Daily Fantasy MLB 6/23/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 23, 2014
Monday marks a new set of series around the MLB, and that’s great news for fantasy owners. With that new day in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some hot prospects who could bolster your fantasy roster today and beyond. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Dickerson posted quite a series in Milwaukee. Through the first two game, he notched seven hits, four runs, two homers, five RBI and a stolen base, which put him on everyone’s fantasy radar once again. He had another hit and a run yesterday.
Dickerson is no stranger to this space, as we’ve checked him out several times since his surge. He’ll be an active member in the Rockies outfield for at least another month, so go ahead and pick him up now.
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J.D. Martinez, OF, Detroit Tigers: Another player who has been featured here several times recently is Martinez, who carried his mammoth hit streak into Cleveland yesterday. During his run, he posted four homers, nine RBI and five runs in a five-game stretch last week. He had two RBI and a run yesterday.
Martinez has been one of the most popular fantasy adds over the past several days, and he’s not likely to cool off soon. As long as he’s hitting, he’s a great depth add in just about any fantasy league.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, Baltimore Orioles: Chen was one of the more popular pitching adds over the weekend in advance of his matchup today. In his last four starts, he hasn’t allowed more than three earned (once) and has struck out 20 in a 2-0 run.
Chen’s stats won’t make you jump out of your chair (3.78 ERA; 1.24 WHIP; 60 Ks), but he does win games (4-0 since May 9). He’ll face the White Sox at home today and should play pretty well.
Steve Pearce, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles: Let’s stick in Baltimore for a moment and check out Pearce, who is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar. Heading into yesterday’s finale against the Yankees, he had eight nits, four runs, two homers and seven RBI in just a four-game stint. He went 2-for-4 yesterday.
Pearce has been very impressive in his relatively limited action this season. How long he’ll stay hot remains to be seen, but for now he’s definitely a consideration in deeper leagues as a corner man or an outfield depth add.
Chase Whitley, SP, New York Yankees: Now let’s check out the aforementioned Yankees and visit with Whitley. He’s 3-0 over his last three starts, providing a combined six earned on 15 hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts.
Whitley is rocking a pretty good 2.56 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season, marks which should pique your fantasy interest. He heads into Toronto today to visit the Blue Jays and try to get his fourth win in a row.
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