Fantasy Baseball Update 6/30/16: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 30, 2016
Thursday is a great day for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to this weekend’s big series around the MLB. With that in mind, let’s examine a few of the notable waiver wire adds trending right now.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Duffy is a trendy pickup right now on the waiver wire. He’s coming off eight innings in a win over the Cardinals, allowing just two runs with eight Ks.
On the year, Duffy sports a pretty clean 3.24 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP. His next start is this weekend (July 2) against the Phillies in a favorable matchup for the Royals.
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Mike Foltynewicz, SP, Atlanta Braves: It’s been about a month since we’ve seen Foltynewicz, who will be coming off the disabled list for today’s game against the Marlins.
Way back on May 30 in his last start, Foltynewicz got a win against the Giants with six innings of work. He’s available in just about every fantasy league, and could give some needed pitching depth to the Braves’ rotation.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B/OF, Cleveland Indians: There are plenty of guys on the Indians roster who are making a big difference these days, including Chisenhall. In his last four games, he’s got nine hits, four runs, three homers and seven RBI.
That gives Chisenhall a .297 BA with five homers, 22 RBI and four steals on the year. He’s red-hot right now, so pick him up if you’re down at that level ahead of the Blue Jays series.
Javier Baez, 2B/3B/SS, Chicago Cubs: We’ve talked about Baez a couple of times this year, and here he is again. During his current three-game hit streak, he’s contributed five hits with two runs, a homer, six RBI and a steal.
On the season, Baez is hitting .266 with seven home runs and 26 RBI with five stolen bases. He’s not a bad low-end option for the Mets series.
Jake Lamb, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Lamb is owned in most leagues, but there are a few spots out there where he’s available. That needs to change, because in his last seven games he’s got 10 hits, eight runs, three homers and 10 RBI to his name.
On the year, Lamb is sporting a .288 BA with 17 homers and 55 RBI. He’s crusing right now ahead of the Giants series, which opens tomorrow.
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