Fantasy Baseball Update 4/30/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 30, 2015
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time for us to take a look at the upcoming weekend series in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of waiver wire-level talent for you to peruse this morning; these guys could be putting up some big numbers in their upcoming games. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Josh Reddick, OF, Oakland Athletics: Reddick has been on quite a tear this week. Heading into last night’s game, he had a six-game hit streak to his credit, providing four runs, a homer and six RBI in a four-game stretch alone. He had another hit yesterday.
Reddick has been hitting pretty well all year, and makes a nice pickup heading into the Rangers series tomorrow.
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A.J. Pierzynski, C, Atlanta Braves: We’ll admit, we didn’t expect to see Pierzynski in this space much this season, but he’s had a heck of a year so far. He posted a 4-for-4 performance against the Nats Tuesday, providing a run and four RBI--of which he had seven in three games heading into yesterday’s action. He had a hit and two RBI yesterday.
Pierzynski is a longtime vet with plenty of experience, but it surprising to see him plaing so well. Still, you can’t overlook him against the Reds this weekend if you need a solid backstop.
J. A. Happ, SP, Seattle Mariners: Let’s head to the mound to check out Happ, who will face the Astros in Houston on Sunday. He’s 2-0 in his last two starts, providing a combined three earned runs on 14 hits with one walk and 14 Ks.
Happ owns a 2.30 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP on the season, and should have a nice matchup on his hands if he can stay consistent when he takes the field in the closing game of the Houston series.
Jake Marisnick, OF, Houston Astros: Speaking of the Astros, let’s visit with Marisnick, who has been tearing it up at the plate. He entered play yesterday with a six-game hit streak to his credit, posting seven runs, a homer, three steals and four RBI in that stretch. He had two hits, two runs, two steals and an RBI yesterday.
The Astros have been rolling this season, and much of it is thanks to Marisnick. He’s a guy to watch heading into the weekend.
Freddy Galvis, 3B/SS, Philadelphia Phillies: Galvis has exploded at the plate a few times this past week or so. Heading into play yesterday, he had nine hits and six runs in his previous five games alone. He got another hit yesterday.
The bad news is that Galvis put up 0-fers in a couple of games this past week, so he’s a feast-or-famine kind of guy lately. Still, he should be consistent enough to play well in Miami this weekend.
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