Daily Fantasy MLB 5/30/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 30, 2014
We’ve seen a lot of MLB activity this week, and the league is in transition mode today as we cruise through the weekend matchups. As a result, we fantasy owners have to be on our toes, since there are plenty of big games looming on the schedule. That said, here’s our daily look at some of the trending players out there you should be aware of.
Khris Davis, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: If you’re looking for a matchup play, look no further than Davis, who ended the Baltimore series on quite a roll. During his seven-game hit streak, he’s come up with four homers, seven RBI and eight runs.
Davis is a nice bet for power, but don’t expect to get too much out of him as far as BA. He’s something of a Mark-Reynolds-type in that regard. Still, the home matchup this weekend against the Cubs looks enticing.
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J.A. Happ, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: there are a couple of nice pitching prospects out there today, and we’ll start with Happ. He’s coming off a seven-inning win against Oakland, where he allowed no earned, four hits and struck out seven.
That was Happ’s third straight win, and he’s allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his five starts. That’s good enough for a 3.34 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. He’s got a favorable matchup today at home against the Royals.
Josh Beckett, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: If you missed all the buzz surrounding Beckett this past week, you need to get out more. He tossed a no-hitter in his last outing against the Phillies, fanning six in the complete game.
That win marked Beckett’s first career no-hitter and his third straight win. In two of those, he hasn’t allowed an earned run. He’s not the dominating, must-have Beckett of old, but this year’s version certainly belongs on your roster. Pittsburgh comes to town today.
Tommy Medica, 1B/OF, San Diego Padres: This one goes a little deeper down the list, but it’s time to start paying close attention here. Medica has been on fire since being promoted from the minors, socking eight hits, four runs, two homers and five RBI in his previous four games.
Medica’s not going to take the world by storm or anything, but he’s got the goods to turn into a viable fantasy play, especially in deeper or NL-only leagues. Watch what he does in Chicago against the White Sox if you’ve got the luxury of waiting.
Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals: Wong has hopped on and off of the fantasy radar this season, following his up-and-down campaign. The Yankees finale brought him back into the limelight again, thanks to his 4-for-5 outing with a run and an RBI. He came up empty yesterday, but still had a steal.
Wong has been great since returning from his stint in the minors, and it’s looking like he’s finally hitting stride. If he can keep it up, he makes a nice pickup at a thin fantasy position like 2B.
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