Fantasy Daily: Tim Lincecum, Cody Asche, Bruce Chen


Tim Lincecum throws a pitch.
Tim Lincecum bounces back with a one-hitter. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Taking a look around the league, here’s a recap of last night’s action and suggestions for your fantasy baseball team.

Clutch Performers Tim Lincecum was dominant against the Brewers last night, going eight innings and allowing just one hit while striking out eight. Lincecum has really found his groove of late and has reinvigorated his career. At one point, he looked to be all but done as a fantasy starter, but with five quality starts in his last six games, he is a must-start for me now. Let’s check out other clutch performances:

Surprise, surprise! – Recent call-up Cody Asche had his best game of the season last night, going 3-for-5 with his first major-league homer. Asche has some upside, but for me, he should only be owned in deep NL-only leagues or keeper leagues at this time. He should be on your radar going forward. Who else was a shocker from last night?:

Left out in the breeze – Who got rocked? Let’s find out:

Trending developments Who’s trending? Let’s take a look:

  • Eric Sogard has the longest hitting streak in the majors (13 games). During the streak, he has a .383/.396/.596 slash line with one HR.
  • Max Scherzer is the first pitcher to win 17 out of 18 games since Roger Clemens back in 2001.
  • Stephen Drew is one of the hottest pickups right now. In his last seven games, he is 12-for-23 with two homers, six runs and seven RBI.
  • Bruce Chen has five quality starts in a row. He has a 1.79 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP on the season and his ownership in under 25 percent.

Prospect Watch – With Alex Rios being claimed off of waivers by the Texas Rangers, the White Sox could call up Avisail Garcia anytime. With regular playing time, Garcia could be a huge boost to teams coming down the home stretch as the fantasy season winds down. Based on the upside alone, Garcia is a must-add in all formats.

Head-2-HeadBrandon Beachy has gotten progressively better in every start thus far. I think he takes a big step forward tonight against the Marlins and has a monster performance.

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