Daily Fantasy MLB 6/12/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 12, 2014
Thursday is always a great day in the fantasy baseball world. The weekend series are close at hand, and we’re still getting a steady dose of MLB action as the mid-week games reach their conclusions. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players out there you should be aware of.
Danny Santana, 2B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Santana has been taking the fantasy world by storm recently, thanks to a stellar run he’s been on. Heading into the Toronto finale, he had a six-game hit streak going, posting two homers, nine RBI, three runs and two steals in that span. He added to it with two hits and two runs yesterday.
Santana will keep getting looks in centerfield as long as he’s going hot. His defense leaves something to be desired, but who cares in fantasy? He heads to Detroit this weekend to try and keep it going.
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Roenis Elias, SP, Seattle Mariners: Elias has made it into this space a couple of times this season, and here he is again. He comes into today’s start at 2-0 in his last two appearances, including a complete-game shutout against the Tigers on June 1.
Elias has a 3.64 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP, numbers which don’t exactly jump right off the screen, but they’re heading in the right direction. He’ll get the Yankees at home today.
Chase Whitley, SP, New York Yankees: Let’s stick with that Yankees-Mariners matchup and move to the other side to check out Whitley. He’s not a bad play either, as he’s coming off a nice seven-inning, two-earned victory in Kansas City during his last appearance.
Whitley is still a deeper-league prospect, but his recent play has him turning a lot of heads. He probably won’t go deep in a lot of games (that seven innings was his longest so far) but should toss well enough to get a win in most of his appearances.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Let’s head up to the rare air of Colorado and see what Dickerson’s been up to. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had a modest three-game hit streak going, with three runs, a homer, three RBI and a steal in that span. He posted two hits and three RBI yesterday.
Dickerson isn’t exactly pouring in the numbers, but he’s at least been pretty consistent recently. He’ll get some homers and steals here and there, making him a nice across-the-board addition in deeper leagues.
Brock Holt, 1B/3B, Boston Red Sox: With the difficulties at the corners in fantasy recently, it’s become more important than ever to get a good 1B/3B candidate. Holt has been fitting that bill with his consistent hitting. Heading into play yesterday, he had a nice 10-game hit streak going that produced seven runs and six RBI. He came up empty in yesterday’s matchup, though.
Holt isn’t totally overpowering, but he’s one of the best options at his level in fantasy. There’s really not much to argue about here; Just pull the trigger if you’re in need.
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