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Grinding Metal - AJ Pollock, Kendall Graveman and More Waiver Wire Pickups

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Grinding Metal examines potential waiver wire additions that can assist your team during the fantasy baseball season. From home runs to pitching wins, Grinding Metal has you covered.

Kendall Graveman, RP, Seattle Mariners
The choice is clear going forward - that Graveman should be the closer for the Mariners. Although Paul Sewald saw a few opportunities in the ninth-inning, he didn't make the most of those opportunities by allowing runners to score. On the season, Graveman has converted 9 of 11 save chances - while striking out 26.4% of hitters. It's probably the last chance to grab Graveman, as his ownership is around 45-50%.

AJ Pollock, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
The veteran outfielder has come on strong lately, and is now hitting .296/.361/.633 with 8 home runs over his last 30 games. He's pretty much become the regular everyday left fielder for the Dodgers due to performance and injuries. The ownership numbers are very low, so act quickly to take advantage of the hot streak.

Enrique Hernandez, INF/OF, Boston Red Sox
After taking a break to reset things in late June, Hernandez has had a very hot month of July, hitting .262/.387/.656 with 6 home runs and 14 RBI. Additionally, Kike has regained the leadoff spot for the Red Sox, giving him additional attraction for fantasy owners. In addition to all the stats, Hernandez also provides fantasy owners with multiple position eligibility in the outfield and infield.

Josiah Gray, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers
After making his Major League Debut out of the bullpen, Gray will get his next appearance as a starter against the Colorado Rockies at home. In his first outing, Gray struck out 7 hitters in 4 innings. Gray is the number one pitching prospect for the Dodgers and has a favorable matchup against the Rockies - who are terrible on the road. It would appear that as long as Gray can continue to provide innings for the Dodgers, he'll stick around.