Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/22
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 22, 2016
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again to check out the waiver wire and see what’s happening out there in the world of fantasy baseball. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone makes sense for your lineup in daily and seasonal leagues.
Zack Godley, SP/RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Godley is getting a lot of looks in fantasy leagues over the past few days, as he’s got a matchup looming today against the Braves.
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Godly is sitting on a 4.85 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP on the season, and is coming off a nice win against the Mets. He’s a nice plug-and-play option from start to start.
Robbie Ray, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Ray is another SP you might want to take a look at in the Diamondbacks’ rotation. He’s won his last two decisions, with 18 strikeouts across 12 innings between them.
Ray sits on a 4.31 ERA with a 1.41 WHIP this year, and will pitch the finale of the Atlanta series. He’s hot right now and makes a nice pickup in fantasy.
Yulieski Gurriel, 3B, Houston Astros: Moving on over to 3B, we’ve got Gurriel. He made his major league debut yesterday against the Orioles, going 1-for-2 on the day.
Gurriel will likely play most of the time at third base and occasionally the outfield. He doesn’t have a huge ceiling, but should stay consistent enough to warrant starts here and there in deeper leagues. He’ll be in Pittsburgh this week.
Josh Bell, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Speaking of Pittsburgh, let’s look at Bell. He jumped into the Pirates lineup this weekend, and managed to go 1-for-3 with an RBI in yesterday’s loss.
Bell hit .295 with 14 homers and 60 RBI in the minors this year, so he’s got a little potential at this level. Deeper-league owners will want to kick the tires here.
Cesar Hernandez, 2B/3B/SS, Philadelphia Phillies: We’ll finish up today with Hernandez, who is surprisingly available in about 75 percent of the fantasy leagues out there. Though he went 0-for-4 yesterday, Hernandez had logged 10 hits in his previous five starts.
Hernandez is hitting .298 on the year, alongside four homers, 30 RBI and 13 stolen bases, so he’s got appeal across the board.
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