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Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Stanton, Moss and more
September 12, 2013
Today is a relatively tame day in the MLB, so you may have to switch out some of your fantasy starters to get the most out of your lineup. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about after yesterday’s heavy slate of games, so let’s take a look at some of the major fantasy names out there making headlines and see what’s in store for owners during the weekend sets. Here’s the latest.
Brandon Moss, 1B, Oakland Athletics: Oakland clobbered the twins 18-3 yesterday, and one of the fantasy beneficiaries was Moss. He snagged a 3-for-5 line that included two RBI and three runs. That makes two three-hit games in his last three outings. That said, Moss has been maddeningly inconsistent recently. For every big outing he has, there’s another 0-fer or two to go along with it. That’s probably why his season BA is a tepid .255, but he does have 26 homers.
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Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: It was a big night for Stanton against the Braves. He slapped a home run as part of a 2-for-3 effort that produced three RBI. The long-ball was his 20th of the year, and he’s now made it to that plateau in all four years he’s been in the bigs thus far. Stanton has shown some fantasy life recently after a dismal start to the year. He’s hitting .253 with 50 RBI and 53 runs, far beyond his anticipated production but better late than never, we suppose.
Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: After some low power output in July and August, Puig has turned it on this month. He slapped his 16th homer of the year last night against the Diamondbacks, a solo shot as part of a 2-for-4 outing. Puig now has three home runs in nine games this month. His overall line during his 340 season-long at-bats looks great, too: a .340 BA; 36 RBI; 59 runs and 11 steals. For Puig and the Dodgers, today marks the beginning of a long four-game series against the Giants at home.
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals: Adams has shown up from time to time on the waiver wire radar in fantasy, and his recent antics on the diamond are sure to get him some more notice. He slapped a two-run shot during his 1-for-3 effort against the Brewers yesterday, which gives him three homers in his last seven games. During that span, Adams has posted five RBI and five runs. He’s got 12 homers in just 232 at-bats this season, along with a .267 average and 41 RBI.
Jose Fernandez, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s head back to Miami now and take a look at Fernandez. He made his final start of the season yesterday (which means you can drop him if you’re not in a keeper league), and did pretty well, too. The youngster lasted seven innings, allowing just one earned run and fanning five. That’s his fourth win in his last five outings, and he finishes with a 12-6 record. Fernandez will lead conversations for NL Rookie of the Year, so he’ll carry some serious momentum heading into the 2014 fantasy draft.
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