Daily Fantasy MLB 7/25/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 25, 2014
It’s time once again for those big weekend series to get kicked off around the MLB, and that means yet another great opportunity for fantasy owners. Let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming names out there who should be on your radar and see if anyone looks like a good pickup for your lineup.
Neftali Feliz, RP, Texas Rangers: In the wake of the Joakim Soria trade this week, Feliz has soared in ownership over the past few days. It’s pretty easy to see why: He’s expected to get the team’s save opportunities from here on out, and should do a pretty good job of it.
Here’s the good news: Feliz is a solid player and a nice pickup for anyone needing saves. The bad news? His team is awful and is already simply playing out the schedule. He should convert most of the few opportunities he gets, though.
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Joe Kelly, SP/RP, St. Louis Cardinals: Let’s stick on the mound and check out Kelly, who is one of the hotter pickups at SP over the past day or so. He’s coming off a nice seven-inning effort against the Dodgers, posting one earned on four hits.
Prior to that, Kelly tossed a three-inning, six-earned stinker in Milwaukee, so his last outing was a nice bounce-back. He’ll face the Cubs at Wrigley today, which is a nice-looking matchup for him.
Wade Miley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Miley has been on a roll this month. In four July starts, he’s 3-0 and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs or seven hits in a game (both of which he did his last time out).
Miley owns a 4.16 ERA and 1.23 WHIP but does have six wins to his credit this year, which should get him firmly into double-digits by season’s end. He’s got a pretty good setup today in Philly, so he makes a lot of sense for the SP-needy.
Austin Jackson, OF, Detroit Tigers: We’ve spent quite a bit of time on Jackson this week, as he’s been one of the up-and-comers on the waiver wire. Heading into play yesterday, he had a multi-hit streak of five games, during which he provided 12 hits, seven runs, a homer, a steal and seven RBI. He had two more hits, a run and an RBI yesterday to keep his streak going.
Jackson is flourishing in the leadoff spot for Detroit, and that’s good news for fantasy owners who need runs and hits. He’s pretty close to a must-have fantasy player across all formats.
Denard Span, OF, Washington Nationals: Span has found his way into this space a couple of times before, so let’s see what’s got him back now. He’s hit in six of his past seven appearances, posting five multi-hit games, six runs, two steals and an RBI in that span.
Although he’s not doing much in the way of power numbers, Span is pretty reliable lately on everything else. There’s no reason to leave him on the wire if you’re searching for outfield depth.
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