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Fantasy Baseball Update 8/20/15: Key Matchups This Weekend

Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups

August 20, 2015

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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.

Fantasy Baseball Update 8/20/15: Key Matchups 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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