Fantasy Baseball Update 7/25/17: Waiver Wire Picks
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Baseball Right Now
July 25, 2017
The early-week series in the MLB are in full swing, so it’s a good time to check out your fantasy baseball roster and see if you can make any additions off the waiver wire. Let’s check out some of the trending players and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Derek Fisher, OF, Houston Astros: With George Springer (quad) ailing, the Astros will be taking a look at Fisher—at least for the time-being.
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Last month, Fisher posted some solid numbers in his five-game stretch, logging a .278 BA with two homers. He’s got 21 homers, 66 RBI and 16 swipes this season in Triple-A, and it will be interesting to see what he’s got this week.
Nick Williams, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: The Phillies have been making a bit of noise over their last several games, and Williams is a big part of that. During his nine-game hit streak, he’s got six runs, three homers and 16 RBI.
On the year, that gives Williams a .306 BA with four homers and 18 RBI in just 20 games. After finishing up with the Astros this week, Williams and the gang will see the Braves at home.
Brent Honeywell, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: In deeper leagues and on SP-needy teams, it’s time to take a look at Honeywell. He’s the Rays’ top pitching prospect and is making quite an impression.
On Sunday in his last outing, Honeywell gave up two runs on four hits over five innings while striking out 11 batters and walking only one. With the Rays in contention, a call-up could be imminent.
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Boston Red Sox: Rodriguez is coming off four earned on six hits in 5.1 innings in his last start against Seattle in a loss, but he’s a trendy waiver wire add nonetheless.
On the season, Rodriguez has four wins, a 3.89 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 71.2 innings. He’s posting some decent strikeout rates lately, and will try again against the Royals on the 30th.
Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Happ is 0-for his last five, but he’s still got a bit of value since he has 13 homers and 34 RBI on the season.
That said, he’s been struggling over the last week, hitting just .211 with one RBI. If you’re stuck for middle infield help or outfield depth, however, he’s got a better ceiling than many others.
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