Daily Fantasy Baseball Streamers – Wire Picks Waiver for Friday 8/6
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We have ten pitchers who are registered in over 90% of ESPN leagues. Four others are held in more than half of the leagues. That leaves us with about half the pitchers to choose from today, including a lot of former All-Stars. Do any of them make the cut? We’ll check this out after looking at the hitters.
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8/6 Batting Streamers – Shallow Leagues
Kolten Wong (2B, LHB, MIL) – 48.2% enrolled
Match: vs SF RHP Logan Webb
Wong has at least one hit in all but two of his 16 games since the break. He’s hitting .308 in that span with a homerun, seven RBIs and 13 batting runs for Milwaukee with a pair of interceptions. Wong hit 0.350 in June before landing on the IL and didn’t miss a beat on his return. Wong hit 0.315 in July, but has yet to regain its June surge. If you need races or averages, Wong is your man.
Kyle Farmer (2B / SS / 3B, RHB, CIN) – 42.8% enrolled
Match: against PIT RHP JT Brubaker
Few of the players on a team in the world are hitting like Farmer right now. Farmer has at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 games. He’s hitting .453 with three homers, seven RBIs and 13 runs scored in that span. The Reds moved it right past Joey Votto, who scored seven straight goals about a week ago (and hit another last night). You can bet Farmer is going to keep having a ton of shots to hit past Votto as long as he stays hot.
Jarred Kelenic (OF, LHB, SEA) – 38.5% enrolled
Match: at NYY LHP Wandy Peralta
It’s a bullpen game for the Yankees, so I’m not worried that they open with a southpaw. Why the hell should we pick up a guy who hits thirty-eight dollars anyway? This highlights how much Kelenic struggled before being exiled to AAA Tacoma in June. Kelenic hit five hits on Aug. 19 with a pair of home runs, three runs batted in and three runs scored this month. He is finally at ease in the majors. Pick it up while you still can.
Rafael Ortega (OF, LHB, CHC) – 27.6% enrolled
Match: vs. CWS RHP Lance Lynn
Ortega has at least one hit in seven straight batting games for the Cubs. He’s hitting .448 with four homers, nine RBIs and ten runs scored in that span. He scored one run in every game over the streak, had a four-hit game against the Nationals, which also turned out to be a three-homer game. With as hot as he is right now, I think he still gets a little something out of Lynn.
8/6 Batting Streamers – Deeper Leagues
Austin Nola (C, RHB, SD) – 18.5% enrolled
Match: vs. ARI LHP Caleb Smith
The Padres have used Nola sparingly since returning from IL on July 23. That’s how he quietly put together a five-game hitting streak in which he hits .500 with one run scored and five RBIs. He only has one homer in 68 at-batings this year, but he had ten homers in 267 at-batings in 2019. That power should return soon. Otherwise, we still have some nice RBI totals and a hot bat to lean on.
Aledmys Diaz (2B / 3B / OF, RHB, HOU) – 16.3% enrolled
Match: v MIN RHP Bailey Ober
Diaz has enjoyed his seven-game hitting streak since returning from the broken IL last night by the Twins of All Teams. It was a fluke. There’s no way this lift pen will stick him again. Diaz reached fifth place last night and should continue to hold a strong place in that order. Diaz has three homers, eight RBIs and seven runs scored in eight games since his return. I’ll have a lot of him against this pitching staff all weekend.
Asdrubal Cabrera (1B / 3B, LHB, ARI) – 7.7% enrolled
Match: at SD LHP Ryan Weathers
This Arizona attack missed Cabrera. He has played nine points in 11 games since returning from IL. Five of them have come in the last four games, including his only home since his return. Cabrera is warming up at the right time and will continue to occupy a good place in the RBI in the middle of this roster. You can do a lot worse in the deep leagues.
Yadiel Hernandez (OF, LHB, WAS) – 5.5% enrolled
Match: at ATL LHP Kyle Muller
The Nationals made room for Yadiel just before the trade deadline. He rewarded their confidence with an eight-game streak in which he reached 0.481 with two homers, seven RBIs and six runs scored. This park favors left-handed hitters, so I can see the hitting streak continuing as the Braves haven’t let Muller play more than five innings anyway.
Streamers Pitcher for 8/6 – Shallow Leagues
Logan Webb (RHP, SF) – 34.7% enrolled
Match: in Milwaukee
Webb handled Houston on his last outing, so I’m not afraid of the game. Webb has faced the Dodgers twice and the Astros in his last three starts and allowed a total of five runs in 17 innings. In the five starts since his return, Webb has allowed just six runs in 24 innings. The 19 strikeouts don’t set the world on fire, but Webb should help your ratios and give you a decent chance of winning if nothing else.
Kyle Muller (LHP, ATL) – 24.1% enrolled
Match: against Washington
This national lineup is a bit watered down without Trea Turner. This is good news for Muller. Muller has allowed just eight runs in his 29.2 innings this season while racking up 13 strikeouts. The ratios are well above average, the opponent is below average and strikeouts are above average as well. What not to like?
Streamers Pitcher for 8/6 – Deeper Leagues
Matt Manning (RHP, DET) – 5.5% enrolled
Match: in Cleveland
Manning had the worst outing of his young career in Cleveland on June 28. Since then, Manning has allowed 11 runs in 24.1 innings while striking out 14. He needs to limit goals and has done a better job not to give up on hard knocks. balls. This limits the amount of damage caused to it. I think he’s getting revenge on the tribe here. Aside from a forgettable outing against the Twins a few weeks ago, Manning hasn’t allowed more than two runs in the other four of his last five starts.
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