Daily Fantasy MLB 5/2/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 2, 2014
It’s Friday, and that means a fresh round of MLB series are headed our way. The new activity will have quite an effect on your fantasy baseball lineup, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players who could pay dividends for owners in need. If you’re looking for a trending name or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Josh Beckett, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Beckett isn’t quite the must-have fantasy prospect that he was a couple of seasons ago, but he’s still got some value. Here’s the good news: He’s pitched pretty well in his last three starts, allowing just two earned runs and seven hits between all of them.
The bad news? He still hasn’t recorded a win yet this season. That seems more a matter of bad luck than anything at this point however--given his 0.91 WHIP so far--and should work itself out today in Miami.
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Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: Speaking of Miami, let’s cruise down there and check out Ozuna, who is a hot pickup nowadays. He entered yesterday’s finale against Atlanta on a six-game hit streak, with three runs, a homer and six RBI collected in that span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Ozuna has been one of the pleasant surprises so far this year in fantasy. He’s got a nice BA, with solid power numbers to boot. He may give Beckett a little trouble if he can keep things going.
Michael Morse, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants: Morse has been on the waiver wire radar practically all season, and he keeps hitting well enough to keep himself there. He heads into today’s action on a three-game hit streak, with five hits and three RBI in that frame.
Morse and the gang will be in Atlanta today to start out a road trip on the east coast. with a .302 average, six homers and 20 RBI, you’d be silly to pass him up if you can get him. He’s a must-have guy right now.
Miguel Montero, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Creeping up the backstop radar recently is Montero, who has put up some pretty decent numbers. He heads into today’s action on a five-game hit streak, logging three runs, a homer and three RBI in that span.
Montero has some solid numbers for a fantasy catcher. Here’s what he’s done so far this year: a .278 BA, three homers, 16 RBI. He’s got a tasty matchup in San Diego this weekend.
Erick Aybar, SS, Los Angeles Angels: We like Aybar as a fantasy add right now, especially at a thin position like SS. He came up empty in his last outing (but still scored a run), but before that had smacked six hits, two runs and three RBI in a three-game span.
Aybar is doing pretty well for a mid-level shortstop name. He’s got a .280 average with 14 RBI thus far. The Angels’ home-stand continues tonight as the Rangers come to town, and we expect big things from him.
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