It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.
The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
Brandon Belt could become one of the best hitters on a Giants team that relies heavily on its pitching.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½ hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday night.
Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1-3 innings from a steady bullpen, the wild, wild-card St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox scored the first run, but were left playing catch-up against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday. A home run by Lillibridge gave the Sox hope of regaining the lead, but ended up falling short by two runs.