A loaded slate of diamond action is set to go Hump Day night leaving us chomping at the bit to draft our daily fantasy baseball rosters at the many daily fantasy sites all competing for you to make them your home. The following is a list of players we’ll look to add and avoid when drafting our roster over at FantasyFeud.com for tonight:
Robinson Cano 2B New York Yankees ($79,027) – The Yanks two-bagger is quietly going about having another quality season with a slash rate of .303/.359/.473/.832, and though his power stroke is yet to get going (4 HR), we like his match-up with the Royals righty in this spot. He’s 5-for-10 versus Hochevar lifetime with two bombs and eight RBIs, and has been his deadliest in the launching pad otherwise known as Yankee Stadium to date.
Troy Tulowitzki SS Colorado Rockies ($70,938) – The Rox are currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak and Tulo has underperformed for his season long fantasy backers, but he ended a three-game hitless streak last night with his fifth HR of the season and now gets to oppose a cold running Ricky Nolasco. He’s 5-for-10 against him lifetime with a HR and two RBIs, and should touch Ricky up considering the righty has given up 21 hits in his L/15.2 IP.
Ike Davis 1B New York Mets ($39,617) – Davis enters tonight’s Game 2 match-up with the Buccos playing to hold onto his roster slot, as it’s been rumored that if he doesn’t start producing immediately, he’ll be sent down to the minors. The lefty will run up against James McDonald who’s been nothing short of stellar for his daily fantasy baseball backers in just about every one of his starts to date. However, Davis has hit three doubles and walked in six career ABs against the flamethrower, and it has been easier for lefties to get to him than righties this season. Desperation sometimes brings about the best in people, and we’re looking for Davis to step up when it matters most when the chips are down.
Delmon Young Detroit Tigers ($56,626) – You never know what you’re going to get whenever Ubaldo Jimenez takes to the bump these days. He’s been at his best this season on the Progressive Field bump, but he’s struggled mightily against the Tigers throughout his career going 2-5 with a 6.18 ERA & .296 BAA in seven career starts. We’re willing to take a stab here with Young at a reduced price with him 8-for-14 with a double, HR and four RBI versus him lifetime.
**Value Hurler of the Night**
Adam Wainwright SP St. Louis Cardinals ($73,012) – The former Redbirds ace comeback bid off Tommy John surgery has been far from smooth. He’ll enter his ninth outing of the year 2-5 with a 5.77 ERA & .298 BAA, but he’ll have an excellent opportunity to right the ship tonight against one of the league’s worst offenses. He owns a 2-1 record with a 1.46 ERA & .242 BAA through three starts against San Diego, and has owned its most potent bat (Headley) giving up one hit in nine ABs to go with four Ks. DOMINATION!