Fantasy Baseball Update 4/13/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 13, 2015
It’s Monday, so that means teams all across the MLB will be switching locales for their series. It’s also a good time to revisit that fantasy baseball lineup, as we’ll be getting some fresh opportunities to pick up waiver wire players and trending names. Let’s take a quick look at a few who should be putting up good numbers in their respective series this week.
Derek Norris, C, San Diego Padres: Norris is one of the hottest names on the waiver wire right now, thanks to his sweltering start to the season. Over his first six games, he has eight hits, with four runs scored and three RBI.
Norris sat yesterday and will be entering a home series against the Diamondbacks today. He looks like a nice pickup for those fantasy owners in need of a backstop.
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Anthony Gose, OF, Detroit Tigers: Need some speed? Gose is your guy. In his last four games, he has nine hits, six runs, five RBI, a homer and a steal. That’s good enough for a .450 batting average.
Gose will likely sit against left-handed pitching--at least for the time being--so you’ll have to watch the lineups before plugging him in. That said, he’s a great pickup right now.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals: Now let’s look at ol’ Mous, who has gotten off to a nice start in 2015 as well. In his first five games, he posted six hits, five runs, two homers, two RBI and a steal. He added a hit and a run to his total yesterday.
Moustakas is certainly riding a hot streak, and it won’t last forever. That said, while the train is rolling, you might as well reach out and grab him if you need a hot-corner man. He’s in Minnesota starting today.
Alex Avila, C, Detroit Tigers: Before the Pittsburgh series gets started, let’s take a closer look at Avila, who has a love-hate relationship with fantasy owners. In his first three games, he looked to be back on top, with four hits, five runs, a homer and three RBI.
Avila promptly followed that up with his current 0-for-5 stretch. Will his fortunes change against the Pirates? It’s hard to say, but if you’re an optimist, he’s your guy this week.
Aaron Harang, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s finish things up today with a pitcher in Harang. In his first start this season, he put up 6.1 innings with two hits and just one walk. He struck out eight batters on the day.
Harang will get a couple of choice starts this week, starting today against the Mets. He’s definitely a guy you want to consider to round out that lineup.
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