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Fantasy Baseball Waiver-Wire Targets: Aug. 16, 2019

August 16, 2019
After this weekend, there are only seven more weeks of the fantasy baseball season. For those who use a playoff format, the urgency is even greater as the regular season is quickly coming to an end. We need to be more focused than we have at any point in the year, as we can't afford to drop off.

Waiver-Wire Targets:

Atlanta Braves Reliever Mark Melancon -- The Braves have tried hard to stabilize their bullpen through trades, but it has come with mixed results. The veteran Melancon is currently in line to pick up saves for the first-place Braves, evidenced by the team giving him the ball in the ninth inning Aug. 13. However, he is currently only 34 percent owned in Yahoo! Sports leagues. This makes no sense and we need to take advantage. As of right now, Melancon is the closer for a first place team. Pick him up.

Arizona Diamondbacks Middle Infielder Josh Rojas -- The 25-year-old was recently promoted and has already collected four hits in his first four games. Rojas hit 23 home runs and stole 33 bases across three minor-league levels this year. As always, we'll see if that translates to the big leagues, but it will be hard to find that potential on the waiver wire. It appears San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will be heading to the injured list, so fantasy owners needing a replacement can look at Rojas.

San Francisco Giants Starting Pitcher Logan Webb -- The 22-year-old hasn't even been promoted and he’s working his way back from an 80-game suspension, but Webb's major-league debut appears to be imminent. The waiver wire for starting pitchers is bleak, and those who lost Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray are looking for strikeout upside. Webb could provide that, as he is averaging close to 10 strikeouts per nine innings this season in the minors.