Daily Fantasy MLB 6/3/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 3, 2014
It’s Tuesday, and the early-week series are in full swing around the MLB. That brings plenty of opportunities for fantasy owners to change up things on their rosters, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming fantasy players out there making noise as potential adds.
Josh Willingham, OF, Minnesota Twins: Willingham came from seemingly out of nowhere this weekend to storm onto the fantasy scene. Through his previous five games heading into the Milwaukee series, he posted three homers, six RBI and three runs. He had two more hits and a run in the opener.
Willingham isn’t too far off a return from the DL, and these early stats are promising. He could be a nice, cheap source of power for those fantasy owners looking to bolster their outfield ranks.
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Justin Turner, 1B/2B/3B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers: Turner’s positional eligibility should turn your head right away, but beyond that he’s got some decent numbers going. In the Pittsburgh series, he put up six hits, four runs, a homer, four RBI and a stolen base. He had a two-run single yesterday.
Turner didn’t start out the year so hot, but he’s recently been on a nice hot streak. As a plug-and-play guy you can slot in just about anywhere in your lineup, he makes a nice addition to any fantasy roster at the moment.
Marcel Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: We’ve covered Ozuna’s exploits from time to time in this space before, and here he is again. He had a pretty good series against Atlanta, posting three hits, a homer, three RBI and a run in the final two games. He went 1-for-3 in the opener yesterday.
Ozuna’s BA isn’t much to get excited about, but he is delivering a nice amount of power these days. He’s a less risky proposition than a few other power-only players out there, so he looks pretty good for the near future.
Collin McHugh, SP, Houston Astros: We visited with McHugh after his most recent start last week, and now it’s time to return to the well since he’s pitching today. He’s coming off a nice seven-inning, no-earned performance against KC during which he logged nine strikeouts.
McHugh’s had some blunders here and there, but on the whole has held up well in fantasy. He’s sporting a 2.80 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, and it’s really hard to argue with those numbers. He’s at home against the Angels today.
Jaime Garcia, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Another SP to watch today is Garcia, who is coming off a pretty decent outing of his own. He notched three earned over seven innings against the Giants, striking out seven in the process.
Garcia has been a serviceable pitcher since coming off the disabled list last month. He’s nothing to get terribly excited about, but should get a quality start today at home against the aforementioned Royals.
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