Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 7/15
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 15, 2016
The fantasy baseball season is back in full swing today as we kick off the second half, so it’s a great time to review your roster ahead of today’s big games. Let’s check out the waiver wire and see which players are being added right now.
Lucas Harrell, SP, Atlanta Braves: Let’s start things out in Atlanta and look at Harrell, who is making news as a low-end pitching pickup right now. In his last start against the Cubs back on July 7, he managed 7.2 innings with one earned and five strikeouts in a no-decision.
Harrell has allowed just two earned in his pair of starts this season, and has struck out 10 total batters over 13.2 innings. He won’t maintain form all year long, but is a decent matchup play today against the Rockies.
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Mike Foltynewicz, SP, Atlanta Braves: Before we leave the ATL, let’s check out Foltynewicz. In his most recent start, he put up seven innings of shutout ball against the White Sox, earning a win with 10 strikeouts.
Like Harrell, Foltynewicz is a matchup-based pickup and should be used with caution. He’ll get the start tomorrow against Colorado and is a decent deep-league play right now.
Didi Gregorius, SS, New York Yankees: We’ve talked about Gregorius a time or two this season, and he’s back on the radar at the moment. During his current five-game hitting streak, he’s produced four runs, two homers and three RBI with a stolen base.
On the year, Gregorius is hitting .298 with 11 homers and 41 RBI to his credit. In a thin position, that’s not too shabby for fantasy terms. He’ll play the Red Sox today.
Max Kepler, OF, Minnesota Twins: Speaking of deeper-league adds, Kepler is getting some notice lately thanks to his power stroke. In the past six games, he’s produced three homers, five runs and nine RBI.
This season, Kepler holds a .238 BA, but also has hit eight homers with a pretty nice 33-RBI total. He’ll be at home against the Indians this weekend.
Tyler Naquin, OF, Cleveland Indians: Let’s finish up in the outfield and visit Naquin, who is available in almost 90 percent of the leagues out there. In his last five games, he’s managed three homers with five RBI and a steal.
Naquin is hitting .314 on the season with nine home runs and 22 RBI. He doesn’t quite play every day, but when he’s out there he’s a nice depth pickup. He’ll be in Minnesota this weekend before moving on to KC.
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