2013 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: June 7, 2013
DraftKings Team of the Day
|SP – Hiroki Kuroda
||at Seattle – The Mariners offense is actually better than what I thought it’d be, but Kuroda has a good shot at a W here.||$10,000||Kuroda goes deep into games, limits walks and home runs.|
|SP – James Shields||vs. Houston – Astros are the worst team in the AL and strike out the most against righties||$11,900||Shields should rack up the Ks and has a good shot at a win.|
|C – Matt Wieters
||Chris Archer – R – Struggles against righties but his price is too good to pass up.||$3,100||Wieters’ 6.8 points per game is 15th best among catchers, but his salary is tied for 50th (!).|
|1B – James Loney
||Jason Hammel – R – .309/.383/.515 against righties with 5 homers and 13 doubles.||$3,800||Loney was the best cheap option I could use to let me fill my last OF spot.|
|2B – Nick Franklin||Kuroda – R – Franklin has six walks and both of his homers in 25 PA’s against righties this year.||$2,200||I needed to go cheap somewhere with a hitter so Franklin was a good choice.|
|3B – Manny Machado||Archer – Machado has a .918 OPS against righties this season||$4,000||Machado’s 8.8 points per game are fourth most among 3B, but his price is below Chris Nelson’s.|
|SS – Jhonny Peralta
||Ubaldo Jimenez – R – Peralta hits lefties better, but his .301/.335/.444 line against righties is fine.||$3,600||Coming into Thursday, Peralta had a .971 OPS since May 2nd.|
|OF – Nate McLouth
||Archer – McLouth has a .376 OBP against righties.||$3,600||McLouth’s 21 steals rank second in the majors.|
|OF – Evan Gattis
||Hyun-Jin Ryu – L – Gattis destroys lefties to the tune of a 1.159 OPS.||$3,600||You’ll need to make sure Gattis is starting, but he should be against a lefty.|
|OF – Gerardo Parra
||Matt Cain – R – Parra has a .904 OPS against righties including 23 XBH.||$4,200||Parra’s 9-for-27 with 4 BBs in June.|
Shelby Miller did it all Thursday night – He pitched six innings against Arizona allowing only two runs, walking none and striking out nine. He also homered. Miller has not allowed more than three earned runs in any start. The Cardinals hit four more homers, chasing Ian Kennedy, who allowed three of them, after four innings of 10 earned runs.
Who said Dom Brown was all about power? The slugger stole two bases last night and collected two hits without homering. Cameron Maybin, in his return from the DL, also stole two bases. He had two hits, two RBI and walked once. He should be an easy pickup for some cheap steals along the way.
Yoenis Cespedes hit two more homers – his second two-homer game in three days – and is now 10 for his last 26 (.385). Josh Reddick hit his first homer since coming off the DL a week ago. He’s He’s 7-for-25 since returning.