Waiver Wire: CJ Cron Powers Up

Angels CJ Cron

In general, it has been a quiet week for low owned hitters but as the headline boy CJ Cron would suggest there have been some decent power options this week. We have three guys who have hit three home runs in the last week and we one far more surprising option who has had three home runs in the last fortnight.

I have tried to identify for each player here some guys who are owned in a greater percentage of leagues at their position that I would replace these guys with. Send your fantasy baseball questions to @60ftpodcast and check out Fake Pigskin’s 60 Feet 6 Inches podcast on iTunes and Stitcher for more updates and help winning your fantasy baseball league.

C.J. Cron, 1B, LAA

C.J. Cron had three home runs in two days in the Angels series in Boston this week as he finally started to show some of the power that had me excited about him to start the season. His season average of 0.287 is better than I expected but his real fantasy lies in his ability to get hot and provide cheap power at the corner infield and utility position.

Players I would drop for him: Pedro Alvarez, Logan Morrison, Mitch Moreland, John Jaso, Matt Adams

Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B/OF, CLE

Lonnie Chisenhall has exploded in the last week hitting three homers, stealing a base and driving in seven runs. Chisenhall has been decent if unspectacular this season and has been hitting over 0.300 without a huge about of power or threat on the base paths. However, this little power surge holds hope for me that maybe he can add a little more to his decent average going forward.

Players I would drop for him: Martin Prado, Alex Gordon, Michael Conforto, Corey Dickerson, Colby Rasmus, Jayson Werth

Tim Anderson, SS, CWS

Tim Anderson has been something of an enigma so far in his big league career and has actually hit more home runs than he has steals! Whilst this isn’t what we were looking for from the young speedster the strong average and decent power does mean he should be able to extend his stay in the White Sox line-up.

Players I would drop for him: Ketel Marte, Zack Cozart 

Seth Smith, OF/DH, SEA

Smith rounded out the week with three homers in three games to take his season total to 9. Smith has been hitting consistently in the top half of the Seattle line-up this season and I think he can be a productive fantasy option htting in the 0.260 range with 70-80 runs and RBI come the end of the season.

Players I would drop for him: Jarrod Dyson, Hyun Soo Kim, Delino DeShields, Brandon Nimmo, Tyler Naquin, Coco Crisp, Randal Grichuk, Nick Markakis, Alex Gordon, Corey Dickerson

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