Minnesota Twins Fantasy Baseball Plays for the Week of May 1
Taking a look at the best and worst Minnesota Twins fantasy baseball options for the upcoming series against the Athletics and Red Sox.
As a club, the Minnesota Twins celebrate a 4-1 week of baseball. From a competitive standpoint that is exactly what the team needed. With the Twins’ team success, let’s see what individual achievements might be able to help your fantasy squad this coming week.
This coming week the Twins see the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. While the Red Sox were picked by many to be on a collision course with the Chicago Cubs for the World Series, both clubs the Twins face this week find themselves around the middle of their division. Just like the Twins are in the AL Central.
Take a look below to see who to “Play or Pine.” First lets look to see who are the probable starters the Twins’ bats will have to power through.
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Upcoming Probably Opposing Starters:
Brian Dozier: Last week Dozier didn’t fully bust out, but started to show some positive signs in the right direction. This coming week he has proven success against a few of the pitchers. One being Red Sox lefty, Chris Sale, who it seemed every Twin had success against last season.
Kennys Vargas: Last weeks bonus DFS play, showed enough to land here. Vargas seems to have been given the reigns to the DH spot and is hitting .308/.400/.538 with a home run since his call up. That combined with his success in limited at bats against the likes of Sale and Porcello he earns a spot on this list.
Ervin Santana: There isn’t a whole lot to say here. It is similar to last week, Santana is pitching well and has the two start week negated last week by the postponed game. If you own him, you are for sure starting him and hoping he fends off the dangerous Red Sox lineup.
Robbie Grossman: Grossman, the man who perplexes this fantasy post. He has been all over this list. At this point, he has proven he can hit. But Vargas has vultured his playing time it seems. That is why he is on this end of the post, this week at least.
Joe Mauer: Mauer is only here because the numbers against the slate of starters upcoming make it tempting to play him. He has had success against several of the starters in the past, but until he proves otherwise. Mauer is a singles hitter with an occasional double so I would take my chances elsewhere.
Jorge Polanco: Polanco doesn’t have much in the way of a track record against the upcoming teams so it is a little hard to read how he might perform. Polanco does seem to have settled into being a solid real baseball player, but maybe not a good fantasy player.
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Thanks for reading this week and we hope you find success in all your fantasy baseball competitions!