Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 7/6
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July 6, 2016
The MLB All-Star Break is fast approaching (Monday), but it’s never too late to visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire and pick up some last-minute adds. Let’s take a moment to check out the trending players out there right now.
C.J. Cron, 1B, Los Angeles Angels: We’ll start out in La-La Land with Cron, who is tops on the waiver wire list this morning. He’s coming off two homers last night against the Rays, resulting in four RBI.
That gives Cron a whopping five homers in his last five games, with 13 RBI in that span. He’s got 11 homers with 46 RBI on the season and is a beast against American League pitching.
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Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Let’s turn our attention to the mound right now and check out Ryu. He’s making a start tomorrow evening against the Padres, which will be his first appearance off the disabled list.
Ryu hasn’t pitched since the 2014 NLDS, so it’ll be interesting to see what he’s got. Adventurous types will want to add him now.
Hector Santiago, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Another guy in L.A. worth checking out is Santiago, who starts tomorrow against the Rays. He’s coming off six shutout innings in Fenway against Boston.
Santiago carries a 4.93 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP on the year across 91.1 innings of work. He’s 2-0 in his last four starts, and really only has one stinker in there.
Cameron Rupp, C, Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s get out of Los Angeles and head over to the east coast. Rupp is a popular add, considering the catcher position is a veritable wasteland for fantasy purposes.
Rupp came up empty yesterday, but prior to that had eight hits in four games with four runs, a homer and three RBI. He’s at home against Atlanta then heads to the rare air of Colorado.
Javier Baez, 2B/3B/SS, Chicago Cubs: We’ll finish up with the versatile Baez, who is on a roll lately. He’s coming off a solo homer yesterday against the Reds, which gives him five hits in three games.
Baez is batting .272 on the season, and holds nine homers with 28 RBI and five stolen bases. That’s not bad for a low-end utility player. He gets Cincinnati, Atlanta and Pittsburgh to finish out the week.
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