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2013 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: June 7, 2013

DraftKings Team of the Day

Today I’m playing the $1 Double Up contest. Be sure to claim your deposit bonus when you sign up at DraftKings.

Player  Matchup Salary Note
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.


Thursday Recap

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.


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