Top 5 Fantasy Matchups: AL & NL Championship Series (October 14th)

Posey is the favorite for NL Rookie of the Year.

With just four teams remaining in the postseason, the pickings are getting slimmer. However, we at FBS don’t believe in sacrificing quality just because of a decrease in quantity, so we work hard to ensure you’re assembling the best fantasy baseball roster possible.

Hitters

1.Buster Posey, C SF

Despite this being his first major league season, Posey is showing no signs of slowing down thus far in the postseason. In the first round series against the Braves, Posey hit .375 and was constantly in the middle of the action. Posey is arguably the number one fantasy baseball catcher heading into next season and definitely the best option left down the stretch.

2.Curtis Granderson, OF NYY

After a somewhat disappointing inaugural season in the Bronx, Granderson is certainly making up for it with his strong postseason play. A top outfielder from here on out, Granderson’s rare combination of speed and power make him capable of contributing in every category across the board.

3.Nelson Cruz, OF TEX

Despite his lack of RBI, Cruz is absolutely mashing the ball so far in the playoffs. A favorite of fantasy baseball owners everywhere, Cruz’s inability to stay healthy has hampered his value previously, but he’s looking as strong as ever and appears primed to make some serious noise in the ALCS.

4.Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX

Like Cruz, Kinsler has had to battle injuries throughout the season. One of the most talented second baseman in the league, Kinsler is a rare breed capable of hitting for both average and power. With the Texas offense surging, look for Kinsler to have a big series against the Yankees if the Rangers hope to have any chance of success.

5.Chase Utley, 2B PHI

Perhaps the most underrated superstar in the MLB, Utley goes about his business in such a quiet fashion that many overlook just how good he really is. Going up against an extremely talented Giants’ rotation, Utley will have to bring all of his talents to the table and should produce in a large way for his owners.

Pitchers

1.Roy Halladay, SP PHI

What more can be said about Halladay’s playoff performance thus far? He’s absolutely dominant right now and appears primed to carry it all the way through the World Series should his team advance that far.

This is the reason that Texas acquired Lee.

2.Cliff Lee, SP TEX

With every strikeout recorded, Lee is racking up the cash awaiting him this offseason. Lee has been downright filthy so far, and although he probably won’t pitch until Game 3 of the ALCS, his performance is sure to be worth the wait.

3.Tim Lincecum, SF

Outside of a dreadful August, Lincecum was once again one of the best pitchers in the National League. After twirling a complete game, two hit shutout that saw him garner 14 strikeouts, Lincecum’s confidence is sky high, and if he’s on your fantasy baseball roster, you should feel quite confident yourself.

4.C.J. Wilson, SP TEX

Currently gathering the nickname of Cliff Lee Junior, Wilson’s stuff is as good as anyone’s in baseball. Excelling in his first full season as a starter, Wilson has exceeded every projection that anyone may have had for him. Continue to ride him while he’s hot.

5.C.C. Sabathia, SP NYY

Sabathia certainly didn’t look like an ace in his first postseason outing, but Sabathia should be just fine from here on out. After proving that he’s made for the moment with the Milwaukee Brewers a couple of seasons ago, Sabathia’s success will be critical to both the Yankees and fantasy owners if both groups hope to keep on winning.

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