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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks For Seasonal And Daily Leagues
July 21, 2016
We’re transitioning into the big weekend MLB match-ups, and that means it’s once again time for us fantasy owners to check out the waiver wire and see who’s trending. Here’s a look at a few noteworthy names on the radar right now for daily and seasonal fantasy leagues.
Tyler Naquin, OF, Cleveland Indians: Let’s kick things off out in the Cleveland outfield. Naquin is coming off a great game last night, providing three hits, two homers and six RBI in a win over the Royals.
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That gives Naquin a solid four-game hit streak with seven hits, four runs and three homers in that span. He’ll be heading to Baltimore for a weekend set starting tomorrow, and is available in about 75 percent of the fantasy leagues out there.
Tommy Joseph, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: Now we’ll move on over to first base and see what’s up with Joseph. he whiffed in last night’s game, but prior to that had eight hits with seven runs, three homers and three RBI in his previous six starts.
Joseph is hitting .264 on the year with 13 homers and 23 RBI so far, and is available in around 90 percent of leagues out there as he finishes up against Miami today and heads to Pittsburgh for the weekend.
Blake Snell, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Let’s take a brief jaunt on over to the mound and check out Snell. He was great in his start this week, firing off six shutout innings for a nine-strikeout win over the Rockies (in Colorado, no less).
Snell has just two wins to his credit, but does possess a fairly respectable 3.11 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP in 37.2 innings. He’ll pitch the Sunday finale against the A’s.
Chad Bettis, SP, Colorado Rockies: Speaking of the Rockies, we’ve got Bettis up pretty high on the add list right now. He went 6.2 innings with three runs allowed in his last start against the Braves, punching out seven batters in the process.
Bettis is still a low-end or match-up-based play in fantasy, but will get the Braves again (this time at home) tonight.
Sandy Leon, C, Boston Red Sox: Let’s finish up behind the plate with Leon today. yesterday against the Giants, he slapped a homer as part of a two-hit, two-run, two-RBI outing.
That brings Leon’s BA up to a nice .431 on the season, and he’s got 13 rbi to his credit (six in the last four games). For a tough fantasy position, Leon is at least worth kicking the tires on heading into the Twins series.
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