Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks: May 3rd, 2013


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Anyone can put a roster together by hitching their wagon to a bunch of beasts like Miggy or Tulo, but the key to winning consistently in this strategic game otherwise known as daily fantasy baseball is finding value players and drafting them to your roster when the situation calls for it. The following is a short list of players you can confidently draft for both 50/50s and GPPs without putting a severe dent into your salary allowance.

2B Brian Dozier ($5,600) The Twinkies 2-bagger has gone hitless in two straight since having his 10-game streak of reaching base snapped, but he should start a new streak tonight with him batting .600 and owning a .778 OBP against Masterson with 1 2B and 4 BBs. Now I’m not expecting him to go yard since he’s yet to do so this season, but he’ll likely help you avoid the doughnut and likely snag you a few points which is of utmost importance when value hunting.

3B Will Middlebrooks ($7,050) The BoSox 3-bagger hasn’t gotten out to quite the start his season–long fantasy backers would have liked, but Will has still shown flashes of power with six of his 21 overall hits leaving the yard. He loves hitting in Arlington, as he’s 6-for-12 there lifetime with 1 HR which just so happened to come against Holland who’ll be toeing the bump for the Rangers. The winds will supposedly be blowing out to right field at 10+ MPH for this one, which makes the prospect of him sending one into the Texas night even greater!

1B Adam LaRoche ($7,050) Another big fantasy producer that’s gotten out to a slow start this season is the Nats 1-bagger who owns a .129 BAVG and a .556 OPS; not good! However, he’s raked 6 hits in 18 ABs versus Burnett (3 XBH, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and returns to PNC where he’s a career .299 hitter with 36 HRs and an OPS of .902. With A.J. having more problems disposing of lefties per usual and Adam very familiar with hitting in this ballpark, this weekend could possibly be the jumpstart to his season.

OF Desmond Jennings ($9,000) Once again, it’s been an extremely rough go of it for the Rays CF who’s batting a paltry .218 to go along with 30 Ks through 101 ABs. While he went hitless throughout the KC series, I expect him to get healthy tonight versus ROX starter Jeff Francis who enters his sixth start of the season struggling immensely. Jennings has seen him real well having gone 3-for-4 with 1 2B, 1 3B, an RBI, BB, and 2 SBs against him lifetime. Tampa looks to be in a great spot to put some runs on the board for this season’s staff ace, and I expect Jennings to play a role in setting the table.

Mike Rose

Mike Rose

Mike is a die hard of everything Chicago and one that bleeds the crimson and blue of his beloved Jayhawks. He was a successful handicapper for years before establishing a sports content distribution company that covers all the major sports from an investing point of view for many highly acclaimed sports media outlets. He's in the learning phase of tackling the daily grind of fantasy sports, but has caught on quickly and expects his sports betting background to lead him and his readers to greener pastures. You can find him on Twitter @MikeRose77
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