Daily Fantasy MLB 6/6/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 6, 2014
The MLB’s big weekend series will be getting started today, so it’s a good time to take stock of your fantasy lineup. On that note, let’s take our daily look at some of the notable players hitting the waiver wire radar this morning and see if anyone’s right for your daily or seasonal league roster.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Dickerson has been a hot fantasy commodity this week, and it’s not all that hard to see why. Heading into the Arizona finale, he had a six-game hit streak going, with five runs, two homers and three RBI in that time frame. He had an RBI and a steal yesterday.
Dickerson’s BA is great right now, and although you won’t get a ton of RBI here, he’ll give you a nice boost with homers and runs. He’s in the midst of a home-stand that should only help things out.
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Josh Willingham, OF, Minnesota Twins: We’ve been on Willingham a few times this week, and he keeps giving us reasons to feature him here. He had an eight-game hit streak heading into yesterday’s series finale against Milwaukee, with six runs, four homers and 11 RBI to his credit during that time. He posted two more runs yesterday.
This power surge has been steady ever since Willingham came off the DL. As long as it keeps up, there’s no reason to leave him on the waiver wire in most mixed leagues. He also gets a nice matchup at home against Houston this weekend.
Josh Harrison, 2B/3B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: The Harrison situation in Pittsburgh is more layered than one might think. He looks great at first glance: an eight-game hit streak with three runs, a homer five multi-hit games and five RBI in that span.
That said, it’s tough telling what the Pirates will be doing with their hotshot prospect Gregory Polonco. He’s supposedly getting a call within the next week to come up to the majors, which would leave Harrison ousted from his primary position of right field. In the meantime, we suppose he’s a justifiable add, just make sure you have a backup plan incase he’s supplanted.
Chris Young, SP, Seattle Mariners: Let’s start out our SP checkups today with Young. He’s had some nice successes on the mound over the past month or so, going 5-2 in his last seven outings. If you toss out his two losses, he hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs or three hits in any of those appearances.
Young sports a 3.27 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP this season so far. He won’t get you high strikeout numbers, but he should keep the hits low if he’s pitching well today in Tampa Bay.
Phil Hughes, SP, Minnesota Twins: We’ve been sticking Hughes in this space over his last four starts or so, and here he is again. With the Twins on a tear over his last eight starts, there’s little reason to doubt his abilities. In that frame, he’s 6-0 and hasn’t allowed more than three earned in a start.
Hughes gets a nice matchup today that you should take advantage of if possible. He’ll be at home against Houston and should at least bring in a quality start.
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