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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Weekend Waiver Wire Pickups
July 17, 2014
We’re not quite back to the daily grind in fantasy baseball just yet, but it is time to start thinking about those weekend lineups. With that in mind, let’s take a look forward to the upcoming series as the league gets back to business. Here are a few potential waiver wire pickups who might do your team some good come tomorrow.
Clay Buchholz, SP, Boston Red Sox: Buchholz is making a comeback in fantasy, even though we’ve really only got one favorable start to look at. He’s coming off a complete-game shutout of the Astros on July 13, allowing just three hits and striking out 12.
Buchholz’s season-long ERA still stands at 5.42 and his WHIP is 1.51, so he’s still got a long way to go. That said, a lot of people are giving him a long look ahead of his home start against the Royals tomorrow.
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Jose Quintana, SP, Chicago White Sox: Also set to get the start tomorrow right out of the gate is Quintana, who has been pretty darn impressive over the last month. Since allowing six runs in a loss on June 13, he’s 2-0, never allowing more than three earned (which he did just once), or six hits in a start.
Quintana has a 3.24 ERA and 1.20 WHIP so far this year, but appears to be getting better all the time. He’ll take the mound against the Astros tomorrow and looks like a pretty good bet to stay hot.
Chris Coghlan, 3B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Coghlan has been all the rage not only on the North Side, but in all of fantasy baseball lately. He’s got a four-game hitting streak going, with four runs, a homer and six RBI in that span.
Coghlan has put together a .275 average over the first half, and comes out of the break with five homers, 16 RBI and four steals. As a deeper-league pickup, you really can’t do a whole lot better at his level. He’s in Arizona this weekend.
Stephen Vogt, C/1B/OF, Oakland Athletics: We’ve been on the Vogt bandwagon over the past couple of weeks, and he keeps showing up with good numbers. Even though he came up empty in his last game before the break, he still managed a 12-game hit streak prior to that.
Vogt currently has a .358 average with four homers and 17 RBI on the season. He’s at home against Baltimore starting tomorrow, so look his way if you need a backstop or utility play.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers: Here’s another intriguing lower-end pickup coming out of the break. Gennet snagged six hits in his three games before Monday, and posted four runs with four RBI and a stolen base in that span as well.
Gennett posted a first half that pretty much no one saw coming. He’s got a .307 BA with seven homers, 33 RBI and five stolen bases. He’ll be in DC to take on the Nationals this weekend.
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