Daily Fantasy MLB 4/13/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 13, 2014
Today marks the end of another busy weekend in the MLB, and all that activity will have a heavy bearing on your fantasy baseball team. Before we get those lineups set, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players who are streaking onto the waiver wire radar and see if anyone’s worth adding before today’s games.
Edward Mujica, RP, Boston Red Sox: Mujica was one of the top adds yesterday (if not the top add) following a save on Friday in replacement of Koji Uehara. Yesterday’s game against the Yankees brought about more uncertainty in the Red Sox bullpen, as Uehara was unavailable in the 4-7 loss.
We’ll find out more on Uehara’s injury condition today, as he tries to go through pregame warm-ups as normal. If he continues to have problems in his shoulder, Mujica will be the guy in the ninth for Boston. He’s a must-add if you’ve got Uehara, and a speculative pickup in daily leagues.
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Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: Even though he had a rough outing yesterday against Colorado (pretty much every Giant had a rough outing yesterday), Morse is still one of the hot tickets in fantasy right now. The 0-fer aside in his last appearance, he’d been riding a nine-game hit streak that produced 10 RBI and seven runs.
Morse still makes sense as a fantasy add, and he should be able to relocate his mojo in time for today’s series finale. Pick him up if you’re looking that way.
Chris Colabello, 1B/OF, Minnesota Twins: Like Morse, Colabello also posted an 0-fer yesterday, but his was against the Royals. He’s been hit-and-miss recently, with the opening game of this particular series falling under the “hit” category (2-for-3; one run; three RBI).
Colabello posted just one hit in the three-game set against Oakland, so he’s cooled significantly over his last five outings. Still, we’re not ready to throw in the towel just yet; He’s probably good enough to trust today as the Twins finish up against the Royals.
Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Hmm…this is becoming a trend. Joyce didn’t manage a hit yesterday, either, but his name remains high on the waiver wire list. In the opener against Cincinnati, he put up a 2-for-3 outing with a solo homer to his credit, giving him three hits in his previous two games.
Joyce has tallied the occasional 0-fer a few times during this young season, but as yet has always been able to bounce right back. He’s still got a hot bat, so you should kick the tires here in advance of the series finale against the Reds today.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers: Ah, here it is, only April 13 and we’re already debating the merits of adding Reynolds to our fantasy teams. Realistically, nothing has changed here: He’ll give you some pretty good power numbers, but will drag you down with his ugly batting average.
Heading into yesterday’s action against the Pirates, Reynolds had hit in five of his last six games (and promptly went 0-for-3), which is awfully promising for a player prone to slumps. Still, don’t get too excited here. The BA will even out, and you’ll have to weigh the consequences of getting that power in exchange.
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