Fantasy Baseball Update 8/24/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 24, 2015
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big matchups in the MLB this week. With that in mind, let’s check out some trending waiver wire pickups and see if any of those guys might make good additions to your roster for this week’s games.
Kris Medlen, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Medlen will be working his way into the starting rotation today, taking over for an ineffective Jeremy Guthrie.
Medlen has looked pretty good since his second Tommy John surgery. In that time, he’s logged a 2.51 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP over 14.1 innings with 14 strikeouts. He’ll get a home start against the Orioles today.
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Derek Dietrich, 2B/3B/OF, Miami Marlins: The Marlins are pretty miserable right now, but Dietrich is giving fans and fantasy owners some hope. Heading into yesterday’s game, he’d logged eight hits over two series, including six runs, two homers and six RBI. He came up empty yesterday.
Dietrich has been pretty darn good since he came up in mid-June, and hasn’t shown much sign of slowing down. He’ll be at home against the Pirates starting today.
Michael A. Taylor, OF, Washington Nationals: Taylor looked good over the weekend, bagging four hits, four runs, three homers and five RBI over a three-game stretch in the Colorado and Milwaukee series. He bagged another run yesterday.
Taylor’s average is nothing to write home about, but as far as the power-speed combo goes you could do worse at his fantasy level. He’ll get the Padres at home starting tomorrow.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, New York Yankees: Let’s head back to the mound and visit with Eovaldi, who has been posting some nice stats lately. He’s coming off his 13th win of the season, a seven-inning, three-earned effort against the Twins.
Eovaldi owns a 4.24 ERA with a 1.46 WHIP on the season, and he’ll try to improve that as he takes his winning streak into a home game against the Astros tonight.
Chris Coghlan, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Coghlan carried a four-game hit streak into Saturday’s game. He came up empty at the plate but still managed a run. During his streak, he logged six runs, two homers and six RBI. He whiffed yesterday.
Coghlan looks like a nice fantasy pickup when he’s hot--which he is right now. He’s got a capabilities for both homers and steals, and will flex those muscles in a home game against the Indians today before jaunting off to San Fran for the Giants tomorrow.
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