Fantasy Baseball Update 6/15/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 15, 2015
It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking at the schedule to check out the MLB’s early-week matchups. There are several players out there trending on the waiver wire, and some have good-looking series coming up in the next few days. Let’s visit the numbers and see if anyone’s worth picking up in your league.
Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: If you haven’t heard about the call-up of the Twins’ Buxton this weekend, you’re missing out. He’s the top prospect in all of baseball, and we’re finally getting a look at him. He came up empty yesterday but managed to score a run in his debut.
Buxton should be able to make an impact right away and will provide steals if nothing else, even in the immediate future. That includes this week against the Cardinals. Pick him up now.
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Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians: Speaking of top prospects making their debuts, Lindor falls into that category as well. The Indians couldn’t deny his .389 average over his last eight games in Triple-A. He didn’t start yesterday, but did get a hit in a reserve performance.
Lindor will jump right into the starting SS role, which is good since we need more options at that position in fantasy. He should even out as a decent hitter and great defenseman. He’ll get the Cubs this week.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Texas Rangers: Most people have kicked the tires on Moreland by now, but those in shallow or daily leagues will want to give him immediate consideration. Heading into the Twins finale, he had hits in seven of eight, with six runs, three homers and nine RBI in that span. He got another hit yesterday.
Moreland has been a pretty reliable source of power numbers as of late. He’ll get a heavy dose of the Dodgers this week in a four-game home-and-home set.
Vincent Velasquez, SP, Houston Astros: After a promising debut, Velasquez is giving fantasy owners a lot of hope. Last week against the White Sox, he bagged five innings of no-earned, three-hit work, walking four and striking out five.
Velasquez will get another shot at starting tomorrow at home against the Rockies. If he does well in that one, we could see his role expanding. He’s got a pretty good ceiling in fantasy.
Cameron Maybin, OF, Atlanta Braves: We’ll finish up with Maybin today, as we’ve been talking about him a lot lately. He’s been absolutely on fire at the plate, and through the first two games of the Mets series he bagged four hits, three RBI and a stolen base. He got another hit yesterday to finish it up.
Maybin’s slash line is stellar, and he’s been one of the great success stories of the early season. If you haven’t jumped on the train by now, make sure you get on before he heads to Fenway to see the Red Sox today.
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