Fantasy Baseball Update 5/19/16: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 19, 2016
Thursday means it’s time once again for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking ahead to the big weekend matchups around the MLB. Let’s take a glance at the waiver wire and see who’s trending as adds ahead of their upcoming series.
Khris Davis, OF, Oakland Athletics: Davis experienced a big bump in fantasy popularity on Wednesday, thanks to his game against Texas. He slapped three homers in that one, coming away with six RBI on the evening. He managed another solo homer yesterday.
Davis had been in an 0-for-10 slump prior to his breakout, so he’s certainly had his rough patches. Still, he’s unowned in over half the leagues out there and might make a nice add for the Yankees series.
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Cameron Maybin, OF, Detroit Tigers: We haven’t seen much of Maybin this season. He was just recently (this week) activated off the DL, but came out firing. Maybin logged four hits with two runs, two steals and an RBI in his first two games alone. He had a hit, a run and a steal yesterday.
It’s going to be a bit of a toss-up moving forward as far as playing time, but as long as Maybin his hitting he’ll get his starts this weekend against the Rays.
Evan Gattis, OF/C, Houston Astros: If you need a catcher, you’ll want to kick the tires on Gattis. He’s fresh off a minor league stint that had him working on his backstop abilities, and promptly returned to the majors with a 2-for-4 line against the White Sox that featured a homer, two runs and two RBI. He had one hit yesterday.
Once Gattis gets in some time behind the plate and gets that all-important “C” by his name in fantasy, he’ll make a nice pickup. He gets the Rangers this weekend.
Ivan Nova, SP/RP, New York Yankees: Nova is available in just about every fantasy league out there, so he’s a deep add. Still, he can provide some value with his two wins, 3.70 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.
Nova put up 5.2 innings against the White Sox in his last outing, allowing just one run. He’ll get another start today in Oakland to kick off that weekend matchup.
Tyler Duffey, SP, Minnesota Twins: Duffey has posted a few promising outings this season, including his last appearance. He went seven innings against Cleveland in that one, striking out six and allowing no runs.
Duffey is sitting on a great 1.85 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 24.1 total innings. He’ll take the mound again tomorrow against the Blue Jays.
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