The baseball season is a 6 month grind for players and Fantasy owners alike. After a 5 day mental break from action it is time to get back to the business of winning your league. This break is always a good time to evaluate your early round picks and if they are not producing like you wished get the trade juices going. Use that name recognition and early ADP to your advantage and move the dead weight to someone else’s team. I’m talking about you Adrian Gonzalez…I would move you today for Rizzo.
On the pitching side it is a short week and you should take advantage of the wire for some great opportunities to bury your competition in Wins and Ks over the next 3 days. You should at least 6 SP going in your Daily leagues this weekend. If you don’t you are giving away a couple of easy category wins. Pick up a few of these SP to bolster your stats on Friday and Saturday. Then come Sunday you may such an insurmountable lead on the pitching side you can coast. Your best bets to reinforce pitching this weekend are:
Franklin Morales @ TB: He is good for both the Win and Ks.
Paul Maholm vs. ARI: 3.26 ERA 1.05 WHIP and 7K/9 at home this year.
Freddy Garcia vs. LAA: Good for the Win. Cano will go off in this game after his Home Run Derby debacle.
Luke Hochevar vs. CHW: Good for ERA and WHIP help.
Chris Tillman vs. DET: He will help all peripherals Sunday afternoon.
Carlos Villanueva vs. CLE: Same as Tillman…ERA WHIP & Ks.