Daily Fantasy MLB 7/13/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 13, 2014
Today’s the final day of MLB action before the All-Star break, so fantasy baseball owners will want to hurry up and get as much of a statistical advantage as possible before then. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there who are making waves as potential fantasy adds right now.
Jacob deGrom, SP/RP, New York Mets: Let’s start things out today by heading to the Big Apple and checking out deGrom, who has been a popular waiver wire fixture this weekend. He’s coming off a nice showing at home against Atlanta, logging seven innings, no earned and 11 strikeouts in his second win of the year.
So far, deGrom has logged a 3.38 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP; not eye-popping numbers, but he’s showing his stuff lately. He gets a pretty good-looking matchup today at home against the Marlins to finish up.
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Chris Young, SP, Seattle Mariners: Okay, so Young took a loss in his last outing. He went seven innings, giving up two earned on six hits and struck out six. Not too bad, right? Well, it gets better.
Young hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a start since June 11, and since that time he’s 3-1. He’s got a 3.08 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP to his credit on the season and will try to improve on that at home against Oakland today.
Stephen Vogt, C/OF, Oakland Athletics: Vogt was all the rage in the latter part of last week, and he’s starting out strong on the radar today. In three games heading into yesterday’s matchup in Seattle, he had six hits, two solo homers and five RBI. He logged another hit yesterday.
Vogt has been a nice pickup for those fantasy owners in need of backstops (now that Yadier Molina is on the DL). If he can keep it going, he should be a fine addition to your roster for the rest of the season.
Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Here’s a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar. Carter has been quietly putting up some stellar numbers down there in Houston lately, and it’s time you took notice. In three games heading into yesterday’s matchup, he posted six hits, five runs and four solo homers. He had another hit and an RBI yesterday.
Here’s the drawback: Carter’s BA is in the toilet, and that’s pretty much where you can expect it to be. He’ll bash a ton of homers for his fantasy level, but there are some negatives here as well. Keep that in mind.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers: It’s been a while since we’ve waltzed over to Milwaukee to check in on Gennett, so let’s see what’s up with him lately. He got some extra fantasy attention in the Cardinals opener on Friday, posting a 3-for-5 line with two runs, two RBI and a steal. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Gennett has a lot of appeal, especially lately. He’ll toss in a couple of 0-fers here and there, but when he’s hitting, he’ll deliver some nice lower-level across-the-board stats that you can’t find anywhere else in a second baseman.
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