Fantasy Baseball Update 8/10/15: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 10, 2015
It’s Monday, and around these parts that means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the upcoming series around the MLB. We’ve checked out the waiver wire and come up with a few rising stars who might be able to put up some big stats in those games. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Tommy Kahnle, RP, Colorado Rockies: Let’s start things out on the mound today by taking a look at Kahnle. He was officially named the Rockies’ closer over the weekend, following a save in the Nationals series opener. He bagged another save yesterday in the finale.
Kahnle has been on a nice run as of late, and he’s the guy to nab if you are in need of a closer. He’ll get the Mets in New York this week.
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Jonathon Niese, SP, New York Mets: Speaking of the Mets, let’s head to the other side of that matchup and visit with Niese, who has been trending over the past couple of days in fantasy. In his last outing, Niese logged one earned on four hits over seven innings for his sixth win of the year.
Niese holds a 3.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season. He’s allowed one earned in each of his last two outings, and will try to keep that going today.
Luis Severino, SP/RP, New York Yankees: Severino was pretty impressive in his debut against the Red Sox last week, logging one earned on just two hits in a tough-luck loss.
Severino has piqued the interest of many a fantasy owner, and will get another shot for his first win tomorrow in Cleveland against the Indians.
Odubel Herrera, 2B/SS/OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Herrera has been making quite a bit of noise in fantasy recently. In the first two games of the San Diego series, he logged three hits, a run, two RBI and two steals to keep his hit streak going. He put up a solo home run yesterday and is looking very good these days.
Herrera also played well against the Angels and Braves. He’s currently in the midst of a nice run and should be an option for this week in Arizona against the Diamondbacks.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B/SS, Tampa Bay Rays: Speaking of nice runs, Cabrera has been on one as well. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had a six-game multi-hit streak going, producing six runs, a homer, four RBI and a steal in that span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Cabrera has eligibility at a couple of tough fantasy positions, so deeper leaguers will want to check him out. He’ll be at home against the Braves starting tomorrow.
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