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August 17, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: August 18 – 24

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  August 18 – 24
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Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Seth Smith: 8/19 @ Kevin Correia, 8/20 @ Roberto Hernandez, 8/21 @ Zack Greinke, 8/22 @ Josh Collmenter, 8/24 @ Chase Anderson

**LA’s pitching injuries are a boon for Smith, who gets to feast on some of the replacements. He is the Pick of the Week.

 

Adam LaRoche: 8/19 vs. Chase Anderson, 8/20 vs. Trevor Cahill, 8/22 vs. Tim Hudson, 8/23 vs. Tim Lincecum, 8/24 vs. Ryan Vogelsong

 

Lucas Duda: 8/18 vs. Kyle Hendricks, 8/20 @ Jeff Samardzija, 8/23 @ Dan Haren, 8/24 @ Kevin Correia

 

Corey Dickerson: 8/19 vs. James Shields

 

Conor Gillaspie: 8/18 vs. Bud Norris, 8/22 @ Shane Greene, 8/23 @ Hiroki Kuroda

 

Josh Harrison: 8/18 vs. Ervin Santana, 8/19 vs. Aaron Harang, 8/22 @ Yovani Gallardo, 8/23 @ Wily Peralta, 8/24 @ Mike Fiers

 

Scooter Gennett: 8/20 vs. R.A. Dickey, 8/23 vs. Edinson Volquez, 8/24 vs. Gerrit Cole

 

Justin Morneau: 8/19 vs. James Shields

**Since coming off the DL on July 29 (neck strain) he has a 0.89 BB/K but a .451 BABIP, no home runs, and a .133 ISO.

 

Kole Calhoun: 8/18 @ Brandon Workman, 8/19 @ Allen Webster, 8/20 @ Clay Buchholz, 8/21 @ Rubby De La Rosa, 8/22 @ Jason Hammel, 8/23 @ Sonny Gray

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Derek Norris: 8/22 vs. Hector Santiago, 8/23 vs. C. J. Wilson

 

Drew Stubbs: 8/20 vs. Danny Duffy

 

Chris Iannetta: 8/24 @ Jon Lester

 

Rajai Davis: 8/22 @ Tom Milone

 

Khris Davis: 8/19 vs. J.A. Happ, 8/22 vs. Jeff Locke

 

Mike Napoli: 8/18 vs. C. J. Wilson, 8/24 vs. Roenis Elias

 

Desmond Jennings: 8/21 vs. David Price, 8/23 @ Mark Buehrle

 

Chris Carter: 8/19 @ Chris Capuano

**He trimmed his strikeout rate from 32.7% to 26.1% in the second half. That and a .349 BABIP have his second half OPS over 1.000.

 

Brandon Crawford: 8/19 @ Tsuyoshi Wada, 8/21 @ Travis Wood

**He is rapidly falling down this list, his overall wRC+ in the second half is 58.

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