5 Best Fantasy Baseball Matchups 8.28.20


I'm debuting a new format today.  You still get the top 10 lists but instead of matchups for every game, I'm giving you the 5 best matchups for the day.  This will allow me to give you a more detailed scouting report on the players and the matchups.  As always, find me on Twitter for more baseball talk throughout the day.

Who’s hot over the last 7 days (min 10 AB)

1-Manny Machado 13/24 9 R 5 HR 10 RBI 1 SB

2-Jose Abreu 9/19 7 R 7 HR 11 RBI

3-Lucas Giolito 1-0 13 Ks 0.00 ERA 0.11 WHIP

4-Trevor Story 8/21 6 R 2 HR 3 RBI 4 SB

5-Trea Turner 9/24 8 R 2 HR 5 RBI 2 SB

6-Austin Nola 10/21 8 R 2 HR 6 RBI

7-Brandon Belt 11/18 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI

8-Jon Berti 5/14 6 R 1 HR 4 RBI 3 SB

9-Teoscar Hernandez 6/19 6 R 3 HR 3 RBI 2 SB

10-Miguel Sano 9/21 6 R 2 HR 6 RBI

Who’s on ice over the last 7 days (min 10 AB)

1-Joey Votto 0/18

2-Eric Sogard 0/11

3-Joey Gallo 1/19 1 R

4-Brendan Rodgers 1/13

5-Travis Shaw 2/22 1 RBI

6-Jesus Sanchez 1/1 1 R 2 RBI

7-Eduardo Escobar 3/21 1 RBI

8-Rougned Odor 1/14 1 RBI

9-Jose Osuna 2/15

10-Todd Frazier 2/18 2 RBI

Top Matchups for Friday

Freddy Freeman vs Zack Wheeler is 15/32 with 3 Doubles 2 HR 7 RBI 13 Walks.  Over the last 7 days he’s hitting .400 (6/15) with 6 R 1 HR 5 RBI.  Vs Righties this year he’s slashing .320/.446/.653 with all 5 of his home runs.  Freeman has an OPS of .862 over 91 games at Citizens Bank Park.

Bryce Harper vs Robbie Erlin is 7/9 1 Double 1 Triple 1 HR 8 RBI.  Over his last 10 games he’s had hits in 7 and home runs in 3.  Harper is crushing lefties this year with a .375/.531/.833 slash line.  In his career at Citizens Bank Park he has a .964 OPS.

Whit Merrifield vs Reynaldo Lopez is 12/34 1 Double 1 Triple 1 HR 5 RBI.  Over the last week he’s hitting .333 (9/27).  He has a .807 OPS vs Righties and all 6 of his steals have come vs RHP.  Lifetime in Chicago he’s slashed .313/.359/.458.

Jorge Soler vs Reynaldo Lopez is 11/17 3 Doubles 3 HR 8 RBI.  Over the last 7 days Soler has 2 home runs and 8 RBI.  All 7 of his home runs this year have come vs RHP.  Lifetime in Chicago he has an OPS 1.082 with 5 home runs over 12 games.

Jose Abreu vs Danny Duffy is 18/56 2 Doubles 2 HR 5 RBI.  Abreu has been one of the best hitters all year – ranked 6 on the season.  Over the last 7 days he’s ranked 2nd with a .474 average (9/19) 7 R 7 HR and 11 RBI.  For his career he has a .930 OPS vs LHP and an .883 OPS at home.

Feature Photo Credit: Associated Press


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