Daily Fantasy MLB 6/7/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 7, 2014
It’s Saturday, which is always a great day for fantasy baseball owners. There’s an abundance of MLB action out there, and the weekend series will be offering plenty of opportunities to improve our standing in our fantasy leagues. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending names out there.
Roenis Elias, SP, Seattle Mariners: Elias goes into today’s start with a lot of buzz behind him. There’s a good reason why, too: In his last appearance at home against Detroit, he posted a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits, one walk and fanning eight batters.
This has been a pretty darn good year for Elias so far. He’s got a 3.53 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP, and he’ll be taking that into Tampa Bay this afternoon. You may get some bumps along the way here, but for the most part he’s a quality add right now.
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Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: For much of the year, Ozuna hasn’t strayed too far from the waiver wire radar. He entered play against the Cubs yesterday with a six-game hit streak to his credit, with five runs, two homers, seven RBI and a stolen base in that frame. He had two more hits and a stolen base yesterday.
Ozuna has been pumping in the RBI so far this year, which is a pretty impressive feat considering the team he plays on. He’s a good fantasy player with a good matchup this weekend, so you should jump all over this one.
Alfredo Simon, SP/RP, Cincinnati Reds: Although he wasn’t ranked too highly heading into the season, Simon has come up with some nice numbers thus far. He’s coming off his seventh win of the year in Arizona, logging three earned in 6 1/3 innings of work.
Simon is sporting a 3.03 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP. There’s really not much reason to think he’ll take a step back in today’s home matchup against the Phillies.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Dickerson has been a frequent subject of conversation in fantasy circles this week, and he’s made it into this space at least a couple of times. He carried a seven-game hit streak into the Dodgers series, boasting five runs, two homers, four RBI and a steal in that span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Dickerson has been an unexpected source of power for adventurous fantasy owners this season, and though he’s not surging in the RBI category by any means, he’s providing enough stats to be a definite consideration in fantasy.
Chris Owings, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks: What a series Owings had against the Rockies. He posted seven hits, four runs, two homers and seven RBI in just a three game stretch in the Mile-High City. He sat yesterday in favor of Didi Gregorius, however.
All things considered, Owings has been pretty good this year. He’s delivering across-the-board stats, and the fact that he plays at a very difficult fantasy position should pique your interest. For those in need of middle infielders (and that’s most of us), he’ll do just fine.
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