The NL-Central boasts a few great pickups this week and one real surprise Sit ‘Em candidate. While there is great outfield help abound, a couple could use some rest on your bench.
Low-percentage owned pitchers rounds out the help in this week’s fantasy baseball forecast. Congratulations to those of you who followed last week’s advice in starting Neil Walker and sitting Dexter Fowler.
Jonny Gomes | Cincinnati Reds | 36.1 percent
He hasn’t been as hot as he was before the All-Star break, but Gomes might be able to find a spark this week against some weak pitching and playing in hitter-friendly parks.
His lifetime stats at Coors field include a .409 average and three home runs in 22 at-bats. Against the four starters for Colorado, Gomes is hitting .474 with five home runs in 19 at-bats for his career. He’s also hitting .310 with two home runs through 29 career at-bats against the Pittsburgh starters.
Colby Rasmus | St. Louis Cardinals | 78.7 percent
Look for the newly disgruntled Cardinal to have a great week. Against Atlanta this year Colby is hitting .600 in ten at-bats with one home run.
His bigger strength though, is hitting against the Brewers. This year against the Brewers Colby is hitting .393 with a .514 OBP and three home runs in 28 at-bats. Also, all of Colby’s games are away games this week, in which he’s hitting .305 (79 points higher than at home).
Luke Scott | Baltimore Orioles | 96.7 percent
One of the streakier players in baseball, Scott is headed for...