Matt Dominguez, Astros: He has been known as an average killer over his entire career. That said, he is hitting .296 over the last two weeks to raise his season mark to .250. Dominguez has slowed a bit in the homer department, but at least he is not hurting your average right now. And the potential is still there for some bombs.
Mike Olt, Cubs: His average is terrible. He is an all-or-nothing hitter, as shown by his 32 strikeouts this year. But he does have four home runs in the last week. If you can deal with the low average, there isn’t a better source of power on waivers right now.
Cody Asche, Phillies: Asche hit a major slump from mid April until the end of the month. His bat has come around some. He is hitting .273 over the last two weeks with a pair of homers. Asche will have to improve his defense to stay in the lineup though. You can bet that Ryne Sandberg has an anxiety attack every time a ball is hit Asche’s way. However, as long as his bat is producing positive results, they need him in the lineup. Pick him up, but it’s okay to have a quick trigger if he starts struggling again.
Come back tomorrow for the outfield/catcher portion of the show!