2014 Fantasy Baseball, Daily Double Switch for June 7th
Saturdays area always fun to play DFS MLB because of 15 games and two slates of action. As I always warn you, make sure you recognize the game you’re joining before doing so. Best of luck this weekend!
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Weather (As of June 6th at 11PM):
HOU/MIN: Raint at 50%
NYY/KC: Rain at 40-50%
Tomorrow all starts with Jeff Samardzija for me. I love him against the Marlins at home. He had a rough outing last time out, but it was at Milwaukee, so I’ll let that slide. He has high strikeout upside and has been great all season before that last start. Shark’s best pitch is his slider and Stanton/Jones have struggled against it this season.
I won’t be touching 90% of the hitters in the Red Sox/Tigers game because I like both Jon Lester and Max Scherzer. They both have more strikeouts than innings pitched on the season and are pitching like the studs they are. Nick Tepesch has an interesting matchup against the Indians. He throws a ton of cutters and the Indians don’t really have anyone that crush that pitch.
Scott Feldman for under 10k is a really intriguing option with his matchup not being that bad. Pitching in Minnesota is going to be a big plus for him plus the Twins have cooled down offensively.
Others to Consider: Sonny Gray, Alex Cobb
Miguel Montero had a big game the other night and could do that again against Santana. He’s hitting over .300 in the last 15 days with two home runs. Santana ha a line drive % of 25, which is very high. In that same game, Evan Gattis has to be a possibility against Wade Miley. Miley has a terrible HR/FB ratio and throws a ton of fastballs. Gattis should feast on him today.
Others to Consider: Brayan Pena, John Jaso
Miguel Cabrera, Brandon Moss, and Jose Abreu are all great options against their matchups today, so if you have the money to spend on them then do so. I have all three of them hit home runs. Besides those obvious plays, Paul Goldschmidt finds himself on this list again. He hit a home run for me the other day, so of course he’s an option against the streaky Santana.
Mark Reynolds is a solid option with four home runs in his last 15 days. Volquez has given up a ton of bombs this season and throws a lot of fastballs. Reynolds crushes fastballs and has a HR/FB rate of over 20%.
Others to Consider: Eric Hosmer, Lyle Overbay
Dee Gordon had a nice night on Saturday and should continue that success against Chacin. He has ten stolen bases in the last 15 days, which is a huge number. Look for him to swipe more bags when he gets on tonight. Against Kyle Gibson, Jose Altuve should definitely be in play. He’s hitting .350 recently and has a few guys around him with similarly nice matchups in this one.
Rougned Odor against Tomlin seems like a really solid play for 5k, so definitely consider him. He hits towards the bottom of the order, but he’s hit very well lately. He had a home run last night and is hitting over .350 recently.
Others to Consider: Aaron Hill
With the way Adrian Beltre is hitting you have to consider him for 7k. He’s hitting over .400 recently with four home runs and faces Tomlin who is not that tough of a matchup for a stud who is hot. Pablo Sandoval was good to me the other night and he could do it again tonight. He gets Bartolo “I only throw fastballs” Colon.
If you believe in Lonnie Chisenhall’s recent dominance against the MLB then roster him for just 6k. He hit a home run last night against Yu Darvish, so there’s that. Is that good? David Wright, once again, sits below 5k. I don’t care who is facing him for that price. He’s a guy you must consider.
Others to Consider: Mike Olt, Nick Castellanos
Asdrubal Cabrera had himself a monster game last night against Yu Darvish and faces Tepesch today. He’s one of two Indians’ hitters that I like because of how he hits the cutter. He should easily be in play in this one at a thin position. Jean Segura is a must consider due to Volquez’s HR rate and how the Brewers should fare in that game.
Brandon Crawford finds himself with a great matchup facing Colon’s fastball. He hits them very well and although he has struggled recently, he had himself a home run the other night. Colon could be the guy to turn him back around.
Others to Consider: Didi Gregorius, Jimmy Rollins, Andrelton Simmons
The outfield situation all starts with Jose Bautista for me. He is the second best hitter against fastballs this season and showed why last night. He hit a home run off Lynn, a guy who throws over 75% fastballs. He gets another guy like that in Shelby Miller. Joey Bats should be great today.
Michael Brantley is hitting over .300 recently and hits cutters the best on the team. I like Tepesch, but I’d be crazy to think he’s going to shut down the Indians completely. Melky Cabrera is another guy I like because I just think Miller gets tore apart. I like most Blue Jays, but Bautista and Melky are my two favorite.
Justin Upton returned to Arizona this week and he has done damage there since returning as a Brave. He went 9 for 22 against Arizona last season. He’s also facing Miley who is a great matchup for him and gives up tons of home runs. Michael Morse is another guy I love because he hits the fastball really well. He hit a home run off of Bumgarner Thursday and continues to hit righties well. Morse against Colon is a super play.
I really like Dexter Fowler and George Springer against Kyle Gibson. The two pitches he throws the most are his fastball and slider, both of which Fowler hits great. Springer owns the fastball, but not the slider and because of that I actually like Fowler more than Springer. I think both have huge potential though today.
Others to Consider: Austin Jackson, BJ Upton,
San Francisco: Pagan/Sandoval/Morse/Crawford