Fantasy Baseball Update 6/8/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 8, 2015
It’s Monday, and for us fantasy baseball owners that means a fresh set of early-week series around the league. We’ve checked out the waiver wire and come up with a few relatively under-utilized players who could come up big in their upcoming games. Let’s take a closer look at the stats and see who’s worth a pickup.
Lance McCullers, SP, Houston Astros: McCullers is near the top of the waiver wire radar this week, as he’s coming off a few nice games as he heads into the opening matchup of the White Sox series today.
McCullers posted a complete-game in with one earned in his last outing, and now owns a nice 1.88 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP.
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Cameron Maybin, OF, Atlanta Braves: Maybin had some solid success over the weekend, carrying a three-game hit streak into the Pirates finale yesterday. He posted eight hits in that span, yielding four runs, four RBI and two stolen bases. He had three more hits yesterday.
Maybin seems to have cemented himself near the top of the Braves’ lineup, which is good news for fantasy owners seeking swipes and runs. He’s a legitimate consideration for the Padres series.
Chi Chi Gonzalez, SP, Texas Rangers: Let’s head back to the mound and check on Gonzalez, who is coming off a nice performance in KC. He put up a complete game in that one, with no earned on three hits.
Gonzalez still hasn’t allowed a run through two starts, and has yielded just five hits in that span. He won’t deliver much in the way of strikeouts, but on pure talent he’s a nice pickup for the A’s finale this week.
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies: LeMahieu has appeared in this spot a couple of times this season, and it’s not too hard to see why. He dropped his big hitting streak in the Marlins opener, but got right back on the horse Saturday with three hits, two runs and an RBI. He posted another hit yesterday.
LeMahieu has been providing a nice average and some solid RBI numbers for quite some time now. He’s even stealing a few bases here and there. He’ll be at home against the Cardinals this week.
Kevin Pillar, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Pillar entered yesterday’s Astros finale on a hot streak, providing eight hits, four runs, two homers and seven RBI in a four-game span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Pillar has been in a hot stretch recently, providing nice numbers more often than not. The Marlins are coming to town, starting today.
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