Fantasy Baseball Update 6/29/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 29, 2015
It’s Monday, and you know what that means: time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big series happening this week in the MLB. We’ve got a handful of interesting waiver wire pickups for you today, so let’s check the numbers and see who could be putting up big games this week.
Chris Young, OF, New York Yankees: Young has had quite a run the past couple of weeks, and it’s just getting better lately. Between the 23rd and the 27th, he logged four multi-hit games, two homers, seven RBI and five runs. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Young has been on a tear, and has raised his BA into respectable territory with the hits. He’ll be on the west coast to face the Angels this week.
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Curtis Granderson, OF, New York Mets: Let’s stay in New York for a moment and visit with Granderson, who has been mashing this week. Heading into yesterday’s finale, he had a seven-game hit streak with six runs and five solo homers. He bagged two hits and two RBI yesterday.
Granderson isn’t getting much help from his teammates, which leads to smaller-than-they-should-be RBI and run numbers. Still, he’s in play for the Cubs games this week.
Matt Duffy, 2B/3B/SS, San Francisco Giants: We’ve looked at Duffy a time or two this year, and he’s back in the conversation among waiver wire adds right now. Heading into the Rockies finale, he had six hits, six runs, a homer and three RBI in three games. He went crazy yesterday with three hits, three runs and a solo homer.
Duffy has been producing fairly consistently this year, and is nearing double-digit homer territory. He’ll head down to Miami for the Marlins this week.
Nathan Karns, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Now let’s head to the mound and visit with Karns. He’s coming off a six-inning no decision, during which he allowed no earned on three hits.
Karns is 1-0 in his last three outings but hasn’t gotten much run support from his teammates. He gets the Indians today and will try to improve on his 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.
Mike Leake, SP, Cincinnati Reds: We’ll finish up today with Leake, who is a trendy pickup for his start today. He’s coming off a seven-inning win against the Pirates, during which he allowed two earned on eight hits.
Leake went seven and two-hit the Marlins in the start before that, so he’s on a roll. He’s carrying a 3.91 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP right now and looks good going into the home game against the Twins today.
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