Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 7/1
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 1, 2016
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again for us to check the waiver wire in the world of fantasy baseball. Here’s a closer look at a few trending players to see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Bud Norris, SP/RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Here’s an interesting development. With Clayton Kershaw on the shelf, the Dodgers traded for Norris, and he’ll be making his team debut today at home against the Rockies.
Over the course of 70.1 innings this year, Norris holds a 4.22 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP. He’ll get more firepower at the plate behind him in L.A. than he did in Atlantal.
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Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Looking ahead to tomorrow’s starters, Duffy is an interesting find. He’s available in about half the leagues out there and is coming off eight nice innings in a win against the Cardinals, allowing two runs and striking out eight.
Duffy is sitting on a 3.24 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP this year. He gets a favorable draw in the Phillies tomorrow.
Danny Espinosa, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Washington Nationals: We’ve talked about Espinosa a few times this year, and he’s popping back up on the radar again. In his last two games, he’s got three hits, three runs, two homers and seven RBI.
Both the homers and all seven RBI came yesterday in the Reds opener, hence the ownership surge. Espinosa has 15 long-balls with 41 RBI on the year, but is hitting a tepid .235 overall.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B/OF, Cleveland Indians: Chisenhall has been a hot pickup this week. He’s got a four-game hit streak right now, complete with nine hits, four runs, three homers and seven RBI.
Chisenhall is hitting .297 on the year with five homers and 22 RBI. He’ll be picking it back up in the Toronto series today.
Javier Baez, 2B/3B/SS, Chicago Cubs: Likewise sitting on a four-game hit streak is Baez, who has contributed seven hits, two homers, three runs and seven RBI in that stretch, alongside one steal.
Baez has a .269 average on the year has slapped eight homers with 27 RBI and five stolen bases. He’s in New York finishing up against the Mets before coming home for the Reds.
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