Fantasy Baseball Today: Ty France continues tear; Salvador Perez on historic pace; scoop up Rafael Ortega

Completely satisfied Tuesday to everybody, however particularly these Fantasy Baseball managers who took our latest recommendation and scooped up Ty France and Rafael Ortega off waivers. It is Dan Schneier right here filling in for Frank Stampfl. As I am positive you have observed, there was a slight change to the Fantasy Baseball At present podcast schedule. There’ll now not be a Monday night into Tuesday AM present, however we’re not going to let the newest news fall by the wayside.

Again to Monday’s motion, each gamers (France and Ortega) delivered key hits for his or her groups but additionally stuffed up the stat sheet on Monday. We did not have too many video games on Monday, however beneath we’ll break down the entire key actionable info to course of as we transfer ahead and put together for the Fantasy playoffs.

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France is on fireplace

Scott White favourite Ty France is on a heater and it continued on Monday evening. The Mariners second baseman has earned a number of FBT shoutouts in latest weeks, particularly from Scott, however even we did not see this present energy surge coming. France slammed a game-tying solo homer in what would lead to a 5-3 Mariners win over the rival A’s. This was the second consecutive recreation France ripped a game-tying house run within the ninth inning and it was his sixteenth house run of the season. Do not look now, however the 27-year-old is getting scorching from an influence standpoint with 5 jacks in his final 9 video games (since Aug. 14).

Perez continues to be a Fantasy cheat code

Royals C Salvador Perez is basically Fantasy Baseball’s model of what Travis Kelce was to Fantasy Football in 2020. What will we imply by that? Effectively these managers who drafted Kelce in 2020 had been awarded with probably the most useful belongings at any place given the weekly benefit he supplied over the remainder of the tight ends. The identical is true, now each day, with Perez in Fantasy Baseball throughout the 2021 season. The 31-year-old is having a profession yr and it continued on Monday evening.

Perez hit his thirty third house run on Monday. He additionally reached base on 4 of his 5 at bats and that included a line-drive rip off  Zach Greinke. Perez now has 12 homers within the 34 video games since we returned from the break and he is on tempo to prime 40 homers for a purpose — from the catcher spot! Enjoyable reality: If Perez continues this tear, he’ll problem Johnny Bench for the single-season catcher house run file (45, set again in 1970).

Waiver wire targets

Scott White just lately broke down his top waiver targets and this is a take a look at the gamers who caught our consideration and deserve one other nod:

  • Reds OF Tyler Naquin: He is having an enormous month of August, clearly, and this weekend alone (Friday included) noticed him hit three homers, three doubles and a triple. It is easy to put in writing off Tyler Naquin since a lot of this yr’s manufacturing has been confined to April and August, however total, he is batting .268 with 18 homers and an .816 OPS, with Statcast knowledge that principally backs it up. He seems locked in because the Reds middle fielder and is a particularly favorable September/October schedule that features the Pirates 3 times, the Tigers, Cubs and Nationals.
  • Diamondbacks C Daulton Varsho: It could shock you to see how effectively Daulton Varsho has carried out because the begin of July, although maybe it should not on condition that he is the fifth highest-scoring catcher in factors leagues throughout that stretch. In some methods, it is an upset he is solely fifth, however taking part in time has been a difficulty. He has began simply eight of the previous 16 video games. There’s a simple treatment, although, on condition that he is additionally able to manning the outfield. He might be an actual standout if his latest manufacturing earns him extra at-bats down the stretch.
  • Yankees RP Nestor Cortes: Having spent most of this season working in reduction, buildup has been a difficulty for Nestor Cortes since his transfer to the beginning rotation in early July. However after going six innings for the primary time final day out, he went seven in his newest begin over the weekend, which implies the one remaining consideration is whether or not or not he is, you understand, good. And whereas the swinging-strike fee is pathetic and the fly-ball fee severe trigger for concern, there is a purpose he has a 2.56 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.6 Ok/9. He is so darn artful, protecting hitters guessing by mixing up his supply, and his 2.70 xERA speaks to that. By now, he deserves some good thing about the doubt.
  • Royals SS Nicky Lopez: The stolen bases are the vital quantity right here. Nicky Lopez has eight in his previous seven video games, making him an ideal 18 for 18 on the season. The Royals are recognized for enabling base-stealers throughout an period when most groups do not, and Lopez seems to be the newest beneficiary. If it continues, he might be extremely impactful in a class the place just a little goes a good distance, however in fact, he’ll must preserve hitting for it to occur. He sort of profiles as a poor man’s Nick Madrigal on the plate, so it is distinctly attainable. His contact hitting stood out much more than his base-stealing capability within the minors, actually.

Scoop up Ortega now

Cubs OF Rafael Ortega gives just a little little bit of all the pieces in Roto leagues and he was filling the stat sheet once more on Monday evening. At this level, he needs to be rostered in additional leagues and particularly in five-OF leagues. Ortega racked a two-run shot within the ninth inning to steer the Cubs to a walk-off win over Colorado. He is crimson scorching within the second half with a .345 common, 5 homers, 16 RBI and 5 steals (in 37 video games). Scoop him now off the wire if he is nonetheless there. | Fantasy Baseball At present: Ty France continues tear; Salvador Perez on historic tempo; scoop up Rafael Ortega


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