Fantasy Baseball Update 5/7/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 7, 2015
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big weekend series beginning tomorrow in the MLB. There are a few interesting names out there on the waiver wire, and these guys may be able to give your lineup a lift over the next several days and beyond. Let’s take a closer look at he numbers.
Kelly Johnson, 1B/3B/OF, Atlanta Braves: Johnson hit the top of the waiver wire rankings yesterday, thanks to a stellar five-game stretch. In that span, he knocked three homers with four runs and eight RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Johnson has been a nice pickup this week, and his positional eligibility is a solid bonus. He’s definitely a good add as a bench player heading into the Nats series.
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Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants: Also making a big waiver wire impact late this week is Crawford, who logged a 3-for-3 performance against San Diego on Wednesday, getting two runs and an RBI for his trouble. He whiffed yesterday.
Crawford has been a big lift for the Giants this year, and will continue to get lots of plate time as long as he’s hitting. He’ll face the visiting Marlins starting today.
Jesse Chavez, SP/RP, Oakland Athletics: Now let’s head to the mound and check out Chavez, who is coming off a nice start in Minnesota. He managed 7 1/3 innings in that one, allowing just four hits, one walk and striking out seven.
Chavez has a nice 1.80 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season, and will try to keep that good mojo going in Seattle against the Mariners on Sunday.
Kyle Blanks, 1B, Texas Rangers: Blanks has been really good since his recall, posting nine hits, five runs, three homers, five RBI and a steal in the five games heading into yesterday’s finale against the Astros. He had a hit and a run in that one.
Blanks will throw up a goose-egg every once in a while these days, but usually follows that up with a big performance. He’ll be in Tampa Bay this weekend and we’ll see if he can keep it up against the Rays.
Josh Reddick, OF, Oakland Athletics: Let’s visit with one more A’s player in Reddick as we head into that Seattle series tomorrow. We’ve talked about him quite a bit over the past week or so, as he carried a nice hit streak into the Twins series. He had another one yesterday.
Reddick had his ups and downs in Minnesota, but has done more than enough to trust him heading into the Mariners games. He could come away with another big weekend.
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