Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 7/22
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks For Seasonal And Daily Leagues
July 22, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Friday, and that means it’s a great time for us owners to take a look at the noteworthy waiver wire adds for seasonal and daily leagues. Here’s a quick glance at the trending players out there right now.
Jedd Gyorko, 1B/2B/3B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals: It’s been a great past four games for Gyorko. The utility man has put up eight hits, six runs, four homers and seven RBI in that span against the Padres.
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That gives Gyorko a .265 BA and 11 homers with 27 RBI on the season. Heading into the Dodgers series, which starts today, he’s a nice low-end and versatile add in fantasy.
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Boston Red Sox: Let’s move on over to the mound and check in with Rodriguez, who is coming off a nice start against the Yankees in his most recent outing. In that one, he went seven innings with one run allowed.
It was a nice bounce-back from Rodriguez’s disastrous start on June 27, and gives him two wins with a 1.57 WHIP (and an inflated 7.18 ERA) on the year. He’ll get a nice draw against the Twins today, so he’s a player to watch in low-end leagues.
Tyler Skaggs, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Skaggs is a speculative add in fantasy terms right now, as he’s very close to a return to the majors. In Wednesday’s rehab start in Triple-A, he put up 12 strikeouts over 5.2 scoreless innings.
Skaggs is coming back from Tommy John surgery way back in August 2014. Word is that he’ll rejoin the Angels next week, so lower-end fantasy owners in need of pitching help should add him now.
Trea Turner, 2B, Washington Nationals: Turner is a nice mid-infield pickup right now, thanks to his current five-game hit streak. In that span, he’s produced six hits, three runs, three RBI and three stolen bases.
Turner has some great upside for those fantasy owners in need of speed and finesse numbers, so if you’re hurting for swipes he’s not a bad guy to consider heading into the Padres set this weekend.
Alex Bregman, SS, Houston Astros: Let’s move on to another speculative add in Bergman, who is available in over 75 percent of the leagues out there. He’s still down in the minors at this point, and got his second straight start in left field yesterday.
Bregman has garnered some intense attention from the Astros as they determine where to fit him into their lineup. He’s got some nice versatility working for him, which should help him make it up with the big club very soon.
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