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Fantasy Baseball Update 9/2/16: Key Matchups This Weekend

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks for Seasonal and Daily Leagues

September 2, 2016

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Friday means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to start looking ahead to the MLB’s big weekend matchups. Now’s a great spot for us to peruse the waiver wire to check out some of the trending names as we head into playoff time. Here’s a closer look at a few notables and their recent numbers. 

Derek Holland, SP, Texas Rangers: Let’s start out on the mound today as we often do and look at Holland. He’s coming off a nice win over Cleveland his last time out, bagging one earned in six innings with five strikeouts. 

Fantasy Baseball Update 9/2/16: Key Matchups This Weekend


That gives Holland a 4.68 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP on the season so far, with 53 strikeouts in 84.2 innings. He’ll be taking the mound at home against the Astros tomorrow. 

Bud Norris, SP/RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Norris stumbled a little bit out of the gate in his last outing in Colorado, giving up five earned and pitching just three innings. That said, all of the damage was done in the first frame and he recovered nicely. 

Norris sits on a 4.92 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and 102 strikeouts in 111.2 innings. He’s got a nice matchup against the Padres tomorrow and looks like a good plug-and-play for fantasy purposes. 

Luis Perdomo, SP/RP, San Diego Padres: Let’s go pitcher one more time today and look at Perdomo, who is on the other side of that Padres/Dodgers matchup tomorrow. He’s coming off a complete game against Miami, giving up just one run with three strikeouts for the win. 

Perdomo has a 5.84 ERA With a 1.70 WHIP and 87 Ks over 115.2 innings. He’s got two really nice outings under his belt heading into this LA game and is available in just about every fantasy league. 

CJ Cron, 1B, Los Angeles Angels: Elsewhere in California, we’ve got Cron, who is no stranger to this space. During his current eight-game hit streak, he owns 15 hits with six runs, three homers and 10 RBI. 

Cron is hitting a nice .290 on the year with 14 homers and 60 RBI. For a guy who’s available in almost 80 percent of leagues, that’s pretty good. He’ll be in Seattle this weekend. 

Yoan Moncada, 2B, Boston Red Sox: It’s looking like Moncada will make his big league debut today against the Athletics in Oakland. He’s a red-hot prospect in the Sox organization and should come out swinging. 

Moncada hit .298 with 15 home runs and 45 steals in his 105 games in the minors this year, and looks like a great pickup if you want to add a little depth to your roster in the late stages of the season. 

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