Fantasy Baseball Update 7/19/17: Waiver Wire Picks
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Baseball Right Now
July 19, 2017
The early-week MLB series are just finishing up today, and with the big weekend games on the horizon it’s a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s visit with a few of the trending players out there.
Anthony Swarzak, RP, Chicago White Sox: Swarzak is getting some waiver wire attention in the wake of the big Todd Frazier trade with the Yankees. Chicago Relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle are now wearing New York pinstripes.
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That makes Swarzak a logical choice for more work. He’s got four wins this year with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 44.0 innings. He’s definitely a guy to at least keep an eye on.
Tyler Clippard, RP, Chicago White Sox: Clippard also changed addresses in the Chicago-New York trade and should see some big situations for the Sox.
Clippard carries a 4.95 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 36.1 innings this year. If he can pitch to his abilities, he may be able to flirt with closer duties with the White Sox.
Gerardo Parra, 1B/OF, Colorado Rockies: Parra has been pretty hot at the plate lately, and that’s got him looking like a nice fantasy pickup. In his last three games, he’s got seven hits, seven runs, two homers and five RBI.
Parra is hitting .352 on the year with eight homers and 40 RBI. He’s been crushing since returning from the DL on July 7.
Collin McHugh, SP, Houston Astros: If you’re SP-needy, McHugh is a guy to grab right now before his impending season debut on July 22 versus Baltimore. He’s coming off the DL due to an elbow injury.
Pitching for a great Astros team, McHugh offers some real upside. He carried a 3.71 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP between 2014 and 2016.
Paul DeJong, 2B/3B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals: DeJong is available in around half the fantasy leagues out there, and is a good pickup right now if you need middle infield help. He has three hits, two runs, a homer and two RBI in his last three games.
DeJong is hitting .295 with 10 homers and 22 RBI. After two more games with the Mets, he’ll head off to Wrigley for a date with the rival Cubs.
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