Fantasy Baseball Update 6/24/16: Key Matchups This Weekend
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 24, 2016
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking forward to the big weekend matchups around the MLB. Let’s visit the waiver wire and see who some of the trending adds are right now.
Jake Peavy, SP, San Francisco Giants: Let’s kick things off on the mound as usual and check out Peavy. He’s coming off six innings against the Rays, allowing one run on four hits in a no-decision.
Peavy has a 1.50 ERA or less in four of his last five starts. He seems to be on a nice run and will be a popular pickup ahead of his start today against the Phillies.
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Tom Koehler, SP, Miami Marlins: Another guy at the SP slot who is getting a lot of pickups right now is Koehler. He tossed six shutout innings against the Rockies in his last appearance, grabbing his third win in a row and his fourth in his last five starts.
Koehler has been solid most of the year, leading to a 3.92 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP and six wins thus far. He will get a tough draw against the Cubs today, but he might be worth a shot.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Baltimore Orioles: Schoop has been a trending add over the last week or so, and he’s still available in over 40 percent of leagues out there. In his six-game hitting streak, he’s produced 11 hits, nine runs, two homers and five RBI.
That gives Schoop a .285 BA this year alongside 12 homers and 42 RBI. He’s a must-add guy right now heading into the Rays series this weekend.
Aledmys Diaz, 2B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals: If you can grab Diaz in your daily or seasonal fantasy league, he’s a great guy to have right now. He’s currently sitting on a four-game hit streak, with three runs, three RBI and a home run in that time.
Diaz has hit .310 with nine home runs and 35 RBI so far, and he’s even got a couple of steals. Check him out before the Seattle series begins today.
Danny Espinosa, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Washington Nationals: Espinosa is the dictionary definition of a utility guy, and he’s pretty hot at the moment. Over the past four games, he’s produced three runs, two homers, three RBI and five hits.
On the season, Espinosa has logged a meager .225 BA, but also has 13 homers and 35 RBI. He’s a nice all-purpose pickup ahead of the Milwaukee series starting today.
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