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Fantasy Baseball Update 5/16/16: Key Matchups Early This Week

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

May 16, 2016

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Monday means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the waiver wire ahead of the new series around the MLB. That said, let’s visit with a few trending players out there and see who’s making noise as adds.

Melvin Upton Jr., OF, San Diego Padres: Upton had a solid series against the Brewers this weekend, pushing him to the top of the waiver charts. His big days came on Thursday (3-for-4, two runs, homer, two RBI) and Saturday (4-for-5, run, homer, RBI). He had another hit yesterday.
Upton has been on a power tear over the last handful of games, and will also provide some nice low-end speed to fantasy owners in need. He’s at home against the Giants this week.

Fantasy Baseball Update 5/16/16: Key Matchups Early This Week


Chris Owings, 2B/SS/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Owings has been on fire over the past week or two. Heading into Sunday, he carried a seven-game hit streak with five RBI, three runs and a steal in that span. He came up empty yesterday.
Owings had a crummy 2015, but is already redeeming himself by hitting extra-base hits with regularity this season. He’s got the Yankees at home this week.

Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Baltimore Orioles: Schoop made quite a bit of waiver wire noise on Saturday when he blasted a pair of homers against the Tigers, resulting in five RBI. That gave him eight RBI in a three-game span, and he had two more RBI yesterday.
Schoop won’t give a whole lot in the way of BA overall, but you could do worse in a tough 2B slot. He starts a home series against the Mariners tomorrow.

Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Now let’s switch over to the mound and check out Conley. He’s coming off a crummy showing in his last start, allowing four runs in four innings to the Brewers for a loss.
That said, Conley still carries a 3.72 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP on the season. His manic highs and lows make him a decent matchup play here and there, and he’s got a nice one coming in Philadelphia today.

John Lamb, SP, Cincinnati Reds: Here’s another guy you may have overlooked while perusing for pitchers. Lamb will get back into the rotation today against the Indians in Cleveland following a thumb injury.
Lamb should be well-rested and healed up for today’s game, as he last started on May 8. He’s got a 1.80 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP across 10 innings of work this season.

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