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Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/31

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues

August 31, 2016

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Today marks a good day to check out some of the notable fantasy baseball waiver wire adds out there, as we’re getting ready to shift gears into the weekend games. That said, let’s visit with some of the more popular names and see if anyone fits your roster as we head down the home stretch of the season. 

Josh Bell, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Heading into yesterday’s matchup against the Cubs (where he whiffed 0-for-4), Bell had a nice run going. In four games, he had four hits with three runs, a homer and two RBI to his credit. 

Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 8/31


That gives Bell a .355 BA, two homers and eight RBI all together. He’s been cruising since his call-up, and giving nice returns to deep-league owners. He’s at home against Milwaukee this weekend. 

Luke Weaver, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Need a quick SP plug-in for today? Look no further than Weaver, who is available in over 80 percent of leagues. He’s coming off his first major league win, holding the A’s to one run over six innings with seven punch-outs. 

Weaver is tossing a 3.60 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP in 15 innings so far, and he’s got 15 strikeouts to his credit. He’ll be in Milwaukee tonight against the Brewers. 

Matt Wisler, SP, Atlanta Braves: Let’s stick on the mound for a minute and visit with Wisler. In his last game, he went eight innings with one run allowed against Arizona, and will start again tonight at home against the Padres. 

Wisler holds a 4.92 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 130 innings, and is kind of a dice-roll as far as his play. Still, the Padres matchup is favorable and you could get some use out of him as a plug-in. 

CJ Cron, 1B, Los Angeles Angels: We’ll head on over to first base now and check out Cron. He’s got a nice little seven-game hit streak going right now, and in that time has delivered five runs, three homers and eight RBI. 

Cron is hitting .288 on the year with 14 homers and 58 RBI. It took him a little while to get going when he first came off the DL, but all looks good now. He’ll be in Seattle this weekend. 

Ryan Schimpf, 2B/3B, San Diego Padres: Let’s finish up with Schimpf, who has made this space before. In his last five games, he’s got eight hits with six runs, two homers and four RBI to his credit. 

That gives Schimpf a .242 BA with 16 homers and 38 RBI on the year. He’s available in around 83 percent of the leagues out there and will head to LA tomorrow to begin the Dodgers series. 

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