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Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/8

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues

August 8, 2016

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Another Monday has reached us in fantasy baseball land, and the fresh series around the MLB will be starting in a matter of hours. That said, let’s cruise on over to the waiver wire and see what we can find out there right now. 

Pedro Alvarez, 1B/3B, Baltimore Orioles: Alvarez is doing pretty well over the past few days. In his last four starts, he’s got eight hits with five runs, five homers and six RBI to his credit. 

Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/8


Alvarez is hitting .261 on the season with 18 homers and 38 RBI, but he’s still available in about 75 percent of the leagues out there. Go get him before he kicks off this series in Oakland. 

Travis Jankowski, OF, San Diego Padres: Jankowski has himself a nice little run going at the plate right now. During this seven-game hit streak of his, he’s knocked in 14 hits with 12 runs, one RBI and a nice six stolen bases. 

Jankowski won’t hit for power—he’s got just one homer and seven RBI—but he does have 24 stolen bases. If you have the need for speed, he’s your guy on the low end. 

Joe Mauer, 1B, Minnesota Twins: Mauer came up 0-for-3 his last time out on Saturday, but don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm. Prior to that, he had a nice five game-hit streak, plugging in 14 hits, eight runs, a homer and nine RBI in that span. 

Mauer is still available in about 80 percent of the fantasy leagues out there, and would make a nice low-end corner man for your lineup heading into the Astros series this week.

Kevin Gausman, SP/RP, Baltimore Orioles: Now let’s head over to the mound and check out Gausman, who is coming off a nice outing against Texas. In that one, he went seven innings with two runs allowed, bagging the win and seven strikeouts to boot. 

On the year, Gausman has just three wins, but he’s got an okay 1.31 WHIP and a 4.08 ERA alongside his 106 Ks. He’ll get another shot in Oakland today. 

Tyler Anderson, SP, Colorado Rockies: Our other SP pick today is Anderson, who is coming off seven innings of two-run ball in his last outing against the Dodgers. In that win, he struck out six batters, bringing his season total to 52. 

Anderson will get another shot today at home against Texas. In that game he’ll try to improve on his 3.25 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season. 

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