Daily Fantasy MLB 6/30/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 30, 2014
Now that the big weekend MLB series are all finished up, it might be tempting to take your foot off the gas pedal when it comes to your fantasy baseball team. You’d be missing out on some opportunities if you did, however, as there are a few intriguing players out there who could provide some value off the wire. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
Mookie Betts, SS, Boston Red Sox: The purchase of Betts’ contract by the Red Sox on Saturday set off a firestorm off adds before the hot-hitting youngster had even stepped onto the field. There was some very good reason for that, however. In his debut, he posted a hit and a run on a 1-for-3 outing.
During his time in the minors, Betts was hitting a scorching .345 with eight homers, 48 RBI and 29 swipes. It’s pretty easy to see what the appeal is here, and he’s a must-add commodity in just about every fantasy league out there.
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Jake McGee, RP, Tampa Bay Rays: McGee is the latest RP prospect to hit the wire, and he’s causing some waves with his solid play recently. He nabbed saves on both Friday and Saturday, allowing just one hit and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings of work.
McGee definitely has the goods to hang on to the Rays’ closer job, so if you’re in need of a reliever--and really, who isn’t?--you need to be looking his way. He gets the Yankees and Tigers this week.
Jesse Hahn, SP, San Deigo Padres: There are at least a couple of solid fantasy prospects within the Padres’ pitching staff, and Hahn is definitely one of them. He’s riding a three-game win streak at the moment, allowing two runs in his most recent appearance and zero in the other two. In that span he’s given up 10 hits and struck out 22.
Hahn is sporting a 2.38 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in his four starts this season, and has a good shot at improving on those numbers today. He’ll be at home against the Reds, and is a good pickup for those SP-needy owners.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: There’s a lot to like about Duffy, though a quick glance at his stats won’t tell the whole story. Sure, he’s 0-2 in his last pair of starts, but has given up just three earned runs and seven hits in that span. Obviously, his team has been stingy with the run support.
That said, Duffy is still rocking a 2.69 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP. He’s a very solid mid-level pitcher that you should definitely be aware of. He heads to Minnesota to face the Twins today.
Josh Harrison, 2B/3B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Harrison has never really left the waiver wire radar; He’s still been putting up the kind of production that keeps his name on the minds of many owners out there. In the first two games of the Mets series, he put up four hits, a run, an RBI and a steal. He had another hit and two more runs yesterday.
Harrison has helped give this Pirates team a kick in the pants, and they’ll be getting him into the game as much as possible from now on. He’s in the middle of a home-stand now that should help his numbers even more.
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