Waiver Wire Wisdom (8/24)

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Again courtesy of Fred Zinkie:

Could your fantasy team use more power? What about saves? Steals? Runs, RBIs or wins?

Regardless of your holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. Check the following 10 men — all sitting in waivers in many leagues, and all ready to help you win.

Yoan Moncada, second baseman: With their sights set on winning the American League East, the Red Sox may soon turn to Moncada as an upgrade over the combination of Travis Shaw and Aaron Hill (combined .190 batting average in the second half) at the hot corner. In a regular role, the 21-year-old could compile many runs and steals in September by using the patient approach (.411 on-base percentage) and fleet feet (44 steals) he showed in the Minors this season.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman, 3B/SS: After collecting two hits in his initial 38 big league at-bats, Bregman has posted an excellent .320/.358/.587 slash line since Aug. 6. Wise fantasy owners will realize that the rookie’s recent surge and impressive .306/.406/.580 slash line in the Minors this season are accurate representations of his immense talent.

Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Keon Broxton, outfielder: Broxton has compiled three homers and nine steals across 66 plate appearances with the Brewers since Aug. 6, after regularly flashing his power stroke and fleet feet in recent Minor League seasons. The 26-year-old will likely contribute a few homers and many steals down the stretch despite a penchant for striking out, which may prevent him from being a batting-average asset.

Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Mitch Haniger, outfielder: A first-round MLB Draft selection in 2012, Haniger was hitting .351 with 19 homers and 56 RBIs across 228 at-bats in Triple-A Reno when he made his big league debut on Aug. 16. The 25-year-old could help deep-mixed-league squads in the home run, RBI and batting average categories by holding a regular role on an Arizona squad that is slated to play 24 of its final 36 games at hitter-friendly venues.

Consider in: 15-team mixed leagues

Domingo Santana, outfielder: Santana has the power to rip a handful of stretch-run round-trippers after recently returning from a lengthy disabled list stint due to an elbow injury. An expected low batting mark (career .224 average) will keep the 24-year-old on waivers in shallow leagues, but his powerful, patient approach (career .329 on-base percentage) makes him a useful roster addition in deep-mixed formats.

Consider in: 15-team mixed leagues

Robbie Ray

Robbie Ray, starter: With an 11.2 K/9 rate in ’16, Ray is the perfect waiver-wire target for owners who are focused on making late-season gains in the strikeouts category. The left-hander has recently become a multi-category asset (3.16 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP since the All-Star break) by combining his swing-and-miss stuff with improved control (two or fewer walks in 12 of his past 13 starts).

Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Joe Musgrove, starter: A popular free agent one week ago, Musgrove returned to the waiver wire in many mixed leagues after a pair of poor outings. Despite the recent bumps in the road, the 23-year-old should still be owned in most formats on the strength of an impressive 25-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio that was produced against some of the toughest lineups in baseball.

Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Matt Boyd, starter: Boyd has gone 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP since July 9, with no more than three runs allowed in any start during that stretch. Backed by a productive Tigers lineup, the left-hander could use his newfound consistency to be an excellent asset in the wins, ERA and WHIP categories.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Chad Green, SP/RP: Green owns a solid 3.66 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and a 10.3 K/9 rate despite enduring three rough starts across his initial 39 1/3 big league innings. With an impressive 16-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his past two outings, the right-hander is settling into the dominant form that led to a 1.52 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP across 16 Triple-A starts this season.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Enrique Burgos, reliever: With an 11.57 ERA and a 2.57 WHIP across 9 1/3 innings since July 30, Jake Barrett opened the door for manager Chip Hale to notice Burgos’ swing-and-miss arsenal (lifetime 11.1 K/9 rate) and turn to the 25-year-old in each of the team’s past two save situations. Burgos can be added by those who seek saves, but a possible lack of opportunities on a 52-74 Arizona squad and career 4.7 BB/9 rate should relegate his value to 12-team formats.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB

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