Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 8/18
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 18, 2015
Around here, Tuesday means it’s time once again to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We’ve got a few notable players who have been trending recently, so let’s visit the numbers and see who might make a good add for your roster.
Scott Feldman, SP, Houston Astros: Let’s head to the hill to start things out today and check out Feldman. He’s coming off a win in San Francisco against the Giants, tossing six innings of four-hit ball for no earned.
Feldman has five wins on the year and is sporting a 4.17 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. He’s a nice lower-end option for tonight at home against the Rays.
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Raisel Iglesias, SP, Cincinnati Reds: Iglesias is another SP name that has been trending over the past few days. In his last outing he tossed six innings of three-earned ball on three hits in a win against the Padres.
Iglesias is 2-1 in his last three appearances with a combined six earned over that time. He’s allowed just 10 hits in those games also. He’s hot going into today’s home matchup against the Royals.
Delino DeShields, 2B/OF, Texas Rangers: DeShields has been a fairly hot pickup in fantasy over the past week or so. Through the Rays series, he had a six-game hit streak going with five runs, a homer, three RBI and three steals in that frame. He logged another hit yesterday.
DeShields won’t deliver any power numbers, but he’s been a pretty good source of low-end swipes this year. He’s playing the Mariners at home right now.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, Seattle Mariners: Speaking of the Mariners, Gutierrez is a notable name over there. In the last two games of the Red Sox series, he provided three hits with three runs, two homers and four RBI. He had a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Gutierrez has been pretty darn good since debuting in late June. After the team finishes up in Texas they’ll head back home to face the White Sox.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B/3B, Pittsburgh Pirates: Alvarez has played well in the past couple of series. In St. Louis and New York, he logged 10 hits, three runs, three homers and five RBI in six games. He bagged a solo homer yesterday.
Alvarez is a great pickup if you need a lower-end corner man with a penchant for power numbers. He’s home against the Diamondbacks and Giants this week.
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