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The Daily MLB Fantasy Pulse- 6-6

Daily-Fantasy-PulseYesterday’s Studs

Carlos Gonzalez- THREE HOME RUNS. THREE. Chances are, if you didn’t play CarGo yesterday, you didn’t make any DFS money.

Troy Tulowitzki- Not to be outdone by his own teammate, Tulo wanted to make fantasy baseballers happy and he did so with 2 homers and 5 hits of his own.

Marlon Byrd- In the “One of these is not like the other” category, Marlon Byrd also hit two homers, making everyone ask the question “That guy still plays baseball?”

6/6 Pitchers

Dan Straily- Straily hasn’t been incredible so far in 2013, but he hasn’t been absolutely miserable. He has a 4.60 ERA, but a 3.17 FIP, indicating that his performance is going to start improving soon. This start is so much about Straily as it is about the pathetic quality of the White Sox offense and the matchups of the most expensive pitchers on the board. Shelby Miller gets a red hot Arizona, and I don’t trust Gio Gonzalez, even against the Mets. Straily should be relatively cheap in a plus matchup.

Zack Grienke- This is based soley off of his price on Draft Day (10,750$). If he is significantly more expensive, I would rather go straight to the bottom of the barrel and spend absolutely nothing on starting pitcher. Wade Davis and Mike Pelfrey square off on two teams with bad offenses and both are dirt cheap. If you Grienke is too expensive, take whichever of the those two pitchers you think won’t give up 6 home runs (hint: The Royals literally can’t hit home runs). Grienke gets a matchup against a team with power bats, but a high K rate, which is great upside for his cheap-ish cost.

6/6 Hitters

Ryan Doumit- Doumit has been absolutely raking, with 3 of his 4 games providing over 25 fantasy points on DD. He faces off against Wade Davis, owner of a 6 plus ERA and just generally a bad pitcher. Until Davis moves back to the bullpen, he will be a consistent target. For that matter, Joe Mauer is also a nice target at catcher today.

Adrian Gonzalez- Gonzalez is hitting .311 with 7 homers off of righties and tonight he is facing rightie Tim Hudson who has allowed 4 homers to left handed batters. Gonzalez is a cheaper play with upside at first base.

Robinson Cano- With a dearth of top hitting and pitching options tonight, Robinson Cano versus awful rightie Aaron Harang has to be considered the absolute top play. Even with a complete game shut out, Harang has a 5.82 ERA and a .500 SLG% to left handed batters.

David Wright- After playing him in some GPP’s last night, I’m hopping back on the David Wright train as he faces a struggling Gio Gonzalez who has allowed 9 earned runs in his last 4 starts and is much worse against right handed batters.

Carlos Gonzalez- Run him out against the weaker San Diego pitchers at home in Coors field until the hot streak stops, guys. Trust me.

Yoenis Cespedes- Currently slugging .529 against lefties, even though he only has a .294 average. The opposing pitcher, Jose Quintana, gives opposing batters a .401 SLG and I expect that number to be higher after today.

Top 5 BvP

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Nelson Cruz  R 19 10 2 1 2 4 2 2 0 0 .526 .571 1.053 1.624
Lyle Overbay  L 24 11 5 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .458 .500 .667 1.167
Adrian Gonzalez  L 17 8 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 .471 .500 .824 1.324
Matt Holliday  R 11 4 2 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 .364 .500 .818 1.318
Joe Mauer  L 8 5 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .625 .667 .875 1.542

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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