Daily Fantasy MLB 7/30/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 30, 2014
We’ve officially reached the middle of the week, and we’re transitioning from the early series and getting set for the weekend matchups in the MLB. That means there’s plenty for fantasy baseball owners to keep an eye on, so with that said let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there and see who’s making waves right now.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: We’ll start things out today by taking a look at Duffy, who has been trending on the wire lately. He’s coming off a seven-inning no-decision in his last outing against the Indians, posting no earned on just two hits.
Duffy carries a 2.47 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into his next matchup, which is today at home against the Twins. It’s pretty hard to overlook those numbers, so he looks like a good bet for the SP-needy today.
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Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Now we’ll head down to Houston and check in on Carter again, as he’s frequently been a hot topic of conversation among fantasy owners. In the Oakland opener, he nailed a three-run homer for his 21st long-ball of the season. He came up empty again yesterday.
By now, we all know the deal on Carter: He’s nothing but homers and RBI with the short end of the stick going to batting average. That said, he’s still a great fit for those owners who need the dingers. Give him a look.
Zack Wheeler, SP, New York Mets: Wheeler is another SP who has been trending in fantasy circles over the past couple of days. He’s coming off a 6 2/3 inning no-decision against Milwaukee, which was his fifth straight one-earned performance.
Wheeler is sporting a 3.64 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP on the season, and he’s been golden in his last five appearances. Today he’ll take on the Phillies at home and appears to be a pretty safe fantasy bet.
Stephen Vogt, C/1B/OF, Oakland Athletics: Vogt has been a pretty hot commodity lately, so let’s check into his numbers and see why. Heading into play yesterday, he had a six-game hit streak going, posting four multi-hit games, two runs, five RBI and a homer in that span. He posted an 0-fer yesterday, however.
Vogt might be getting some additional chances against left-handed pitching now, which will only serve to bolster his already measurable fantasy value. He’s definitely worth a look due to his positional eligibility.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Reynolds, so let’s give him a look to see how he’s doing lately. Heading into play yesterday, he was on quite a run, supplying four homers and five RBI in a four-game stretch. He was 0-for-2 yesterday.
Like the aforementioned Chris Carter, you know pretty much what you’re getting with Reynolds. His BA is in the toilet, but he’ll go on these crazy power surges that seem to justify a fantasy add from time to time. It’s up to you whether or not the risk is worth it.
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