Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 8/11
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 11, 2015
Tuesday means it’s time for us to take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire, and we’ve got several intriguing prospects to visit this morning. Let’s check out the numbers and see which players might make good additions to your roster.
Odubel Herrera, 2B/SS/OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Herrera has been the toast of the fantasy world over the past few days, and his name has shot to the top of the waiver wire charts. Through the Padres series, he had a 12-game hit streak going, with four hits, two runs, a homer and three RBI over the weekend. He logged another hit yesterday.
Herrera has some nice low-end power/speed potential, so he’s worth a look if you’re in the market.
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Steven Wright, SP/RP, Boston Red Sox: Let’s move on and check out a couple of pitchers, starting with Wright. He’s coming off a nice eight-inning, one-earned performance against the Yankees in his fifth win of the year.
Wright currently holds a 4.12 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP. He’s getting ready to take on the Marlins in Miami today and should hold some deeper-league relevance for that one.
Marco Estrada, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: Estrada is one of the more popular pitchers on the wire right now, and for good reason. He’s coming off 6.1 innings in New York against the Yankees, allowing no earned on three hits.
Estrada has allowed just one earned on five hits over his last two outings combined. He’s got a 3.21 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP and 10 wins on the year. He’ll get the Yankees again on Saturday, this time at home.
David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Peralta got a lot of attention with his performance on Sunday, going 5-for-5 with a run and an RBI against the Reds. He hit in all three games of that series. He picked up three more hits, a run and two RBI yesterday.
Peralta is now in double-digits for homers on the year, and is hitting at a great clip. If you’re down at his level, he’s a very relevant option for this Phillies series.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B/3B, Baltimore Orioles: Schoop has brought himself into fantasy relevance with his solid play at the plate lately. Through the Angels series, he had an eight-game hit streak going, providing four runs, a homer and five RBI in that time. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Schoop is a nice mixed-league pickup in fantasy at the moment he should continue to play well as the Orioles finish off their road trip.
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