Fantasy Baseball Update 8/31/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 31, 2015
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the upcoming matchups in the MLB. There are several interesting players trending out there on the waiver wire, so let’s visit the popular adds and see if anyone’s right for your lineup this week.
Stephen Piscotty, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Piscotty had a pretty nice series in San Francisco, which bumped him back onto the waiver wire radar. Friday and Saturday, he logged six hits with two runs and three RBI. He got a hit and a run yesterday to keep it going.
Piscotty has carved himself a very nice batting line this season, and should continue to play well as his team heads back home for the incoming Nationals.
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Javier Baez, 2B/SS, Chicago Cubs: You might have to sit on Baez for a brief while, but he will probably be worth it. Rumor has it he’ll be among the first wave of call-ups in the new month.
Baez put together 13 homers, 60 RBI and 17 swipes in his 67 games at the Triple-A level this season. Once he’s on the big-league roster, he’ll be a regular starter. The Cubs will get the Reds at home this week; we’ll see if he gets to be a part of that series.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals: Moustakas has been on quite a run lately, even though his lengthy hit streak came to an end on Friday. In the second game of the Rays series, he logged three hits with three RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Moustakas is still available in a little less than half the fantasy leagues out there, and he should be scooped up for a stretch run. That’ll start at home against the Tigers today.
Bartolo Colon, SP, New York Mets: Colon had a rough outing in Colorado, but followed it up with a nice bounce-back in Philly. H logged seven innings of no-earned ball in that one, bagging the win on five hits.
Colon is holding a 4.65 ERA right now with a 1.29 WHIP. He’s got 11 wins on the year and will go for an even dozen at home against the Phillies today.
Brett Anderson, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Anderson is coming off a pretty nice game in Cincinnati, posting 6.2 innings of no-earned pitching on five hits in the win.
Anderson will be back in action today at home against the Giants. He has eight wins on the season with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.
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