Fantasy Baseball 2014: Waiver Wire Update 7/25
Fantasy Baseball 2014: Weekend Waiver Wire Pickups
July 25, 2014
It’s Friday, and around here that means It’s time once again for the second installment of our biweekly waiver wire updates in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential pickups for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone’s worth grabbing in your league.
Tanner Roark, SP/RP, Washington Nationals: We’ll start things out on the mound today, as usual, and check out Roark. He’s been on a pretty good run lately, logging a 2-0 record with just two combined earned runs on 10 hits and 11 strikeouts in his last two starts.
Roark will take the mound in Cincinnati today, and there’s a pretty good chance he can improve on his season-long 2.91 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. If he’s still unowned in your league, make sure to change that.
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Jacob deGrom, SP/RP, New York Mets: We’ve been singing the praises of deGrom for the past week or so, and it seems most of the fantasy community is following suit. In his last two combined outings, he’s 2-0 with just two earned runs on 10 hits and has 15 strikeouts.
Those latest numbers give deGrom a 3.01 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season. He’s been cruising lately and will provide some nice boosts to anyone in search of a new SP. He’ll be active Sunday in Milwaukee.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Dickerson has popped on and off the waiver wire radar at times this season, and now he’s back in full force. He’s got a three-game hit streak going, with five hits, four runs, a homer and a pair of RBI in that span.
On the season, Dickerson is hitting .336 with a cool 12 homers and 38 RBI. The eight stolen bases don’t look too shabby, either. He’s a gotta-have depth outfielder, so make sure to at least kick the tires here.
Neil Walker, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates: Let’s head to the infield now to check out Walker, who has been making some waiver wire waves of his own. He’s hit in six of his last seven games, providing 10 runs, three homers and seven RBI in that span.
Walker is hitting .284 on the year with 15 homers, 48 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. Numbers like that shouldn’t have him on the wire in any league--especially at a thin position like 2B--so make sure to snatch him up before anyone else does.
Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Carter has made a name for himself this week, and fantasy owners are taking notice. Heading into the Oakland finale, he managed six hits, three runs, five RBI and a stolen base in his previous three games. He nailed a solo homer yesterday to keep those power numbers coming in strong.
Carter will pour in the RBI and homers, but that’s about all he’ll give fantasy owners. His BA is in the toilet and will likely remain there for the rest of the year. If you can live with that, by all means pick him up.
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