Daily Fantasy MLB 4/27/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 27, 2014
Even though the MLB’s weekend series are coming to a close today, that’s no excuse to neglect your fantasy baseball lineup. There’s a bunch of players out there who are just begging for your attention, so let’s highlight a few in our daily analysis and see if anyone’s right for your roster today and beyond.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: As far as position players go, Morse has been just about the hottest commodity in fantasy this weekend. In the opener against the Indians, he tallied another homer and a pair of RBI, continuing his three-game hit streak. Yesterday, he was 1-for-3 with a run.
Morse has been stellar as an unexpected source of power, and owners who’ve jumped on the bandwagon are reaping the benefits. He makes a lot of sense as an add as long as you can get him.
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Rajai Davis, OF, Detroit Tigers: Not to be outdone, Davis has been quite the hot commodity himself. Heading into yesterday’s game against Minnesota, he’d compiled six hits, two runs, a homer, three RBI and a steal in just two games. He was 1-for-3 yesterday.
Davis is a speedster, so we’re looking at runs and swipes here. He’s one of the best in the biz on the paths, and when he’s on hitting streaks you can’t do much better. If that fills your fantasy needs, have at him.
Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Polanco technically isn’t even in the Majors just yet, but he’s been making quite a mark on waiver wires everywhere, so we’ll give him a look. Take Thursday’s performance, for example: He knocked a double, a homer, three runs, two RBI and a steal in one busy afternoon.
Polanco is the real deal, and he’s probably the hottest prospect around right now, so if you have the room on your roster it’d be wise to pick him up. There’s no telling when he’ll get his call-up, but he’ll make a big splash when he does.
Nick Castellanos, 3B/OF, Detroit Tigers: Let’s head back to the Motor City and check out Castellanos. Heading into yesterday’s game, he’d posted four hits in two games, with three runs, a homer and four RBI to show for his efforts in that span. (He did whiff yesterday, though.)
The young Castellanos is off to a stellar start, a trend which is beginning to show in his fantasy popularity. He’s a deeper guy at the hot corner or in the outfield, but could be just what your team needs.
Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia Phillies: It’s been a while since we’ve devoted space here to catchers not named Devin Mesoraco, but it’s about time we did. Ruiz has earned some extra attention recently, thanks in large part to his two games heading into yesterday’s appearance. He posted four hits, three runs and two RBI in that span, and was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI yesterday.
Last week’s outburst was something Ruiz desperately needed. He’d had a pretty ugly season up to that point, but seems to be getting it going now. Check him out as a backup backstop or a band-aid.
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