Daily Fantasy MLB 6/4/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 4, 2014
It’s Wednesday, which is usually a tough day for fantasy owners. We’re still in the midst of the early-week series around the MLB, but it’s hard to stay focused and not start thinking about the big weekend matchups. That said, there’s plenty of value out there today, so let’s take our daily look at some of the trending fantasy names out there who could provide some nice additions to your lineup.
Jon Singleton, 1B, Houston Astros: With all the up-and-coming prospects making their way to the Major League, it can be tough to sort everyone out. Well, you can add another name to that pile in Singleton, who made his MLB debut yesterday. He nailed a solo homer in that one, finishing with two RBI.
Singleton has a super-high ceiling, so you’ll definitely want to get in on the bottom floor here. He may have trouble living up to the hype at first but should prove himself a very capable player.
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Cody Allen, RP, Cleveland Indians: Allen has been trending in the right direction this week, and all signs out of Cleveland seem positive for him. He notched a save on Monday, which was his third in the last four games. He kept it going with yet another save yesterday.
With Allen’s main competition either struggling or not seeing any action at all, it seems like he’s got a clear path to be the team’s primary closer. There’s still some risk involved here, but in RP-needy leagues, he should be picked up now.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP/RP, New York Mets: Don’t get too excited over Matsuzaka just yet; He probably won’t become an option in most leagues. That said, he can provide some spot-start value or deeper-league depth for your team.
Matsuzaka will get a favorable matchup today in Chicago against the Cubs. He’s filling in right now, but could earn a spot in the rotation if he plays well. Fantasy owners who are stuck should kick the tires here.
Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle Mariners: We’ve talked about Seager a few times this year already, and his recent play warrants another look. Heading into yesterday’s series opener against Atlanta, he had a five-game hit streak going, during which he provided five runs, three homers and seven RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
With Seager hitting so well, we could see a lineup change in the near future, which would only serve to bolster his fantasy appeal. If you need help at the hot corner--and can get him--he’s the guy to have right now.
Josh Willingham, OF, Minnesota Twins: Willingham is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar, but has turned some heads over the past week or so. Heading into yesterday’s game, he’d posted eight hits in his six-game streak, with three runs, three homers and seven RBI in that frame. He nailed another homer with three RBI yesterday.
The early returns on Willingham (who is still fresh off the DL) are very promising, and we like what we’re seeing with the power. He’s definitely a name to consider for those owners seeking outfield depth.
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