Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 waiver wire targets after Week 5

Fantasy baseball season is five weeks underway, and we now have a better idea of which players are for real and which were simply one week wonders. Yet, even with there being a better idea of who is going to keep up their strong play, there still remains plenty of guys with high potential on waiver wires across leagues.

Whatever your reason is for adding some new players to your team, DSN is here to let you know who to target to help you fix your draft day mistakes.

Nick Castellanos — Detroit 3B

Nick Castellanos

If you’re a Tigers fan, you might be shocked to see Castellanos on this list, not because he hasn’t been good, but because you would’ve thought that he would be picked up in nearly all leagues by this point.

Yet, over a month into the season, Castellanos remains available in over 25% of ESPN Fantasy Leagues. The Tigers third baseman is hitting a ridiculous .375 and is ranked second in terms of RBIs by third basemen with 24, only behind an early MVP candidate in Nolan Arenado.

Bottom line, Castellanos shouldn’t still be available in this many leagues. He’s shown enough at this point for us to believe that this kind of production (aside from average) is sustainable.

Jackie Bradley Jr. — Boston OF

Jackie Bradley Jr.

It would be difficult to find a hitter who has been better these past couple weeks than Jackie Bradley Jr.

A seemingly forgotten man in a big named Red Soxs lineup, Bradley enters tonight’s game on a 14-game hitting streak. He’s also hit 2 HRs in his last five games and has the ability to steal bases on top of it all.

While he’s not going to blow you away in any particular category, if you’re looking for a fresh bat in your lineup, Bradley Jr. would be a good add, especially with the current tear he’s on.

Brandon Drury — Arizona 3B/OF

Brandon Drury

The young slugger is off to a great start to the season with the Diamondbacks, turning it on especially in the last couple of weeks.

With his multi-position eligibility, Drury is somebody who could fill multiple spots on a roster in need of a more consistent bat. Still owned in only 58% of ESPN Fantasy Leagues, Drury is worth a speculative add in nearly all leagues.

Steven Wright — Boston SP

David Wright

Fresh off a complete game, three-hitter against the Yankees, Wright is somebody who’s ownership is bound to shoot way up in the next couple of days.

The knuckleballer seemingly came out of nowhere this year, yet hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs in his last six starts. If he would have gotten more run support in some of his other starts, Wright easily could be a 6-game winner right now.

Jump on him now if you can as he may not be around much longer in most leagues.

Brad Boxberger — Tampa Bay RP

Brad Boxberger

Boxberger is currently on the DL, so add him only if you have the available roster spot, but if you can, he’s somebody who could be of great value as the season progresses.

The Rays’ closer has missed the first month of the season with an abdomen injury, but is slated to return in the coming weeks. Owned in just over 30% of ESPN Fantasy Leagues, Boxberger has been forgotten by many owners across leagues, with the assumption being he will reclaim the closer role upon his return.

He’s worth an add for those who either have the sport or are in desperate need of saves.