Fantasy Baseball News 8/22/13: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Weekend Waiver Wire Adds
August 22, 2013
It’s Thursday; around here that means it’s time to start looking forward to the weekend series around the MLB, and what they’ll mean to your fantasy team. With that in mind, we’ve checked the upcoming schedule and come up with the best adds for your fantasy buck. These widely-available players have favorable matchups looming in the coming days, so let’s take a look and see if they’re right for your roster.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, Chicago Cubs: A couple days removed from his six-RBI performance early this week, Schierholtz is still going strong. He’s now working a six-game hit streak, during which he’s posted nine RBI (in two games), three runs and three multi-hit outings. Schierholtz is far exceeding his modest expectations thus far, and he makes a good spot-start for the weekend series in San Diego. Snatch him up before someone else does.
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Donnie Murphy, 3B, Chicago Cubs: Let’s stick with the Cubs and visit another hot waiver wire name in Murphy. He’s been on fire during the series against the Nationals this week, with two hits in each of the three games. He’s also got three homers, four runs and four RBI during that span. After a call-up early this month, he’s settled quite nicely into an every-day role for the Cubs. If you believe in riding the hot hand in fantasy, then Murphy is your guy.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Boston Red Sox: It hasn’t even been two weeks since his recall from the minors, but Middlebrooks is already making his presence felt. He’s hit in nine of his last 10 games, with two homers, five RBI and four runs in that span. Middlebrooks’ average is still pretty ugly, but this recent production makes us optimistic for his numbers through the rest of the year. He’s worth a spin this weekend, when he and the team will travel to L.A. to face the Dodgers.
Khris Davis, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: Ever since Ryan Braun’s suspension, Davis has taken a spot amid the Brewers’ every-day starters. He’s made the move pay off, too. Davis currently has an eight-game hit streak to his credit, during which he’s provided three homers, five RBI and seven runs. He’ll see some tests over the next week or so; the Brewers will head to Cincinnati this weekend then to Pittsburgh after that. Still, we’re confident he’ll continue producing.
Todd Redmond, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: Redmond has had his ups and downs this season, but his recent performance has him topping the waiver trends as an SP right now. In his last two outings, he’s allowed just one earned run, with nine strikeouts in that span. Redmond has a nice-looking matchup looming for tomorrow’s start. He and the Jays will head to Houston to take on the Astros. If there’s ever a place to spot-start him, this is it.
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