Fantasy Baseball Quick Picks for Sunday August 20, 2017

By Anthony Mrozik, Buffalo Sports Page Fantasy Baseball Expert

Sunday presents several favorable matchups and many directions to go. Continue reading for a few of my favorites.

Hitters to Target

  • Josh Donaldson 3B Toronto Blue Jays – A return to where it all started, Josh began his career with the Chicago Cubs. He has been on a serious roll of late, 11 home runs in his last 19 games and a .940 OPS this season. He is facing the soft throwing Kyle Hendricks and hopefully the wind is blowing out in Wrigley.
  • C.J. Cron 1B Los Angeles Angels – Another hot player as of late, he has 3 home runs in his last 5 games and his batting average is up to .260. He is facing Wade Miley in Baltimore. Wade has a 5.21 ERA this season and in his last outing only threw 53 of his 95 pitches for strikes.
  • Keon Broxton OF Milwaukee Brewers – Broxton just hit his 20th home run and has six in his last nine games and is batting .292 in 48 at-bats since being recalled from the minors. The Brewers play in Coors Field on Sunday.

Pitchers to Target

Danny Salazar at Kansas City – In his last 5 starts he has a 1.29 ERA and a 46:9 K:BB ratio and batters are averaging .161.

Madison Bumgarner home against Philadelphia – He has a 2.98 ERA in 7 starts since returning from the disabled list. Pitching at home in a pitcher’s park

Gio Gonzalez at San Diego – Gio has allowed only 3 earned runs in his last 28 innings and took a no hitter into the sixth inning in his last start. He has quality starts in 9 of his last 10 starts.

Stacks to Target

Arizona Diamondbacks – Facing Bartolo Colon, Bartolo gave up 3 home runs in his last start along with 4 walks. He is 4-10 with a 6.70 for the season.

Cincinnati Reds – The team has hit 34 home runs and driven in 100 runs during the month of August and is facing Sean Newcomb.

 

Tony Mrozik

Tony Mrozik is an accountant who combines his love for baseball and numbers to analyze baseball players and their statistics. He has been playing fantasy baseball since the days you would get your stats from the box scores in the daily paper. He annually plays in several fantasy baseball leagues.

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