Fantasy Baseball Update 4/10/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 10, 2016
It’s a new week out there in fantasy baseball, and with that comes a fresh look at all the series starting in the MLB. With that in mind, let’s check out the waiver wire and see which players are being added ahead of favorable matchups in their series this week.
Vince Velasquez, SP/RP, Philadelphia Phillies: Velasquez doesn’t pitch until Thursday in the finale of the Padres series, but it’s time to give him a look now. He’s coming off a great outing against a great Mets team, shutting out New York 1-0 across six innings with nine strikeouts.
Velasquez allowed just three hits in his debut, and will head into another nice-looking matchup on Thursday against the Padres. Snatch him up.
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Scooter Gennett, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers: What’s gotten into Gennett this week? Across five games he’s got a nice hit streak going, collecting four runs, three solo homers and seven total hits.
Gennett is certainly on fire right now, but likely will cool off at some point. Still, while he’s hot you might as well give him a look ahead of this Cardinals series.
Colby Rasmus, OF, Houston Astros: There was a time when Rasmus was a red-hot must-have fantasy player. Those days are gone, but he’s still got some value these days. In his last four games, he’s got five hits with four runs, four RBI and two homers.
Those two homers came in Rasmus’ Saturday game when he was batting cleanup. He’s a nice lower-end add for the Royals series this week.
Jeanmar Gomez, RP, Philadelphia Phillies: Gomez got his first save of the season on Saturday, pitching a clean ninth inning in the Phillies’ first victory.
The closer situation in Philly has been a complete mess, but Gomez could provide the team with some stability. He’ll likely get the next call in a save situation, whenever that may be. The Phillies get the Padres this week, however.
Nick Hundley, C, Colorado Rockies: It’s tough finding a solid fantasy backstop these days, but Hundley has some nice appeal. Over five games so far, he’s got five hits with two runs, a homer and three RBI.
Hundley’s campaign ended early due to injury last year, but he still notched double-digit homers. He’s available in about half the leagues out there and has a three-game set against the Giants this week.
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