Fantasy Baseball Update 5/18/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 18, 2015
It’s Monday, and around here that means it’s time once again to start looking forward to the early-week series around the MLB and see how they translate to fantasy. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential waiver-wire level stars this morning, and these guys may just be putting up some nice numbers in their games this week.
Lance McCullers, SP, Houston Astros: Let’s start things out today on the mound with McCullers, who made quite a ruckus in the fantasy community when word broke that he’d be getting called up today to face the A’s in his major-league debut.
McCullers has some big-time talent, and he played very well at the Double-A level (he skipped over Triple-A). Provided he does well here, we could see him hanging around for some time.
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Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants: Speaking of making a ruckus in the fantasy community, Crawford did just that on Saturday with his three-hit, six-RBI day in Cincinnati--that outing included a grand slam that brought his homer total to six on the year. He kept it going with two more hits yesterday.
Crawford is pretty much a must-have guy at this point in the year, especially given the fact that SS is such a hard position to nail down. If you’ve got a questionable guy on your roster, dump him. He’ll get the Dodgers this week.
C.J. Wilson, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Let’s head back to the mound for a moment and look at Wilson, who is another must-have guy right now. He’s coming off a nice performance against Colorado. In that one, he went eight innings and allowed two earned on five hits.
Wilson now has a string of five starts allowing two earned runs or fewer. He’ll get a chance to keep that going today in Toronto against the Blue Jays, so grab him if you are able.
Shin-soo Choo, OF, Texas Rangers: Here’s a guy we’ve talked about a few times this year. Choo just lost his 14-game hitting streak late last week, but picked it up again in style with a three-hit outing Saturday that included a solo homer. He came up empty yesterday but posted a run.
Choo has been stellar as of late, providing multiple hits in five straight games at one point last week. He’s definitely worth your time. In the Sox series in Fenway.
Dexter Fowler, OF, Chicago Cubs: Let’s dig a little deeper and check out Fowler, who has racked up some nice numbers as of late. He had a four-game hit streak last week that produced six runs, three RBI and a steal, bringing his yearly total to nine. He whiffed yesterday, though.
You probably won’t get a ton of multi-hit outings from Fowler, but given the fact that he’s been so consistent at reaching base safely, he’ll probably pump in some nice run/swipe totals in San Diego this week.
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