Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 4/26
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April 26, 2016
We’re knee-deep in the early-week series around the MLB, which makes this a great time to check out some of the notable waiver wire adds out there in the fantasy baseball world. Here’s a closer look at a few trending players. Let’s see if anyone’s a good fit for your lineup.
Tanner Roark, SP/RP, Washington Nationals: Let’s start things out today on the mound and visit with Roark. He’s coming off a great start against the Twins over the weekend, logging a whopping 15 strikeouts in seven innings with no earned on just two hits.
It was obviously the best outing of Roark’s career, and it brings his ERA down to 2.63 on the season. He’s slated to pitch in the Phillies finale on Thursday (or possibly the Cardinals opener Friday). Grab him before then.
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Rich Hill, SP, Oakland Athletics: Before we leave the SP slot, let’s take a look at Hill. In his last outing, he got his second victory of the year, striking out 10 Yankees and allowing two runs (one earned).
That gives Hill a 2-2 record on the season and 20 strikeouts in his pair of wins. He’s been alternating stellar performances with stinkers this season so far, but will look to reverse that trend tonight in Detroit against the Tigers.
Chris Carter, 1B, Milwaukee Brewers: It’s a little surprising that Carter is still available in over half the fantasy leagues out there, given his outburst lately. In his last three games, he’s posted six hits, four runs, a solo homer and two RBI.
Carter is sitting on a smooth .295 BA this season so far, and has five homers with 15 RBI. Talk about low-end 1B value. He’s in Chicago against the Cubs this week, though.
Odubel Herrera, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Herrera has been a hot fantasy add over the past few days, and he’s still right up there on the waiver wire charts. He’s got a six-game hit streak to his credit right now, with seven runs, a homer, four RBI and three steals in that span.
Herrera is hitting .286 on the year with nine RBI and four swipes. He makes a nice low-end power/speed combo heading into the road series against the Nationals today.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, Kansas City Royals: Let’s finish up with Dyson, who has been getting some attention as an OF add over these past few days. During the Baltimore series, he had five hits with a run and a stolen base.
Through that weekend series, Dyson emerged with a nice .368 average and a pair of steals thus far. It’s a great start for a guy just off the disabled list (oblique) this month. He’ll continue with the Angels this week before heading to Seattle.
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