Top Daily Fantasy Baseball Pick
Clayton Kershaw: Another Dodger’s pitcher with a fantastic resume, Kershaw is a Cy Young winner and a Triple Crown winner. The “K” in his last name stands for strikeout, and with the Pirates in town Kershaw may not have to work too hard to rack up those K’s. The lefty ace has a decent opponent in A.J. Burnett, but Kershaw was able to outlast Matt Cain for a victory in the season opener. Beating Burnett today shouldn’t be too difficult with a moderate amount of run support. Most teams are trotting out their 5th starter’s today, very questionable daily fantasy options, and Kershaw brings that consistency to your daily fantasy baseball team that is needed to bring home a win.
Yesterday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit Recap
Zach Greinke: Greinke looked every bit like an ace, allowing just two singles over 6 and 1/3 innings while striking out six. He picked up an easy win and could have had a bigger day, but the Dodgers played it conservative and pulled him in the 7th inning after throwing just 92 pitches.
Mike Minor: Minor was also outstanding, allowing 5 hits and 1 run through 7 and 1/3 innings while striking out 7. He only needed 84 pitches to do so, and got enough run support for a win.
Chris Davis: Crush Davis became just the 4th player in history to hit a HR in 4 straight games to start the season. Yesterday the bomb he hit just happened to be a grand slam. He also collected a single and another rbi for a total of 5 on the day, and he’s clearly the hottest bat in baseball.
Matt Moore: Moore was brilliant for the Rays in his 2013 season debut. He allowed just 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8 over 6 shutout innings on the way to a much deserved win. Yesterday he was a daily fantasy baseball stud!
Todd Frazier: To say that Frazier had a big day is an understatement. He went 4-5 with 3 runs, 4 rbi and 2 HR’s. Oh, and he also chipped in a stolen base for good measure.
Shin-Soo Choo: One of Frazier’s teammates, Choo also had a big day, going 1-3 with 2 runs, 1 rbi, 1 walk, and oh yeah his one hit was a HR too.
Wilin Rosario: Rosario went 1-3, but that one hit? Yep, it was a bomb, and anytime you get a bomb from your catcher you are awfully happy.
Troy Tulowitzki: Tulo finished 2-4 with a double and 2 rbi’s for a very nice day at the plate.
Brandon Phillips: Phillips went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, as the Reds crushed the Nationals.
Gerardo Parra: The leadoff value play was solid, as he went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Howie Kendrick: Kendrick went 2-4 with a steal, and he continues to hit well in the early going.
Ian Kinsler: Kinsler went 2-5 with the game winning rbi in what was a much lower scoring affair than expected.
Jed Lowrie: Lowrie had a nice day at the plate in his return to Houston, going 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored.
Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with a double and an rbi. Decent numbers, but we know he can do better than that.
Miguel Cabrera: Miggy went 0-2 but he did collect 1 walk, 1 rbi, and 2 runs scored. There are much bigger days are ahead.
Evan Gattis: The super cheap value catcher delivered, as he went 3-4 on the day.
Chris Parmelee: Another value play that delivered, “Parmesan Cheese” came through with a single, an rbi and a run scored.
Jeremy Hefner: The Hef was a tough luck loser, as the Mets offense struggled again. He allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3 over 6 innings of work. For his price you can’t complain too much.
Jake Westbrook: Another tough luck loser, the Cardinals provided zero run support for him. He allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 6 walks with just one strikeout in a pretty forgettable day for the redbirds.
Carlos Gonzalez: Cargo was not worth his price today as he failed to collect a hit, registering just one walk and one run scored.
Freddie Freeman: Freeman went 1-3 with a walk, so he didn’t kill you, but we were definitely looking for more here.
Josh Johnson: This was not the start the Blue Jays were looking for from JJ. He gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings. He struck out 6, which helped, but he was unable to pick up a win and finished with a no-decision.
Wade Davis: We included Westbrook and Wade for those early gamers, since the pickings were slim at pitcher in the morning. Wade did not fare well, allowing 4 earned runs on 9 hits over 4 innings. He struck out 2, but luckily did not take the loss as the Royals exploded for 13 runs.
Ben Revere: He was another leadoff value play, but unfortunately he went 0-4 on the day.
Rick Ankiel: He went 0-4 with 4 strikeouts, as Dan Straily brought his “A” game today, pun intended. Ankiel didn’t cost much though, so his 0-fer didn’t hurt too bad.
Ryan Braun: Ok, now this one hurt. Braun was a surprise late-scratch with muscle spasms in his neck. If you were following @TheLooch on twitter, you would have known as soon as the news broke and you could have swapped him out on sites with the late-swap feature. Braun is a game-time decision today, and Aramis Ramirez will probably be out as well after he sprained his knee and had to leave the game last night.