Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/20
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 20, 2016
We’re heading into a weekend full of MLB action, so that means it’s a great time to check out the waiver wire and see what’s happening out there. Let’s take a look at a few notable fantasy adds and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Chad Green, SP/RP, New York Yankees: Green is atop many fantasy waiver lists this morning, thanks to his last outing. He went six innings against the Blue Jays, striking out 11 and yielding only two hits and no runs.
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Green will go to LA tomorrow to face the Angels. On the season, he holds a 4.05 ERA With a 1.26 WHIP in 33.1 innings.
Julio Urias, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Urias is limited on pitch counts this year—most everybody knows that—but he’s a nice streaming guy if you see his name come up in the rotation.
That’s exactly the case here, as Urias will be jumping in once again tomorrow to face the Reds. He carries three wins with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP on the season and has loads of talent.
Mitch Haniger, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Want a deep-league outfield option? Haniger is your guy. In his four games so far, he’s been lighting it up with seven hits, two runs and five RBI.
That gives Haniger a .438 average on the year. He’s in San Diego this weekend and will head home for the Braves after that.
Enrique Burgos, RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s head back to the mound for a moment and visit with Burgos, who is a speculative add for saves right now.
Burgos has been pitching very well since being recalled last month, holding a 0.87 ERA over 20.2 innings of relief. With Jake Barrett struggling, Burgos is a viable option to move into the ninth-inning role. Grab him if you have the room and need saves.
Alex Bregman, 3B/SS, Houston Astros: We’ll finish up today with Bregman, who has been on fire this week. In the last four games, he’s produced eight hits, five runs, two homers and six RBI.
That gives Bregman 10 RBI and two homers on the year. He’s still hitting just .221, but if this is a sign of a resurgence, you might want to kick the tires here. He’s in Baltimore this weekend.
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