Daily Fantasy MLB 6/9/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 9, 2014
There’s a fresh set of series around the MLB today, which will feature all of our favorite fantasy baseball stars. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the hot prospects out there and try to determine who could provide a lift for your fantasy team in daily and seasonal leagues.
Danny Santana, 2B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Santana has been on a tear over the last week or so, and fantasy owners everywhere are really beginning to take notice. He entered yesterday on a three-game hit-streak, logging seven knocks, a homer, seven RBI and two stolen bases in that frame. He got another hit yesterday to keep it going.
Santana’s defense leaves quite a bit to be desired, so the Twins will slot him in at DH whenever they can. As long as he’s hitting, he’ll find his way into a crowded lineup, and the versatility here can pay dividends in fantasy.
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Kendrys Morales, 1B, Minnesota Twins: Let’s stick with the Twins for a moment and check out Morales, who has set waiver wires everywhere on fire this weekend. He’ll apparently be joining the team without a Minor League warm-up stint, which means he’ll have an immediate impact on the fantasy game. He was in uniform yesterday (and available), but didn’t play.
Morales may be a little rusty right off the proverbial bat, but should develop into a more-than-capable fantasy play. Pick him up now.
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, San Francisco Giants: Vogelsong isn’t quite the fantasy powerhouse he was a couple of seasons ago, but it’s tough to argue with his recent numbers. In his last four appearances, he’s got a 3-0 record, allowing just six hits and six walks in that frame.
Vogelsong is carrying a 3.39 ERA at the moment with a 1.28 WHIP. Both numbers are headed in the right direction, so he’s definitely a trendy add right now. He makes a lot of sense against Washington today.
Josh Collmenter, SP/RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Collmenter’s numbers may not jump off the screen at you, but there’s good reason to be happy about his immediate future. Sure, he allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings during a slugfest in Colorado during his last outing, but before that he went the distance in a complete-game shutout.
The nice thing about Collmenter today is that he has a pretty good matchup against the Astros at home today. He’ll carry a 3.63 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into that one.
Eugenio Suarez, SS, Detroit Tigers: After a rocky start last week (he was injured in his first Major League appearance), Suarez started giving up the nice returns this past weekend. He posted a solo homer and a pair of runs against Boston on Saturday.
Suarez is technically the team’s No. 7 prospect, but with the need he fills he could end up getting some solid plate time this season. He’s a developing name to watch, but may just offer up some nice returns.
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