Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 6/25
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 25, 2016
The weekend makes a good time for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the waiver wire and see where the trending players are. Let’s take a look at a few hot names and see if they’re worthy of adding to your roster right now.
Matt Garza, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Let’s start this waiver wire party out on the mound and visit Garza. He’s coming off six shutout innings against the Dodgers in his most recent starts, striking out two batters.
Garza is sitting on a 0.90 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP this year. Sure, it’s a small sample size (two starts), but he’s got the goods to be a nice fantasy asset. He’ll face the Nationals today.
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Dillon Overton, SP, Oakland Athletics: Deep-league owners will want to pay close attention to Overton right now. He’s set to make his debut against the Angels today, fresh off a call-up from the Triple-A level.
In his last seven outings in the minors, Overton has tallied a smooth 1.40 ERA. If you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for pitchers, he’s a nice name to have right now.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B/OF, Colorado Rockies: It seems like Reynolds shows up in this space at least a few times every year, and here he is again. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had a nice four-game hit streak to his credit with six hits, five runs, three homers and five RBI in that span. Reynolds had two hits and a run yesterday.
Reynolds is that proverbial all-or-nothing fantasy play, as he can get on a roll and pump in the power stats. While he’s rolling, he’s not a bad pickup for those in need of homers and RBI while the D-Backs are in town.
Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Escobar in this space, and it probably won’t be the last. He carried a six-game hit streak into the Yankees series, logging 10 hits, six runs, two homers and nine RBI in that run.
Escobar is a very nice plug-and-play guy for deeper-league owners. He’s eligible in a lot of positions and is available in over 90 percent of leagues out there.
Kurt Suzuki, C, Minnesota Twins: Let’s stick in Minnesota as we finish up today and check out Suzuki. He carried a four-game hit streak into the Yankees series, logging seven hits, two homers, three runs and eight RBI in that stretch. He had two hits and a run yesterday.
Catcher is a veritable fantasy wasteland this year, so anyone showing any promise is immediately a viable pickup. Suzuki’s BA is decent, and he’s a legitimate power threat every time he steps to the plate.
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