Fantasy Baseball News 8/30/13: Waiver Wire Position Players
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Weekend Waiver Wire Adds
August 30, 2013
It’s Friday once again; around here, that means it’s time to take the second of our biweekly looks at the waiver wire in fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential adds for you this morning, so let’s get right down to it and examine the position players who could be posting some big numbers in the near future.
Brandon Moss, 1B, Oakland Athletics: Moss hasn’t exactly been the model of consistency this season, but he’s been on an absolute tear recently. Over his last 10 games, he’s posted seven homers, 14 RBI, 10 runs and a stolen base for good measure. If you’re thinking of adding Moss, statistically, this is the time to do it. He was excellent during the last month of the 2012 season.
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Will Venable, OF, San Diego Padres: Venable has been hanging around on the waiver wire for quite some time now, and he remains a reliable add. He’s hit in nine of his last 10 games, posting four homers, nine RBI, nine runs and six multi-hit outings in that span. We’re starting to think he can maintain some nice production for an extended period, instead of just being a flash-in-the-pan-type name. He’s proven himself reliable, so hop on the Venable train until it slows down.
Dustin Ackley, 2B, Seattle Mariners: He came up empty yesterday against the Astros, but Ackley remains a waiver wire mainstay. Over his last seven games, he’s posted three RBI, three runs and four multi-hit outings. Ackley’s season-long numbers aren’t anything to get excited about--a .257 BA, 22 RBI, 33 runs--but they could improve in the next couple of series. He’ll be seeing the Astros and Royals in the coming week.
Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia Phillies: As far as backstops go, Ruiz is one of the more favorable waiver wire names out there right now. He’s hitting well recently, posting three homers, seven RBI and seven runs over his last 10 appearances. Like a lot of fantasy players out there, Ruiz’s lines have been damaged this season due to injury and underperformance, but he’s trying to endear himself to owners once again. He makes a nice backup catcher right now.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, Houston Astros: Dominguez is a lower-end pickup right now--we’ll say that right away. He likely won’t be able to sustain any sort of power, and will regress to the mean once again very soon. That said, he’s put up some decent numbers recently, with three homers, six RBI and nine runs in his last 10 games. Dominguez might work as a matchup-based play, but we don’t trust him too much further than that.
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