<![CDATA[Fantasy RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/26/17: Weekend Sleeper Picks]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/26/fantasy-baseball-update-5/26/17-weekend-sleeper-picks#comments The big weekend matchups around the MLB will be getting started today, so it’s a great time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see which potential sleepers are trending right now. Here’s a closer look at the popular names and numbers. 

Adam Frazier, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: We’ve been keeping tabs on Frazier for a few days now, and he continues to impress. In his last six games, he’s got nine hits, two homers, eight RBI, two steals and seven runs. 

That gives Frazier a .361 BA with three homers and 18 RBI on the…

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The big weekend matchups around the MLB will be getting started today, so it’s a great time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see which potential sleepers are trending right now. Here’s a closer look at the popular names and numbers. 

Adam Frazier, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: We’ve been keeping tabs on Frazier for a few days now, and he continues to impress. In his last six games, he’s got nine hits, two homers, eight RBI, two steals and seven runs. 

That gives Frazier a .361 BA with three homers and 18 RBI on the season. He’s the hottest player on the waiver wire right now heading into the Mets series. 

Brad Hand, RP, San Diego Padres: Hand is another guy we’ve been talking about this week. In his last two games, he’s got two saves and seems to be the ninth-inning guy for the Padres right now. 

Hand did allow a run in his last appearance, but otherwise he’s got four strikeouts in his last three innings. If you’re saves-needy, he’s your guy right now. 

Dinelson Lamet, SP, San Diego Padres: Here’s a new addition to the waiver wire, and this guy truly is a sleeper. In his MLB debut yesterday, he stuck out eight batters in five innings, allowing one run. 

In that start, Lamet gave up just three hits and walked two. We’ll get to see what he’s made of on May 30 against the Cubs, but if you’re the optimistic type go ahead and add him now. 

Jed Lowrie, 2B, Oakland Athletics: Lowrie has been making quite a bit of noise lately, and he’s still out there in around 90 percent of leagues. In his last six games, he’s got 13 hits, seven runs, two homers and six RBI to his credit. 

On the year, Lowrie is hitting .300 with six homers and 15 RBI in all. Starting today, he’ll be at Yankee Stadium. 

Leury Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox: Here’s another guy who’s widely available in fantasy right now (over 90 percent of leagues). In his last three games, Garcia has produced four hits, two homers and a pair of RBI. 

So far this year, Garcia has a .295 BA with six homers, 16 RBI and four steals. He goes into a doubleheader today against Detroit, home after a long road trip. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 08:49:04 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=86265
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/25/17: Key Matchups This Weekend]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/25/fantasy-baseball-update-5/25/17-key-matchups-this-weekend#comments

The big weekend games in the MLB will be kicking off tomorrow, so today is a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see who’s out there. Let’s take a look at the trending names so you can figure out who to target for your team. 

Brad Hand, RP, San Diego Padres: Let’s start out with the always-difficult RP position and check out Hand. He got out of a bases-loaded jam yesterday, managing his first save of the season. 

The performance should make people a little nervous, but this could also indicate that…

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The big weekend games in the MLB will be kicking off tomorrow, so today is a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see who’s out there. Let’s take a look at the trending names so you can figure out who to target for your team. 

Brad Hand, RP, San Diego Padres: Let’s start out with the always-difficult RP position and check out Hand. He got out of a bases-loaded jam yesterday, managing his first save of the season. 

The performance should make people a little nervous, but this could also indicate that Hand will be getting ninth-inning duties moving forward. With that considered, it’s worth keeping an eye on him. 

Dan Straily, SP, Miami Marlins: Before we leave the mound, let’s look at Straily. He put up three earned on four hits in 5.2 innings in his last start, good enough for a win. 

On the year, Straitly has a decent 3.70 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 48.2 innings. The bad thing is, he’s only got a pair of wins. Still, as a matchup-based play, deeper leaguers should scoop him up. He gets the Angels tomorrow. 

