Fantasy Baseball Update 5/16/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 16, 2016
Monday means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the waiver wire ahead of the new series around the MLB. That said, let’s visit with a few trending players out there and see who’s making noise as adds.
Melvin Upton Jr., OF, San Diego Padres: Upton had a solid series against the Brewers this weekend, pushing him to the top of the waiver charts. His big days came on Thursday (3-for-4, two runs, homer, two RBI) and Saturday (4-for-5, run, homer, RBI). He had another hit yesterday.
Upton has been on a power tear over the last handful of games, and will also provide some nice low-end speed to fantasy owners in need. He’s at home against the Giants this week.
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Chris Owings, 2B/SS/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Owings has been on fire over the past week or two. Heading into Sunday, he carried a seven-game hit streak with five RBI, three runs and a steal in that span. He came up empty yesterday.
Owings had a crummy 2015, but is already redeeming himself by hitting extra-base hits with regularity this season. He’s got the Yankees at home this week.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Baltimore Orioles: Schoop made quite a bit of waiver wire noise on Saturday when he blasted a pair of homers against the Tigers, resulting in five RBI. That gave him eight RBI in a three-game span, and he had two more RBI yesterday.
Schoop won’t give a whole lot in the way of BA overall, but you could do worse in a tough 2B slot. He starts a home series against the Mariners tomorrow.
Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Now let’s switch over to the mound and check out Conley. He’s coming off a crummy showing in his last start, allowing four runs in four innings to the Brewers for a loss.
That said, Conley still carries a 3.72 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP on the season. His manic highs and lows make him a decent matchup play here and there, and he’s got a nice one coming in Philadelphia today.
John Lamb, SP, Cincinnati Reds: Here’s another guy you may have overlooked while perusing for pitchers. Lamb will get back into the rotation today against the Indians in Cleveland following a thumb injury.
Lamb should be well-rested and healed up for today’s game, as he last started on May 8. He’s got a 1.80 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP across 10 innings of work this season.
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