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August 24, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: August 25 – 31

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  August 25 – 31
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Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Seth Smith: 8/25 vs. Kyle Lohse, 8/26 vs. Jimmy Nelson, 8/27 vs. Yovani Gallardo, 8/29 vs. Dan Haren, 8/30 vs. Zack Greinke, 8/31 vs. Kevin Correia

 

Corey Dickerson: 8/25 @ Jake Peavy, 8/27 @ Tim Hudson, 8/28 @ Tim Lincecum, 8/29 @ Josh Collmenter, 8/31 @ Chase Anderson

 

Conor Gillaspie: 8/26 vs. T.J. House, 8/27 vs. Corey Kluber, 8/28 vs. Carlos Carrasco, 8/29 vs. Justin Verlander, 8/30 vs. Max Scherzer, 8/31 vs. Rick Porcello

 

Kole Calhoun: 8/25 vs. Jarred Cosart, 8/26 vs. Nate Eovaldi, 8/27 vs. Henderson Alvarez, 8/30 vs. Jeff Samardzija, 8/31 vs. Jason Hammel

 

Josh Harrison: 8/25 vs. John Lackey, 8/26 vs. Lance Lynn, 8/27 vs. Adam Wainwright, 8/29 vs. Alfredo Simon, 8/31 vs. Johnny Cueto

 

Michael Morse: 8/28 vs. Jordan Lyles, 8/29 vs. Wily Peralta, 8/30 vs. Mike Fiers, 8/31 vs. Kyle Lohse

 

Adam Lind: 8/25 vs. Clay Buchholz, 8/26 vs. Rubby De La Rosa, 8/27 vs. Joe Kelly, 8/30 vs. Michael Pineda, 8/31 vs. Brandon McCarthy

**Time on the DL kept him off the leaderboard most of the year, but he is producing at a career high rate.

 

Stephen Vogt: 8/25 @ Scott Feldman, 8/27 @ Brad Peacock, 8/29 @ Jered Weaver, 8/31 @ Matt Shoemaker

**With left field open Vogt has only three DNPs in August. His BB/K on the split (0.38) is a little weak for a top option.

 

Justin Turner: 8/26 @ Trevor Cahill, 8/29 @ Andrew Cashner, 8/30 @ Ian Kennedy

**His BABIP is hovering around .450 since June 1, making him one of the hottest hitters going. He owns a 23.0% line drive rate off right handed pitching.

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Drew Stubbs: 8/26 @ Madison Bumgarner, 8/30 @ Vidal Nuno

 

Derek Norris: 8/26 @ Dallas Keuchel, 8/28 @ C.J. Wilson

 

Chris Iannetta: 8/28 vs. Jon Lester, 8/29 vs. Scott Kazmir

 

Rajai Davis: 8/30 @ Chris Sale, 8/31 @ Jose Quintana

 

Collin Cowgill: 8/28 vs. Jon Lester, 8/29 vs. Scott Kazmir

**He has a .357 OBP in August but a .042 ISO as well. His stolen bases in the high minors have not translated to major league ball.

 

Yan Gomes: 8/26 @ Jose Quintana, 8/28 @ John Danks, 8/29 @ Jason Vargas, 8/31 @ Danny Duffy

**He was injured Thursday and placed on the concussion DL on Saturday.

 

Nolan Arenado: 8/26 @ Madison Bumgarner, 8/30 @ Vidal Nuno

**He has a 12.0% BB% and 1.43 BB/K in August, representing a huge improvement.

 

Jhonny Peralta: 8/25 @ Francisco Liriano, 8/27 @ Jeff Locke, 8/30 vs. Tsuyoshi Wada, 8/31 vs. Felix Doubront

**He increased his BB/K vs. LHP from 0.26 to 0.94, minimizing his decrease in wRC+ despite a steep drop in BABIP. Four strong matchups make him the Pick of the Week.

 

Mike Napoli: 8/25 @ J.A. Happ

**He shifted in and out of the lineup late this week with back soreness, but played Saturday.

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