Fantasy Baseball Update 4/27/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
2015-04-26 11:00:00 EDT
Now that we’ve finished up with all the weekend matchups around the MLB, it’s a good idea for us fantasy owners to look ahead to the early-week games that will be affecting our lineups. There are lots of good-looking players out there on the waiver wire who could be logging great numbers this week, so let’s check out some of the current options.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, Miami Marlins: Hechavarria has come from out of nowhere to shoot to the top of the waiver wire list over weekend. Heading into Sunday, he was riding an eight-game hit streak right, contributing nine runs, a homer and eight RBI in that span.
Hechavarria was carrying a .324 average this season heading into Sunday, and got two more hits in the finale. He’s more of a dink-and-dunk guy when he’s hitting, but you can’t argue with the numbers. Get him while he’s hot before the Mets series.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, New York Yankees: A few short years back, you wouldn’t have been able to touch Teixeira on the waiver wire. Times have changed, however, and he’s out there in a lot of leagues.
Teixeira posted five hits, three runs, three homers and five RBI in just the first two games of the Mets series. He came up empty yesterday, though. His power has been great thus far.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, Baltimore Orioles: Paredes is putting up nice numbers recently, and the Boston series was a snapshot of that. In the first two games, he posted five hits, three runs, two homers and four RBI. He got three more hits, three RBI and a run yesterday.
Paredes just recently got off the DL, so he’s off a lot of owners’ radar at the moment. Snag him if you need corner help as he hosts the White Sox this week.
Jimmy Nelson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Now let’s head to the mound and check out Nelson, who has posted some pretty decent numbers this year. In his last outing against the Reds, he managed eight innings with one earned and three hits in a no-decision.
Nelson is 1-1 on the year so far and hasn’t allowed more than two earned in an appearance yet. He’ll see Cincinnati again on the road today.
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Rajai Davis, OF, Detroit Tigers: When Davis is on, he’s on. That happened over the weekend in the middle game against the Indians, when he hit twice, scored three times and swiped three bases. He got three hits yesterday, but pulled his groin. He’s supposedly day-to-day, however.
Davis is kind of a feast-or-famine fantasy play, but he’ll pour in the runs and swipes when he’s in the zone. Give him a spin this week in Minnesota and see what he can do for you.
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