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Fantasy Baseball News 9/1/13: Key Matchups Early This Week

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Early-Week Waiver Wire Adds

September 1, 2013

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We’ve reached the beginning of a new week, and around here that means it’s time to start looking forward to all the early-week series around the MLB. We’ve perused the schedules and come up with a handful of fantasy names who should be surging during the upcoming sets, so let’s take a closer look and see if any of them will fit in with the rest of your roster.

Dustin Ackley, 1B, Seattle Mariners: Over the last nine games, Ackley has been stellar. During that span, he’s posted five multi-hit outings, two homers, eight RBI and four runs. It’s been an up-and-down season for him thus far (mostly down), but he’s currently riding high. If you’re thinking about an add here, now’s the time. Ackley has benefited from the Astros, and he’ll roll right into a matchup with the Royals this week.

Fantasy Baseball News 9/1/13: Key Matchups Early This Week

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Avisail Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox: The young Garcia made quite an impression to close out August. Over the last five games, he posted 10 hits, two homers and six RBI. He had a multi-hit game streak of four going until yesterday, when he could only come up with a single knock. Garcia and the gang will head to New York starting tomorrow to begin a three-game set against the Yankees.

Eric Young, OF, New York Mets: Young’s 3-for-6, two-RBI, two-run performance yesterday definitely turned some fantasy owners’ heads, but he’d been productive even before that. In his previous three games, he posted four hits, three RBI and three runs. Young seems to be everything-or-nothing this season when it comes to production, but we’d assume he’ll be able to sustain a reasonable statistical clip this week in Atlanta.

Brandon Moss, 1B, Oakland Athletics: Moss has been teetering in and out of waiver wire relevance for quite some time now, and he’s still here waiting on an add. He went 0-for-3 yesterday and the day before, but prior to that he had a five-game hit streak. In that span, Moss posted four homers, eight RBI and seven runs. We see him coming back to earth in the near future (if he’s not there already), but this week he’ll see some hittable pitching against the Rangers and Astros.

Danny Duffy, SP, Kansas City Royals: Duffy has earned plenty of attention in fantasy recently, thanks to his stellar performance in his last couple of outings. During those two starts, he didn’t allow an earned run, struck out 10 and posted just six hits. They were both wins. Duffy will get another start tomorrow against the Mariners. He’ll be going up against Felix Hernandez, but should be able to hold things together and turn the game into a pitchers’ duel.

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