Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/15
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 15, 2016
It’s another fantasy baseball Monday around the MLB, so that means it’s time once again for us to take a look at the notable waiver wire adds out there. Let’s check out some of the numbers and see who’s being added right now in fantasy leagues everywhere.
Drew Smyly, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: We’ll start out on the mound today and check out Smyly. He’s coming off a nice win in Toronto where he logged two runs in six innings with a pair of strikeouts.
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That gives Smyly a 2-0 record in his last three games, alongside 18 Ks in that span. He’s still available in over half the fantasy leagues out there as he heads into a matchup today against the Padres.
David Phelps, SP/RP, Miami Marlins: Although Phelps is coming off a loss against the Giants in his last appearance, he’s still being added in fantasy at a pretty good clip. In that last appearance, he gave up just one run over five innings, striking out five batters.
Phelps holds a 2.40 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP on the season and has five wins to his credit across 63.2 innings. If he can gets some run support today in Cincinnati, he might make a nice addition to your roster.
Sandy Leon, C, Boston Red Sox: Catcher is a rough position in fantasy, but Leon is giving us a little bit of hope in that area. Heading into the Arizona finale, he had a four-game hit streak in tow, logging four runs and a solo homer in that span.
Leon’s BA is looking really nice these days, and as long as he’s hitting he’s a nice No. 2 cacher or a solid pickup in deeper leagues. He’ll be in Cleveland today and then head to Baltimore.
Chris Owings, 2B/SS/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Need a utility guy? Swings is probably your man right now—at least in deep leagues. Heading into the Boston finale, he had a six-game hits streak to his credit with 12 hits, five runs, four RBI and two steals in that span.
As long as Owings is hitting, he’s a nice choice for finesse numbers and low-end steals. He’ll be at home against the Mets today.
Ryan Schimpf, 2B/3B, San Diego Padres: Schimpf sat yesterday, but prior to that he had come in with some pretty solid numbers. In the four games previous to yesterday’s Mets finale, he had four hits with three runs, two homers and six RBI to his credit.
Schimpf’s BA is still pretty crummy, but when he hits he hits for some nice power. He’ll be in Tampa Bay this week before returning home for Arizona over the weekend.
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