There it is!
On Wednesday, during the Detroit Tigers matchup against the Boston Red Sox, rookie Spencer Torkelson bashed his first Major League Baseball home run.
Here is the call from Tigers announcer, Dan Dickerson.
"Watch it fly...GONE!"
Spencer Torkelson’s first home run with the voice of Dan Dickerson pic.twitter.com/U9JN8RLMxu
— Woodward Tigers (@WoodwardTigers) April 13, 2022
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds: Week 2
With the 2022 baseball season getting revved up, nailing the waiver wire and the players available are critical to beating out your league-mates in season-long formats.
Each week we will take a look at players who are rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo leagues and can help out your season-long squads. Remember, if you aren’t scouring the waiver wire, you are falling behind.
Daniel Bard, RP, Colorado Rockies
Roster Percentage: 28%
What a confusing bullpen. I guess that's really a fair and adequate statement to make about nearly every bullpen, but the Colorado Rockies' situation is even more peculiar.
Carlos Estevez was the incumbent closer, and newly acquired Alex Colome was assumed to be the new closer. So who gets the first save chance in the Mile High city? Of course, none other than Daniel Bard.
While he may not have the prettiest of stuff, as evidenced by his 5.21 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 65 2/3 innings last year, Bard might be the guy in Colorado. Go out and see if he's available.
Kyle Gibson, SP, Philadelphia Phillies
Roster Percentage: 41%
Make no bones about it -- fantasy owners had very high hopes for Kyle Gibson in 2021, and the veteran righty didn't exactly sparkle. While he logged okay numbers in 182 innings pitched (3.71 ERA, 1.22 WHIP), the 155 strikeouts were a bit of a struggle.
Hopefully, his first start of 2022 is a harbinger of things to come.
He spun a gem against the Oakland Athletics, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings in a win. The Phillies have loaded up their offense, which should give Gibson plenty of shots at wins this year. Pick him up.