Fantasy Baseball Update 6/2/16: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 2, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Thursday, and that means it’s time for us owners to start looking ahead to the big weekend matchups in the MLB. We’ve got some notable names off the waiver wire for you to peruse this morning, so let’s check out the numbers and see who’s trending.
Jake Lamb, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s start out at the hot corner today and visit with Lamb. In the two home games of the Astros set this week, he put up three hits, a solo homer and two RBI. He had a two-run homer yesterday.
Lamb has been peppering in the hits with regularity over the past couple of weeks or so. He’s turned himself into a viable fantasy option heading into Chicago against the Cubs this weekend.
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CC Sabathia, SP, New York Yankees: We’ve talked about Sabathia once or twice this week already, and he should be on your radar for the weekend as well. In his last appearance, Sabathia held the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings of work, taking the tough-luck loss.
That gives Sabathia a 2.85 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP this year. If he can actually get some help on offense Sunday in Baltimore, he could come up with a victory.
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Boston Red Sox: Also pitching on Sunday is Rodriguez. He’s coming off six innings in his season debut, giving up six hits and two runs in six innings against the Orioles for the win.
Rodriguez will toe the rubber again on Sunday against the Blue Jays, and if he can continue to build his velocity he’ll be a nice play.
Evan Gattis, C/OF, Houston Astros: Gattis is still available in about half of the fantasy leagues out there, but that will change if he keeps things going. He smacked a two-run homer last night against Arizona, giving him six on the year.
There’s not much to like about the catcher position this year, but with Gattis gaining eligibility there, he’ll provide some hope against the A’s this weekend.
Hyun Soo Kim, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles: Want a low, low-end play? Kim is your guy. He slapped three hits against Boston yesterday and scored a pair of runs. That gives him a .382 average on the year.
With Kim playing this well, the Orioles may end up sticking him in left field for the rest of the year. Get on the train now if you’re the optimistic type.
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