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Fantasy Baseball Update 7/8/16: Key Matchups This Weekend

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

July 8, 2016

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With a big round of weekend matchups looming today in the MLB, today’s a good time to check out some of the notable waiver wire pickups in fantasy baseball. Here’s a closer look at a few trending players who may work out for your lineup.

Brandon McCarthy, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Let’s kick things off on the mound and check out McCarthy. He’s coming off five clean innings against the Rockies in his last outing, striking out eight in a win.
That game was McCarthy’s season debut (Tommy John surgery), and he’ll get a chance to make it two in a row tomorrow against the Padres.

Fantasy Baseball Update 7/8/16: Key Matchups This Weekend


Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Conley also pitched well in his last outing, a six-inning gem in Atlanta. He got the win with no earned and two strikeouts in that one.
Conley is sitting on a 3.65 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in 93.2 innings this year. He’ll get a chance to improve those numbers tomorrow against the Reds at home.

Wilmer Flores, 2B/3B/SS, New York Mets: Flores is a pretty trendy guy this morning, thanks to his three hits, three homers, five RBI and three runs in just the last two games.
Flores has been on quite a tear since July 3 or so, recording five homers in just his last two games. That gives him eight on the year, not bad for a low-end utility guy.

C.J. Cron, 1B, Los Angeles Angels: We’ve talked about Cron a couple of times this year, so let’s bring him out again. He came up empty yesterday, but was able to record a pair of RBI, giving him six in his last three games.
Cron sits on a .280 BA this year, along with 11 home runs and 48 RBI. He’s starting to turn into a decent utility play for those lower-end owners.

Max Kepler, OF, Minnesota Twins: Let’s finish up today’s roundup out in Minnesota and check out Kepler. He’s a relatively fresh face to the waiver wire scene, but has provided a whopping 14 RBI in just his last six games.
Kepler is hitting .250 with seven homers and 29 RBI on the season. He’s still more of a very-deep-league option at this point, but you might give him a spin if you’re down at that level right now.

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