Fantasy Baseball Update 6/27/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 27, 2016
Monday means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking ahead to the new series coming across the MLB. Let’s visit the waiver wire and see if there are any trending players worth picking up ahead of those games.
Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins: Let’s take our talents to South Beach as we kick things off today and check out Bour. In his last five games, he’s got six hits, five runs, three homers and nine RBI.
On the season, Bour is hitting .273 with a nice 14 homers and 43 RBI. That’s pretty good value at his level; he’s available in about 70 percent of leagues out there. The Marlins head to Detroit starting tomorrow.
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Robbie Ray, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Over on the mound, we’ve got Ray as a potential low-end SP pickup. He’s coming off a loss in Toronto, but prior to that he’d put up two wins in his previous two games with 13 combined strikeouts.
Ray is tossing for a 4.59 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP so far, but he’s got a favorable matchup looming today against the Phillies.
Daniel Mengden, SP, Oakland Athletics: Mengden has three losses in his three starts this year, but he hasn’t gotten much help from the A’s hitters in those appearances (just four combined runs in three games).
Mengden will try it again today in San Francisco. On the year, he’s got a reasonably respectable 3.00 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B/OF, Colorado Rockies: We’ve visited with Reynolds once or twice in the past week. He bagged another homer yesterday against the Diamondbacks, bringing his total to seven with 28 RBI.
Reynolds is that proverbial all-or-nothing fantasy asset, but he’s a great play when he’s on a roll (like he is now). He’ll be at home against the incoming Blue Jays starting today, and he’s a nice source of power for those in need.
Yasmany Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Tomas has made it into this space a couple of times this year, and here he is again. In his last seven games, he’s provided eight hits, four runs, three homers, seven RBI and a stolen base.
On the season, Tomas is hitting .258 but he does have 12 homers and 30 RBI to his name. he gets a favorable matchup against the Phillies at home this week, and the Giants after that. Nice.
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