Daily Fantasy MLB 5/27/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 27, 2014
With the long holiday weekend finished, it’s time to get back to our regular routines. If you’re a fantasy baseball owner, that routine should include checking out some of the trending players who have been making a big impact lately. On that note, let’s take our daily look at some of the names you should be aware of.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland Indians: We’ve looked at Chisenhall a couple of times during the past week, as he’s a hot commodity on the waiver wire right now. Heading into yesterday’s opener against the White Sox, he was riding an eight-game hit streak with six runs, two homers and six RBI in that span. He came up empty yesterday but still notched a run.
Thanks to that sky-high BA, Chisenhall is pretty much a must-have player in most fantasy leagues. The hot corner is relatively deep with talent, but there’s a case to be made for starting him while he’s hot.
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Zach Britton, SP/RP, Baltimore Orioles: RP opportunities don’t come along too often, so we fantasy owners need to take advantage while we can. Case in point: Zach Britton, who got everyone’s attention with a save in a perfect ninth inning against Cleveland on Saturday. He followed that up with a one-hit save yesterday.
Britton has the confidence of the coaching staff in Baltimore, and the goods to get the job done as a ninth-inning man. There’s no way he should go unowned in your league, so make sure you double-check to make sure he’s not still available.
Josh Beckett, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Pretty much all weekend, the baseball world was abuzz with news of Beckett’s no-hitter on Saturday against the Phillies. He went the distance on three walks and six strikeouts to notch his third straight win and endear himself to doubtful fantasy owners everywhere.
Beckett has had some rocky moments this season, but the no-no gives him a 2.43 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the year. He’ll be out there Friday against the Pirates, so grab him before then.
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: We’ve checked up with Ozuna a couple of times here and there this season, and here he is once again. Heading into yesterday’s opener against the Nats, he’d nailed seven hits, six runs, three homers and eight RBI in his previous five games. He posted another hit yesterday.
Outfield is a relatively deep fantasy commodity, but Ozuna seems to have the goods. Sure, he plays for an offensively unimpressive Marlins team, but that shouldn’t stop you from kicking the tires.
George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: While we’re on the subject of outfielders, let’s check out Springer, who has made some noise of his own recently. He took a seven-game hit streak into KC yesterday, during which he’d logged four homers, nine RBI and six runs. He nailed another homer yesterday with four runs and three RBI.
If this recent run is a sign of what’s to come for Springer, we’re all in for a treat. Optimistic fantasy owners should not let him languish on the wire very much longer.
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