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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 6-20

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Micheal Brantley- That Cleveland offense that started out the season so hot has recently turned things up a notch and Brantley lead the way last night with 2 homers.

Yasiel Puig- So umm…why did Andre Ethier start this year over Puig, again? The hits just don’t stop coming and last night was no exception as Puig had another homer, another steal, and a HBP.

Brian Dozier- Yep, that Brian Dozier. Luis Mendoza can make dreams come true for opposing hitters and that’s exactly what he and the Royals bullpen did for Dozier by by walking him 3 times and giving him a perfect gopher ball.

6/20 Pitching

Felix Hernandez- Well, yesterday’s Chris Sale play didn’t work out, but I’m going back to the well on spending on starting pitching. I don’t like any of secondary options quite as much as I like Hernandez against the free swinging Angels. Hernandez has been absolutely dominant over his last two starts and is actually a little cheaper than usual, at least on DraftDay. In his lone start against the Angels this year, he gave up one earned run over 8 innings and I expect similar results.

Tom Koehler- No, I’m dead serious. Not the nobody facing Miami, the nobody who is pitching for Miami! Koehler is right in the middle of a miserable strech, including 9 earned runs in his last start versus St. Louis. However, earlier in the year, he had several in control appearances with only one or two earned runs and he sports a nifty 53% groundball rate. Keeping the ball in the park against the Giants will help and with how cheap he is, all you need is 6 innings of 2 run ball to meet value.

6/20 Hitting

Mike Napoli- Napoli versus a leftie is an instant start. Jose Alvarez only has one major league start and performed well, but this Red Sox lineup is a different beast. Napoli does have some reverse splits with lefties, but that isn’t going to stop me from starting him in what I anticipate to be a Boston beatdown.

Dustin Pedroia- I’m going dirt cheap on first base tonight, with all of the expensive options either not playing, in the early games, or with poor matchups. That means I can spend on Lazer Show and his 1.031 OPS versus lefties.

Miguel Cabrera- Y’all ready know.

Andrelton Simmons- Leading off against Jon Niese isn’t a terrible spot to be in. Simmons is hitting .260/.291/.350 off of righties, which isn’t super miserable for a cheap leadoff option. He has 12 extra base hits and 10 walks versus righties, so take him and watch the AB’s rack up.

Yasiel Puig- I don’t know what the rhyme or reason to how good Puig has been is, but I do know that he’s facing Jason Marquis who has a mediocre 3.49 ERA away from home while allowing a .465 SLG% outside of Petco Park. Just start him and be amazed by what he can do.

Justin Upton- Yes, he has cooled down greatly from his hot start, but the Braves are still a great offfense and Jon Niese is okay, not great. Upton has an .ISO of .359 versus lefties; that’s RULL good. Start him with no regrets

Top 5 BvP Lines

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ben Zobrist  S 22 9 1 0 2 6 3 2 2 0 .409 .462 .727 1.189
Victor Martinez  S 21 10 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 .476 .560 .524 1.084
Mike Trout  R 27 11 2 1 1 9 1 5 0 1 .407 .400 .667 1.067
Jason Heyward  L 20 8 2 0 2 8 2 5 0 0 .400 .455 .800 1.255
Lucas Duda  L 14 5 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .357 .357 .643 1.000

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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