Fantasy Baseball Update 6/12/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 12, 2016
It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking ahead to the big early-week matchups around the MLB. Let’s head on over to the waiver wire and see which players are trending ahead of those new series.
Carlos Estevez, RP, Colorado Rockies: Rocketing up the waiver wire charts this morning is Estevez, who bagged his first career save yesterday against the Padres. He pitched a clean ninth in that one.
Estevez was supposed to be sharing the closer duties, but as of right now it appears he’s the man in Colorado. Fantasy owners in need of saves should add him right now ahead of the Yankees series this week.
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Chase Anderson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Let’s stick on the mound for a moment and check out Anderson, who is one of the trending SP names right now. He’s coming off 6.2 innings of shutout ball against the A’s for his second straight win.
Anderson now owns a 4.21 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP on the season alongside four wins. He will take the mound again tomorrow against the Giants in San Francisco.
Tommy Joseph, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: If you’re in need of a 1B guy right now, Joseph is widely available in most fantasy leagues. So far in the Nationals series, he’s contributed three hits, two homers and four RBI in two games.
On the season, Joseph is hitting a nifty .319 with seven homers and 12 RBI. He’s also got four homers since June 4. He’ll be in Toronto this week.
Trayce Thompson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Now that Thompson is the Dodgers’ every-day left fielder, he’s getting ample opportunity to show off his skills. In his last four games, he’s put up five hits with two runs, two RBI and a solo homer.
Thompson is now sitting on a .277 BA with 10 homers and 23 RBI this season. He’ll be in Arizona this week to try and keep things going.
Danny Espinosa, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Washington Nationals: Let’s finish up with Espinosa, who is the dictionary definition of a plug-in utility guy. In his last four games, he’s posted seven hits with five runs, two homers and three RBI.
On the year, Espinosa holds a .214 BA, but also has 10 homers and 25 RBI. He’ll be at home this week to test his skills against the Cubs.
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