Adam Frazier, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Frazier logged a 2-for-2 outing on Thursday, sending in three runs and three RBI with a steal. He popped another homer on Friday as well. 

Frazier has been very reliable this season so far. the problem is, he plays for the Pirates, who have had major troubles with their offense. Still, as a leadoff man he’s a fine pickup right now. 

Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins: Bour is sitting near the top of the waiver wire charts today, and for good reason. He’s sitting on a seven-game hit streak, bagging four homers, six RBI and eight runs in that time. 

Bour has a .279 BA with 12 homers and 30 RBI this season. He’s still out there in about 60 percent of leagues, so if yours is one of them scoop him up before the Angels series. 

Didi Gregorius, SS, New York Yankees: Let’s finish up in the Big Apple and look at Gregorius. In his last four games, he’s got eight hits, four runs, two homers and four RBI. 

That gives Gregarious a .330 BA with three homers and 17 RBI this season. Since returning from his shoulder injury, he’s been a great asset to the better-than-expected Yankees offense. He get Oakland starting tomorrow. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 12:45:03 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=86199
<![CDATA[Daily Fantasy (DFS) Baseball Cheat Sheet for 5/25/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/25/daily-fantasy-dfs-baseball-cheat-sheet-for#comments Here is my daily Fantasy Baseball lineup for May 25th, 2017. Back after a two week break, let’s get back to it shall we? We have a condensed lineup on Thursday, with 12 games lasting us all day.

Here's my lineup for today.

Pitcher #1: Jacob DeGrom, NYM

Opponent: vs. SD

Salary: $12,100

Analysis: DeGrom is a tad bit iffy in my lineup, mainly because of a blister on his ring finger in the last frame of his last start, but if the blister doesn’t linger, I expect DeGrom to have a strong outing against a Padres’ squad that’s struggled in the…

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Here is my daily Fantasy Baseball lineup for May 25th, 2017. Back after a two week break, let’s get back to it shall we? We have a condensed lineup on Thursday, with 12 games lasting us all day.

Here's my lineup for today.

Pitcher #1: Jacob DeGrom, NYM

Opponent: vs. SD

Salary: $12,100

Analysis: DeGrom is a tad bit iffy in my lineup, mainly because of a blister on his ring finger in the last frame of his last start, but if the blister doesn’t linger, I expect DeGrom to have a strong outing against a Padres’ squad that’s struggled in the batters’ box all season. Not to mention that DeGrom has the highest average of fantasy points per game this season among all starters on Thursday, so I think he builds on that on Thursday.

Pitcher #2: Robbie Ray, ARZ

Opponent: @ MIL

Salary: $8,600

Analysis: Ray bounced back from a pair of off games with his highest output in a game this season, logging 30 points against the hapless Padres. The concern here is that the ball carries in a big way at Miller Park, and the Brewers have some definite pop in their bats, but I like Ray to keep the momentum going on Thursday.

Catcher: Juan Centeno, HOU

Opponent: vs. DET

Salary: $2,100

Analysis: Centeno is my sleeper in this lineup. Everybody expected Evan Gattis to take over behind the plate once Brian McCann went out with a concussion, but Centeno stepped up huge with 21 points on Tuesday. Centeno probably goes back down to the minors on Saturday, but I think he makes it as difficult of a decision as possible, with Mike Fiers being one of the Astros’ more hittable pitchers.

1st Base: Ryan Zimmerman, WSH

Opponent: vs. SEA

Salary: $4,700

Analysis: Zimmerman is still one of the top first basemen in the league, and I like that to continue on Thursday. Washington has dominated their matchup with the Mariners, and Ariel Miranda is still one of their newer options on the mound, so I am expecting a big game from Zimmerman here.

