5 Best Fantasy Baseball Matchups 8.31.20


Today we have Trout, Suarez, Carpenter, Kepler and Machado lined up as the 5 best hitters based on the data.  Read below for the in-depth scouting reports for each.  Good luck today and come find me on Twitter @JimRileyLive for more baseball talk throughout the day.

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

1-Manny Machado 14/26 8 R 3 HR 7 RBI

2-Andrew McCutchen 10/23 7 R 2 HR 6 RBI 2 SB

3-Ranal Grichuk 10/27 7 R 3 HR 8 RBI

4-Christian Walker 8/22 5 R 3 HR 10 RBI

5-Jesse Winker 9/27 6 R 4 HR 7 RBI

6-Kyle Schwarber 6/27 6 R 4 HR 7 RBI 1 SB

7-Trea Turner 14/27 6 R 1 HR 4 RBI 1 SB

8-Kyle Tucker 7/14 4 R 2 HR 9 RBI

9-Ryan Pressly 3 Saves 6 Ks 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP

10-Mike Trout 6/19 8 R 2 HR 7 RBI

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

1-Joey Bart 1/19 1 R

2-Bryan Reynolds 1/21 1 R 1 RBI

3-Kike Hernandez 1/14

4-Joey Gallo 1/14

5-Lewin Diaz 2/19 1 RBI

6-Jesus Sanchez 0/13 1 R

7-Jose Osuna 2/16

8-Travis Shaw 3/19

9-Victor Caratini 0/12 1 R

10-Jason Kipnis 1/17 1 SB

Matchups

Mike Trout is 13/31 with 3 Doubles 3 HR 5 RBI plus 5 walks vs Marco Gonzales.  Trout is 5/9 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in the first 3 games of the 4 game series vs the Mariners. At home this year Trout is slashing .367/.450/.837!

Eugenio Suarez is 6/13 with 1 Double 2 HR 5 RBI vs Dakota Hudson.  He was hot prior to the weekend with home runs in 4 of 5 games but the Saturday doubleheader cooled him off.  A change of opponent and Hudson could be just what he needs here to get back on track. 

Matt Carpenter is 13/29 with 2 Doubles 1 Triple 4 HR 7 RBI plus 9 walks vs Anthony DeSclafani.  With his performance this year he won’t cost you much and with that history he’ll have a good chance to have a big game.  The number of extra base hits to hits and the number of walks is an indication of how well he picks DeSclafani up.  Carpenter has been playing much better on the road - .281 avg vs .105 avg at home.

Max Kepler is 8/19 with 1 Triple 3 HR 5 RBI vs Lucas Giolito.  He has been great at home this year with a .302/.436/.512 slash line.  He’s also been great vs RHP, hitting all 7 of his home runs and posting a .966 OPS.

Manny Machado is 6/12 with 1 Double vs German Marquez.  He’s one of the best hitters in all of baseball to this point and he’s on fire over the last week hitting 14/26. 8 of his 11 home runs have come vs RHP and his career at Coors Field is great too with a .333/.396/.527 slash line across 93 at-bats.

Feature Photo Credit: Evan Habeeb - USA TODAY Sports


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