Fantasy Baseball Update 6/18/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 18, 2015
It’s Thursday, and that means that we fantasy owners need to start looking ahead to the big weekend series around the MLB. There are plenty of interesting players coming up on the waiver wire, so let’s check out the numbers and see who might make a good add ahead of this weekend’s games.
Kevin Siegrist, RP, St. Louis Cardinals: Siegrist has turned some heads this week against the Twins. He logged a save in both of the team’s home games, allowing just one hit and striking out two.
Siegrist has been on in place of the ailing Trevor Rosenthal, who has been experiencing arm soreness. If Rosenthal has to sit for a while, Siegrist makes a nice grab-and-stash for the Phillies games.
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Brock Holt, 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, Boston Red Sox: Just looking at Holt’s eligibility, he’s got “utility” written all over him. During the team’s four-game home-stand, he logged seven hits, including a run of the cycle on Tuesday. He had two more hits yesterday.
Holt is a great pickup right now as a plug-and-play guy you can slot in almost anywhere. He’s been hitting well and should continue in the Royals games.
Charlie Morton, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Plan ahead and grab Morton before anyone else does. He’s coming off a nice seven-inning effort against the White Sox that yielded no earned on just four hits.
That was Morton’s fifth straight win, and he’s been great in all of them. He’ll try to improve on his awesome 1.62 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in Sunday’s finale against the Nationals.
Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: Given the fanfare surrounding a young player like Buxton, it’s kind of surprising he’s not owned a little more. He had a couple of good games in St. Louis, logging two hits and a run in a pair of games. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Buxton is the top prospect in all of baseball, and he will be making his way up the lineup soon. We’ve already seen some flashes; more are coming against the Cubs this weekend.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Texas Rangers: We’re pretty surprised Moreland isn’t owned more than he is now. He had a great home-stand, posting six hits, three runs, a homer and seven RBI in that five-game stretch. He sat yesterday.
Moreland has put together a remarkable June, and he needs to be owned just about everywhere in fantasy. He’ll get a chance to make some more noise on the South Side against the White Sox this weekend.
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