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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 6-3

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Dexter Fowler- Everyone on this Rockies team can just mash the ball, and Fowler is no different. In  his first at bat last night, he drilled a homer and followed that up with another homer, 2 walks and 2 runs.

Dominic Brown- Dom Brown is CRUSHING LIKE A GRAPE. 12 home runs in the month of May alone, and he isn’t cooling down yet. He hit another homer and a triple yesterday and did something even more rare for him: HE WALKED!

Paul Goldschmidt- Goldy is getting close to being a verified superstar. Not only does he have insane power, but he actually steals bags, with 2 stolen bases last night.

6/3 Pitchers

A.J Burnett- On single pitcher sites like Fanduel, I’ll be taking A.J Burnett against the swing happy Braves. Burnett still has a 28.7% K-rate and the Braves still strike out more than any other team in the majors, other than the Astros, at 24.2%. Burnett won’t carry the price tag of a elite upper-tier starting pitcher like Verlander or Kershaw but his results versus the swing happy Braves should produce some similar results.

Eric Stults- Stults has been operating on a one good game/one bad game system. Earned runs in his last 6 starts: 1, 4, 1, 3, 1, 2. Not as terrible as his pricing would have you believe. Playing the offensively anemic Dodgers, Stults is a super cheap option who has a chance of meeting solid value.

6/3 Hitters

Jason Castro- All the expensive catchers options have sub par matchups, so I’ll be taking the cheaper Castro and his .390 wOBA versus righties against the always terrible Joe Blanton tonight.

Albert Pujols/Mark Trumbo- This new and improved Erik Bedard? I’m not buying it. All the right handed hitters on the Angels roster deserve consideration with Pujols being the best play and Trumbo being a solid arbitage play if you are playing on a site that heavily rewards power (like Draft Day).

Robinson Cano- Cano’s price is never quite as high as the elite outfielders or first basemen, which makes him a a really good option against Justin Masterson, who, will improving against lefties, won’t stand much of a chance against Cano who has a .430 wOBA versus righties.

Pedro Alvarez- The opposing pitcher Kris Medlen gives up roughly one homer per game (1.11 HR/9) and allows a .335 wOBA to lefties. Alvarez is dirt cheap and I’m feeling a homer.

Ryan Braun- Tommy Milone is great at home; not so great on the road. He allows a .490 SLG% to all batters on the road and has given up all of his 11 homers versus right handed batters. Braun is an excellent start.

Top 5 BvP Lines

Robinson Cano  L 23 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .348 .375 .435 .810
Paul Konerko  R 20 7 1 0 1 4 3 5 0 0 .350 .435 .550 .985
Gerardo Parra  L 6 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.667 2.167
Carl Crawford  L 7 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 .714 .714 1.429 2.143
Carlos Gonzalez  L 14 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .500 .563 .643 1.205

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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