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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 5-22

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Mike Trout- Hitting for the cycle for the very first time in his young MLB career, Trout lead the Angels offensive attack versus the Mariners last night. He went 4/5 with a single, double, triple, 5 RBI and a stolen base.

Josh Hamilton- Called this one! Hamilton was featured in yesterday’s Pulse and rewarded you by going 2/5 with a triple and a homer, knocking in 2 runs.

Troy Tulowitzski- When Tulo is on, he is some of the best money spent in DFS because of his positional advantage. If you spent on him last night, you were rewarded with a double, a homer and a walk.

5/22 Pitchers

Cliff Lee- It’s well versed territory here at the Pulse. When the Marlins are playing without Giancarlo, they have absolutely no on one who can hurt you. Today, Cliff Lee and his sub 3 ERA gets to face the punchless Marlins. Lee is dominating batters to an incredible extent, only allowing a .299 average to left handed hitters and absolutely demolishing right handed hitters, with a 2.49 OBP allowed. There isn’t a safer pitching play tonight.

James Shields- That’s right, fading Verlander yet again. James Shield has been capital-F Fantastic as a memeber of the Kansas City Royals. While he has received zero run support, he has posted a 2.45 ERA, a 8.45 K/9, and is allowing a .192 wOBA to left handed batters. Guys, that’s nasty. Facing a team striking out 26% of the time and that could only get 3 runs off of Wade Davis, Shields is in line for a win and a dominating performance.

5/22 Hitters

Mike Napoli- I don’t believe in hardly anything that the White Sox pitching staff does. Jose Quintana, Hector Santiago, Dylan Axelrod. None of them. That’s why I feel comfortable running out Mike Napoli and his eerily similar .260 batting average versus both lefties and righties. His price will be suppressed and he packs some punch. One homer and he will meet value.

Prince Fielder- He didn’t deliver much last night in a gravy matchup, but things should improve tonight against Ubaldo Jimenez and his 1.55 HR/9. Fielder is an all-star hitter and while Ubaldo has pitched better recently, I still think the Tigers are going to go off tonight.

Erick Aybar- Start. Your. Angels. Brandon Maurer has been absolutely shelled in a majority of his starts. He is a weak right hander and Aybar is hitting .303 versus right handers. He’ll be dirt cheap and provide some points from the middle infield.

Chase Headley- Normally picking against a rookie pitcher making his first major league start is a pretty solid business. In 19 starts at AAA last year, Lyons allowed a 4.28 ERA. Headley gets to face Lyons in his home park, where he is hitting .323.

Kendrys Morales- Morales faces C.J Wilson who has been decidedly mediocre. Morales is hitting .302 off of lefties with 3 homers and 6 walks. Morales hasn’t been great at any point, but he will be cheap and if I’m taking a Mariners hitter tonight, it’s him or Morse.

Top 5 BvP Lines

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Travis Hafner  L 10 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .900 1.200
Michael Brantley  L 26 11 1 1 0 4 3 3 3 0 .423 .483 .538 1.021
Victor Martinez  S 18 6 1 0 2 6 1 2 0 0 .333 .368 .722 1.091
Paul Konerko  R 12 6 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 .500 .571 .833 1.405
Dexter Fowler  S 10 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 .500 .615 .900 1.515

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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