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Midwest Sports Fans:
Danny Espinosa has been on an impressive tear of late. (Photo by Keith Allison via CC BY-SA 2.0)
Format for the fantasy baseball 2012 waiver wire watch:
50-75% Owned- Player qualifies for 10-team league
25-49% Owned- Player qualifies for 12-team league
Less than 25% Owned- Player qualifies for 14-team league
Again, these percentages are found on Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball.
10-team league hitter to watch
Danny Espinosa, 2B/SS, WAS
Since July Danny Espinosa has been on a pretty impressive tear. He is batting .293 after the All-Star break, to go along with 7 HR. To put that in perspective, Espinosa hit only 7 HR in the entire first half of the season. His 14 HR rank him among the top four second basemen in the MLB.
An additional plus is that Espinosa is eligible to play 2B and SS in most fantasy leagues. He is a good source of power from a pretty weak power position.
10-team league pitcher to watch
Casey Janssen, RP, TOR
Casey Janssen has been extremely reliable since taking over th...
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