Fantasy Baseball Update 7/20/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 20, 2015
Today we’re starting just the second round of series in the MLB since the All-Star break, so that means we fantasy owners need to be on our toes. On that note, let’s check out some of the notable players trending on the waiver wire out there and see what they could do for our rosters.
Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Grichuk made a name for himself once again on Saturday, working back into waiver wire conversations with a 3-for-3 outing. He logged two homers and six RBI in that one. He had another hit yesterday.
Grichuk had been steady but not stellar since before the break, but if he and the Cards are going to assert themselves in the second half, we could be in for some real fireworks. He gets the White Sox in Chicago starting tomorrow.
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Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers: Odor has popped up in this space several times this year, and here he is again. He was great Friday and Saturday, managing to post six hits, a homer, two runs and two RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Odor has been stellar for the past month, and needs to be owned in more leagues out there. He’ll continue his road trip this week in the rare air of Colorado.
David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Peralta was out of the starting lineup yesterday, but proved himself in the first two games of the Giants series. He managed five hits, three runs, two RBI and a solo homer in those games.
Peralta has hit in his last five starts, logging four runs and five RBI in that frame. He’s another guy who needs to get owned in more places out there. He’ll get the Marlins at home this week.
Andrew Heaney, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Now let’s head to the mound and visit with Heaney, who has been great lately. He’s 3-0 in his four starts, with no more than two earned in any of those (and that only happened once).
Heaney is coming off a seven-inning, no-earned effort in Seattle and will take his 1.32 ERA and 0.84 WHIP into a home matchup against the Red Sox today.
Brett Anderson, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: We’ll finish up with Anderson today, as he’s a pretty popular pickup right now. He logged three earned in a no-decision his last time out, but is 3-1 over his last five starts.
Anderson has had a pretty good run overall this year, with a 3.17 ERA and 1.30 WHIP to his credit. He’ll go into Atlanta tomorrow to try and get his sixth win of the year.
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