Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 9/1
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
September 1, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time once again for us to take a closer look at the waiver wire in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of names in store for you today, so let’s visit the current trends and see who might make a good pickup right now.
Derek Holland, SP, Texas Rangers: Holland is hitting the top of the waiver wire charts over the past couple of days, thanks to a big performance on Sunday. He put in a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits against the Orioles.
That’s two wins in three games for Holland, so he’s on a very nice run right now. We’ll see him again in L.A. against the Angels on Saturday.
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Matt Shoemaker, SP/RP, Los Angeles Angels: Speaking of the Angels, they’ve got a pitcher by the name of Matt Shoemaker that you should check out. He’s coming of a 7.1-inning win against the Tigers, allowing one hit and no earned.
Shoemaker is sitting on a 4.48 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP for the season, and has a half-dozen wins. He’ll get the call today in Oakland for a nice matchup against the A’s.
Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: We’ve profiled the multi-talented Escobar a couple of times this year, and he’s trending once again after a pretty decent weekend. He put up two hits, three runs and an RBI in that three-game series.
Escobar is hitting .255 with eight homers and 45 RBI this year. He’s plated a run in his last 10 games straight--13 in all. He starts in against the White Sox at home today.
Michael Cuddyer, 1B/OF, New York Mets: Cuddyer posted a big day on Sunday, leading to a waiver wire surge. In that one, he was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. He sat out of yesterday’s game.
Cuddyer has played pretty darn well since returning from the disabled list, so it’s high time you gave him a look. He’ll get the Phillies and Marlins this week.
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Let’s head down to Florida and visit with Kiermaier, who had a good weekend. In those two games, he logged two homers, three hits and three RBI. The bad news is that he sprained his ankle yesterday and came out of the game. It doesn’t seem too bad, but prospective owners will want to keep an eye on it.
Fun fact: Kiermaier is at the top of the league rankings in triples, and he’s bringing in pretty decent low-end stats across the fantasy board. He’s in Baltimore and New York (Yankees) this week if he’s healthy.
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