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Fantasy Baseball News 8/9/13 Waiver Wire Adds - Pitchers

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Waiver Wire Pitching Adds

August 9, 2013

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It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again for our biweekly waiver wire updates. In this edition, we’re examining the trending names at SP and RP. If you’re in the market to add an arm or two to your rotation, we may have some viable candidates today. Let’s take a closer look at the noteworthy names and see who might be a good fit.

Alex Wood, SP, Atlanta Braves: Wood has a lot of things going for him right now. He’s playing for the hottest team in baseball; he’s won his last two starts with a combined four earned runs, and he’s got a nice matchup looming tomorrow. Wood will face the Marlins, and should have a nice outing behind that scorching Atlanta lineup.

Fantasy Baseball News 8/9/13 Waiver Wire Adds - Pitchers

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Michael Wacha, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Wacha hasn’t made a major league start since June 11, but he’s scheduled to hit the mound tomorrow against the Cubs. In his three starts this season, he’s 1-0, but did allow 10 hits and six runs against the Diamondbacks. That said, it’s a nice matchup for Wacha tomorrow, and he’s a solid fantasy investment who should post pretty good numbers when he’s out there.

Danny Salazar, SP, Cleveland Indians: The young Salazar won’t throw again until Monday in Minnesota, but if you want him you’d better act now. He’s been super impressive in his first two starts, striking out a combined 17 while allowing just nine hits. Salazar should be staying a while at this level, so feel free to snag him for an extended period in your rotation.

Felix Doubront, SP, Boston Red Sox: Doubront has quietly posted reliable numbers recently, and fantasy owners are starting to take notice. Over his last seven outings, he’s allowed no more than three earned runs while compiling a 4-2 record. Doubront will get a nice matchup against the Royals in his next start tomorrow, so he makes a lot of sense. Grab him if he’s still available in your league.

LaTroy Hawkins, RP, New York Mets: The Mets have officially moved to a matchup-based RP system, and so far Hawkins is benefiting from that scenario. He managed a pair of saves in the Rockies series, and is a good bet to get opportunities in the immediate future. Hawkins won’t blow you away with his numbers, but in the thin fantasy RP market, we’ll take what we can get.

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