Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/5
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 5, 2016
Today the MLB will be bringing us lots of new weekend series, which is a great opportunity for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the waiver wire and see what’s happening. Let’s visit a few of the hot trends out there and see why these guys are getting added.
Joe Musgrove, SP, Houston Astros: Musgrave has been slotted in to start for the Astros on Sunday against the Rangers. This is a great opportunity for him, as he could nail down a rotation spot with a good showing.
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On the year, Musgrave has one start to his credit with no earned and eight strikeouts in 4.1 innings. He’s a nice spot-start on Sunday and could turn into a solid contributor.
Joe Mauer, 1B, Minnesota Twins: We’re not sure what’s gotten into Mauer and the Twins this week, but we’ll take it in fantasy. In a three-game stretch this week, he put up 10 hits with eight runs, a homer and six RBI.
Mauer is actually hitting pretty well on the year, and is unowned in about 85 percent of the fantasy leagues out there. He’s in Tampa Bay this weekend.
Dylan Bundy, SP/RP, Baltimore Orioles: We’ve talked about Bundy a couple of times this year, and here he is again. He’ll be getting another start on Sunday against the White Sox, and should be added now.
Bundy is available in almost 2/3 of the fantasy leagues out there, and is coming off seven shutout innings in a win over the Rangers his last time out. He’s got a 3.05 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 59 innings so far this season.
Trea Turner, 2B/OF, Washington Nationals: Turner has been hitting quite well this week also. In his last three games, he’s got five hits with four runs, a homer, four RBI and a steal to his credit.
Turner offers some nice low-end speed to those fantasy owners in need. He’s hitting .312 on the year with 11 RBI and eight steals so far. Four of those steals have come since June 26. He gets the Giants this weekend.
Shawn Kelley, RP, Washington Nationals: Let’s stick in Washington as we finish up this week and visit Kelley. On the year, he’s got a 2.97 ERA with a 1.07 WHP and six saves in 39.1 innings.
Kelley also has 61 strikeouts this year, which isn’t too shabby for a low-end reliever. He’s the favorite for saves on the Nationals right now, so give him a look before the Giants series. He’s available in over 75 percent of leagues.
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