Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 7/30
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
July 30, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Saturday, and that means the MLB will be bringing us a fresh installment of weekend series action today. While we’re getting our rosters set, let’s check out the waiver wire and see who’s trending in seasonal and daily leagues out there.
Hernan Perez, 2B/3B/OF, Milwaukee Brewers: Heading into yesterday’s matchup against the Pirates, Perez was a hot flier option. He’d slapped four hits with two runs, a homer, three RBI and two steals in his previous three games alone.
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Perez has been something of a low-radar speedster option for needy fantasy owners this year. He’s got some nice power/speed potential as he finishes off the Pirates series then heads to San Diego next week.
Yasmany Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Another lower-end add who was getting lots of looks yesterday was Tomas. Heading into the Dodgers opener, he had a five-game hit streak intact with nine hits, three runs, four homers and 10 RBI in that span. Thomas had a hit and a run yesterday to keep it going.
Tomas is well over the 40-RBI mark now, and is cruising toward some big homer numbers as well. 25-30 dingers may not be out of the question here by year’s end, and he’s still available in almost 2/3 of the leagues out there in fantasy land.
Aaron Altherr, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Altherr made his season debut this week to much fanfare in Atlanta. He went 3-for-4 in that opener, bagging a homer, two runs and two RBI.
Altherr is a dual-threat guy who is available just about everywhere right now. As an NL-only or deep-league catch, he’s got some intriguing possibilities against the Braves and beyond.
Shawn Kelley, RP, Washington Nationals: Everybody needs saves every now and again, so let’s visit with Kellley. He bagged his sixth save of the year in a one-batter situation last night against the Giants.
That’s Kelley’s second save in as many days. It appears he’s now the front-runner to get opportunities right now in Washington, so he’s worth grabbing if you’re down his way and need the save numbers.
Andrew Cashner, SP, Miami Marlins: Here’s an interesting SP pickup right now. Cashner moved to the marlins yesterday in a seven-player trade, and this has been a boon for his fantasy prospects.
Cashner is sitting on a 4.76 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP on the season, and should only get better with an improved Marlins offense behind him. He’ll pitch on regular rest tomorrow, so now’s the time to get him.
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