The schedule is key for Fantasy baseball. Knowing when your players might only be playing five games in a given week, knowing when you've got a glut of tough matchups to worry about, and when you're about to spend four days in Coors ... these can all help you squeak out a win in your Fantasy game.
Which is why you'll definitely want to check out SportsLine's weekly hitting matchup analyzer. We've taken data scientist John Bollman's pitching power rankings, and applied them to every team's upcoming schedule, to identify the best and worst matchups for the upcoming week. The statistician formerly worked in the analytics department of a Major League Baseball front office, and now Bollman is turning his attention to the 2019 Fantasy baseball season to help you navigate the best and worst matchups your hitters will face.
This week, the Twins are graced with the best schedule in baseball for hitters, with three games against the Angels and four against Seattle. You might want to consider Max Kepler, who has hit for more power this season, and could keep it up with these matchups. Mitch Garver has also been one of the hottest hitting catchers in baseball, and needs to be owned more than he is. the matchups only help.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Red Sox could struggle to be of much help for Fantasy players. There are some elite hitters here you can't bench, so even in a five-game week, don't think about sitting Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez. However, with German Marquez on the mound for Boston followed by Gerritt Cole for Houston, this could be a tough week for the likes of Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, or Mitch Moreland to make much of an impact.
So, who else should you start? And which matchups should you target and which should you avoid? ... Join SportsLine right now to get access to the tools and date that can help you make the right decision!