Daily Fantasy MLB 4/25/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 25, 2014
It’s Friday, and the weekend series are gearing up around the MLB. That means it’s time to check in on your fantasy baseball lineup, and if you don’t like what you see, we’re here to help. Let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who could serve to give your roster a kick in the right direction.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: We’ve visited with Morse a couple of times this season, and here he is again. He’s all the rage right now in fantasy thanks to Wednesday’s performance, when he put up two homers and four RBI in a 2-for-4 overall effort.
Morse has been giving some solid power in the early-going, and we don’t see much reason to doubt that the numbers will continue to stay steady. He makes a lot of sense for the weekend series against Cleveland.
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Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals: Moustakas also made a big splash in fantasy yesterday, thanks to a 2-for-4, two-RBI performance that included his second home run in as many games. It was also his third straight game with a run. He wasn’t able to follow it up, though, posting an 0-fer yesterday.
Moustakas’ BA will make you cringe, but for those in need of a lower-end 3B name who can provide legitimate power numbers he should fit the bill. He’s in Baltimore this weekend; Just hope he connects.
Justin Morneau, 1B, Colorado Rockies: In the early stages of this 2014 fantasy campaign, Morneau has been all the rage. He’s got an eight-game hitting streak to his credit, and during that time has provided seven runs, four homers and a whopping 14 RBI.
Here’s the downside: A lot of that recent production came at home, so you can expect muted numbers as he hits the road starting this weekend. Still, Morneau is too hot not to pick up before the Dodgers game today.
Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds: We’ve been trumpeting the virtues of Mesoraco for quite some time now, and we’re not about to stop until he’s owned everywhere. Heading into yesterday’s finale against Pittsburgh, he’d tallied 10 hits, five runs, four RBI and a steal in his most recent five games. (He cooled down with an 0-fer yesterday, though.)
Every season, there seems to be at least one breakout fantasy catcher. This year that guy is Mesoraco, and he’s a must-own commodity as he moves to Atlanta starting today. Go get him if you still can.
Alcides Escobar, SS, Kansas City Royals: Wednesday’s 0-for-4 performance took a little of the luster off of a potential Escobar add, but we’re still sticking with him for the time being. Heading into that game, he’d accounted for five hits, four runs a homer, three RBI and a steal in a three-game stretch. He kept it going on 1-for-3 yesterday.
SS is such a dry position in fantasy that you can’t afford to overlook anyone. Escobar is fitting the bill for fantasy owners right now and should remain a fairly reliable commodity. He’s in Baltimore this weekend.
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