2nd Base: Brandon Phillips, ATL

Opponent: vs. PIT

Salary: $4,400

Analysis: The Braves continue to struggle as they have in years’ past, but Phillips is definitely one of the brighter spots, posting a .300 batting average with 4 double-digit fantasy games in his last 5 outings heading into action on Wednesday. I think Phillips will add to those totals, given his career 5 for 18 mark against Pirates’ starter Ivan Nova, with 3 extra base hits including a pair of homers and 4 RBI.

3rd Base: Wilmer Flores, NYM

Opponent: vs. SD

Salary: $3,300

Analysis: There wasn’t a head-to-head matchup at third base that I could exploit on Thursday, so I decided to back Flores here. Flores adds a multi-position flexibility with his first and third status, not to mention hits in 6 of his last 7 games, putting up a pair of double-digit point outings over that span. Flores and the Mets will also be getting their hands on Dinelson Lamet, who will be taking the mound for his major league debut, so I think the Mets, Flores included, can do some damage.

Shortstop: Jean Segura, SEA

Opponent: @ WSH

Salary: $4,100

Analysis: The Mariners have struggled mightily against the Nats recently, but Segura may be able to provide a spark given his time in the National League, giving him more at-bats and experience against Washington and starter Gio Gonzalez. Segura owns a career 7 for 13 mark against Gonzalez with an extra base hit, and with how up and down Gonzalez can be at times, I like Segura as a solid option at short on Thursday.

Outfielder #1: Aaron Judge, NYY

Opponent: vs. KC

Salary: $4,700

Analysis: Even after my hiatus, my DFS love for Aaron Judge hasn’t gone away. Judge has offensive explosion potential in every game that he plays in, making that worth the price of the salary alone. Add in that Judge and the Yanks are facing a struggling Royals bunch who are sending out a double-A pitcher for a spot start. No thanks. Give me Judge to have a possible multi-homer day if all goes well.

Outfielder #2: Andrew McCutchen, PIT

Opponent: @ ATL

Salary: $3,300

Analysis: Now in the other dugout at SunTrust Park, will be McCutchen, who has struggled to regain his all-star form, sitting with just a .200 batting average without a hit in his last 3 games heading into action on Wednesday. I think McCutchen will turn things around against an aging Bartolo Colon who has struggled against the current Pirates lineup, allowing the Bucs’ to hit .303 in 66 combined at-bats against the current Pittsburgh lineup, including Cutch, who owns a career 5 for 12 mark against Colon with an extra base hit.

Outfielder #3: Mikie Mahtook, DET

Opponent: @ HOU

Salary: $2,700

Analysis: Safe to assume that Mahtook was my last pick, but there’s still some things to like about the Tigers’ outfielder. Mahtook has seen an uptick in playing time as of late, and put up 16 points with a 2-run home run on Tuesday. I said earlier that ‘Stros pitcher Mike Fiers is hittable, and I think that could continue and Mahtook could benefit if he gets the start on Thursday.

Salary Remaining (out of $50,000 budget): $0

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Wed, 24 May 2017 19:00:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=86145
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball 2017: Waiver Wire Update 5/23/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/23/fantasy-baseball-2017-waiver-wire-update#comments With all of the MLB back in action this evening, today is a great time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s take a look at some of the trending players this morning and see if anyone’s right for your team. 

Cameron Maybin, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Maybin is one of the top position players on the wire right now, and it’s not hard to see why. In his last six games, he has 13 hits, nine runs, a homer and four RBI. 

That gives Maybin 11 RBI and 10 steals on the season. He needs to keep drawing walks and get that BA up…

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With all of the MLB back in action this evening, today is a great time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s take a look at some of the trending players this morning and see if anyone’s right for your team. 

Cameron Maybin, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Maybin is one of the top position players on the wire right now, and it’s not hard to see why. In his last six games, he has 13 hits, nine runs, a homer and four RBI. 

That gives Maybin 11 RBI and 10 steals on the season. He needs to keep drawing walks and get that BA up (.244) but if he can do that he’ll maintain some value in fantasy. 

