Waiver Wire Gems

Matt FanningCorrespondent IMay 12, 2009

PHOENIX - MAY 08:  Josh Willingham #16 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nationals defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Entering another week of fantasy, you may be looking for a boost at a couple of positions. Here are a few guys that are hot, as of late, and may be worth the pickup.


Josh WillinghamHe's had some nice seasons in Florida, but was a fourth outfielder in Washington. With Milledge down in the minors, he's been been getting increased playing time. He hit four HR, five RBI, and has a .286 avg. last week. His RBI total should go up as he moves up in the lineup. He's red hot, but it's too early to give him the add. Stash him on your watch list and give him some time.

Casey KotchmanAnother guy who had success at another location (Angels). He's been red hot as of late, but I wouldn't this production to stay. He's been unproductive since coming to Atlanta, and in my opinion, his hitting is coming as a direct result of his benching. Recently Bobby Cox started infielder Martin Prado over Kotchman, which lit a fire under Casey's butt.


Brett CecilAdd this guy as fast as you can. Pitching eight scoreless in his last start on Sunday, he's got a lot of an upside and is playing for a Toronto team that has been scoring runs by the bundles. This guy could be a very good third pitcher for you fantasy team. He is only 13 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

Kiko CaleroRelief pitcher for the Florida Marlins. He's got five holds on the season along with a great line, posting a 1.68 ERA, .90 WHIP, and 12.42 K/9. With help, undoubtedly your ratios can help to backup your rotation. He's readily available in all Yahoo! leagues.

P.S. Sorry about not posting all weekend, as I was afk all weekend.