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July 16, 2015
It’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to break out of our brief slumber and get back to our daily lineups. With that in mind, let’s visit with some of the current waiver wire trends and see who might be putting up some nice numbers in their games this weekend.
Rob Refsnyder, 2B, New York Yankees: Refsnyder is getting a bit of fantasy attention over this All-Star break, now that he’s going to be sticking with the club for the immediate future.
Refsnyder was originally going to be up for just the weekend, but he bagged a homer in the Boston finale and changed the club’s mind. He’ll get the Mariners at home starting tomorrow.
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Brian Johnson, SP, Boston Red Sox: Johnson is earning some attention as well, after the Red Sox purchased his contract this week. He logged a 2.73 ERA with 81 Ks with Pawtucket.
Johnson is believed to be taking Clay Buchholz’s spot in the Sox rotation, so we’ll see what he can do with it. He’s a deeper-league consideration at the moment.
Andrew Heaney, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Let’s stick on the mound for a moment and visit with Heaney, who has gained some notoriety as of late with his stellar play. He’s 3-0 in his four starts so far, allowing more than one earned run just once.
Heaney is rocking a 1.32 ERA with an 0.84 WHIP at the moment, which explains why he’s such a hot commodity. The Angels will host the Red Sox for a four-game set this weekend.
D.J. LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies: LeMahieu is currently sitting on a very nice hit streak. He’s knocked safely in the last eight games, posting multi-hit outings in five of those games.
The downside to LeMahieu’s hit streak is that he only produced two RBI. He did score five times, though. He’s better at home, but should stay hot in San Diego this weekend.
Joe Panik, 2B, San Francisco Giants: Panik had a pretty big run last week, providing eight hits, six runs, a homer and three RBI in a four-game stretch. He came up empty in the Philly finale, though.
Panik owns a .308 BA with seven homers and 33 RBI this year. As long as he doesn’t fall into another slump, he should be good on this road trip, which starts tomorrow in Arizona.
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