Daily fantasy baseball scoring is monumentally different than the scoring in most other sports.
Racking up a zero is generally enough to seal your fate in most daily fantasy sports contests, but in daily fantasy baseball not only does it not count you out, it’s extremely common! Yesterday was a prime reminder of how baseball is a sport that sends people to the Hall of Fame for succeeding 30% of the time. J.P. Arencibia and Michael Young were both able to overcome the rest of my daily fantasy baseball team’s lackluster performance on the way to taking down the majority of my head-to-head matchups. Getting the two or three big performers “right” is so important in daily fantasy baseball because they can bail out your lineup singlehandedly. The Blue Jays were the only stack of note yesterday, and they were recommended here. I hope all of you got your Toronto swag on!
Try and take me out with your best daily fantasy baseball roster in one of the $1 +.10 Head to Head games I’m sitting in. I’m also geared up for some exhilarating large field daily fantasy baseball tourney action in the $5 +.50 Throwdown. Don’t forget to join the MLB Freeroll either, it’s free money! I’ll be on Twitter as the action unfolds so shoot me a tweet and talk some smack!
Daily Fantasy Baseball Weather Alert
The skies look clear everywhere today!
Kris Medlen - $10700 - Struck out nine in six innings on May 24 against the Mets while allowing only three runs.
Justin Masterson - $12100 - Pitches much better at Progressive Field and has elite stuff when on his game.
J.P. Arencibia - $5400 - Still a cheap high upside play. Strengthened by the matchup against Jaun Nacasio.
Yadier Molina - $6900 - 8 for 16 in his last five games and 8 for 12 against Edwin Jackson.
Adam Lind - $7500 - It all comes down to Jaun Nacasio. Not to mention the hot stick Lind has been swinging this month.
Albert Pujols - $7500 - Lefty on the mound and Pujols is rounding into the form we’ve become accustomed to seeing from him over the years. I doubt his price will stay this low for much longer.
Howie Kendrick - $6600 - Hitting lefties at a .348 clip, .390 at home, and .550 in the past seven days.
Ian Kinsler - $6600 - Good lefty matchup and is making solid contact since returning from the disabled list.
Michael Young - $4400 - As long as he stays this cheap you can’t not play him.
Erick Aybar - $5800 - Bargain play with a good hitting matchup and above average (by his standards) hitting lately.
Omar Quintanilla - $2800 - If you need lineup filler that can potentially get you a point or two Quintanilla’s your guy.
Colby Rasmus - $6400 - Homered in three of his last four and faces Juan Nacasio.
Matt Joyce - $8400 - Good lefty righty matchup and one of the hotter hitters in baseball over the past month.
Andre Ethier - $4800 - Phil Hughes is prone to getting rocked by lefties, and Ethier is beginning to turn on his bat. Great value price tag here.
Brandon Moss - $6000 - Hitting .367 with four home runs, a triple, seven runs batted in, and six runs scored over his past six games. Light years more effective against left-handed pitching.
Michael Cuddyer - $8400 - Faced Mark Buehrle 117 times and owns a career .318 average against him.
I’m loving the idea of Blue Jays stack once again today. I don’t trust Juan Nicasio to keep it together for a full six or seven innings, and at some point he should break down and give Toronto an inning or two of offensive explosion. Masterson is likely the safer small contest pitcher, but I think there is definitely some merit to Medlen this evening. I also love Chris Sale’s matchup and recent play, but his price increase has eliminated all interest I previously had. First base is tough with guys like Albert Pujols, Freddie Freeman, and Adam Lind all hanging out around the same price tag. I suspect the player who makes the correct call on that position will stand a great chance of outdueling the field.
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Remember to visit tomorrow, we’ll break down tonight’s lineup and discuss Wednesday’s top daily fantasy baseball options.