Daily Fantasy MLB 4/12/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 12, 2014
Today marks the start of another active weekend in the 2014 MLB season, and that means plenty of fantasy happenings all over the place. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there who are making noise on the waiver wire radar and see if anyone’s right for your roster this weekend.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: There haven’t been too many MLB players that have been as hot as Morse has been to start the 2014 season, and as a result he’s a very popular waiver wire pickup. Heading into yesterday’s game against the Rockies, he’d posted seven hits in his last four games, with three multi-hit efforts and five RBI mixed in there. He followed that up with a 1-for-3 outing and a run yesterday.
Morse is a definite must-have player in fantasy right now, so pull the trigger if you can get him. The Rockies are in town this weekend.
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Nathan Eovaldi, SP, Miami Marlins: At first glance, Eovaldi’s stats don’t look all that stellar. He’s just 1-1 so far with five earned runs and 12 hits allowed in two starts. That said, he very nearly had another victory in his last outing against the Padres, but he allowed a three-run homer in the seventh inning of the eventual loss.
Aside from that blunder, Eovaldi has been great in his two starts so far. He has a 14:1 K:BB ratio, and should be able to keep it going today. He’s in Philly for his first road game of the year.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies: Let’s return to that Giants-Rockies matchup for a moment and check out Blackmon. He’s been a pretty hot pickup himself, making it onto a lot of rosters ahead of this weekend’s series. Coming into San Francisco, he most recently produced a 3-for-5 effort against the White Sox, resulting in two runs and an RBI. Yesterday, he went 1-for-1 with an RBI.
Blackmon has been a pleasant surprise so far for those enterprising owners who picked him up. As long as he sticks to his established pace, he’s definitely a no-duh fantasy add for this weekend in San Fran and beyond.
Melky Cabrera, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Speaking of pleasant surprises, Cabrera most certainly qualifies as that. In the Houston series earlier this week, he came up with five hits, two runs, a homer (which at the time was his fourth in a row) and a pair of RBI.
He carried a 10-game hit streak with him into Baltimore yesterday and was able to extend it with a 1-for-4 outing.
Streak or not, Cabrera should hit for a pretty good average this year, and will provide some power as a nice bonus as well. For all-around production at his level, you really can’t go wrong here. Scoop him up.
Edward Mujica, RP, Boston Red Sox: Here’s some immediate closer value that may or may not last for an extended period. With Koji Uehara experiencing soreness in his shoulder yesterday, Mujica came out and notched a perfect ninth inning for the save against the Yankees.
Uehara’s absence is supposedly precautionary, so there’s not a whole lot of worry about his status. Still, if you’re an owner you might want to pick up Mujica as an insurance policy just in case Uehara’s not ready to go in today’s early game in New York.
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