Daily Fantasy MLB 7/9/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 9, 2014
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to start looking forward to the oncoming weekend in the MLB. Before we get to that, however, let’s check out some of today’s potential fantasy baseball stars and see if any of them are worth additions to your roster. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP/RP, Boston Red Sox: It’s time to jump back on the De La Rosa bandwagon; He’s set to start today against the White Sox. The news has fantasy owners everywhere scrambling to add him, since he’s got some pretty good stats so far this year.
De La Rosa has posted a 2.51 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP this year, and has notched a pair of wins in his five starts. He’s a plug-and-play option right now, but could become a more frequent starter down the road.
USA TODAY Sports
Dillon Gee, SP, New York Mets: Here’s another guy we haven’t seen at the major league level for quite some time. Gee hasn’t pitched since May 10; He’s been on the DL shelf thanks to a lat strain.
That said, Gee has made three rehab starts in the minors, and has looked pretty good out there. He’ll make his return at home against the incoming Braves and try to improve upon his 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Thanks to his recent hot streak, Peralta is one of the hottest position players on the wire right now. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had an eight-game hitting streak to his credit. In just the last five, he’d produced five runs, a homer and eight RBI. He didn’t start yesterday, though.
Peralta’s BA is really nice, and he’ll even nab you a steal or a homer here and there. He’s quickly emerging from a deeper-league play to more shallow relevance, so get on him while you can.
Casey McGehee, 1B/3B, Miami Marlins: If you haven’t heard about McGehee’s exploits yet, you’ve been living under a fantasy rock. He’s enjoying a stellar comeback season down in Miami, carrying a four-game multi-hit streak into yesterday’s matchup in Arizona. He came up empty in that one, though.
There’s no telling how long McGehee’s hot streak will last, so pick him up while you can and get the most out of this statistical firestorm. If you’re just now acting, however, there’s a good chance he may be gone already.
Dayan Viciedo, OF, Chicago White Sox: We see this every so often with Viciedo: He’ll get on a power tear and get added at a frantic pace in fantasy. That’s what’s been happening over the past couple of days, as he entered play yesterday with three homers this month. He posted an 0-fer yesterday.
Viciedo has the goods to post nice power numbers, but simply isn’t consistent enough for most fantasy owners’ tastes. That said, he’s still a fine pickup while he’s hitting, so keep him in mind.
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.