Fantasy Baseball Update 8/13/15: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 13, 2015
It’s a fantasy baseball Thursday, and that means it’s time for us owners to start looking forward to the big MLB matchups coming this weekend. Let’s check out the waiver wire and see which players might be putting up good numbers in those games.
David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Peralta was the big waiver wire add from yesterday, thanks to his solid hitting streak. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had a six-game streak going, with a homer, 10 RBI and three runs in that span. He bagged a hit yesterday as well.
Peralta will be heading to Atlanta for his weekend series with the Braves. He’s getting close to must-have territory in fantasy right now--just keep an eye on that quad issue (he should be fine by tomorrow).
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Marco Estrada, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: Now let’s head to the mound and visit with Estrada, who is one of the more popular SP pickups right now. He’s coming off a 6.1-inning win over the Yankees in New York, allowing three hits and no earned.
Estrada has 10 wins on the season with a 3.21 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. If he’s available, grab him before Saturday’s game against the Yankees.
Chris Bassitt, SP/RP, Oakland Athletics: Also pitching on Saturday is Bassitt, who just posted 6.2 innings of one-earned ball in a no-decision against the Astros.
Bassitt will face off against the Orioles this weekend seeking his second win of the year. He’s currently carrying a 2.48 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP.
Jean Machi, RP, Boston Red Sox: In the wake of Koji Uehara’s injury, Machi seems like the clear favorite as a fantasy pickup in Boston. He was snatched up off waivers late last month from the Giants.
Machi seems to have the edge going forward, as he seems fresher than Junichi Tazawa at the moment. If you’re scraping for saves, make a move here before the Mariners series begins.
Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Polanco rounds out our group today, as he’s coming off a nice weekend. Between the Cubs finale and the first game of the Cards series, he posted nine hits with four runs, two homers, three RBI and two steals. He bagged three more hits and a run yesterday.
Polanco offers a pretty nice power-speed combination, but we’d like to see his BA keep climbing a little higher. He’ll be heading to New York for the Mets once he finishes up with the Cardinals today.
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