Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 5 Players To Add Immediately

5 Players To Add Immediately Off The Waiver Wire

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Each week of the fantasy season, there are dozens of waiver wire moves. However, not every player is worth gambling on. To help you decide which players to grab, here are five of the best free agents to grab off the waiver wire in Week 8.

5. OF Juan Lagares., New York Mets

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5. OF Juan Lagares., New York Mets

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After sitting for a couple games, Lagaeras had a big showing this weekend. The 25-year-old clubbed a three-run homer on Saturday night and even robbed OF Jayson Werth of a home run by pulling one back over the fence. Lagaeras has earned more playing time moving forward and will continue be a decent OF3.

4. C Derek Norris, Oakland Athletics

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4. C Derek Norris, Oakland Athletics

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Despite his two-homer outburst last week, Norris continues to fly under the radar. The backstop has a jaw-dropping .354 batting average and an even better .441 On Base Percentage. He has also racked up 8 RBIs in the last eight games alone. Norris has matured into a legitimate power threat behind the plate.

3. RP Cody Allen, Cleveland Indians

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3. RP Cody Allen, Cleveland Indians

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The demotion of John Axford has opened for Allen to take control of the closer role. He recently was shelled for three earned runs, but he won't lose the job after one poor start. He has still struck out 23 batters through 16 innings and the fireballer has the best all-around stuff. He should slowly cement his role as the closer, so add him now before the news gets out.

2. SP Drew Pomeranz, Oakland Athletics

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2. SP Drew Pomeranz, Oakland Athletics

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Since being moved into the rotation, Pomeranz has been lights out. He has won both of his starts and has not allowed an earned run over 10 innings of work. He has also struck out 13 batters and lowered his ERA down to 1.14. The 25-year-old has earned his spot in the team’s rotation and can be a serviceable SP6 from here on out.

1. OF Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

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1. OF Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Parra has started to heat up, as he is hitting .310 this month. The outfielder is over his early-season slump and producing like a great third outfielder. He is worth adding this week in all fantasy formats.


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