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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 4-29

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Giancarlo Stanton- He may be all that Miami has, but that lack of lineup protection didn’t hurt him yesterday. Stanton went 3-3 for with 2 homeruns, 4 RBI’s, 3 runs and a walk.

Matt Joyce- He’s only useful half of the time, but against righties, he is deadly. Last night, Joyce hit a homer, walked twice and scored 3 times.

Mike Moustakas- Moose’s first apperance as a stud on this list came with 3 walks, an RBI and 2 runs scored.

4/29 Pitchers

Matt Harvey- A true must start in absolutely any format. In this young season, Harvey has been a great breakout and proven all of those who were high on him correct. Tonight, he faces an abysmal Marlins team. The only weapon that the Marlins have, Stanton, is a right handed batter, giving Harvey the edge up on the only threat that they have.

Max Scherzer- The only Minnesota Twin with solid BvP numbers versus Scherzer is Justin Morneau, who we know is a shadow of his former self. Even Mr. Base Knock himself, Joe Mauer can’t muster up much against Max. This is a really bad team, and because he is facing Mike Pelfrey, he is probably in line for a win. Consider Max a great play tonight.

4/29 Hitters

Adam Jones- Similar to Ben Pritchett, who covered Jones in his Daily Fives, I love the matchup for Jones and the rest of the Orioles offense. Once again, the BvP data favors the pitcher, but Saunders has been so bad this year and Jones has been transcendent. The Orioles offense is firing on all cylinders and I expect Jones to be a huge fantasy contributor tonight.

Omar Infante- Owner of a .500 batting average in 30 plate appearances versus Minnesota’s Mike Pelfrey, I expect Infante to continue his hot streak. The Tigers offense in general are all solid plays against the hapless Pelfrey, but no one is doing better than Infante, with homeruns in each of his last two and hits in his last six.

Bryce Harper- What else needs to be say? When Harper faces a weaker lefty, like the struggling Julio Tehran, he is a bonafide must play.

Josh Hamilton- In 3 plate appearances, Josh Hamilton only has one hit against Oakland’s Dan Straily. That hit was for a homerun. On sites like Daily Joust, where Hamilton’s price has been drastically reduced, I see no way he can be faded today.

Brennan Boesch- Finding at-bats for Boesch has been difficult, even on this decimated Yankee’s squad. Over the last week, however, he has picked up a couple of starts and performed decently, even hitting a homerun yesterday versus the Jays. Tonight, the Yankees face Lucas Harrel. In the 4 plate appearances Boesch has had against Harrel, he has got a hit in every one. Solid play if he gets the start again tonight.

Top 5 BvP Lines

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Pena  L 43 14 0 2 6 11 4 14 0 0 .326 .420 .837 1.257
Omar Infante  R 30 15 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 .500 .545 .567 1.112
Dan Uggla  R 20 9 2 0 2 8 3 7 0 0 .450 .522 .850 1.372
Ryan Braun  R 39 14 5 0 4 8 6 6 2 1 .359 .444 .795 1.239
Jon Jay  L 20 9 2 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 .450 .476 .550 1.026

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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