Fantasy managers should try to add as many hitters as possible on the Marlins, Rockies and Mariners before play begins this week. And on the pitching side, streaming starters from the Royals-Tigers series should be a good idea. Loyal readers will also notice a new addition to this column – the Big Boppers section, which identifies opportunities for managers to pad their power numbers.
matchup to target
rockies vs marlins
Four games at Coors Field – I don’t need to say more. The Rockies will start a pair of two right-handers and southpaws, meaning managers must look for the best overall Miami hitters. Included in this list in order of preference Jorge Soler (40% Roasted), brian de la cruz (20%) and Garrett Cooper (5%). from Colorado, charlie blackmon (40%), Ryan McMahon (49%), Brenton Doyle (5%) and juricson profar (10%) are good choices.
Mariners vs A’s
Facing an Oakland crew with a 6.91 ERA for four games, the Mariners are in the most advantageous position of any offense this week. The team doesn’t have many streaming options, but eugenio suarez (67%) and JP Crawford (5%) will fit some roster. Too, Cal Raleigh (63%) A great option for those in shallow leagues who stream catchers.
Red Sox @ Angels
Boston hitters can thrive against two Angels starters with ERAs over 5.00 this week and convert relievers jam baria, zareen duran (60%) is the shallowest hitting hitter on this team in the league.
Cardinals @ Reds
St. Louis will enjoy four games at an offense-inducing venue against average starters (Brandon Williamson, Graham Ashcraft, Ben Lively, Luke Weaver, Most top cardinals are universally roasted, but paul de jong (5%) is swinging a hot bat and can be considered in a 12-team league.
Guardians vs White Sox
Cleveland should enjoy three contests against a starting pitcher with an ERA over 4.50 and a relief corps with a 5.41 ERA. Josh Naylor (43%) has dual-position eligibility (1B/OF) and is one of the best players to target in this article.
Brewers vs. Astros, Giants
Though they face few skillful hurdlers, the Brewers did offer up some volume plays during the four games against right-handed starters. rowdy tellez (75%) has been ice-cold of late but should be starting in most leagues this week.
matchup to avoid
Dodgers @ Brave
Dodgers productive lineup Charlie Morton, Spencer Strider And bryce elder, All three fast bowlers bowled from the right, chris taylor There should be benches everywhere. miguel vargas Most leagues also have a sitter.
A @ Mariners
Although Oakland plays four games, they will face three starters with ERAs under 4.00 and no favors from pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. esteri ruiz The A’s are the only hitter who gets attention in the mixed leagues.
Giants @ Twins, Brewers
The Giants will face three right-handed starters with ERAs under 2.30 before getting a more reasonable matchup with the southpaw. Eric Lauer on Thursday. for the first three matches Wilmer Flores, Casey Schmidt And mitch hanger are on imaginary benches.
looking for a steal
Those hoping to score some extra steals this week should target the speedsters in these contests.
The Guardian vs. Michael Kopech (Wednesday): Kopek ranks sixth in steals allowed, and Guardians has the team momentum to take advantage of the opportunity to swipe. Steven Cowan, Andres Gimenez And amed rosario players are essential to this game and miles straw A 12-team roto league may be introduced.
Rangers vs Rich Hill (Tuesday): Only five forwards have allowed more steals than Hill, who marcus semin To swipe a base on Tuesday. Sneaky option in 12-team league leody tavaraswho has plus speed and a .927 OPS in May.
Looking to add a homer or two to your total this week? Consider streaming to one of these players.
Eugenio Suarez vs. Ken Waldichuk (Wednesday), JP Sears (Thursday): Suarez has been disappointing overall this season (5 HR, .225 BA), but he has shown plenty of power and strong ability to hit lefties throughout his career. Waldichuk and Sears are two of 14 pitchers who have allowed at least 10 homers this season.
Wilmer Flores @ Eric Lauer (Thursday): Flores has long been best against left-handers, including hastening four round-trippers in 63 plate appearances during those matchups this season. Lauer has been one of the most homer-prone pitchers in baseball in 2023, allowing 13 long balls in 42.2 innings. The hitter-friendly Miller Park would do Lauer no favors in turning his luck around.
In order, here are the best streamers from Monday through Thursday, with their start dates and Yahoo roster rates in parentheses.
Logan Allen vs. CWS (Tuesday, 33)
Taj Bradley vs. Tor (Tuesday, 55)
Michael Lorenzen @ K.C. (Monday, 15)
Mathieu Liberatore @ CIN (Wednesday, 38)
Cal Quantrill vs. CWS (Wednesday, 33)
Brady Singer vs. DET (Monday, 40)
Matt Boyd @ KC (Wednesday, 4)
Zack Greinke vs. DeT (Wednesday, 9)
Marco Gonzales vs. Oak (Tuesday, 11)
Tyler Wells @ NYY (Wednesday, 69)
Brian Bello @ LAA (Tuesday, 16)
James Paxton @ LAA (Wednesday, 39)
Mackenzie Gore vs SD (Tuesday, 53)
Tyler Magill @ CHC (Wednesday, 23)
JP France @ MIL (Tuesday, 26)
Tanner Hawk @ LAA (Monday, 12)
Josh Fleming vs. Tor (Monday, 2)
Rich Hill vs. Tex (Tuesday, 13)
Adam Wainwright @ CIN (Tuesday, 23)