Daily Fantasy MLB 7/29/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 29, 2014
Now that we’ve gotten our first taste of the MLB’s early-week series, it’s time for us fantasy owners to dig in and check out some of the favorable matchups out there we can exploit for our own gain. With that said, let’s take a look at a few up-and-coming players out there you might be interested in.
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, Colorado Rockies: Let’s start things off on the mound, as we so often do. De La Rosa has been trending in fantasy circles over the past few days, and it doesn’t take much more than a quick look at his stats to see why. He’s recorded victories in five of his last six outings, and hasn’t given up more than one earned run in his last three.
De La Rosa has 11 wins already, so he could be well on his way to a very unexpected performance. The 4.19 ERA and 1.28 WHIP are heading in the right direction, so we should see good things from him against the Cubs today.
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Marcus Stroman, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: We’ve been talking about Stroman quite a bit over the past few days, and we’ll go ahead and mention him again since his start is coming up today. He’s coming off a seven-inning, no-earned win against the Red Sox for his sixth victory of the year.
Stroman has a 3.21 ERA and 1.10 WHIP to his credit so far, and has been a big factor in the Jays’ recent successes. He’ll see the Red Sox today, so give him a long look if you’re in the market.
Josh Rutledge, 2B/3B/SS, Colorado Rockies: Let’s head back to Colorado to check out Rutledge, who has made quite an impression on fantasy baseball waiver wires everywhere recently. He had a nice run going until the Pittsburgh finale, putting together a seven-game hit streak. He sat with an illness yesterday but should be good to go soon.
Rutledge should be able to do some good things in the last couple games of this Cubs series. As a plug-in or a more extended solution, you can’t do much better than him right now.
Josh Harrison, 2B/3B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Speaking of the aforementioned Pirates, let’s head over there and check out Harrison, who is trending himself. He had a huge game in the Rockies finale, posting four hits, a homer, two runs, two RBI and two steals. He had a solo homer and two runs yesterday.
Harrison needed that big breakout, as he’d been slumping a bit since the break. He’s capable of monstrous games here and there, and is definitely a serviceable fantasy pickup given his positional eligibility.
John Jaso, C, Oakland Athletics: Here’s an interesting commodity for those looking for fantasy backstops. Jaso had a nice series against the Rangers, logging four hits, two runs, a homer and five RBI in that three-game set. He sat out yesterday’s game.
Jaso is definitely a must-have catcher in fantasy, even though he doesn’t come with big-name recognition. If he’s still available in your league, snatch him up immediately.
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