Fantasy Baseball Update 6/22/15 Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 22, 2015
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the new series this week in the MLB. We’ve got several up-and-coming players on the waiver wire who could be putting up some nice numbers in the next few days, so let’s visit the current crop.
Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Grichuck has really come into his own recently, and fantasy owners have taken notice. In the first two games of the Philly series, he posted six hits with three homers, five runs and five RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Grichuk seems to be a viable band-aid while Matt Holliday is banged up, so if you’ve got some holes in your outfield this week while he’s in Miami, grab him up.
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Justin Turner, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers: We’ve visited with the very versatile Turner a few times over the past week or so, as he’s gained lots of popularity recently. He started the SF series strong this weekend, logging four hits with three runs, two homers and three RBI. He bagged another homer yesterday.
Turner can start at virtually any spot in the infield, so if you have a hole to fill he’s your guy. He and the team will be starting off a road trip on the North Side of Chicago this week against the Cubs.
Tommy Milone, SP, Minnesota Twins: Chances are, Milone’s available in your league. That’s a good thing, as he’s coming off a seven-inning, one-earned performance against the Cardinals in a win last time he was on the mound.
Milone will face off against the White Sox tonight, and he makes a pretty good plug-and-play guy. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned in any of his last three starts.
Carson Smith, RP, Seattle Mariners: Smith was a trendy RP pickup this weekend, and it’s resulted in some good numbers for those adventurous enough to grab him. He posted saves in each of the first Astros games, allowing no hits and racking up three Ks.
Smith seems to be the guy for the Mariners right now, which is good news for owners who need an RP. He’ll see the Royals this week.
Joe Ross, SP, Washington Nationals: Let’s finish up on the mound today and check out Ross. He’s got wins in his last two starts, and is coming off a 7.1-inning effort against the Pirates that yielded one earned on six hits.
Ross will take on the Braves at home on Thursday to close out that series. It’s a good bet he’ll improve on his 2.66 ERA while he’s up here waiting on Stephen Strasburg to heal up.
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