Daily Fantasy MLB 5/26/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 26, 2014
This isn’t a regular Monday, what with the holiday and extended weekend, but that doesn’t mean you should be neglecting your fantasy baseball team. There are plenty of matchup possibilities out there for enterprising fantasy owners to take advantage of, so with that said let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players who are trending right now.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland Indians: Chisenhall is all the rage over the past few days, and it’s pretty easy to see the appeal. Heading into yesterday’s finale against Baltimore, he was on a seven-game hit streak, with eight hits, six runs, two homers and four RBI in his last four appearances alone. He got another RBI yesterday.
There’s no excuse not to own Chisenhall in pretty much any league. His BA is sky-high and he’s on an absolute tear over the past week or so. Ride the lightning while he’s hot. He’ll be in Chicago for the White Sox today.
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George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: After a couple of days out of the lineup (sore hip), Springer was back in full force on Saturday. He nailed a pair of homers in that one, with five RBI to his credit. It continued a six-game hit streak for him. He popped another homer yesterday.
Springer has been a Godsend to an Astros team desperately in need of offense. His BA still isn’t the greatest, but on a Houston roster full of mediocrity, he stands out. He’s in KC today.
Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins: Even though he came up empty in Saturday’s game against Milwaukee, Jones has remained a popular waiver wire fixture (probably because of this week’s rash of 1B injuries). He’s still riding high from the two homers he nailed in the opener of the Brewers series, even though he had an 0-fer yesterday.
Jones’ season-long line looks pretty darn good, so he’s been maintaining form well. As a replacement for Prince Fielder, Joey Votto or any underperforming first baseman, he makes a lot of sense--as long as he comes out of this mini-funk.
Drew Hutchison, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: Our pitching prospect today is Hutchison, who has put together a couple of nice starts in his last two outings. He’s 2-0 in that span, even tossing a complete-game shutout on May 16.
Hutchison is carrying a 3.45 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into a home start against Tampa Bay today. Even though he had a rough patch there in late April/early May, he looks like he’s evened out a bit. Check him out at least.
Brandon McCarthy, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Before we abandon the mound completely, let’s check out McCarthy, who has some appeal of his own. Here’s the deal with him. He’s got two straight solid starts under his belt, pitching a combined 14 innings with two earned, nine hits and 10 strikeouts.
McCarthy’s 4.67 ERA and one win on the year may not win a whole lot of beauty contests, but he’s trending in the right direction. Even better, he gets the Padres at home today. We don’t trust him other than a matchup play, but in that capacity he’s okay.
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