Daily Fantasy MLB 4/7/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 7, 2014
Some MLB teams are taking today off after a busy weekend across the league, but it’ll still be a pretty active day in the fantasy baseball world. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines as potential adds in daily and seasonal leagues right now.
Chris Colabello, 1B, OF, Minnesota Twins: We’ll start out today up in Minnesota with Colabello, who has been red-hot over the start of the season. He’s got a six-game hit streak going, during which he’s provided 11 RBI, four runs and a homer.
That line includes a 2-for-5 effort yesterday that yielded four RBI, so Colabello is definitely cooking right now. Pick him up for Oakland today.
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Yangervis Solarte, SS, New York Yankees: SS is a tough spot in fantasy, so anyone making noise is worth a look. Solarte is doing just that, and after producing a 1-for-4 outing with a run and an RBI yesterday he now has eight hits, three runs and five RBI in his last four games.
Solarte is likely to get plenty of work with the Yankees already banged up in this young season, so he’s a sound investment while he’s hitting. Today, the Yanks will open up at home against the Orioles.
Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds: Frazier is starting out the year pretty consistently, though that’s not translating into a whole lot of residual stats. Here’s how it breaks down: He’s got a six-game hit streak to start the year off, but only has two runs and four RBI (all registered in the same game).
Frazier is hitting .384 so far, which is an obvious improvement over his tepid .234 mark in 2013. He’ll come back down to earth at some point, but for now he’s a candidate for a start in St. Louis today.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies: Rockies players get a premium when they’re playing in the rare air of their home stadium, and that’s exactly the case with Arenado. He didn’t get a hit yesterday, but so far has six knocks to his credit alongside four runs and six RBI.
Arenado and the Rockies face a blah White Sox team this week, so there’s room for some nice stats there. He’s a lower-end option at the hot corner, but he’s definitely a consideration.
Yan Gomes, C, Cleveland Indians: It’s hard to tell what to make of most of the mid- to lower-end catchers in fantasy during this early part of the season, and you can lump Gomes into that crowd as well. He’s hitting just .222 on the year so far, but he does have a pair of homers, three runs and four RBI to his credit.
Sure, there are plenty of better backstops out there, but for a backup/lower-end name, Gomes fits in nicely to any fantasy rotation. He’s at home early this week against the Padres and should be able to perform pretty well. At least kick the tires here; You owe it to yourself to visit your options if you’re thinking of changing catchers.
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