Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 6/14
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 14, 2016
We’ve got a full slate of MLB action on our hands today, so there’s no better time than now to take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We’ve got a fresh crop of trending names for you to peruse this morning, so let’s examine the numbers.
Blake Snell, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Snell was getting a lot of action in fantasy leagues yesterday, after it was announced that he’ll be getting the call-up from Triple-A to start on Thursday against the Mariners.
Snell is rumored to be staying up in the bigs for good this time, and he’s got the tools to be an elite pitcher. Everybody should pick him up, regardless of your league size.
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James Paxton, SP, Seattle Mariners: Speaking of the Mariners-Rays matchup Thursday, there’s an add-worthy guy on the other side. Paxton will get the call there, and he’s coming off 6.1 innings of shutout ball against the Rangers in his last start.
On the season, Paxton holds a 2.25 ERA with a 1.56 WHIP over 16 innings of work. He’s also struck out 24 batters.
Chris Young, OF, Boston Red Sox: Let’s move on over to the outfield and check out Young, who is starting to make a name for himself in fantasy. Over his last two games, he’s got three hits with a solo homer, three runs and three RBI.
That gives Young a nice .299 BA on the season, with six homers and 15 RBI to his credit. If you need a low-end outfielder, he’s a good choice heading into the Orioles series starting today.
Danny Espinosa, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Washington Nationals: Espinosa has been spiking in popularity over the past several days. In his last three starts, he’s racked up six hits with two solo homers, five runs and three RBI.
That gives Espinosa 11 homers and 27 RBI on the year. As long as he’s hitting, he’s a safe and useful utility add, just be leery of that .223 BA.
Martin Prado, 2B/3B, Miami Marlins: Let’s take our talents to South Beach and finish up with Prado. He went off yesterday against the Padres, going 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.
Prado is on a very nice seven-game hit streak, delivering multiple hits in five of those. He’s not much for power these days (two homers) but you can’t argue with that .332 BA.
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