Daily Fantasy MLB 5/10/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 10, 2014
The weekend is here, and it’s high time you took a look at your fantasy baseball lineup. We’ve got some prime series happening over the next couple of days, which will bring about plenty of opportunities for previously underused players to shine. With that, let’s take our daily look at some of the lesser-known names you should be aware of.
Juan Francisco, 1B/3B, Toronto Blue Jays: We’re not buying into the hype on Francisco just yet, but it’s admittedly hard to argue with his recent numbers. Heading into the opener against the Angels yesterday, he’d posted an eight-game hit streak, during which he managed three homers, 10 runs and nine RBI. He came up empty yesterday.
Though Francisco is bound to cool off sooner or later, he’s still a viable fantasy commodity right now. If you pick him up, don’t expect him to carry you, but he’ll serve well for the time being.
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Dillon Gee, SP, New York Mets: Over his last four starts, Gee has been absolutely on fire. In that span, he has a 3-1 record, with his only blemishes coming in a two-earned outing against the Cardinals (during which he only got one run of support). Aside from that he hasn’t allowed a run and has fanned 18 to boot.
Gee is sporting a nifty 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season, making him a very attractive candidate for an add. He’ll face the Phillies at home today in an effort to keep his run going.
George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: After a pretty slow start, Springer was a forgotten man in many fantasy leagues. He’s been making a case for himself recently, however, carrying an eight-game hit streak into yesterday’s Baltimore opener. In that span, he put up five RBI, four runs and his first Major League homer. He posted an 0-fer yesterday.
The jury’s still out on Springer’s season, but he’s got a high ceiling nonetheless. He’s definitely worth grabbing in most formats by those owners looking to bolster their outfielder ranks.
Marlon Byrd, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: What’s left to say about Byrd? We’ve been all over him this week (as have many other fantasy owners), thanks to his multi-hit run. Heading into yesterday’s opener against the Mets, he had two hits in six of his previous seven games, with two runs, a homer and five RBI in that stretch. He got just one hit yesterday, but it was an RBI double.
Will Byrd be red-hot all year? We doubt it, but he’s still able to contribute a pretty nice level of production provided he can stay healthy. At least kick the tires here if you want some extra OF depth.
Adam Lind, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Let’s head back to Toronto (which all of a sudden has become something of a hotbed for fantasy activity) and check out Lind. He came off the DL on Thursday and promptly slapped a homer with three RBI in a 1-for-4 effort against Philly. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Lind’s early returns are looking pretty promising, and he’s a pretty good bet to maintain form if he can manage to stay off the DL for the rest of the year. 1B is a pretty deep fantasy position, but there’s no harm in looking if you’re at his level.
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