Fantasy Baseball News 8/29/13: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Weekend Waiver Wire Adds
August 29, 2013
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time to start looking forward to the weekend series around the MLB. Each week, we scour the fantasy waiver wire in search of possible adds who look like they’ll keep their momentum going during their impending matchups. We’ve come up with a handful of viable candidates, so let’s take a closer look and see if any of them are worth adding to your fantasy roster.
Brandon Moss, 1B, Oakland Athletics: Moss is coming off a big game in Detroit yesterday that has vaulted him toward the top of the waiver wire trends. He went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers in the game, adding to his recent trend of success. Over the past nine games, Moss has six homers, 12 RBI and nine runs. He’ll see some decent pitching at home against Tampa Bay this weekend, but should produce enough to earn a look from fantasy owners.
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Dustin Ackley, OF, Seattle Mariners: Ackley has been great over the past couple of series. In a span of six games, he’s racked up 11 hits, two homers, three RBI and three runs. That’s quite a turnaround from his overall disappointing season; Ackley has battled slumps and injuries throughout most of the year. Still, the weekend matchup against the Astros looks pretty good, so if you’re in search of a low-end outfielder for a temporary fix, you should kick the tires here.
Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals: Given his potential, Perez is still available in a surprising number of leagues. He’s been on fire recently, hitting in nine of his last 10 games. During that span, Perez has tallied five homers, 16 RBI, six runs and five multi-hit outings. He’s had some crummy weeks here and there during the season, but if he’s available in your league, you should definitely look into adding him while he’s hot for the Toronto series.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, Houston Astros: Let’s head back to that Mariners-Astros series this weekend and take a look at Dominguez. He’s posted some pretty nice-looking numbers recently, slapping four homers in the last 10 games. During that span, he’s got 11 runs and nine RBI as well. We’re not kidding ourselves here; Dominguez won’t be blasting homers with any regularity the rest of the season, but he might be useful as a plug-in when Seattle comes to town.
Taijuan Walker, SP, Seattle Mariners: Walker, who is the best pitching prospect in the minors right now, will be getting the call-up tomorrow to face the Astros in the second game of the series. He’s got some good stuff, and has been doing well at the Triple-A level. The only drawback here is Walker’s potential innings limit, which will expire within another three starts or so. If you’re intrigued enough to pick him up, keep that in mind. Otherwise, he looks like he’ll be a solid player.
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