Daily Fantasy MLB 6/15/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 15, 2014
The weekend is coming to an end (already?), but we’ve still got another round of games in the big MLB weekend series. That means fantasy owners need to be on point in the next several hours, so with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the potential pickups out there and try to determine if they’re right for your lineup.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP/RP, New York Mets: Over the weekend, Matsuzaka has been the most popular SP add out there. He’s coming off a nice showing against Milwaukee, logging a win in six innings with one earned on three hits.
Matsuzaka sports a 2.95 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP thus far. He’ll see a favorable matchup at home today against the Padres and should be able to post a quality start at least.
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Brandon Workman, SP/RP, Boston Red Sox: Workman has certainly been putting in work (man) lately for his fantasy owners. He posted a win in Baltimore in his last appearance, with 6 2/3 innings, one hit and no earned in his first victory of the yar.
Prior to that last outing, Workman had been unremarkable, but okay, and he’s now rocking a 2.86 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP on the season. He’ll get Cleveland at home today and can continue a good run with a little luck.
Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Polanco has been making lots of waves for fantasy owners over the past week or so, carrying a four-game hit streak into yesterday’s game in Miami. He broke out on Friday with a 5-for-7 effort that included three runs, a homer and two RBI. He had two more hits, a run and two RBI yesterday.
Polanco will provide some stellar outings here and there but will also have the standard rounds of frustration common to young players. That said, he’s a must-own guy and has some great matchups looming.
Brock Holt, 1B/3B/OF, Boston Red Sox: Let’s head back to Boston for a moment and check out Holt, who has been a hot corner man for the past couple of weeks at least. Heading into yesterday’s game he had three hits, a run and two RBI through a pair of games. He posted two hits and a steal yesterday.
Holt has shown some remarkable consistency as of late, and is quite capable of bringing in a solid BA for your fantasy team. He won’t pump in the RBI, but will display some solid moves elsewhere.
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals: Let’s dig a little deeper and check out Adams, who came off the disabled list (calf) to a 2-for-3 outing with a solo homer in the opener against Washington on Friday. He nailed yet another solo homer yesterday to make it two in a row.
Adams’ power is lacking a bit so far this season, but he’s been delivering in other areas--specifically BA. If he can pick up the homers/RBI a bit, he could turn into a nice investment for fantasy owners in need of some help at the corner right now.
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