Fantasy Baseball Update 7/20/17: Key Matchups This Weekend
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Baseball Heading Into the Weekend Series
July 20, 2017
The MLB’s big weekend series will be off and running tomorrow, so now is a good opportunity to check the fantasy baseball waiver wire to see who’s trending out there as a possible add. Let’s visit with some of the popular guys right now.
Tyler Clippard, RP, Chicago White Sox: We’ve already speculated a bit on Clippard following that big trade from New York, and now it seems we have a little hard evidence on his value.
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The Sox will be giving Clippard the first shot at save opportunities moving forward. He’s the leading candidate in a now-thin Chicago bullpen and will face KC starting tomorrow.
Gerardo Parra, 1B/OF, Colorado Rockies: Parra has been making quite a bit of noise lately as a fantasy add. In his last four games, he’s got 11 hits, eight runs, two homers and five RBI.
That makes eight homers with 40 RBI and a .364 BA for Parra this year. He just keeps hitting and is a great pickup ahead of the Pirates series which starts tomorrow night.
Trevor Cahill, SP/RP, San Diego Padres: Cahill is one of the top SP adds out there this morning, and he’s still available in about 2/3 of fantasy leagues heading into his Friday start in San Francisco.
Cahill carries a 3.14 ERA With a 1.24 WHIP in 57.1 innings this season. he’s coming off 6.2 innings and eight Ks with one run in a win over the Giants in his last start.
CC Sabathia, SP, New York Yankees: Not so long ago, Sabathia was a must-have fantasy pitcher. Now you can get him on the cheap, and even off the wire in many formats.
The good thing about Sabathia is that he’s been one of the Yankees’ more solid SPs this year, and hasn’t allowed a run in three of his last four starts. He’s sitting on a 3.54 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and eight wins going into tomorrow’s road game versus the Mariners.
Nick Williams, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s finish up with Williams, who has been showing some good stuff lately. In his last five games, he’s got nine hits, four runs, two homers and 10 RBI to his credit.
Williams, who is a rookie just called up on June 30, has been showing what he can do over the last couple of weeks. He’s a nice deep-league add while he’s hitting. He’ll see Milwaukee at home starting tomorrow.
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