Fantasy Baseball 5 for 9.14.20

Today we have James McCann, Joc Pederson, Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado and Matt Joyce lined up as 5 great matchups 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-Adalberto Mondesi 7/27 9 R 4 HR 8 RBI 6 SB

2-Freddie Freeman 13/29 7 R 3 HR 13 BI 1 SB

3-Adam Duvall 7/26 8 R 5 HR 12 RBI

4-Jeimer Candelario 11/26 8 R 3 HR 9 RBI

5-Alec Mills 2-0 11 Ks 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP

6-Jared Walsh 9/22 6 R 4 HR 9 RBI

7-Ronald Acuna Jr 5/25 9 R 2 HR 7 RBI 4 SB

8-Ozzie Albies 8/22 7 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 SB

9-Lance Lynn 2-0 16 Ks 1.29 ERA 0.79 WHIP

10-Jeff McNeil 10/21 5 R 3 HR 9 RBI

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

1-Jo Adell 0/20

2-Kyle Tucker 1/22 1 R

3-J.D. Martinez 1/20 1 RBI

4-Daz Cameron 1/20 2 RBI

5-Sergio Alcantara 1/13 1 R

6-Martin Maldonado 2/15

7-Gary Sanchez 2/18 1 R

8-Isaac Paredes 3/20

9-Anthony Rizzo 3/27 2 RBI

10-Jose Iglesias 4/24 1 RBI


James McCann is 8/24 with 2 doubles, 4 home runs and 10 RBI vs Jose Berrios.  A favorable matchup plus he’s home where he’s slashed .343/.368/.543 (.911 OPS).

Joc Pederson is 3/7 with 1 double and 2 home runs with 3 RBI vs Dinelson Lamet.  He is doing what he always does, XBH or bust and only against RHP.  This year he’s 1/7 vs LHP and only 18/92 vs RHP but of those 18 hits, 10 of them are of the extra base variety…4 doubles and 6 home runs.  With his favorable history against Lamet, it’s a solid bet that Joc gets to him.

Manny Machado is 5/15 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI vs Clayton Kershaw.  Machado is having his best season since 2016 and is ranked in the top 10 among the best hitters this year.  Against LHP he’s slugging .600 so this matchup looks to continue to favor Manny.

Fernando Tatis Jr. is 3/5 plus 2 walks vs Clayton Kershaw.  He is the best hitter in baseball to this point in the season.  There isn’t a lot of history, only 7 plate appearances, but considering Tatis has reached base 5 out of those 7 tells me Tatis sees the ball well out of Kershaw’s hand.

Matt Joyce is 3/8 with 1 home run, 2 RBI and 2 walks vs Zack Wheeler.  Joyce has been a solid play vs RHP this year, putting up an OPS of .782. 

As a bonus I want to throw in Tony Kemp.  He doesn’t play a lot but he is 4/4 with 1 RBI and 2 walks vs Marco Gonzales.  In fact Kemp only has 3 AB vs LHP all year.  He may be on the bench for this one, but if he plays he could be worth a flier.

Feature Photo: Joe Camporeale - USA TODAY Sports

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