Daily Fantasy MLB 7/6/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 6, 2014
The long holiday weekend is almost at its conclusion, and there are plenty of interesting MLB series out there getting finished up. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the up-and-coming fantasy baseball players out there and see if any of them are worth adding to your roster for the foreseeable future.
Jeff Locke, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Locke has been making some noise as a pickup on the wire over the past couple of days, and he’s an option if you’re looking for a starter. In five starts since June 8, he’s allowed more than two earned runs just once, and has gone at least six innings in all five of those.
Locke owns a 3.46 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He might not be the most dominant guy out there, but he’ll get the job done. Good for a quality start at least today at home against Philly.
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Jesse Hahn, SP, San Diego Padres: We’ve been trumpeting Hahn pretty much all week, and it’s time to snatch him up if you still can. He’s 4-0 in his last four starts, allowing zero earned in three of those appearances.
Hahn will face off against the Giants at home today. He’s one of the hottest pitchers in the game, sporting a 1.95 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He’s getting pretty close to must-have territory in fantasy.
Enrique Hernandez, 2B, Houston Astros: Here’s a relative newcomer to the waiver wire. Hernandez posted some nice stats last week: Heading into yesterday’s game against L.A., he had hits in three of four, with two runs, two RBI and a homer in that span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Hernandez was doing very well in the minors before getting sent up last week, and with his positional versatility he should be a staple of the Astros’ lineup for a while. He’s definitely a deep-league consideration.
Domingo Santana, OF, Houston Astros: Let’s stick in Houston for a moment and check out Santana. It might be kind of hard to see the appeal here at first: He had no hits and one run through three games of action up until yesterday’s game, and he came up empty there, too.
Santana is earning adds mostly on potential. He’ll frustrate owners with his frequent strikeouts, but there is probably enough upside here to warrant a pickup in deeper formats. Others can feel free to let him prove himself first.
Lucas Duda, 1B/OF, New York Mets: We’ve featured Duda a few times over the past several weeks, and he’s been playing well enough to keep his name in the conversation. He had a nice game against Texas in the opener Friday, posting a two-run homer and a pair of runs. He had another hit yesterday.
Duda doesn’t get much press or fanfare, but you’re getting a pretty good bargain at his level if you look his way. The BA isn’t anything to get excited about, but he’ll give you consistent production in homers and RBI. Check him out.
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