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Riding the Waive: 9-1-15


Mike Fiers – SP – Astros – ESPN: 59% – Y! 70%

After the no-hitter, Mike Fiers showed no signs of being tired, and threw another excellent outing for his new team. Fiers has been dominant of late, allowing two earned runs in the last four starts. Fiers has gotten better as the season has gone on, and carries a 23.7% strikeout rate on the season. With the way Fiers is pitching, he is starting to get snagged in regular leagues, but could still be out there.

Aaron Nola – SP – Phillies – ESPN: 44% – Y! 30%

The young right-hander for Philly has been their best pitcher since the Cole Hamels deal, while all the other get pounded to a pulp most nights. Aaron Nola has a 3.26 ERA in eight starts this season, with 40 strikeouts. He has yet to have a blowup on the season, only allowing 3+ earned runs twice, and averages about six strikeouts per start. He is a nice add for the rest of the season.


Javier Baez – 2B/SS – Cubs – ESPN: 18% – Y! 27%

The Cubs called up another prospect, but one that is familiar. Javier Baez is expected to see regular playing time, mainly over Starlin Castro. Baez has cut his strikeout rate down in the minors, and has kept the power and speed going. He may not give the best average over the last month of the season, but you can find some HR and SB from Baez. His SS eligibility makes him more of an attractive play.

Jayson Werth – OF – Nationals – ESPN: 24% – Y! 37%

I was not sold on Jayson Werth when he exited the Coors series, since that atmosphere enhances everyones bats. Werth has proved me wrong, and has thrived in the leadoff role. He is hitting .296 in the last seven days, and had a couple of multi-hit games before that. With Werth healthy in the leadoff spot, he has some value going forward.

Marlon Byrd – OF – Giants – ESPN: 32% – Y! 45%

Marlon Byrd has not missed a beat since joining the Giants, he is hitting .286 with 17 RBI since joining the team. The power has not suffered either, with a .357 ISO in that span. At the rate he is going now, and is arguably in a better offense, with guys getting on base in around of him. His RBI chances should keep on coming.