Daily Fantasy MLB 5/28/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 28, 2014
It’s Wednesday, and the MLB is beginning its transition toward the big weekend series. That doesn’t mean fantasy owners should overlook the day’s impending matchups, however. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the notable players out there who are making names for themselves on fantasy rosters everywhere.
George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: We’d be remiss if we didn’t lead things off with Springer this morning, considering the fact that he’s the trendiest thing in fantasy baseball right now. Heading into yesterday’s matchup in KC, he’d posted five homers, nine runs and 11 RBI in his prior four games alone. He got another hit yesterday.
If Springer keeps producing like this, the Astros might just be competitive. As it stands right now, he’s a must-have player in pretty much every format. This is his ceiling, so enjoy the run.
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Ryan Vogelsong, SP, San Francisco Giants: Once a red-hot fantasy commodity, Vogelsong has fallen out of favor over the past year or so. He’s still got quite a bit of value, however, as evidenced by his most recent two starts. He’s 2-0 in that span, with no earned runs and eight hits allowed with 13 strikeouts.
Vogelsong has whittled his ERA down to 3.20 and his WHIP to 1.24, which is a far cry from where he was a month ago. He’s not on our gotta-have list just yet, but he’s an okay play in St. Louis tomorrow.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Let’s take a look on the other side of today’s Royals-Astros matchup and check out Duffy. He’s coming off a tough outing against the Angels in his last appearance, surrendering five earned on nine hits. Still, he’s got a nice 2.59 ERA and 1.02 ERA on the season.
If Duffy can avoid the George Springer freight train, he should be okay in today’s matchup. There aren’t too many other Astros hitters he should be particularly afraid of, so we’d expect decent numbers here.
Khris Davis, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: Let’s venture a little further down the list and check out Davis. He carried a five-game hitting streak into yesterday’s home matchup against the Orioles, posting five runs, two homers and three RBI in that span. He nailed a solo homer yesterday to keep it going.
Davis is kind of a feast-or-famine guy, as he struggles mightily on right-handed pitching. When he’s on his game, though, he can swing for power like no one at his level. He carries some risk, but he’ll get a nice matchup against the Cubs this weekend, too.
Conor Gillaspie, 1B/3B, Chicago White Sox: Those fantasy owners in need of help at the corners might want to take a look at Gillaspie. During the three-game hit streak he carried with him into yesterday’s matchup against the Indians, he’d posted seven hits, two runs and two RBI. He posted another hit and an RBI yesterday.
You’re not going to get a lot of power numbers here--Gillaspie is severely lacking in those categories--but we can’t overlook his consistency. He’s been a reliable source of BA over the last couple of weeks, so there’s not much to complain about at his level.
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