Updated: Jan 14
This fantasy week begins on Memorial Day, a great day celebrating our men and women in service. It also means game start early on Monday (1pm EST), so be sure to check your lineups before firing up the grill.
Of note, the Chicago White Sox benefit from having eight scheduled games over the seven day match week. Carlos Rodon, who has a 1.29 ERA through eight starts, projects to be in line for a two start week. Also of note, the struggling Rockies have six scheduled games at home this week. That is great news for the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics, who both will visit this week for three games each. In those Coors Field games, we will be targeting Josh Fuentes, owned in only about 30% of leagues, Brendon Rogers, 6% owned, Jed Lowrie, 27% owned, and Stephen Piscotty, who is only 3% owned.
We have some hot dogs to get to ourselves this weekend, so we will keep this week’s notes a bit short, but first we want to look at other low owned hitters and pitchers who we are targeting this week. This list will continue to grow throughout the week, but for now we are keeping a close eye on the following players/situations:
- Alex Manoah, owned in 60% of leagues, saw his ownership increase by over 50% after his major league debut. Manoah pitched six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts against the Yankees. If Mahoah is still available in your league, we would jump on him fast.
- Framber Vazquez, owned in 60% of leagues, returned from the IL last week and looked solid, pitching four innings, with four strikeouts. He gave up only two hits and gave up just one run.
- Adam Frazier, now owned in 67% of leagues, was mentioned last week and has climbed into the top 120 fantasy players. Hitting over .330 so far, Frazier should be considered to plug in at 2B or OF.
- Brandon Crawford, owned in 70% of leagues, has also been mentioned in this section before and has seen his ownership increase by over 30% since then. We still think he is massively under-owned for a player who ranks among the top 60 in FBB.
- Tyler O’Neill, 50% owned, continues to exceed expectations and has found himself among the top 100 players in FBB. The Cardinals’ OF has eleven homeruns on the season.