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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 5-30

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Ryan Zimmerman- Holy mother of god, were yesterday’s studs bonafide STUDS! Zimmerman was the most productive with 3 homers in 3 straight at-bats.

Chris Davis- The power is here to stay, ladies and gentleman, Chris Dvais is the real deal. He torched Jordan Zimmerman and the Nationals with 4 hits, 2 homers and 3 RBI.

Troy Tulowitzski- In what was a dream matchup versus Erik Bedard and the Astro’s, Tulo was the only one who didn’t to show up for your fantasy team, knocking out 2 dingers.

5/30 Pitchers

Micheal Wacha- If you listen to any fantasy baseball podcasts or follow fantasy guys on twitter, you have gotten an earful about this guy. He was dominant as a reliever, mediocre as a starter and the real truth about his talent lies somewhere in between. The real reason that you should feel comfortable inserting Wacha into your lineup is that guys like Tyler Lyons, another average Cardinals pitching prospect, absolutely dominated the Royals because they are just playing that terribly right now. Start Wacha with confidence.

Scott Kazmir- With no elite options in solid matchups, unless you count Mike Minor elite (facing Toronto…no thanks), it makes more sense to take a shot on some cheaper,  high upside pitching plays. Kazamir has a 2 points lower ERA at home and the two best hitters on the Reds sqaud, Joey Votto and Shin Soo Choo, dominate right handed pitching but have a tougher time with righties. This could easily end up as an explosion, but Kazmir is just so cheap with a 23.5%, that the upside justifies the gamble.

5/30 Hitters

Miguel Cabrera- If you don’t take Miggy todays, that’s your own damn fault. Playing against leftie Jeff Locke, who is playing way, way, way above his ceiling, Miggy is going to be good for at least one home run.

Brian McCann- No one really knows exactly what is wrong with R.A Dickey. Most of the conjecture has been that his back injury has taken some zip out of his knuckle ball, making him a pretty average pitcher. As a result, leftie Brian McCann has a dream matchup. Even in McCann sits, you can feel comfortable plugging Evan Gattis in. Either way, the power potential is huge.

David Ortiz- Big Papi out in the field at 1st base today! Ortiz gets a matchup up with John Pettibone of the Phillies who allows a .314/.385/.471 triple slash to left handed batters. Consider this one an easy lock.

Robinson Cano- It almost didn’t work out last night, until Cano got a fastball to outfield in the 9th for an RBI signal. Tonight, that matchup get’s even cushier, with Cano facing Dillon Gee, who is the owner of a 6.48 ERA and a .330/.420/.519 triple slash to left handed batters.

Stephen Drew- Drew is also facing the left handed Pettibone tonight, and always has the night to night high upside that you want from a cheaper short stop option. If you are spending on Miggy and Cano, short is always a great place to save money.

Ben Zobrist- His multi positional eligibility and recent struggles make him valuable tonight, as he is facing king of the blow up, Ricky Nolasco. Slot him in cheaply wherever you need high upside for a cheap price.

Top 5 BvP Lines

J.J. Hardy  R 12 5 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .417 .385 .667 1.051
Albert Pujols  R 37 10 2 0 2 3 5 3 2 0 .270 .357 .486 .844
Coco Crisp  S 23 7 3 0 1 6 1 5 0 2 .304 .320 .565 .885
Freddie Freeman  L 18 9 4 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 .500 .550 .889 1.439
Carlos Gonzalez  L 6 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167 1.667

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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