Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 8/4
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 4, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out the waiver wire in fantasy baseball. We’ve got another batch of intriguing names here for you to peruse, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Henry Owens, SP, Boston Red Sox: We talked about Owens over the weekend, and he’s worth revisiting this morning. The youngster will be making his Major League debut today in New York against the Yankees--nothing like a trial by fire.
Owens has been tearing it up at Pawtucket, and it’ll be interesting to see what he can do at the big league level. Better grab him now if you want him.
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Jimmy Nelson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Before we leave the mound for today, let’s check out Nelson. He’s on a great run right now, and is 5-1 in his last seven outings. He’s coming off a two-hit, no-earned no-decision over seven innings against the Cubs.
Nelson takes the hill tonight at home against the Padres. In reality, he’s a lower-end option but a great pickup at that level.
Didi Gregorius, 2B/SS, New York Yankees: Every month or so, Gregorius has been popping up on the waiver wire radar. He’s here again after a string of solid games.
Gregorius has hit in six of his last seven, with four runs, a homer and 11 RBI in that span. Sure, he’s still a lower-end guy, but at a tough SS spot that might be good enough. He’ll see the Red Sox starting today.
Wellington Castillo, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Now let’s check out another tough position at catcher. Castillo was solid in the Seattle and Houston series, logging eight hits, seven runs, four homers and five RBI over five games. He bagged another solo home run yesterday. He now has 12 on the season.
Castillo still isn’t an elite fantasy catcher, but if he keeps blasting balls the way he has over the past week he soon will be. He’s in Washington this week before coming home for the Reds.
Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Grichuk is back on the waiver wire radar following a nice six-game hit streak. In that span, he’s put up eight hits, three runs, a homer and two RBI.
Grichuk owns a .288 average overall with 12 homers and 38 RBI. If he keeps the homers coming, he’ll make a great add ahead of the Reds series starting today.
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