Fantasy Baseball Update 5/28/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 28, 2015
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time once again to start looking forward to the big weekend matchups around the MLB and see who’s developing as a good add in fantasy baseball. We’ve got our weekly list of potential breakouts ready, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers, shall we?
Nori Aoki, OF, San Francisco Giants: Aoki is a fairly familiar fixture on the waiver wire radar, and this week he’s getting picked up for some nice returns. Heading into the finale in Milwaukee, he had a four-game hit streak going, with three runs, a homer, three RBI and a steal in that span. He got two more hits yesterday.
Aoki is a gotta-have guy as long as he’s batting leadoff and hitting well. Give him a look as his team heads home to welcome the Braves.
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Shawn Tolleson, RP, Texas Rangers: Speaking of gotta-have guys, Tolleson fits that description right now. He completed five straight save opportunities en route to a 2.82 ERA and 1.03 WHIP.
Tolleson was a big factor in the Rangers’ recent win streak, and he’ll be featured heavily this weekend as the Red Sox come calling.
Alex Guerrero, 3B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Guererro has looked pretty nice as a power pickup this year. Heading into the Braves finale, he logged three hits, two homers and four RBI in his previous three games. He banged out another solo homer last night.
Guerrero hasn’t exactly been pouring in the hits, but when they come, they’re dingers. He’ll pull a tough matchup this weekend against the Cardinals, but is still worth a look at least.
Nick Martinez, SP/RP, Texas Rangers: Let’s head back to the Rangers and check out Martinez, who will start the series opener today against the Red Sox. He’s coming off a seven-inning win at Yankee Stadium, allowing two earned on five hits.
Martinez carries a 1.96 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP this year with 30 strikeouts. He’s one of the higher-end pitching pickups at the moment.
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Boston Red Sox: While we’re on the subject of the Red Sox-Rangers series, let’s look at today’s other pitcher. It’s Rodriguez, who is up here to spot start.
Rodriguez is a higher-end pitching prospect in the Sox organization, and the team will definitely want to give him an extended look at some point in 2015. Now’s the time to grab him, if you’re optimistic about his potential.
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