Fantasy Baseball Update 8/20/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 20, 2015
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big weekend matchups around the MLB. Let’s take a look at the waiver wire and see which trending players might make good adds for those games.
Kevin Jepsen, RP, Minnesota Twins: Jepsen is the hot add at RP in fantasy right now, since he’s been installed as the team’s interim closer.
Glen Perkins is currently down due to a neck injury, and though it’s not clear just how long he’ll be out, Jepsen will be filling in during that time. He’s a capable and solid add for those seeking saves, and will be in Baltimore this weekend.
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Ivan Nova, SP, New York Yankees: Let’s head to the big apple and check out Nova, who is on a pretty solid run these days. He’s 4-1 in his last five appearances, allowing more than three earned just once in that frame.
Nova holds a 3.57 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP on the season. He’ll get a home game against the incoming Indians this evening in their opener.
Patrick Corbin, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Before we leave the mound, let’s visit with Corbin. He’s coming off an impressive 6.2-inning effort in Atlanta, allowing no earned on three hits.
Corbin hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last six appearances. He has a 3.43 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP so far this year. He’ll be in Cincinnati facing the Reds today.
Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Yankees: Let’s go back to the Yankees for a moment and check out Beltran. His hit streak ended in the Toronto finale this week, but he came right back with three hits, two runs, a homer and two RBI in the first two games of the Twins series. He had a hit and two runs yesterday.
Beltran has emerged as a very nice source of power numbers at his fantasy level. He’s been trickling in the homers with a nice degree of regularity, and will try to continue that at home against the Indians starting today.
Miguel Sano, 3B/SS, Minnesota Twins: Moving on to the infield, let’s finish things up today with Sano. He carried a four-game hit streak into yesterday afternoon’s game, logging three runs, two homers, four RBI and a steal in that time. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Sano holds a really nice slash line these days, and has exceeded expectations so far. He and the Twins will head to Baltimore starting tonight, and he’s a nice pickup if you can get him.
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