Daily Fantasy MLB 6/2/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 2, 2014
The weekend series have all wrapped up in the MLB, and today is a transitional day for most of the league. There’s still a lot of opportunity out there for fantasy owners, however, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at some of the hot up-and-coming players who are being added in the fantasy world right now.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP/RP, Boston Red Sox: We’ll start out today by taking a look at De La Rosa, who notched a fine performance in his debut on Saturday. He posted seven innings of shutout ball against the rival Rays, allowing just four hits and striking out eight batters.
It’ll be a few days before De La Rosa takes the mound again, but in the meantime he’s definitely worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. He’s got the stuff to make a significant impact as long as he stays in the Sox’ roatation.
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Cody Allen, RP, Cleveland Indians: It’s tough to know what to make of the Indians’ closer situation, but Allen is worth kicking the tires on. He recorded a save on both Friday and Saturday, posting two strikeouts and a single walk in his two innings of work.
The Indians seem content to roll with a committee approach at the closer position; John Axford and Bryan Shaw are in the mix as well. That said, now’s the time to be proactive on Allen if you’re down that far, so scoop him up in RP-needy leagues.
Yangervis Solarte, 2B/3B/SS, New York Yankees: Last week, Solarte was in an ugly funk at the plate. He went through a 2-for-24 stretch before breaking out against the Twins, posting five hits in the first two games of that series. He came up empty in the finale, though.
Solarte is bound to have some ups and downs this season, and we’ve already seen both sides of the coin. For now, however, he’s relevant again, and his multi-positional eligibility will always put him at the forefront of any conversation he’s a part of.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, Kansas City Royals: Cain is one of the only players to get excited about on the Royals roster, and that’s good news for fantasy owners. Heading into yesterday’s finale in Toronto, he’d posted a four-game hit streak, putting up five RBI, a homer and a run in that span. He whiffed yesterday, though.
If you’re kicking the tires on Cain, you’ll have to watch the lineup cards each day in Kansas City. He sits sometimes, and the rest days come without much warning or explanation. Still, he’s a potent depth outfielder right now.
Bartolo Colon, SP, New York Mets: We’ll finish things up today by taking a look at the veteran Colon. He’s had his hits and misses this season, but has been able to string a couple of good outings together. In his last pair of starts, he’s 2-0 with a combined two earned runs and 14 strikeouts.
Colon’s bloated ERA (4.73) and WHIP (1.28) aren’t anything to write home about, but at least they’re headed in the right direction. As a plug-in guy, you could do worse. He’s in Philly today.
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