Anthony Rizzo- Rizzo is one of the those consistently attractive daily fantasy options with a cheap price and the rights splits, but who rarely performs to expectation. Last night was not the case. He had 3 hits (including a double and a homer), 4 ribbies and a HBP. His teammate Ryan Sweeny didn’t have a bad night either!
David Wright- He was a single away from hitting the cycle! Two doubles, a triple, and a homer (I bet he wishes he had one of those dobulesl back) were joined by 2 RBI’s and 2 runs.
Jordan Schafer- This is why I love gambling on talented 4th outfielders; when they crack the starting lineup, it isn’t uncommon to see a performance like Schafer’s last night where he went 4/5 with a double, a homer and a stolen base.
Eric Stults- Ooooff. It’s an ugly day for starting pitching options. On days when the best option (Cliff Lee) is going to have their price artificially inflated, it’s best to go the other way and try to save as much money money as possible so that you can target elite hitters at each position. Stults isn’t bad, and the Phillies aren’t a good offense. In the month of June, Stults has a 1.84 ERA and opposing batters are only hitting .206 off of him. The Phillies have the 8th worst offense in baseball and over the last 14 days, are even worse than that. I’m starting Stults with confidence.
Jeremy Hellickson- Jeremy Hellickson has anger the baseball Gods that allowed him to have a crazy low ERA, while stranding an above average number of runners and not striking enough guys out. However, in his last outting he only allowed to earned runs and 3 starts ago, had 6 shutout innings. Hellickson is inconsistent and could blow up on you, but he’s a cheap second pitcher.
Carlos Santana- Zach Britton is probably just never going to become who we thought he was and Carlos Santana is hitting .282 with a .358 OBP versus lefties. I like an Indians stack tonight and Santana is where it starts.
Chris Davis- Chris Davis is approaching “just FREAKING play the guy” territory. He’s mashing 1.239 OPS and a .506 wOBA. I cannot even stress how could he is, and how juicy the matchup versus Ubaldo and his 1.70 HR/9 versus lefties is.
Ryan Flaherty- With only 4 games, you really have to determine which pitchers you think underperform and which teams are going to have the highest run totals. I think the Orioles are going to mash on the Indians and the lefty Flaherty will be in a nice position to pick up some cheap runs and RBI’s.
Mike Aviles- Aviles is basically the perfect DFS player. He will never cost you anything and when he gets in a nice matchup versus a struggling pitcher (Zach Britton) he’s got a high upside in a power-filled lineup.
Muneroi Kawasaki- Despite advocating for Hellickson, I still think that Kawasaki, for a player who has a .341 OBP, is always super undervalued in daily fantasy pricing. He’s a perfect roster filler for tonight.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|Jose Bautista R||15||7||1||1||2||3||3||3||1||0||.467||.556||1.067||1.622|
|Hunter Pence R||6||4||2||0||0||4||0||1||0||0||.667||.667||1.000||1.667|
|Chase Headley S||9||4||1||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||.444||.400||.556||.956|
|Jerry Hairston Jr. R||10||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||0||.300||.300||.400||.700|
|James Loney L||18||5||1||0||1||2||0||4||0||0||.278||.278||.500||.778|