Daily Fantasy MLB 5/6/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 6, 2014
The early-week series are in full swing around the MLB, and that means there are plenty of available opportunities out there for enterprising fantasy owners. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the hot pickups in fantasy right now. We’ll examine the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Colby Rasmus, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Ever since his days with the Cardinals, Rasmus has provided a tempting ceiling for fantasy owners. He’s never quite put it together for an extended stretch, but he’s been showing some great promise lately. Entering yesterday’s game against Philly, he’d put up three homers, four runs and nine RBI in just his previous four games. He was 2-for-3 with a run yesterday.
Rasmus’ BA is still pretty ugly, so don’t get overly excited just yet. He’s on a scorching pace in the power categories, though, so he might be worth a look if you can take the hit on average.
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Jonathan Villar, SS, Houston Astros: Even if SS wasn’t such a thin fantasy position, Villar would be worth looking at. He carried a four-game hit streak into yesterday’s opener against Detroit, posting three runs, two homers and five RBI in that span. He was 1-for-3 yesterday.
Villar is one of those rare players at this level who can bring you a nice mix of power and speed. If he can stay hot through this road trip, he might make a very lucrative addition to your roster--especially at a tough-to-gauge position.
Miguel Montero, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Montero is the latest behind-the-plate rage in fantasy, and his numbers explain why. Heading into yesterday’s opener in Milwaukee, he’d hit in six of his previous seven starts, with two solo homers in the prior four games. He got another hit and an RBI yesterday.
There’s not much to disapprove of here. Montero boasts a solid BA and some legitimate power capabilities, which never hurt when you’re looking at fantasy catchers. The Milwaukee series continues today.
Wily Peralta, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Speaking of the Brewers and Diamondbacks, let’s check out Peralta. He doesn’t toss until tomorrow, but we’ll put the word out so you can climb on the bandwagon early. He’s recorded wins in four of his last five outings, allowing just seven earned runs in that frame.
Peralta is coming off an eight-inning, zero-earned effort against Cincinnati, during which he struck out seven. His 2.04 ERA and 1.03 WHIP should hold him firmly in your thoughts as you peruse the waiver wire for a pitcher.
Rajai Davis, OF, Detroit Tigers: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Davis, so let’s see what he’s been up to. Heading into yesterday’s opener against the Astros, he’d managed four hits, four runs and three steals in his previous two games. He posted a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Davis had been sitting a lot before this, but has played his way into the lineup lately. You know what you’re getting with him (steals, runs and BA if you’re lucky), so he’s an easy boost to a couple of sagging categories should you need the help.
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