Fantasy Baseball Update 8/3/17: Key Matchups This Weekend
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Baseball Heading Into the Weekend Series
August 3, 2017
The MLB’s big weekend series will be kicking off today, so it’s a good time to visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire to see who’s trending out there. Let’s take a look at a few of the most-added names and see if anyone makes sense for you.
Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s start things out on the mound this morning and look at Conley. He’s coming off 7.2 innings and two runs allowed in a win during his last start versus the Reds.
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On the year, Conley has four wins with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 49.1 innings. He’s won his last two games, giving up just two earned in 14.2 innings. Conley will be on the mound again tomorrow versus the Braves.
Kyle Freeland, SP, Colorado Rockies: We’ll stay on the mound and check out Freeland, who is a trending add ahead of his start tomorrow against the Phillies. He’s 3-0 in his last four starts and has 11 wins on the year.
Freeland has a 3.71 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP in 121.1 innings this year. He’s still out there in over 60 percent of fantasy leagues and is a nice pickup right now.
Howie Kendrick, 1B/2B/3B/OF, Washington Nationals: Kendrick turned some heads this week in Miami, when he went 5-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in a loss.
Kendrick has a .352 BA with three homers and 18 RBI this year, but has been slowed by injuries. If his last couple games are a sneak peek at what he’s going for this weekend at Wrigley Field, he’ll be a great pickup.
Christian Vazquez, C, Boston Red Sox: Vazquez has been on a tear over the last week or so. In four games, he’s got 10 hits, six runs, a homer, six RBI and a steal.
That makes a .279 BA with two homers and 23 RBI this year. Vazquez will be getting more playing time as long as he’s healthy and works nicely as a daily fantasy play.
Bradley Zimmer, OF, Cleveland Indians: Zimmer has appeared in this space a couple of times, and he’s trending once again heading into the series against the Yankees.
On the season, Zimmer has a .282 BA with eight homers, 37 RBI and 13 steals. Over his last three starts he’s put up two runs, a homer, two RBI and a steal. Starting today, the Bronx Bombers are in town for a big series.
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