Fantasy Baseball Update 7/17/17: Key Matchups Early This Week
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Baseball Heading Into the Early-Week Series
July 17, 2017
Now that we’ve gotten our first dose of MLB action after the All-Star break this past weekend, it’s a good opportunity to check the fantasy baseball waiver wire ahead of all the big matchups this week. Let’s see who’s trending this morning.
Sean Doolittle, RP, Washington Nationals: Yesterday, we got news of a big trade between the Nationals and the A’s. Doolittle was part of that deal, and the speculation is that he’ll likely split closer duties with Ryan Madson for the time being.
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Doolittle has shown quite a bit of promise this year. He’s got a 3.38 ERA with a 0.66 WHIP and three saves in 21.1 innings. He gets the Angels starting tomorrow after finishing up with the Reds.
Mike Clevinger, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Another pitcher to keep an eye on this morning is Clevinger, who is high atop the waiver wire ahead of a start tomorrow. He’s coming off 6.0 innings with four Ks and zero earned in his last outing against the Tigers.
Clevinger has a 3.00 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP this year in 60.0 innings. He’s also got five wins, and will try for another tomorrow in San Francisco.
Tommy Pham, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Pham is a guy we’ve talked about a time or two this year, and he’s really been contributing to the Cardinals’ offense lately. In his last five starts he’s got eight hits, five runs, a homer, three RBI and three steals.
Pham is hitting .311 with 11 homers and 35 RBI alongside 12 steals this year. He’s playing quite well at the moment heading into New York for the Mets.
Jose Reyes, 3B/SS, New York Mets: There was a time when Reyes was a slam-dunk fantasy pick in the draft, but now you can grab him off the wire. He’s playing well lately with six hits, four runs, a homers, three RBI and a steal in his last three games.
Reyes is still hitting just .225, but does have nine homers, 31 RBI and 11 steals to his credit. He will see the Cardinals starting today at home.
Avisail Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox: As well as Garcia has been playing, it’s somewhat surprising he’s still out there in over 25 percent of leagues. He’s got five hits in his last three games and whacked two homers yesterday against Seattle.
Garcia is one of the Sox’ best hitters this year with a .312 BA, 11 homers and 51 RBI. Check and make sure he’s not still out there in your league before he starts up against the Dodgers today.
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