Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Wilson Ramos returning, more

by Tim Heaney on May 2, 2014 @ 10:40:55 PDT

 

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Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals
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Sleepers

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Busts

Matchup notes

2B Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (May 5-7)

With his high-BA game and destruction of right-handed pitching, the keystoner has left Rickie Weeks in the dust. He'll get to his at his advantageous home park in this trio while also lining up against three righty members of Arizona's woeful rotation: Mike Bolsinger, Josh Collmenter and Bronson Arroyo.

OF David Murphy, Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins (May 5-8)

Murphy, as per usual, has fared much better versus right-handed pitchers (.308/.403/.481 in 52 AB) than southpaws (.231/.259/.346 in 26 AB). The Twinkies don't have a left-hander in their quintet, which has been awful on the road, so expect Murphy to have plenty of chances to go to town.

OF Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (May 8-11)

Don Mattingly has been playing matchups with his outfielders, and Ethier has pulled ahead of fellow LHB Carl Crawford. Expect Ethier to get more time against the Giants, whom he has punished with a .295 BA with a .372 on-base percentage in 448 at-bats over his career. He's faced Matt Cain more than any other pitcher and has tagged him for a .429-1-6 line in 70 AB.

Pitcher Planner

Streamers

Probable pitchers with attractive matchups next week -- excluding two-start pitchers -- in descending order

Pitcher
Tm
Opp
Date
Tom Koehler
MIA
NYM
5/7
Tim Lincecum
SF
@PIT
5/7
Brandon Maurer
SEA
KC
5/9

Two-Start Pitchers

Subject to change based on injury, weather, managerial decisions and other conditions

Strong

Pitcher
Tm
Opp 1
Opp 2
Max Scherzer
DET
HOU
MIN
Clayton Kershaw
LAD
@WSH
SF
Jordan Zimmermann
WSH
LAD
@OAK
Shelby Miller
STL
@ATL
@PIT
Yordano Ventura
KC
@SD
@SEA
Zack Greinke
LAD
@WSH
SF
Nathan Eovaldi
MIA
NYM
@SD
Jesse Chavez
OAK
SEA
WSH
Scott Kazmir
OAK
SEA
WSH
Chris Tillman
BAL
@TB
HOU
Jon Niese
NYM
@MIA
PHI
Roenis Elias
SEA
@OAK
KC

Moderate

Pitcher
Tm
Opp 1
Opp 2
Jeremy Guthrie
KC
@SD
@SEA
Henderson Alvarez
MIA
NYM
@SD
Tim Hudson
SF
@PIT
@LAD
Matt Cain
SF
@PIT
@LAD
Drew Hutchison
TOR
@PHI
LAA
Zach McAllister
CLE
MIN
@TB
Chris Archer
TB
BAL
CLE
Aaron Harang
ATL
STL
CHC
Matt Garza
MIL
ARI
NYY
Kyle Kendrick
PHI
TOR
@NYM
Jeff Samardzija
CHC
CWS
@ATL
Roberto Hernandez
PHI
TOR
@NYM
Jered Weaver
LAA
NYY
@TOR
Robbie Erlin
SD
KC
MIA
Eric Stults
SD
KC
MIA
Kyle Gibson
MIN
@CLE
@DET

Weak

Pitcher
Tm
Opp 1
Opp 2
Homer Bailey
CIN
@BOS
COL
Edwin Jackson
CHC
CWS
@ATL
Jose Quintana
CWS
@CHC
ARI
Martin Perez
TEX
@COL
BOS
Chris Young
SEA
@OAK
KC
Jarred Cosart
HOU
@DET
@BAL
Jordan Lyles
COL
TEX
@CIN
Robbie Ross
TEX
@COL
BOS
Juan Nicasio
COL
TEX
@CIN
David Phelps
NYY
@LAA
@MIL
Brett Oberholtzer
HOU
@DET
@BAL
J.A. Happ
TOR
@PHI
LAA
Mike Bolsinger
ARI
@MIL
@CWS

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