Fantasy Baseball 2014: Waiver Wire Update 8/22
Fantasy Baseball 2014: Weekend Waiver Wire Pickups
August 22, 2014
Today’s Friday, and regular readers will know what that means: It’s time once again for the second installment of our biweekly waiver wire updates in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got the usual round of intriguing players on hand for you today, so with that said let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see what’s out there on the wire.
Carlos Carrasco, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Carrasco is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar, but he’s certainly made an impression. He’s coming off a seven-inning win over Baltimore, allowing no earned on just three hits in his victory.
Carrasco owns a 3.27 ERA and a nice 1.05 WHIP on the season so far, and if he can keep it going he’ll be a staple of the Indians’ rotation for the rest of the season. He’ll take the mound again at home as the Astros come visit.
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Shane Greene, SP/RP, New York Yankees: Let’s head over to the Big Apple for our other SP candidate, the Yankees’ Greene. He’s coming off a nice showing against Tampa Bay, allowing two earned through six innings on seven hits and a walk.
Greene has some nice numbers so far, with a 2.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Most people seem to think he’ll keep it going, so if you’re an optimist then slot him in for today’s nice matchup against the White Sox.
Kyle Quackenbush, RP, San Diego Padres: Now let’s hit the RP market for some save speculation, as Quackenbush has been turning some heads lately. He nabbed his first career save against the Dodgers on Wednesday, posting one hit in one inning of action.
Thanks to Joaquin Benoit’s injured shoulder, Quackenbush ended up getting the call in his outing on Wednesday. If Benoit continues to get bitten by the injury bug, Quack will take the mound in his place. He’s a speculation play in deeper leagues right now.
Jon Jay, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Don’t look now, but Jay is on fire. Through the Cincinnati series, he carried a 12-game hitting streak with him, posting a .514 BA (18-for-35) through that span.
Jay is producing a lot of runs and a few RBI here and there, but the real draw is that BA. If you’re in need of a boost and want to get it from a depth outfielder, he’s your play.
Carl Crawford, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: We’ve talked about Crawford once or twice this week, so we’ll give him his due again since he’s trending. In his previous three starts heading into yesterday’s action, he had six hits, four runs, a homer, three RBI and three stolen bases. He had a hit and a run yesterday to keep it going.
Crawford has been delivering across-the-board value in recent days, and we’d tag him as a must-have player by now. If he’s still out there in your league, snatch him up ASAP.
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