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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: May 28, 2014

Welcome back to the daily fix. Draftstreet is our platform of choice and it has been a friendly one so far this year. They offer a number of different kinds of games for your gambling pleasure. Personally, I love the double up contests. The double up contests start as low as a dollar and go up almost as high as you want to go. The salary cap option allows you to build your own roster in minutes, but they also offer a snake draft option. If you want the feel of reliving draft day, that is a good option as well.

I like the double up option because it gives you the best chance to win and it is extremely forgiving. You can afford to have a few players have bad days and still come out in the money. Naturally, the best chance you have to win in double up games (and all other games) is to pick the right pitchers. You can save some money there, but you cannot skimp too much because if you have two bad pitchers on the night.

Salary

Opposing SP

Comments

C

Yan Gomes

5740

Hector Noesi

Noesi has a 6.82 ERA so far on the season.

1B

Edwin Encarnacion

9797

Chris Archer

Encarnacion has quietly gone bonkers over the last week.

2B

Dustin Pedroia

6616

Gavin Floyd

The Red Sox just broke their ten game losing streak on Monday.

3B

Josh Donaldson

8167

Anibal Sanchez

Donaldson has gone nuts since the calendar turned to May.

SS

Elvis Andrus

6933

Kyle Gibson

Andrus is among the league leaders in steals.

OF

Michael Cuddyer

7838

Roberto Hernandez

He’s been injured most of the season so the price is artificially low.

OF

Yoenis Cespedes

6715

Anibal Sanchez

Sanchez is a tough matchup, but he might be up to the challenge.

OF

Khris Davis

6194

Bud Norris

He’s been hot lately, so call this one a hunch.

U

Mark Teixeira

6265

Shelby Miller

Considering his missed about a month, the numbers are impressive.

SP

Jordan Lyles

11,010

Philadelphia Phillies

He has been surprisingly good so far this season.

SP

Bud Norris

11,755

Milwaukee Brewers

He has been steady for the most part this season.

SP

Homer Bailey

12,931

Los Angeles Dodgers

He has been better since the calendar turned to May.

 

As always, we offer a reasonable alternative. Like most platforms, Draftstreet allows you to change your lineup almost up to the minute the game starts. In cases of bad weather or sudden injuries, you can easily make a change. So, given that information, here are some reasonable alternatives at each position.

Salary

Opposing SP

Comments

C

Yadier Molina

6182

Hiroki Kuroda

He may be the steadiest performer behind the dish in the league.

1B

Adrian Gonzalez

7009

Homer Bailey

His power has come back this season.

2B

Anthony Rendon

6007

Tom Koehler

Rendon seems to be settling in at third base in Washington.

3B

Manny Machado

5736

Yovani Gallardo

He has only been back for a few weeks, so his price is artificially low.

SS

Everth Cabrera

5804

Chase Anderson

He seems to be hitting with more power this year.

OF

Adam Eaton

6272

T.J. House

He seems to be settling in after a slow start.

OF

Matt Holliday

6295

Hiroki Kuroda

The power numbers are down, but for one day…..

SP

Gavin Floyd

13,978

Boston Red Sox

A good pick up by the Braves. He seems to be back to old form.

SP

Scott Kazmir

15,620

Detroit Tigers

He is one of the better feel good stories of the past few years.

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