Fantasy Baseball Update 7/3/16: Key Matchups Early This Week
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 3, 2016
With all the big matchups kicking off tomorrow on the Fourth of July in the MLB, it’s a great time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking ahead. Let’s visit the waiver wire and see who’s trending right now.
Bud Norris, SP/RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Let’s kick things off with new Dodger Norris. He came in after a trade on Friday and was stellar in six innings with no earned and eight strikeouts.
While Norris can be stunningly bad when he’s off, he’s rolling right now. He’ll get another turn on July 6, and is now an option in mid-sized leagues.
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Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s stick on the mound for a moment and visit with Conley. He’s coming off a bad outing, with 4.1 innings and five earned runs (but the good news is he registered nine strikeouts).
On the year, Conley’s numbers look decent--a 3.90 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP in 87.2 innings. He’ll get a favorable matchup today against the Braves.
Rajai Davis, OF, Cleveland Indians: Every summer, we talk about Davis a few times, and he’s a hot add once again. In yesterday’s game against Toronto, he went 4-for-5 at the plate with a homer, two runs, two RBI and a steal.
On the year, Davis has a .264 average with 29 RBI and 21 stolen bases to his credit. While he’s hitting, he’s worth adding in many leagues ahead of the Detroit series.
Max Kepler, OF, Minnesota Twins: In yesterday’s game against the Rangers, Kepler went off for seven RBI, two runs and two homers. That gives him a six-game hit streak right now.
Kepler has managed 15 RBI and three homers with a .248 BA on the season. He’s widely available in just about every fantasy league as he gets ready for the A’s coming to town tomorrow.
Cameron Rupp, C, Philadelphia Phillies: For those fantasy owners who need a catcher right now (which is most of us), Rupp is a decent pickup. In his last two games, he’s got five hits with a run, and has put up six hits with three runs, three RBI and a homer in his last five.
Rupp will see the Braves at home starting tomorrow, trying to add to his seven homers, 19 RBI and .283 BA on the year.
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