Scott Schebler, OF, Cincinnati Reds: Schebler has had a nice run lately as well. In the last four games, he’s got six hits, three homers and six RBI. 

On the year, Schebler has hit 13 homers with 27 RBI, and he's even got three steals. His BA is still just .255, but with the power he’s got, you should be able to live with that. 

Alex Avila, C/1B, Detroit Tigers: There was a time when Avila was a must-own fantasy property; now he’s available in almost 2/3 of fantasy leagues. He’s giving good value, though, popping nine hits, a homer, three runs and five RBI since May 16. 

Avila has five homers with 18 RBI on the year, and is hitting .360 so far. As long as he’s playing at or near his ceiling, he’s worth adding as a backup catcher. 

Mike Clevinger, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Let’s move to the mound and look at Clevinger, whom we’ve examined a time or two this season. 

Clevinger is coming off seven innings of scoreless ball in Houston, striking out eight batters. He’s got two wins, a 1.56 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 17.1 innings this year and will get another crack on Thursday against the Reds. 

Matt Garza, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Garza is available in around 80 percent of fantasy leagues, and he’s a great pickup ahead of his start tomorrow against the Blue Jays. 

In 29.2 innings this year, Garza has a 2.43 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and 22 Ks. He’s got four straight quality starts under his belt, and in favorable matchups he’s a guy to take a long look at. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 08:47:25 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=86052
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/22/17: Key Matchups Early This Week]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/22/fantasy-baseball-update-5/22/17-key-matchups-early-this-week#comments Some of the big MLB early-week matchups will be getting started today, so it’s a great time to visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s take a look and see which players are trending right now. 

Mike Clevinger, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: One of the top pitchers on the wire right now is Clevinger. In his last start, he went seven innings with eight strikeouts and no earned in Houston. 

That gives Clevinger a 1.56 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and 19 Ks in 17.1 innings so far this year. He’ll be back out there on May 25 against the Reds…

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Some of the big MLB early-week matchups will be getting started today, so it’s a great time to visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s take a look and see which players are trending right now. 

Mike Clevinger, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: One of the top pitchers on the wire right now is Clevinger. In his last start, he went seven innings with eight strikeouts and no earned in Houston. 

That gives Clevinger a 1.56 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and 19 Ks in 17.1 innings so far this year. He’ll be back out there on May 25 against the Reds and is widely available in most fantasy leagues. 

JC Ramirez, SP/RP, Los Angeles Angels: Before we leave the mound let’s look at Ramirez. He gave up two runs in seven innings in his last appearance, striking out two White Sox. 

This year, Ramirez has a 3.97 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 47.2 innings. He’s not striking out as many batters as he should be (39 so far), but if he can get that figured out he’ll be a nice deeper-league pickup. 

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Don’t look now, but Smoak’s sitting on a four-game hit streak, posting two homers, four RBI and four runs in that time. 

Yesterday, Smoak bagged another homer, which was his 10th of the year to go along with 29 RBI and a .279 BA. If you can still get him in your league, do it. 

Adam Frazier, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Frazier is an interesting pickup right now. Since May 13, he’s got six runs and seven RBI, posting 16 hits in that time. 

On the sason, Frazier has 12 RBI, a homer and a .358 BA. He’s out there in over 90 percent of fantasy leagues and is worth kicking the tires on if you’re in a deeper format. 

Lonnie Chisenhall, OF, Cleveland Indians: Even though Chisenhall came up empty (0-for-3 with a run) on Sunday, he’s still a trendy add right now. Since May 14, he’s got seven hits, eight runs, four homers and eight RBI. 

That gives Chisenhall a .279 BA with six homers and 22 RBI on the season. He’s widely available in just about every league, and should be getting some more attention. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=85962
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/19/17: Weekend Sleeper Picks]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/19/fantasy-baseball-update-5/19/17-weekend-sleeper-picks#comments The big weekend series in the MLB will get off and running today, so it’s a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s visit some of the trending players out there and see if there are any sleeper candidates for your squad. 

