How much is too much for Top MLB Fantasy Plays?
My favorite pitcher today is less expensive than the hottest hitter in baseball. I can honestly say in the last two years or writing about top MLB fantasy plays I’ve never seen this happen. It begs the question we’re constantly faced with when selecting sluggers; how much is too much? Troy Tulowitzki’s current hot streak is nothing short of incredible. He’s essentially been a lock for 30+ fantasy points every night, which is something nearly unheard of in the world of day-to-day batter variance.
Like all good things the streak must come to an end eventually though, and we’d all like to be the guy without the $15,000, four fantasy point total on our rosters. The answer I fear isn’t a simple one, and if you were enacting a strategy of fading Tulo up until this point you would have likely paid for it dearly in all of your cash games.
Tournaments are the one type of contest where I feel validated omitting him from my lineups, but even then it’s imperative to have a healthy exposure to him on various rosters. I wont’ be writing him up “officially” with the other top MLB fantasy plays, but he’s someone you should at the very least consider heavily when deciding how to construct your daily fantasy baseball rosters this evening.
Five Guys Top MLB Fantasy Plays
Rick Porcello $13,750 - Porcello is a polarizing figure in the daily fantasy baseball community, as his ups and downs can at times be too much for some to swallow. It’s undeniable that he has talent, and the real challenge lies in predicting when and where that ability might be best utilized. If you saw what a youngster named Robbie Ray did to the Astros last night it should be easy enough to figure out that this evening has success painted all over for it our heroic hurler.
Adrian Beltre $9,100 - Beltre is the perfect example of why we look at long-term history when evaluating top MLB fantasy plays. He struggled mightily out of the gate this year, but has caught fire over the last three games, compiling six hits. If you stuck with his massive upside at bargain basement prices you were rewarded this week, and tonight we’ll drink from the high upside well once again with him facing a weak lefty at home.
Junior Lake $6,950 - Lake carries sizable upside against left-handed pitching, and tonight he’ll be slugging in the friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field. I love his prospects as a salary relief play.
Adam Wainwright $19,700 - There are only two “true” aces on the mound this evening, and the other, Cliff Lee, draws an extremely tough matchup with Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. That leaves Wainwright against the Braves as my stud of choice, and I’m finding it relatively easy to lock and load him alongside Rick Porcello.
Albert Pujols $11,450 - Albert finally looks like Albert again, and after battling injuries the last two seasons I couldn’t be happier for one the true nice guys in baseball. I’ll take him any night against a shaky left-hander in the heart of one of the most dangerous batting orders in baseball.