Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/26
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 26, 2016
It’s Friday, and around here that means it’s time once again to head out to the fantasy baseball waiver wire to see which players are trending in seasonal and daily leagues. We’ve got quite an assortment for you to peruse today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers to see if anyone’s right for your team.
Mike Montgomery, SP/RP, Chicago Cubs: Let’s kick things off in Chicago today and check out Montgomery. He’s coming off 4.1 innings against Colorado (in Colorado, no less), with five strikeouts and one run allowed.
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On the year, Montgomery owns a 2.41 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP in 74.2 innings. He’ll get the start tonight in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, and is available in around 90 percent of fantasy leagues right now.
Ryan Vogelsong, SP/RP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Let’s stick on the mound for a minute and visit with Vogelsong, who is getting added at a pretty good clip over the past couple of days. In his last start, Vogelsong logged three runs (one earned) on three hits over six innings, taking the loss against Miami.
Vogelsong will be in Milwaukee tonight for a pretty favorable matchup. He’s available in over 80 percent of leagues and holds a 2.98 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP in 45.1 innings this year.
Jose Peraza, 2B/SS/OF, Cincinnati Reds: Peraza is a nice utility pickup right now, as before Wednesday’s game he had logged 11 hits, five runs, a homer, four RBI and two steals in a four-game stretch.
The Reds will have some tough calls to make once Zack Cozart gets back up to speed, but for now Peraza will get plenty of looks. He’s hitting .295 on the year with two homers, 12 RBI and 12 steals.
Jedd Gyorko, 1B/2B/3B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals: Gyorko is another utility guy you might want to take a look at right now. Heading into last night’s game against the Mets, he had four hits, four runs, a homer and two RBI in his previous three starts.
Gyorko has already hit the 20-homer and 40-RBI mark this year, and if he can keep that BA up he’ll be a nice deeper-league add. He’s still out there in almost 70 percent of leagues heading into the A’s series.
Cesar Hernandez, 2B/3B/SS, Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s just make it an even three utility names this morning and look at Hernandez. In his last three starts, he’s got five hits with two homers, three runs and two RBI.
Hernandez is hitting a nice .296 on the year with five homers, 31 RBI and 13 steals. Sure, he plays on a bad team that doesn’t score much, but he’s one of the brighter spots Philly has. He’ll see the Mets on the road this weekend.
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