2 Off the Top: 7/31/17 – 8/6/17

Recap of last week’s predictions:

Matt: Starling Marte averages above .333 this week. This is a bad start for me, Marte hit just .200 this week; disappointing to both his teammates and myself. This is even worse because I narrowly lost the average category to Eric .2658 to .2642.

Eric: Jose Altuve hits .400 for the week. Jose went above and beyond and hit .500 for the week. Baseball’s hottest hitter is currently batting an unreal .367 on the season. I was not able to overcome bad pitching, however, and lost the fantasy matchup to Matt………that’s going to sting. See you in the playoffs big guy!

Scoreboard Says: Eric-1, Matt-0

This Week’s Predictions:

Luis Severino Gets 1 Win and 15+ Strikeouts this Week

My success in this league has come from my pitching staff. Specifically innings pitched (1st in the league) strikeouts (1st in the league), and wins (2nd in the league). Severino has been a huge part of this success, with 145ks and a 7-4 record. He has two starts this week, against Detroit and Cleveland. His run support doesn’t justify two wins but he will pile up the strikeouts.

Sonny Gray Wins Yankee debut, K’s 6 Indians

Sonny Gray has been one of the better pitchers in baseball over his last 6 starts. The newly acquired Yankee has pitched to the tune of a 1.37 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in his last 39.1 innings. The reports out of New York indicate that Gray will make his Yankees debut Thursday night against Cleveland. The Indians have a great lineup but I think Gray will get the job done in his first start as a Yankee. Side note: how come the Yankees never have to give up their big prospects in trades for anyone? It’s almost like baseball is rigged….Oakland and the rest of the league, WAKE UP!

About Matt Hicks

Matt’s writing at Top2 is focused on dynasty fantasy football. He loves blending his experience writing research in the field of education with fantasy football stats. Matt currently lives in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @Top2Matt

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