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Week 9 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Lonnie Chisenhall, Garrett Jones Making Some Noise

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With 50 games in the books for most squads, it might be time to give some players a short leash with other options on the waiver wire. From starting pitching to the hot corner, here are some options to look to add this week and moving forward.
All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday, May 19th.

Batters

Lonnie Chisenhall:

Over his last seven contests, the third baseman has driven in six runs while also notching four two hit games with a couple of home runs. The .371 average is a surprise on the season, but, with a bat this hot, Chisenhall might be a go-to guy at his position until he starts to cool off.

Garrett Jones, Miami Marlins:

Jones might not hit the ball as far as Giancarlo Stanton, but he has been a great addition at first place from a power standpoint. The eight homers with 25 RBI on the season makes him a great add in rotisserie leagues. Sure, the 0-for-10 slump might not help hsi case, but he had a two homer game just four games ago. I mentioned him nearly a month ago on here, so it is definitely time to take a flyer on him.

David Murphy, Cleveland Indians:

Murphy might be in the midst of a 1-for-18 skid, but, with a .267 average with five longballs, 31 RBI and two stolen bases, the 32-year-old is making most of his opportunities in the Indians outfield. There might be some cold stretches, but, when he is hot, then he is a guy that you don’t want to have to quickly add off waivers.

Pitchers

Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants:

Over his last two starts, Vogelsong has not allowed a run in 13.2 innings of work with 13 strikeouts compared to just two walks. The 26-year-old may be 3-2 on the season with a 3.20 ERA, but it might be worth your time to add him for a spot start here and there the rest of the season depending on the matchup.

Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays:

Even though Hutchison allowed five runs to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, he is still a great stream option to have in most formats. He has won three straight start, but has only 10 strikeouts over those outings. The 23-year-old may have an ERA north of 3.50, but he is still a quality option if you are looking for wins.

Phil Hughes, Minnesota Twins:

The  27-year-old has not allowed more than three earned runs since April 15 and is now 5-1 with a 3.15 ERA while striking out 47, including  winning five of his last six starts. The former New York Yankee is showing exactly what he had the potential to be in New York and the Twins are cashing in. Might as well try to get as much out of the veteran while he is getting the runs support.

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