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If you didn't get the chance to make those one or two key adds to your fantasy baseball roster earlier this week, there are still some quality players remaining on the waiver wire that could give your fantasy team what it needs to close out Week 7 with a win.
Here are five MLB players that are worth a mid-week waiver wire pickup in fantasy baseball.
1. C.J. Cron, 1B, Minnesota Twins
C.J. Cron hasn't been as consistent as his owners would like this season, but you have to ride the hot hand when you can. As of Monday afternoon, the Twins first baseman is hitting .370 with three homers and six RBI in his last 27 at-bats. Cron is still available in 76 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and is worth an add if you're in need of power at the corners.
2. Andrelton Simmons, SS, Los Angeles Angels
Simmons is well known for his glove, but he's been swinging an incredibly hot bat that has brought him to fantasy relevance lately. As of Monday afternoon, the Gold Glove shortstop is hitting an unreal .478 with four RBI and a stolen base across his last 23 at-bats. Simmons is available in 49 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, so pick him up on the coin-flip chance that he's still available.
3. Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
He hasn't entirely lived up to his top-prospect billing so far, but Polanco is absolutely tearing the cover off the ball right now. As of Monday afternoon, the 27-year-old outfielder owns a .450 batting average with two homers and eight RBI in his last 20 at-bats. Polanco is available in 51 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and is clearly worth picking up if you're in need of outfield help.
4. Gio Gonzalez, SP, Milwaukee Brewers
It's amazing to think that the Yankees cut Gonzalez earlier this year, but he's definitely been making them regret it so far. He's yet to go deep into any of his starts so far, but the 33-year-old lefty owns a sparkling 0.82 ERA and 0.73 WHIP over his last two starts. Gonzalez is owned in just 19 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and should be readily available for anyone in need of a solid starter.
5. Ty Buttrey, RP, Los Angeles Angels
Cody Allen has taken back ninth-inning duties since he's come off the injured list, but Ty Buttrey is definitely worth a speculative add, especially in league's that count holds. The 26-year-old righty has arguably been the best arm in the Halos' bullpen, owning a microscopic 0.95 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 19 innings this year. Buttrey already has a save to his name and if Allen struggles or goes down again, he could be the next man up. Buttrey is owned in just 22 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.
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