Jose Berrios, SP, Minnesota Twins: Berrios is still out there in almost 40 percent of leagues, and that number will be going up thanks to his last start. He went 7.2 innings of scoreless ball against Colorado, striking out 11 in his second win of the year yesterday. 

Berrios now has a 0.59…

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The big weekend series in the MLB will get off and running today, so it’s a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s visit some of the trending players out there and see if there are any sleeper candidates for your squad. 

Jose Berrios, SP, Minnesota Twins: Berrios is still out there in almost 40 percent of leagues, and that number will be going up thanks to his last start. He went 7.2 innings of scoreless ball against Colorado, striking out 11 in his second win of the year yesterday. 

Berrios now has a 0.59 ERA and a 0.39 WHIP in 15.1 innings between his two starts. He gets to try to keep it going on the 24th in Baltimore. 

James Pazos, RP, Seattle Mariners: It appears we’ve got some indication of who will be first in line for saves in Seattle while Edwin Diaz is struggling. That would be Pazos, who has been very solid so far this year. 

Over his 18.2 innings and one win, Pazos has a 2.41 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP. If you’re desperate for saves, he’s a must-have guy right now on the low end. 

Josh Bell, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Moving on to position players, let’s check out Bell. He’s got a six-game hit streak going, posting four homers, nine RBI and five runs in that time. 

Bell has nine homers and 18 RBI so far this year, but his BA could be better at .248. Still, He’s out there in about 60 percent of leagues and is a nice source of power at that level. 

Eric Sogard, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers: Sogard is a new face on the waiver wire, thanks to his great performances in the last four games. In that time, he’s got nine hits, four runs, a homer and five RBI. 

On the season, Sogard is hitting .588 with two homers and seven RBI. As long as he keeps hitting, he’ll keep getting at-bats. He’s at Wrigley for the Cubs this weekend. 

Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Speaking of the Cubs, let’s finish up with Happ. In his last five games, he’s got six hits, five runs, two homers and four RBI to his credit. 

Happ will be out there again this weekend against the Brewers, and he’ll also be batting cleanup as long as he’s playing well. We could see him around for a while. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 12:54:34 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=85797
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/18/17: Key Matchups This Weekend]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/18/fantasy-baseball-update-5/18/17-key-matchups-this-weekend#comments Thursday is a good day to take stock of the fantasy baseball waiver wire, as we’re gearing up for the big weekend series in the MLB. That said, let’s take a look at the trending players and see if anyone’s worth picking up. 

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Smoak has been pretty darn great lately, and he’s sitting atop the waiver wire charts today. Over his last five games, he’s got six runs, three homers and six RBI. 

On the year, Smoak is sitting on a .280 BA with nine homers and 27 RBI. After finishing up with Atlanta today,…

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Thursday is a good day to take stock of the fantasy baseball waiver wire, as we’re gearing up for the big weekend series in the MLB. That said, let’s take a look at the trending players and see if anyone’s worth picking up. 

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Smoak has been pretty darn great lately, and he’s sitting atop the waiver wire charts today. Over his last five games, he’s got six runs, three homers and six RBI. 

On the year, Smoak is sitting on a .280 BA with nine homers and 27 RBI. After finishing up with Atlanta today, he’ll head to Baltimore for the weekend. 

Nat Karns, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Let’s move on over to the mound and check out Karns. He’s coming off five innings against the Orioles, allowing two earned while striking out 12. 

This season, Karns has a 4.46 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP in 40.1 innings. He will be taking the mound again tomorrow in Minnesota and is a nice pickup right now. 

Eddie Butler, SP/RP, Chicago Cubs: Before we leave the mound today let’s visit with Butler. He made his Chicago debut on Friday, going six innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts. 

