Fantasy Baseball Update 5/9/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 9, 2016
Today in the MLB, we’ve got quite a few Monday games that will be kicking off the league’s early-week series. That said, let’s take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see if there are any solid pickups out there who could be putting up monster numbers in their new matchups. Here’s a glance at the numbers.
Aaron Hill, 2B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers: Hill caused a lot of waiver wire noise this weekend with a 3-for-5 performance in Cincinnati. He blasted three home runs in that one, picking up seven RBI in the process.
Hill has been on a pretty solid kick recently, and entered Sunday with an eight-game hit streak. He was 1-for-4 yesterday to keep it going. He’ll be in Miami this week and makes a nice grab for deep-leaguers out there.
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Colby Lewis, SP, Texas Rangers: Let’s visit the mound for a moment and check out Lewis. He’s coming off a no-decision in Toronto, striking out seven over seven innings and allowing just three runs to a strong Jays lineup.
That gives Lewis a 3.32 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP this year alongside 27 strikeouts in 38 innings. He’ll get another shot today at home against the White Sox.
Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: We’ll look at Conley before we leave the mound today. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last pair of starts, a span of 13 innings with 13 strikeouts total in there.
Conely owns a 3.06 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP on the season and will try to better that tomorrow evening against the Brewers. He’s a nice pickup right now if you need another arm.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B/OF, Colorado Rockies: the notoriously streaky Reynolds is amid a solid stretch right now. Heading into the San Francisco finale, he had a four-game hit streak going with four runs and three RBI in that span.
Reynolds and the Rockies will return to the friendly confines of Coors Field this week, which boosts Reynolds’ home run potential. The Diamondbacks will be in town starting today.
Dioner Navarro, C, Chicago White Sox: Sure, we all forgot about Navarro after he started out the season on a miserable downturn. He’s got his stroke back in recent days, however, and posted four hits with a run and two RBI in the first two games of the Twins series. He had a hit and a run yesterday.
Navarro is safe to kick the tires on again in deeper leagues, so give him a look if you need a backstop on the low end. He’ll be in Texas for the Rangers this week.
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