Daily Fantasy Baseball Diamonds: 4/2/14
Today’s daily fantasy baseball diamonds include an one of my favorite sleeper pitchers for 2014, along with a third baseman and outfielder with fantastic match ups at home. The savings allowed me to play Miguel Cabrera and his .425/.506/.750 triple slash line versus left-handed pitchers at home. Monday-Friday, ROTOscouting will provide a trio of players to target using FanDuel’s price list. The goal is to do the bargain basement shopping for readers, allowing them to round out the roster with star caliber players.
Charlie Morton, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
A personal favorite in full season fantasy baseball leagues, Morton is a great play in daily fantasy baseball against the Cubs. His 3.46 xFIP at home is strong and Chicago had the third lowest runs scored totals in Major League Baseball last season. I expect seven innings of one run ball with six strikeouts, resulting in a win — an excellent outcome for a pitcher who is valued at $4,700.
Torii Hunter, OF, Detroit Tigers
Today, playing Hunter is a must. Hunter’s home park was the second best run scoring environment in baseball last season. The aging outfielder did his share of damage slugging .346/.389/.545 versus left-handed pitching. On the hill, opposing pitcher Jason Vargas posted a 4.42 xFIP on the road. For just $3,100, he’s my pick for best value of the day in daily fantasy baseball.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers
At home versus RHP in 2013, Ramirez batted .333/.421/.505. Today, he faces Aaron Harang, a pitcher with a 4.64 xFIP away from home last season. With Miller Park being the 5th friendliest park in terms of runs scored, the Braves are in for a long day and Ramirez will lead the charge. For $3,500 he’s an excellent value in daily fantasy baseball.
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Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees
At $2,900, I had to mention Jeter considering the day’s shortstop plays are weak. In 2012, Jeter posted a .316/.363/.389 triple slash line away versus RHP. In limited action, Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart posted a 4.63 xFIP at home. The Astros home park is the 9th easiest to score runs in. I wouldn’t play Jeter everyday, but I like him today.
2 Apr 2014 / Mike Newman /
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