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The Daily Fantasy Pulse- 6-5

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Yasiel Puig- Consider me the idiot who didn’t buy into the hype and didn’t start Puig during his 2 homer barrage last night. Seriously, the dude is a masher.

Stephen Drew- I never see it coming with this guy. He will always have these random explosions, like last night where he went 4/5 with 2 doubles and a homer.

Yoenis Cespedes- Puig wasn’t alone as a Cuban outfielder absolutely mashing last night. Cespedes went 3/5 with 2 dingers as well.

6/5 Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw- Even at highest priced pitcher on any daily fantasy site anywhere, Kershaw is worth the price against the Padres. The Padres are one of the worst offenses in all of baseball and they really don’t have any hitters who scare you at all. Chase Headley is on the coldest slump of his career and only Jedd Gyorko is really playing like he belongs in the bigs. Kershaw is an easy decision.

P.J Walters- I don’t know what other arguments need to be made against streaming pitchers against the Royals. They have been consistently getting shut out and have hit less home runs than Yasiel Puig over the last 2 weeks. Those home runs came from bench bat Miguel Tejada. The team has gone to the desperate measures of firing their pitching coach and bringing in hometown legend George Brett to do the job. Walters is dirt cheap and solid option against a bad offense.

6/5 Hitters

Paul Goldschmidt- His price should be a little lower because he is facing a righty, but not one that should scare anyone off. Goldschmidt is hitting .346 against righties and faces yet another St. Louis minor league call up in Joe Kelly, who has a plus 6 ERA in the majors so far this year.

Omar Quintanilla- Leading off against Dan Haren is a pretty good place to be, even if Quintanilla is a met. So far, he is hitting .615 versus righties in his brief call up. While that clearly isn’t sustainable, it does indicate that he has the ability to hit righties very well. Haren is giving up 1.7 HR/9 and just hasn’t been himself this year.

Manny Machado- While Machado does have some level or reverse splits, he is still slugging .431 versus lefties and opposing pitcher Dallas Keuchel is giving up a .367 wOBA to right handed batters. Machado is a cheaper play with upside.

Shin-Soo Choo- Choo’s abilities versus right handed pitchers cannot be overstated. His .492 OBP versus righties is near best in the league, if not for his teammate Joey Votto (who also makes a good play today). Get Choo in your lineups.

Cheap Outfield Options: All of these following guys are cheap on their respective sites and worth a play today: Gerrado Parra, Lucas Duda, Yasiel Puig, Chris Parmelee, and Chris Carter.

Top 5 BvP Lines



David Murphy  L 16 7 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 .438 .526 .688 1.214
Alberto Callaspo  S 6 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.167 1.833
Joe Mauer  L 13 6 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 .462 .563 .923 1.486
Chris Coghlan  L 26 9 2 1 2 4 4 7 1 0 .346 .433 .731 1.164
Marlon Byrd  R 16 8 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .556 .750 1.306

About Davis Mattek

Davis Mattek is a 20 year old English major at Kansas State University who founded his own website, Sports Wunderkind, late in 2012. In addition to running his own site, Davis is a full-time contributor at Fantasysports.org and a part time contributor at Dynasty League Football, The Fantasy Fix and Rotoviz.

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