Waiver Wire Add: Josh Reddick
This article is based on leagues that I compete in on Yahoo, which range from 10-12 teams and are head-to-head for scoring. This is solely based off of opinion because, let’s face it, fantasy baseball is about as easy to predict as when you will hit a royal flush in poker.
Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick is exactly the kind of player that you should want on your fantasy baseball team; a guy that plays with hustle and provides power at the plate. As I perused the waiver wire, I was surprised that he was still available in all of my leagues. Yes, he is freshly off of the disabled list, but he is a proven veteran in Major League Baseball. He has meant a lot to the A’s, and could mean just as much to your fantasy baseball team.
After he was activated from the disabled list, Josh Reddick made an instant impact for the A’s. He’s only had 50 plate appearances this season, but is hitting .360/.418/.580 with two home runs, 11 runs batted in, six runs scored, and two stolen bases. From a fantasy perspective, Josh Reddick is the type of player that you should want or desire for your team because he can do everything. It is never a bad idea to have a guy that can contribute to every stat line that you need to win a head-to-head matchup, and steals are always the one area that is unpredictable and inconsistent.
It seems as if Josh Reddick is back to his old self after the last two injury-plagued seasons, so do yourself a favor and go pick him up off of the waiver wire.
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Dustin Brown covers fantasy baseball for MFST. You can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.