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Fantasy Baseball Daily: Weekend Waiver Wire Adds
August 8, 2013
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time to start looking toward the weekend series around the MLB. We’ve scoured the waiver wire for promising fantasy names who should have big games in those series, so let’s take a closer look at who’s out there. With any luck, these guys should offer a nice boost to your stats over the next few days.
Robbie Grossman, OF, Houston Astros: The young Grossman is on quite a tear recently, and he’s the hottest waiver wire name out there because of it. During his current 10-game hit streak, he’s got three homers, nine RBI and four steals. Grossman won’t sustain the high homer clip, but he’s good for steals and finesse. Add him for the Rangers series this weekend.
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Leonys Martin, OF, Texas Rangers: Speaking of steals, Martin has been turning the heads of fantasy owners in need of swipes. He’s got six in just his last two games. That goes along with his four hits, two RBI and four runs in that span. Martin currently has 26 swipes on the year and should get some more in the upcoming series against the Astros in Houston.
Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins: Dozier had a big game last night against the Royals, slapping a single, a double and a triple in a 3-for-5 effort that produced an RBI, a run and a steal. He’s got five hits and four RBI in his last two games. Dozier and the Twins will head to the South Side to take on the White Sox in a four-game set starting tonight, and that’s a nice matchup for him.
Stephen Drew, SS, Boston Red Sox: Drew is only hitting .249 on the year, but if he keeps hitting like he has been, it won’t stay there for long. He’s coming off a 2-for-4 effort in Houston that included a homer and three RBI, which is just the latest success in his eight-game hit streak. In that span, he’s got five multi-hit games and seven RBI. Drew and the Sox will see the Royals in KC this weekend.
Scott Kazmir, SP, Cleveland Indians: Kazmir has had his share of struggles this season, but when he’s on, he’s on. He’s been pretty good recently, and if you exclude the four-earned hiccup against the White Sox, he hasn’t allowed any earned runs in his last three starts. After switching starts with fellow Indians SP Ubaldo Jiminez, Kazmir will take the mound tomorrow at home against the Angels. Aside from a couple of potential trouble spots, he shouldn’t have much issue with their lineup.
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