Daily Fantasy MLB 7/21/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 21, 2014
Now that we fantasy owners have another set of series under our collective belts, we can begin the process of getting back to the grind after the All-Star break. We can start that off by taking our daily look at some of the trending players out there and seeing if anyone’s right for your fantasy team. Here’s a closer look.
Shane Greene, SP/RP, New York Yankees: Let’s kick things off today by taking a look at Greene out in New York. He’s coming off a nice showing in his last start, going 7 1/3 innings in a win in Baltimore on July 12. He posted just four hits and no earned runs while striking out an impressive nine batters.
On the year, Greene boasts a 1.32 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. He’ll be in action today as the starter against the visiting Rangers, so give him a look.
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Edinson Volquez, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Volquez is on a roll, and as a result he’s one of the hottest tickets in fantasy. In his last four starts, he’s 4-0, never allowing more than one earned in that span.
Volquez is coming off a complete-game win over the Cardinals, which gave him a season-long ERA of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.21. He’ll try to improve on those numbers further today against the Dodgers at home.
Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Yankees: Let’s head back up to the Big Apple and check out Beltran, who is one of the more popular OF adds over the past few days. In his first two games after the All-Star break, he posted four hits, two runs, two RBI, a homer and a stolen base. He came up empty yesterday.
Beltran is coming off a concussion, but seems to be doing just fine so far. We’d really like to see him get that BA up a little more, but we’ll take any kind of progress he’s providing.
Chris Johnson, 1B/3B, Atlanta Braves: Johnson has been on a hot streak, and it began way back before the All-Star break even commenced. Heading into yesterday’s matchup against the Phillies, he had a four-game hit streak, during which he’d provided eight hits, five runs, three homers and eight RBI. He had a two-run homer yesterday to keep it going.
Johnson has been something of a surprise this season, as he’s giving owners some very nice numbers--especially in the BA and RBI categories. As a corner man, you can’t do too much better at his level.
Chris Coghlan, 3B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Speaking of corner men, let’s head over to the North Side and check in on Coghlan. Prior to Saturday’s game, he had a five-game hit streak to his credit, during which he put up four runs, a homer and six RBI. He came up empty in a pinch-hit appearance Saturday. He had two hits and a run yesterday.
Coghlan has been a hot ticket in the fantasy community for a week or two now, so this isn’t exactly breaking news. Still, he seems to be holding his value--or at least his interest--in fantasy.
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