Fantasy Baseball News 8/26/13: Waiver Wire Position Players
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Early-Week Waiver Wire Adds
August 26, 2013
It’s Monday again (unfortunately), and that means it’s once again time to take a look at the noteworthy waiver wire names out there. We’ll be looking at the top trends in fantasy baseball and seeing if anyone is worth adding to your roster. It’s all part of our biweekly waiver updates, so let’s get started with the first edition now.
Khris Davis, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: Davis is one of the hottest waiver wire adds around right now, due to his consistent play as of late. In the last 10 games, he’s hit four homers to go along with his nine RBI and eight runs in that span. Davis has been on fire this month, and in 81 at-bats he’s managed a .333 average with eight homers, 18 RBI and 20 runs. We like him as a lower-end add with the potential to provide decent numbers from here on out.
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Will Venable, OF, San Diego Padres: Not to be outdone, Venable has put up some awesome numbers recently as well. He’s hit in nine of his last 10 games, with four homers, seven RBI, eight runs and two steals in that span. He’s the dictionary definition of a low-end across-the-board producer, with his .272 average, 19 homers and 15 stolen bases. Venable is getting swept up at a very quick rate in fantasy, so grab him before someone else does.
Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia Phillies: Ruiz is getting plenty of attention lately, as he’s been killing it at the plate. He’s hit in seven of the last eight, with two homers, six RBI, five runs and five multi-hit outings in that span. The home runs were a long time coming, as he’s only got four on the year thus far. Still, if Ruiz can maintain a decent clip for the remainder of the season, he’s worth a look as a backup catcher in deeper leagues.
L.J. Hoes, OF, Houston Astros: Here’s a relative newcomer to the waiver wire game. The young Hoes has been pretty impressive at the plate recently, hitting in nine of his last 10. During that span, he’s got five multi-hit outings, nine runs and three stolen bases. Hoes is worth monitoring in the near future. He’s got some potential for steals (he has seven so far) and could provide a decent BA if he stays focused. Owners in mid-sized leagues can probably find a slightly better option, but deeper-league players should pay close attention here.
Darin Ruf, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: Ruf is another relative newcomer to the top of the waiver wire list, and he’s demanding your attention. He has at least one hit in seven of the last eight games, with four homers, seven RBI and five runs in that span. Ruf doesn’t have a large body of work to compare his recent numbers to, but he’s bound for a correction at some point in the future. Still, his tasty matchups against the Mets and Cubs this week call for a look, at least.
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