Daily Fantasy MLB 7/19/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 19, 2014
Yesterday, we fantasy baseball owners got back to business after a long All-Star break with the first games of the big weekend series. That’ll be continuing today, so let’s celebrate the MLB’s return by taking a look at some of the trending players out there who could find good homes on your roster.
Wade Miley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Miley has been a trendy fantasy add over his past few starts, and he’s popping up on the radar yet again today. In his last two appearances, he’s 2-0 with one combined earned run and nine hits in those games.
On the season, Miley is sporting a 4.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP, but he’s had it going lately. He’ll get a favorable matchup against the Cubs at home today, so he’s definitely worth a look.
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Charlie Morton, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Let’s stay on the mound for a moment and check out Morton, whose last start may make you have second thoughts. He allowed five earned in six innings of work against Cincinnati, but managed to escape with a no-decision. That said, he’d only allowed one earned run in his previous two starts combined, so we’ll call that one a hiccup for now.
Morton will get the Rockies at home today, and there’s a good chance he’ll improve upon his 3.32 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.
Brock Holt, 1B/3B/OF, Boston Red Sox: Holt was a trendy add over the All-Star break, and it’s not too hard to see why. In his previous three games to yesterday’s KC opener, he had 10 hits, four runs, a homer and a pair of RBI to his credit. He had another hit and an RBI yesterday.
Holt was money in the first half of the season, bagging a .327 BA with 21 RBI and a half-dozen stolen bases. Given his positional eligibility, we’d say ride this wave as long as it goes.
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Here’s a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar, but one that might be worth checking out. Heading into the break, Kiermaier had nine hits, four runs, a homer, seven RBI and a stolen base in a four-game stretch. He managed two more hits and a pair of runs yesterday.
Kiermaier has been doing well this season, finishing the first half with a .310 batting average and 24 RBI. As long as he’s hitting, the Rays will keep carting him out there to improve on his stats.
Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Carter, so let’s see what he’s been up to. He ended the first half on a nice run, bagging nine runs, six homers and 10 RBI in an eight-game stretch. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Carter was hitting just .205 when the first half ended, but on the bright side did account for 19 homers and 40 RBI. If you can live with that ugly BA, he’s your guy when it comes to power numbers.
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