Fantasy Baseball Update 9/3/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
September 3, 2015
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time once again to check out some of the interesting matchups coming up in the MLB and how they’ll affect our fantasy baseball lineups. We’ve uncovered a few interesting waiver wire pickups out there who might be able to aid your team in the home stretch of this fantasy season. Let’s take a closer look at the stats.
Joe Kelly, SP, Boston Red Sox: Kelly has been on a killer win streak lately, and he’s still owned in very few fantasy leagues. He’s recorded Ws in his last six straight outings, allowing two or fewer earned in the most recent five of those.
Kelly has a 4.94 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and went undefeated in August. He gets the Phillies at home tomorrow in that series’ opener.
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Derek Holland, SP, Texas Rangers: Let’s head down to Texas and finish up with the SP names in today’s installment by checking out Holland. He’s coming off a complete-game shutout against the Orioles, allowing three hits and striking out 11.
Holland has a 2.82 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP right now, and he’ll try to keep his current run going in Los Angeles against the Angels on Saturday.
Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox: Let’s move back over to Boston for a moment to check out Bradley, who is no stranger to this space. He put up five hits in the first two games of the Yankees series, posting three runs as well. He had another hit yesterday.
Bradley has been a pretty good lower-end pickup in the outfield, and he’s hitting well lately. The Phillies matchup this weekend looks favorable for him.
Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Speaking of players who have been hitting well lately, Moss falls into that category. Heading into yesterday’s finale, he had a six-game hit streak to his credit, with three homers, four runs and six RBI in that span. He bagged another solo homer yesterday.
Moss’ batting average is still in the tank, but at this rate he might be able to raise it up to respectable levels by season’s end. We’ll see if he can keep it up at home against the Pirates.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, Seattle Mariners: Gutierrez has been making a name for himself lately, posting three hits, four runs and a solo homer in the first two games of the Houston series. He had two more hits yesterday.
Gutierrez has been hitting well this season when he’s out there, but if you want to use him you’ll have to make sure he’s healthy and in the lineup. He’ll go to Oakland for the A’s this weekend.
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