Daily Fantasy MLB 5/31/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 31, 2014
The weekend is here, which means the big series are in full swing around the MLB. That’s good news for your fantasy team, especially if your lineup is in need of a makeover. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players who could be possible adds for needy fantasy owners.
Tommy Milone, SP, Oakland Athletics: Milone is one of the hotter pitching prospects out there on the waiver wire right now, so let’s take a look at him. Over his past four starts, he’s 3-0 and hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in an appearance during that frame.
Milone is coming off a 6 2/3 inning, no-earned, four-hit, six-strikeout victory against Detroit, and he’ll look to keep things going against the Angels today. He’s been good at home so far this season, so if that trend continues he’s money in the bank tonight.
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Drew Hutchison, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: One other pitcher who’s on a major roll right now is Hutchison. He’s 3-0 in his last three appearances, though the most recent one didn’t come without its hiccups. He gave up five earned in five innings against the Rays, but still got the W.
Hutchison owners are hoping he was just experiencing an off night agasint Tampa Bay, and are hopeful of a turnaround today. There’s a pretty decent chance of that happening. He gets the Royals at home.
Erick Aybar, SS, Los Angeles Angels: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Aybar, so let’s see what he’s up to. He had a solid series in Seattle this week, posting five hits, two runs, a homer, four RBI and two stolen bases in the final three games. He posted another hit yesterday.
Don’t expect tons of power and speed from Aybar on a regular basis; They’re simply nice bonuses when they come. Otherwise, he’s been a pretty reliable player this season at a very thin fantasy slot. The Oakland series continues through the weekend, then it’s off to Houston.
Michael Saunders, OF, Seattle Mariners: Saunders has popped up on our waiver wire radar a couple of times this season, and here he is again. During the Angels series this week, he put up four hits, five runs, a homer and four RBI. He had a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Saunders had a pretty awful April, but May was really good to him. Whether or not he’ll continue that trend in June is up for debate, but as of right now he’s still a pretty good depth outfielder. Check him out.
Tommy Medica, 1B/OF, San Diego Padres: The young Medica seems to be acclimating himself to the Major League level pretty easily. During the Arizona series, he put up seven hits, four runs, two homers and five RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Medica is still more of a deeper-league add, but he should be on the radar of just about every owner. We’re not seeing chart-busting numbers in his immediate future, but he could make a nice utility player for those owners who need an additional bat.
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