Fantasy Sports Fix: Trendy pickups In fantasy baseball
Sometimes, all it takes to win in fantasy baseball is to make a couple key changes. It’s also knowing what or who to change. Taking note of your team’s weakness and making it a priority to fix it can help you make a jump in the standings.
Now is probably a good time to make changes to your fantasy baseball team because we’ve seen what everyone has to offer and we also see where all the potential is and is going to be in the near future. At this point, it’s easy to drop struggling players and replace them with someone more productive, so don’t be scared to shake up your team a bit and make some moves on the waiver wire.
Julio Urias, starting pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
He is a talented 19-year-old who throws left-handed and also throws from 99 to 100 miles per hour. He could get an extended look in the starting lineup with Alex Wood out with an injury.
Logan Morrison, first base, Tampa Bay Rays
He has a nine-game hitting streak coming into this week, along with four home runs in the last three games. It’s a surprise to me that he is only 17 percent owned right now, so it’s likely that he is on your league’s waiver wire.
Adam Lind, first base, Seattle Mariners
He finished May going 10 for 19 at the plate while hammering three home runs. It seems like he is one of the players that goes on a big streak every year and this could be it for the year. He generally sits against lefties, but that shouldn’t worry anyone willing to pick him up off of waivers.
C.C. Sabathia, starting pitcher, New York Yankees
Even though he has been pitching well over the last month or so, I still don’t fully trust that he can keep this up. His velocity is reportedly down to 88 miles per hour, which is 6 mph below where he was in his prime. Still, if you’re willing to take a chance on the veteran, you could reap some solid rewards in the form of strikeouts and wins.
Alexi Ramirez, shortstop, San Diego Padres
He is hitting .384 over the last week and he also has seven RBIs in that same span. The lack of depth at shortstop on the waiver wire makes him valuable commodity at this point. He has the potential to hit the 70-RBI mark the way he’s playing this season and he could also notch a few more home runs before it’s all over.
Archie Bradley, starting pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks
Never mind the ERA that is well over 4.00 right now at 5.80. Pay attention to his last two starts which include 19 strikeouts, a win and an average of only four hits allowed per game. Bradley’s next start is Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays and I expect him to have another great outing.
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