Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Preview: Go Fishing for Marlins!

Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Preview: Go Fishing for Marlins!

Fantasy managers should try to add as many hitters as possible to the Marlins, Rockies and Mariners before play begins this week. And on the pitcher side, the Royals-Tigers series streaming starters should be a good idea. Loyal readers will also notice a new addition to this column – the Big Boppers section, which identifies opportunities for managers to increase their power numbers.

Target Matches

Marlins @ Rockies

Four games at Coors Field — I don’t need to say much more. The Rockies will start two right-handers and a pair of left-handers, which means managers should seek Miami’s best hitters. In order of preference, this list includes Jorge Soler (40% registered), Bryan De LaCruz (20%) and Garrett Cooper (5%). From Colorado, Charlie Blackman (40%), Ryan McMahon (49%), Brenton Doyle (5%) and Jurickson Profar (10%) are good options.

A @ Mariners

Facing an Oakland staff with a 6.91 ERA for four games, the Mariners are in the most advantageous position of any offense this week. The team doesn’t have too many streaming options, but Eugenio Suarez (67%) and JP Crawford (5%) will fit some listings. Also, Cal Raleigh (63%) is a great option for those in shallow leagues who stream catchers.

Red Sox @ Angels

Boston hitters could thrive this week against two Angels starters with over 5.00 ERAs and a converted reliever Jaime Barria. Jarren Duran (60%) is the hitter to target in the shallow leagues on this team.

Cardinals @ Reds

St. Louis will enjoy four games at an offensive venue against mediocre starters (Brandon Williamson, Graham Ashcraft, Ben Lively, Luke Weaver). Most of the best cardinals are universally listed, but Paul DeJong (5%) swings a hot bat and can be considered in 12-team leagues.

White Sox @ Guardians

Cleveland should enjoy three games against a starting pitcher with an ERA above 4.50 and a relief corps with a 5.41 ERA. Josh Naylor (43%) has dual position (1B/OF) eligibility and is one of the best players in this article to target.

Brewers vs. Astros, Giants

Although they’re up against skilled pitchers, the Brewers offer some volume plays through four games against right-handed starters. Rowdy Tellez (75%) has been freezing lately but is expected to start this week in most leagues.

Matches to avoid

Dodgers @ Braves

The Dodgers’ productive roster could be handcuffed by a strong starting line of Charlie Morton, Spencer Strider And Bryce Elder. With all three pitchers pitching from the right side, Chris Taylor should be banked everywhere. michael vargas is also someone who sits in most leagues.

A @ Mariners

Although Oakland plays four games, they’ll face three starters with sub-4.00 ERAs and won’t get any favors from pitching-friendly Safeco Field. Esteury Ruiz is the only batter in A who deserves attention in mixed leagues.

Giants @ Twins, Brewers

Giants will face three right-handed starters with sub-2.30 ERAs before getting a more reasonable game with the southpaw Eric Lauer THURSDAY. For the first three games, Wilmer Flores, Casey Schmitt And Mitch Haniger belong to fantastic benches.

Search flights

Those hoping to land a few more steals this week should target speedsters in these contests.

Goalkeepers vs. Michael Kopech (Wednesday): Kopech ranks sixth in interceptions allowed, and the Guardians have the team speed to take advantage of the sweeps opportunity. Steven Kwan, Andres Gimenez And Amed Rosario are essential players for this game and Myles Straw can be started in 12-team roto leagues.

Rangers vs. Rich Hill (Tuesday): Only five pitchers have allowed more flights than Hill, creating an opportunity for Marcus Semien to sweep a base on Tuesday. The sneaky option in 12-team leagues is Leodye Taveraswhich has more speed and a .927 OPS in May.

great suppers

Looking to add a lap or two to your total this week? Consider streaming one of these players.

Eugene Suarez vs. Eugenio Suarez Ken Waldichuk (Wednesday), JP Sears (Thursday): Suarez has been a disappointment overall this season (5 HR, .225 BA) but has shown plenty of power and a strong ability to hit southpaws throughout his career. Waldichuk and Sears are two of 14 pitchers who have allowed at least 10 homers this season.

Wilmer Flores @ Eric Lauer (Thursday): Flores has long held up better against southpaws, including tearing up four home runs in 63 plate appearances in those matchups this season. Lauer has been among the most prone pitchers in baseball in 2023, allowing 13 long pitches in 42.2 innings. Batter-friendly Miller Park won’t do Lauer any favors either.

Streaming Starters

In order, here are the top streamers Monday through Thursday, with their start date and Yahoo listing rate in parentheses.

  • Logan Allen vs. CWS (Tuesday the 33rd)

  • Taj Bradley vs. TOR (Tuesday 55)

  • Michael Lorenzen @ KC (Monday, 15)

  • Matthew Liberatore @ CIN (Wednesday, 38)

  • Cal Quantrill vs. CWS (Wednesday the 33rd)

  • Brady Singer vs. DET (Monday 40)

  • Matt Boyd @ KC (Wednesday, 4)

  • Zack Greinke vs. DET (Wednesday 9)

  • Marco Gonzales vs OAK (Tuesday 11)

  • Tyler Wells @ NYY (Wednesday 69)

  • Brayan Bello @ LAA (Tuesday 16)

  • James Paxton @ LAA (Wednesday, 39)

  • MacKenzie Gore vs. SD (Tuesday 53)

  • Tylor Megill @ CHC (Wednesday 23)

  • JP France @ MIL (Tuesday 26)

  • Tanner Houck @ LAA (Monday, 12)

  • Josh Fleming vs. TOR (Monday, 2)

  • Rich Hill vs. TEX (Tuesday the 13th)

  • Adam Wainwright @ CIN (Tuesday the 23rd)

Leave a Comment