Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Hitting Planner for Week 15!
Each week, we try to point out the best set of hitters to target, so check back every Friday.
Week 15 is a short week, as the MLB All-Star break is upon us. Still, with each team playing a weekend series, there are plenty of matchups to exploit.
Starting in Chicago, the White Sox and Royals play a doubleheader Friday, giving them the benefit of an extra game and a four-game series over the weekend. The Astros, who lead the league in home runs, host a Rangers team that has posted a team ERA of 6.82 in the month of July. The Rays take their July ERA of 5.90 into Toronto to take on a high-powered Jays’ team. And the Rockies and Padres faceoff in San Diego in a series that is sure to produce a lot of runs.
Let’s get to the hitting planner.
Fantasy Baseball Week 15 Hitting Planner
Teams with Most Total Games
- Chicago White Sox (4)
- Kansas City Royals (4)
Every other team plays three games.
AL Teams Who Play Interleague Games at NL Parks (Lose DH)
- Cleveland Indians
Games at AL Parks (Gain DH)
Best Hitter Matchups for Week 15
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, San Diego Padres
While Gyorko continues to struggle with consistency, his bat is starting to come around, hitting .333 in the month of July with a homer a two RBIs. He and the Padres will host the Rockies – one of baseball’s worst pitching staffs. So consider Gyorko a solid play for Week 15.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins
Morse recently returned to the Marlins’ lineup after spending time on the DL with a finger injury. In 10 at-bats since his return, Morse has recorded just two hits – one being a homer – but he continues to bat in the heart of the Marlins’ lineup with Stanton out the next 4-to-6 weeks. Morse gets a tasty matchup against the Phillies in Week 15, and he could put up some solid numbers over his weekend series.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Baltimore Orioles
Schoop recently returned from an extended DL stint and hit a home run in his first game back. While his at-bats aren’t assured with the emergence of Jimmy Parades, Schoop is the best offensive second baseman on the Orioles’ roster and looks to get a healthy chunk of at-bats going forward. He and the O’s will face a Tigers’ staff that has a robust team ERA of 6.26 in the month of July.
Jung Ho Kang, SS/3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Kang’s at-bats have all but been assured with Josh Harrison expected to miss seven weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb. Kang has also been getting regular at-bat as the Pirates’ clean-up hitter– a prime spot to rack up RBIs. The Pirates will faceoff against the Brewers in their Week 15 weekend series – one that can certainly be exploited.
Good luck in Week 15 and let our Hitting Planner show you the way, and may your hitters find the bleachers more than they find double-play grounders!
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