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Fantasy Baseball Update 8/21/16: Key Matchups Early This Week

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues

August 21, 2016

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We’re starting a new week in the MLB, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the new series around the league. Let’s check out the waiver wire and see which guys are being added right now. 

Alex Bregman, 3B/SS, Houston Astros: Bregman is on quite a roll right now. In his current five-game hit streak, he’s got 11 hits, six runs, three homers and nine RBI. 

Fantasy Baseball Update 8/21/16: Key Matchups Early This Week


With his nice run, Bregman has turned around his rough start and is now hitting .238 on the year. He’ll be heading to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates starting tomorrow. 

Zack Godley, SP/RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Now let’s head over to the mound and visit with Godley. In his last start, he allowed just two runs in 7.1 innings against the Mets, striking out four in the process. 

Godley holds a 4.85 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP on the season in his 52 innings. His next start is tomorrow at home against the Braves in a good-looking matchup. 

Homer Bailey, SP, Cincinnati Reds: We’ve talked about Bailey a couple of times in this space, and here he is again. He’s coming off a no-decision against Miami, going five innings with one earned run and six strikeouts. 

On the season, Bailey has a 3.66 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in 19.2 innings. His next start comes at home against the Dodgers tomorrow. 

Yulieski Gurriel, 3B, Houston Astros: Let’s head back over to Houston and visit with Gurriel, who was just recalled from Triple-A Fresno. He’ll make his major league debut in the DH spot today against the Orioles. 

Gurriel is 32 years old and should be able to slot right in with the Astros. It’ll be interesting to see what he can do in the Pirates series as well. 

Josh Bell, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: While we’re on the subject of the Astros-Pirates series, let’s look at Bell. He was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis this weekend, and went 0-for-1 in yesterday’s game. 

Prior to that, Bell was 2-for-2 in his major league career with a single and a grand slam. Deeper leaguers will want to kick the tires here, as he’s got a nice ceiling. 

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