked overly impressive in the minors. He hit just nine home runs in the last 144 MiLB games and he has never recorded an average above .290. Don’t fall in love with the Blackmon hype, because there are more polished hitters on the wire.


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