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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 5-10

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Oswaldo Arcia- Still priced at the bare minimum on DraftKings, these sorts of performances are ones to pay attention too. Last night, Arcia went off for a triple, a homer, 2 RBI and a run.

Alex Gordon- Featured in yesterday’s Pulse, Gordon went off against Baltimore to the tune of a homer, 2 RBI and run scored.

Brian McCann- That! is how you come off of the disabled list. McCann went 3/5 with a homer and 3 RBI’s.

5/10 Pitchers

Alex Cobb- Quick quiz: who has the worst offense in the majors in 2013? One hint: not the Marlins. It’s actually the San Diego Padre’s. While the Padre’s have major league hitters in the form of Chase Headley and Jedd Gyorko, basically everyone else is replacement level talents. Plant them in another hitters park like Tampa Bay and watch the opposing starter pitcher go to work. Cobb’s 7.07 K/9 and 2.79 ERA will both improve after tonight.

Jeff Samardzija- The Shark is finally getting some bullpen support. Now that Kevin Gragg is the Cub’s closer, daily fantasy owners can feel a bit more secure that his leads will actually hold. The Washington Nationals, as a team, strike out 22.5% of the time, the 4th most in baseball. Samardzija is striking out 28.7% of batters in 2013. This is, as they say, a match made in heaven for the Shark’s fantasy totals.

5/10 Hitters

Nelson Cruz- If you play on a site that allows full team stacks, I wouldn’t hate if you just started the entire Rangers lineup, 1-9. Tonight they will face the awful Dallas Kuechel, a left hander who is having to come out of the pen for an emergency spot start. Kuechel is a left hander, and not a very good one. Keuchel’s best ever ERA was 3.75 at AA and it has never been lower than 4 other than that. Start Cruz and any other Rangers that you want.

Chris Davis- There are a couple bad pitchers that I stack against every time they pitch. Johnathan Sanchez was one, but he is no longer in baseball any longer. Another is Mike Pelfrey. Tonight, Davis gets the juicy lefty/righty matchup that I desire from power hitters and I expect that he will take Pelfrey deep. Anther Orioles I’d recommend is Nate McLouth.

David Ortiz- There are strong BvP lines and there are David Ortiz versus Ramon Ortiz. In his career, Ortiz has 5 hits off of Ortiz. 4 of them are home runs. Ortiz had an off game last night, but I expect him to get back on track with this solid matchup.

Travis Hafner- Or any left handed Yankee hitter, really. Wade Davis has been okay since coming to Kansas City, but he is allowing lefties a .354/.447/.554 triple slash. It doesn’t really get less effective than that from a starter who isn’t being booted out of the rotation. Hafner, Ichiro, and any leftie in the Yankees lineup tonight is a great play.

Allen Craig- I know, I know, alot of first basemen. I’m assuming that because these are stacking recommendations that you will be able to extrapolate the data. Jon Garland is another medicore pitcher facing a great offense and Allen Craig is a left handed patter who is here to punish Garland’s .471 SLG% allowed to left handed batters. Expect the Cardinals to get into the Rockies bullpen early and for Craig to lead the way.

Top 5 BvP Lines

Carlos Beltran  S 39 12 3 0 2 5 9 6 1 1 .308 .449 .538 .987
Shin-Soo Choo  L 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Ian Desmond  R 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .500 .500 .700 1.200
Josh Willingham  R 14 5 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 .357 .438 .643 1.080
Ichiro Suzuki  L 16 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .688 1.188

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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