Fantasy Baseball Update 8/14/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues
August 14, 2016
It’s another fantasy baseball Sunday, and that means it’s time to visit the waiver wire ahead of the notable early-week series going on in the MLB. Let’s check out a few of the hot adds out there and see who’s trending onto your rosters.
Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees: Let’s start out in the outfield today and visit with Judge, who impressed in his season debut on Saturday. In that one, he logged two hits with a solo homer and two runs.
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That’s a nice start for Judge, who comes up to the starting lineup alongside Tyler Austin. Judge is a solid hitter and should move up in the lineup if he keeps this up. He’s at home against the Jays this week.
Tyler Austin, OF, New York Yankees: While we’re on the subject of new Yankees outfielders, we might as well touch on Austin as well. He launched a back-to-back homer with Judge in their first career plate appearances and finished with two hits on the day.
Austin (and Judge) should be getting a lot of looks moving forward, and is a nice guy to kick the tires on in deeper leagues.
Brett Anderson, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: You’ll want to jump right on the Anderson train today if you want to get him before his start against the Pirates.
Anderson will be coming off the disabled list (back) today for his season debut. He threw a bullpen session on Thursday that went successfully, and with any luck he’ll settle right in for a stretch run in L.A.
Luis Severino, SP, New York Yankees: We’ll head back to the Yankees for a moment and check out Severino since he gets to pitch today as well. He’s coming off a loss against the Red Sox, but does have one win in his last two games.
Severino holds a pretty bloated 6.42 ERA this year and will head up against the Rays today. There are worse places to look if you need a last minute pitcher, we suppose.
Jorge Soler, OF, Chicago Cubs: The Cubs hitters didn’t have a whole ton of success on Saturday against the Cardinals, losing 8-4. Soler got one at-bat and didn’t do anything, but had come into that game with nine hits, five runs, three homers and seven RBI in his previous six outings.
Soler is hitting .252 on the year with eight homers and 20 RBI. After finishing up with the Cardinals today, he’ll head into a home matchup against the Brewers.
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