Fantasy Baseball Update 8/7/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 7, 2016
It’s Sunday once again, which means we fantasy baseball owners need to check out some of the trending players for the upcoming games this week. There are plenty of interesting picks to choose from, so let’s take a loser look at the top guys on the waiver wire.
Yulieski Gurriel, 3B, Houston Astros: Gurriel is more of a long-term play, but now’s the time to get him if you want him. He’s expected to stay at High-A ball for the remainder of this weekend, and then move on up to Double-A. If things go as planned from there, he’ll be with the Astros in a week or so.
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Gurriel is still available in around 95 percent of the leagues out there, but he’s trending now. He’ll be a 3B guy, so grab him up if you need help at the hot corner in a deeper league.
Tyler Anderson, SP, Colorado Rockies: Now we’ll head on over to the mound and check out Anderson, who is available in over 85 percent of leagues right now. he’s coming off a win over the Dodgers on Wednesday, tossing seven innings of two-run ball.
Anderson is tossing with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP on the year, and has not lost a game since July 4. He’ll take on the Rangers today.
Luis Severino, SP, New York Yankees: Even though the Yankees are in “phone it in mode” for the rest of the season, that doesn’t mean you should ignore their players. Severino is a hot add right now, but still available in 80 percent of leagues.
Severino has allowed just one run in the 8.1 innings since he was added to the bullpen on July 25, and will get a chance to start tomorrow at Boston in Fenway.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, 3B, Baltimore Orioles: Alvarez is a pretty hot corner add right now in fantasy. He’s sitting on a .261 BA with 18 homers and 38 RBI right now, and is available in almost 80 percent of fantasy leagues.
Alvarez has seven hits, five runs, five homers and five RBI in his last three starts. We’d call that a hot streak. He’ll be in Oakland this week.
Joe Mauer, 1B, Minnesota Twins: We’re a little surprised that Mauer is still available in almost 80 percent of the leagues out there. Even though he came up empty yesterday, he had a five-game hit streak before that, with 10 hits, eight runs, a homer and nine RBI in that span.
Mauer is hitting .280 on the year, with nine homers, 42 RBI and two steals. He’ll be at home against the Astros this week.
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