Daily Fantasy MLB 6/16/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 16, 2014
The big weekend series are over in the MLB, but that doesn’t mean you should lose sight of where your fantasy team is headed. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who could potentially be available in your daily and seasonal leagues.
Eugenio Suarez, SS, Detroit Tigers: Suarez has been scorching hot this month, and he’s been a trendy fantasy pickup as a result. Saturday, he posted a 3-for-4 day with three runs, two RBI and a homer. He was 1-for-4 yesterday.
Suarez is a hotshot young name at a crucial fantasy position, so he’s getting a lot of attention. He’ll come back down to earth eventually, of course, but for now he’s a must-have player in just about every fantasy format. Go get him.
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Wei-Yin Chen, SP, Baltimore Orioles: Chen is a hot ticket at SP at the moment, so that means you should at least give him a look. He hasn’t posted a loss since May 3 (4-0 in that span) and has given up just three earned runs in his most recent three starts.
Chen is sporting a 3.76 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP right now and the numbers seem to be heading in the right direction. He’ll be in Tampa Bay tonight to try and snag another win.
Tyler Matzek, SP, Colorado Rockies: Speaking of hotshot young players, we also have Matzek, who did pretty well in his Major League debut. In that one, he posted seven innings of five-hit ball, posting two earned runs and seven strikeouts for his first win of the season.
Matzek will get another shot today on the road against the Dodgers, so we’ll see what he’s made of then. He’s not without his risks (his Triple-A numbers left something to be desired), but could work out if you’re in a pinch.
Brock Holt, 1B/3B/OF, Boston Red Sox: We’ve checked out Holt several times over the past month or so, and he’s making waves again as a fantasy add. He carried a three-game hit streak into the finale against Cleveland yesterday, posting five hits, a run, two RBI and a steal in that frame. He had two more hits and a run yesterday.
Holt has some nice eligibility in most fantasy leagues. Having a stable corner man who can also play the outfield is an underappreciated asset. He’s a must-have guy right now and will remain so until he goes cold.
Danny Santana, 2B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Santana’s bat has remained hot this month, giving the Twins the happy problem of trying to find somewhere to put him. He whiffed in the Detroit opener, but came back with three RBI and two hits in the middle game. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Santana remains a viable option as long as he’s hitting, and the fact that he is eligible for middle infield duties doesn’t hurt at all. Ride this one out until we see a sustained drop-off in production.
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