Daily Fantasy MLB 4/10/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 10, 2014
With the early-week series getting finished up around the MLB today (and some of the weekend series starting as well), there will be plenty of fantasy baseball action happening in the coming days. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the hot players out there who deserve some consideration for your fantasy lineup in their impending matchups.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: Morse is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar this season, but he’s quietly been putting up some very impressive numbers. He’s failed to hit in just one game this season, resulting in a .385 average, two home runs and eight RBI.
Morse has just two multi-hit games so far this year (and it’s worth noting that both have come in the last three days) but has been incredibly consistent so far. He’s finishing up against Arizona tonight, and there’s no reason to think he’ll stop the production.
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Melky Cabrera, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Cabrera’s four-game consecutive home run streak came to an end yesterday, but his nine-game hit streak didn’t. he put up a 2-for-5 outing against Houston, adding a run and a stolen base to his totals.
The veteran Cabrera has been phenomenal to start the season. He’s got five runs and five RBI to his credit, alongside the four homers. He’s at home against Houston again today, so pick him up before then.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B/SS, New York Yankees: Anyone with an “SS” next to his name deserves special consideration in fantasy, and thus comes Solarte onto everyone’s radar. He has a seven-game hit streak to his credit, producing four multi-hit outings, seven RBI and four runs in that span.
Solarte has been doing a great job filling in for the banged-up Yankees, and he’ll continue to get as much field time as he can get while he’s hot. You should carry the same line of thinking into your fantasy game and get him out there.
Angel Pagan, OF, San Francisco Giants: Back to San Francisco we go to check out Pagan, who has been a big contributor to the Giants’ early success. He’s been on fire at the plate so far, hitting in every game (with just two outings not being multi-hit efforts).
Pagan has produced six runs, eight RBI and a pair of steals, so he’s been providing a nice across-the-board solution for needy fantasy owners. Arizona won’t slow him down, either. Keep him on your active roster.
Rick Porcello, SP, Detroit Tigers: Porcello doesn’t pitch until tomorrow, but we’ll get him out there so you can make arrangements to slot him in if you’re so inclined. In his season debut five days ago, he posted a victory against the Orioles, allowing just one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. That’s good enough for a 1.35 ERA and 0.75 WHIP.
The downside is that Porcello only struck out three, but hey. He’s trending upward (and has been since last season), and should be in line for another positive outing tomorrow in San Diego.
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