Fantasy Baseball Update 7/23/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 23, 2015
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to take a look toward the weekend matchups in the MLB. We’ve come up with a few names off the waiver wire who might be able to help your team this weekend, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and get the full stories.
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Chicago Cubs: Schwarber has had quite a week when it comes to fantasy adds. His big push came on Tuesday, when he logged two homers and four RBI in a four-hit effort. He had two hits, an RBI and a steal yesterday.
Schwarber is very quickly being gobbled up in fantasy leagues everywhere, and he looks like a great start for this weekend at home against the Phillies.
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Alex Rios, OF, Kansas City Royals: Another hot commodity in the fantasy game this week is Rios. He continued his hit streak after the break, hitting in five straight heading into yesterday’s matchup. With another hit and another run, he kept his streak going yesterday.
Rios has been great in July after a pretty horrid June, and he’s back in fantasy owners’ good graces again. He and the team will make a quick stop in St. Louis today before going back home for Houston this weekend.
Jung Ho Kang, 3B/SS, Pittsburgh Pirates: Kang has been keeping it going since the All-Star break, posting hits in five straight heading into yesterday’s action. He had four runs and a solo homer in that span. He bagged two more hits yesterday.
Kang and the Pirates will be at home this weekend as the Nationals come to town. He’s a nice deeper-league pickup at a thin SS position.
Mike Fiers, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Now let’s move on to the mound and check out Fiers. He’s coming off a win at home against Pittsburgh in his last start, logging seven innings of one-earned ball on three hits.
Fiers five wins with a 3.79 ERA and 1.36 WHIP so far this year. He’ll take the mound again down in Arizona today to try to get win No. 6.
Aaron Nola, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Back to that Cubs-Phillies series for a moment, let’s look at Nola. He went six innings in a tough-luck loss his last time out, allowing one earned on five hits in a 1-0 defeat against the Rays.
Nola is a nice-looking add for those in deeper leagues looking for an extra starter. He’s scheduled to take the hill at Wrigley on Sunday.
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