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Fantasy Baseball Update 8/11/16: Key Matchups This Weekend

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues

August 11, 2016

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It’s Thursday once again, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big weekend match-ups. On that note, let’s cruise on over to the waiver wire and see which players are trending as adds right now. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. 

Luke Weaver, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Let’s start things out on the mound today—as we often do—and see what’s going on with Weaver. He’s scheduled to make his MLB debut on Saturday in game three of the Cubs series at Wrigley. 

Fantasy Baseball Update 8/11/16: Key Matchups This Weekend


Weaver was a first-round pick in 2014 and has torn up the minors with a 1.30 ERA and a 0.928 WHIP in 83 innings. He’s not jumping into the greatest matchup in the world, but get in on him while you can. 

Dan Straily, SP, Cincinnati Reds: Also pitching on Saturday will be Dan Straily. He’s coming off a win over the Pirates on Sunday, giving up just a pair of solo homers in six innings with four strikeouts. 

Straggly hasn’t lost a game since July 8, and hasn’t posted an ERA over 3.00 in any of those games since then either. He’ll draw his next start against the Brewers in Milwaukee, which is a pretty nice matchup for him. 

Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox: Moving on over to position players, Benintendi sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. In his last three games, he’s got seven hits with four runs, four RBI and a steal to his credit. 

Benintendi started things out pretty rough, but has since jumped right into the Boston fold. If those Sox fans are to be believed, he’s got a nice ceiling as a depth play. He’ll get the Diamondbacks this weekend. 

Travis Jankowski, OF, San Diego Padres: Now let’s look at another outfielder whose name is equally hard to spell. Jankowski is on a tear right now, hitting in his last nine games with 13 runs, one RBI and seven stolen bases in that span. 

Jankowski is quite the speedster, so if you’re looking for swipes, runs, and to a certain extent average, he’s your guy. He’ll be in the Big Apple for the Mets this weekend. 

Paulo Orlando, OF, Kansas City Royals: Let’s just make it an outfielder trifecta today, as we can’t ignore what Orlando is doing right now. During his current six-game hit streak, he’s collected five runs, a solo homer and two steals. 

Orlando is flirting with double-digits in steals this year, so he’s got some nice low end speed (and runs/BA) value. After finishing up with the White Sox, he’ll head to Minnesota for the Twins this weekend. 

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