Daily Fantasy MLB 7/24/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 24, 2014
Before we fantasy baseball owners get geared up for the big weekend series, we’ve still got a handful of games happening today that can help (or hinder) your fantasy aspirations. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few up-and-coming fantasy names who have been making waves out there recently.
Brandon McCarthy, SP, New York Yankees: McCarthy’s a pretty hot commodity recently, thanks to his solid efforts in Yankee pinstripes so far. In his last two starts, he’s 1-0 with just two combined earned runs allowed and 12 strikeouts.
McCarthy has a 4.63 ERA on the year with a 1.37 WHIP to go along with it. He heads into a pretty good home matchup today against the Rangers, so he’s a nice pickup for those looking for some SP help.
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Marcus Stroman, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: Thanks to his last outing, Stroman is a pretty popular guy on the waiver wire scene over the past few days. In his last appearance against Texas, he posted seven innings of four-hit, no-earned ball while striking out five.
Stroman needed that strong performance after stinking it up against the Angels in his outing before that. He’ll take his 3.58 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into a home matchup against the Red Sox today.
Stephen Drew, SS, Boston Red Sox: Speaking of that Blue Jays-Red Sox matchup, let’s check out Drew, who has made some waves of his own recently. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had three hits, three runs, two homers and six RBI in just a two-game span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Drew is finally starting to show signs of life at the plate,, and though it’s not necessarily time to jump on the bandwagon just yet, you can keep him on your radar.
Chase Headley, 3B, New York Yankees: We’ll stay on the East Coast and head up to the Big Apple by checking in on Headley. He’s no stranger to this space, and has earned another mention with five hits, a run and four RBI in four games prior to yesterday’s matchup. He had a 1-for-2 outing in his start during that game.
Headley’s BA is still pretty bad, but if he continues to hit well he’ll stay relevant in fantasy conversations. He’ll see some improved stats in New York if everything goes according to plan.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, Philadelphia Phillies: Here’s a name we haven’t seen on the waiver wire radar in a while. Heading into play yesterday, Rollins had three hits, three runs, a homer and four RBI in just a two-game stretch. He kept it going with a 1-for-4 effort that yielded a run yesterday.
Rollins has some “blah” totals in several stat-lines this year, but can provide some use to needy fantasy owners. If you’ve got a hole at the SS position and you’re down at his level, you could do a lot worse.
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