Butler walked three and gave up a pair of hits in that game, which is probably his ceiling. Still, as a matchup play (he gets the Brewers tomorrow) he’s not too bad right now. 

Bradley Zimmer, OF, Cleveland Indians: Zimmer has just two games under his major league belt so far. After three strikeouts in his debut, he bounced back Wednesday with two hits, two runs, a homer and two RBI. 

Zimmer is still out there in almost 80 percent of leagues, and as a speculative play he makes a lot of sense right now. He’ll be in Houston starting tomorrow. 

Ian Happ, 2B, Chicago Cubs: Let’s go back to the Cubs and check out Happ before we finish things up today. Over his four games so far, he’s got four hits, four runs, two homers and four RBI. 

The downside with Happ is that he’s going to be fighting for at-bats very soon once the Cubs get healthier. Still, if he continues to hit, Chicago will work him in somewhere. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 09:34:38 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=85689
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball 2017: Waiver Wire Update 5/16/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/16/fantasy-baseball-2017-waiver-wire-update#comments Tuesday is a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire, as we’re heading into a big evening in the MLB. Let’s take a look at the trending players out there and see who’s being added right now. 

Matt Albers, RP, Washington Nationals: Albers is a pretty trendy add this week, as he recorded his second save of the season on Sunday. Albers retired all three hitters to secure a one-run win. 

Albers is sitting on a 0.61 ERA with a 0.55 WHIP in 14.2 innings this year. If you’re in need of saves, now’s the time to add him. 

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Tuesday is a good time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire, as we’re heading into a big evening in the MLB. Let’s take a look at the trending players out there and see who’s being added right now. 

Matt Albers, RP, Washington Nationals: Albers is a pretty trendy add this week, as he recorded his second save of the season on Sunday. Albers retired all three hitters to secure a one-run win. 

Albers is sitting on a 0.61 ERA with a 0.55 WHIP in 14.2 innings this year. If you’re in need of saves, now’s the time to add him. 

Jimmy Nelson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Nelson is a hot-ticket guy this week as well. He allowed no earned over 6.2 innings in his last start, striking out eight batters. 

That gives Nelson a 3.99 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP on the season over 38.1 innings. He will be on the mound again today for the Padres in San Diego. 

Josh Reddick, OF, Houston Astros: Now let’s move over to Reddick in the outfield. He went 1-for-4 with a run yesterday, and popped a solo homer on Sunday. 

Reddick has a .297 BA with five homers and 17 RBI to his name so far. He’s still out there in around 80 percent of leagues and is a good pickup if you need OF depth. 

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: If you’re in need of 1B or utility help, Smoak is your guy right now. In his last three games, he has three runs, five hits, two homers and four RBI. 

That gives Smoak a .283 average with eight homers and 25 RBI to his credit so far. He is now fantasy-relevant, so go grab him. 

Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins: Bour has made it into this space a couple of times recently, and he’s trending again. He went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run yesterday. 

That gives Bour hits in five of his last six games, with four homers and seven RBI in that span. He has eight home runs and 24 RBI to his name this year. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 11:29:32 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=85557
<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/15/17: Key Matchups Early This Week]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/15/fantasy-baseball-update-5/15/17-key-matchups-early-this-week#comments After the busy weekend, we’ve got a brand new set of series in the MLB. That said, let’s take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see who’s trending out there to see if anyone’s right for your team in the upcoming games. 

Zack Godley, SP/RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s jump right in with a visit to the mound and check out Godley. He’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball against Detroit in his last outing, striking out six. 

Godley is set to take on the Mets today in the series opener. He’s worth keeping an eye on…

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After the busy weekend, we’ve got a brand new set of series in the MLB. That said, let’s take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see who’s trending out there to see if anyone’s right for your team in the upcoming games. 

Zack Godley, SP/RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s jump right in with a visit to the mound and check out Godley. He’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball against Detroit in his last outing, striking out six. 

