Daily Fantasy MLB 7/28/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 28, 2014
Now that the big weekend MLB series have reached their conclusions, it’s time to get back to the day-to-day grind of the fantasy baseball season. We’ll start things out today as we do each morning: by checking out some of the trending waiver-wire level players out there who could make nice additions to your roster. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: We’ve talked about Odorizzi a few times this season, and he’s kept his name on the radar with his solid play over the past month or two. He’s coming off a two-earned win against St. Louis, striking out eight Cardinals while allowing only five hits.
Odorizzi has won three of his last four outings and will try to improve on that at home today against Milwaukee. On the season, he’s got a 3.97 ERA and 1.34 WHIP but is pitching better than those numbers indicate.
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Bartolo Colon, SP, New York Mets: As Colon’s name continues to swirl in trade rumors, his stats continue to swirl from positive to negative. He’s coming off a good start in his last outing, though, posting two earned on three hits in a win against Seattle.
Colon had a bad 0-3 run during a four-game stretch there, which has caused his ERA to balloon back up to 4.03. Still, he’s looking pretty good for a home start today against the Phillies, so don’t overlook him.
Denard Span, OF, Washington Nationals: We’ve been talking about Span quite a bit here recently, and it’s not too hard to see why. Heading into play yesterday, he had a three-game hit streak going, with a whopping nine hits, three runs, two RBI and a pair of steals to his credit in that span. He was 0-for-1 yesterday, but came up with a run.
There’s no reason not to pick up Span in all but the most shallow leagues, so if he’s still floundering out there on your waiver wire, make a move so you can enjoy the surge.
Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Carter is another guy we’ve been monitoring pretty closely over the past week or so. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had hits in five of six, posting five runs, a homer and six RBI in that frame. He came up empty yesterday, though.
By now, you should know the deal with Carter; We add this disclaimer every time we talk about him. His BA is in the toilet, and will remain there for the rest of the season. Still, he’ll snag you some nice homer and RBI numbers, so weigh the pros and cons before kicking the tires.
Dioner Navarro, C, Toronto Blue Jays: One backstop who’s been making his presence known recently is Navarro. Heading into yesterday’s finale, he had a three-game hit streak going, with six hits and a pair of runs to his credit in that span. He had a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Navarro’s RBI total is pretty darn impressive so far, especially for a fantasy catcher. The more time he gets in the cleanup spot, the better, so at least give him a look if you’re in the market.
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