Godley is set to take on the Mets today in the series opener. He’s worth keeping an eye on if you’re in a deeper league and in need of a pitcher. 

Alex Wood, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Wood is still out there in about a third of the fantasy leagues, so it’s worth your time to check him out. He’s got 11 innings of shutout ball over his last two starts, striking out 21 in that time. 

Wood now has four wins with a 2.27 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He will get another shot at a start on May 19, and should be owned in just about every fantasy format. 

Ian Happ, 2B, Chicago Cubs: Let’s move on to the middle infield and see about Happ. He has three hits, a homer and two RBI in his first two games this year. 

Happ was a first-round pick in 2015, so he’s highly regarded within the Cubs organization. He’ll be going back down to the minors (in all likelihood) within a few days, so use him while you can. 

Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins: Bour went 0-for-4 yesterday but is still a hot fantasy add. In his previous four games, he had six hits, three homers and six RBI to his credit. 

That gives Bour seven homers and 23 RBI this year. He’s still got just a .248 BA, but the power is definitely worth looking at. He gets the Astros this week. 

Scott Schebler, OF, Cincinnati Reds: Let’s finish up with Schebler out in the outfield. He whiffed 0-for-4 on Sunday but in the two games prior he had five hits and a solo homer with a stolen base. 

Schebler is hitting .260 on the year so far with 10 homers and 21 RBI. He’s also got three steals this year, and four runs since May 7. He’ll be at Wrigley for the Cubs starting tomorrow. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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<![CDATA[Fantasy Baseball Update 5/12/17: Weekend Sleeper Picks]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/05/12/fantasy-baseball-update-5/12/17-weekend-sleeper-picks#comments Before we get into the big MLB matchups this weekend, let’s visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see which players are trending right now. Here’s a look at the top names out there. 

Jose Berrios, SP, Minnesota Twins: Sitting atop the waiver wire charts this morning is Berrios, who will be getting called up tomorrow for a start against the Indians. 

Berrios has piqued interests by logging a great 1.13 ERA in the minors this year, and not suffering a loss in six starts. This will be his second trip to the bigs, so we’ll see…

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Before we get into the big MLB matchups this weekend, let’s visit the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see which players are trending right now. Here’s a look at the top names out there. 

Jose Berrios, SP, Minnesota Twins: Sitting atop the waiver wire charts this morning is Berrios, who will be getting called up tomorrow for a start against the Indians. 

Berrios has piqued interests by logging a great 1.13 ERA in the minors this year, and not suffering a loss in six starts. This will be his second trip to the bigs, so we’ll see how he does here. 

Mike Clevinger, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Elsewhere on the mound, Clevinger is also a hot add this morning. He posted just one hit and four walks across 5.2 innings on Sunday against the Royals. 

Clevinger will get another start today against the Twins. He’s got just that one start this year to draw from, but he’s still out there in almost 90 percent of fantasy leagues. 

Aaron Altherr, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: We’ve talked about Altherr once or twice this week, as he’s been great lately. In his last three games, he has four homers and a whopping 10 RBI to his name. 

Alther is sitting on an eight-game hit streak right now, and is batting .351 with seven homers and 21 RBI all together. He starts a series against the Nats in DC today. 

Logan Morrison, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays: If you need corner help, Morrison might be your guy right now. He’s hit in his last three games straight, logging three runs, two homers and five RBI in that time. 

Morrison is hitting .252 with nine homers and 23 RBI so far, and is still available in about 85 percent of leagues. He’s a nice deep-league power add right now. 

Francisco Cervelli, C, Pittsburgh Pirates: Let’s finish up on Cervelli, who is the top backstop on the wire right now. He came up empty in his last game yesterday, but before that had a six-game hit streak going. 

On the season, Cervelli is hitting .242, but he does have four runs, a homer and four RBI so far this month. He should be owned in two-catcher leagues or possibly as a backup. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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