Daily Dingers - Monday
June 9, 2014
By Daniel Dobish
Editor's Note: Daniel Dobish, an award-winning writer and veteran in the Fantasy industry, has joined the VegasInsider.com team. Be sure to check out his Daily Fantasy Analysis throughout the entire MLB season!
BIG-TICKET ITEM (Salaries $10,000 and Above)
Monday, June 9, 2014 - TV schedule
7:10 p.m. - L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati (ESPN)
-- Each day we'll provide a look at MLB cities with outdoor venues which have a 30 percent or more chance of precipitation. It's rather risky to insert guys into your Daily Fantasy lineup in games with a good chance of delay or postponement.
8:05 p.m. - Cleveland at Texas (65 percent chance of thunderstorms)
8:10 p.m. - Detroit at Chicago White Sox (0 percent chance of precipitation, 11 to 14 mph to RF)
8:10 p.m. - N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City (60 percent chance of scattered t-storms, 11 to 14 mph from CF)
*** - We'll preview the 11 evening games, excluding the 1:10pm ET Seattle-Tampa Bay contest
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh (vs CHC): McCutchen's career numbers against Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson make him a good play Monday. Cutch has rolled up a .435 average (10-for-23) with two doubles, two homers, six RBI, six walks and just four strikeouts to go along with a 1.334 OPS. Sure, it isn't the greatest sample size, but on a lighter night, he is worth taking a chance on.
Brandon Moss, 1B-OF, Oakland (at LAA): Over the past seven days Moss is 6-for-20 (.300) with a pair of bombs and three RBI. The good times should continue to roll against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards, as Moss is 7-for-17 (.412) with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI and a 1.386 OPS against the Angels hurler.
Rick Porcello, SP, Detroit (at CHW): Porcello has rolled up impressive numbers against the White Sox, posting an 8-1 record with a 2.24 ERA in 11 starts against the Pale Hose since the start of the 2011 season, and he is 5-1 with a 2.38 ERA in six starts with a complete game over 41 2/3 innings at U.S. Cellular Field during the solid stretch.
Alex Rios, OF, Texas (vs CLE): The Indians-Rangers game has total set at 10, so a lot of runs are expected. Many might be due to the hitting of Rios against left-handed starter T.J. House. Rios is hitting a gaudy .421 (24-for-57) with seven doubles, three triples, two homers and 15 RBI with a 1.214 OPS against lefties. He actually has one more XBH vs LHP than he does in 184 at-bats vs RHP.
MID-LEVEL VALUES (Salaries between $7,500 and $9,999)
If you spend big up top, you’re going to need some fillers to bring down your average per player salary. Check out these steals from the bargain bin:
Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati (vs LAD): Phillips has hit safely in five of the past six games, striking out just once over his past five games. Still, the stat lines haven't been that impressive, as he has gone four straight games without an extra-base hit. That could change against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Dan Haren, as Phillips is 6-for-18 (.333) with two homers, five RBI and a 1.000 OPS against the Dodgers righty in his career.
Jose Reyes, SS, Toronto (vs MIN): Reyes has picked up the pace in the month of June, hitting .320 (8-for-25) with two runs scored and an RBI. He has eaten up Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco over the years by hitting .327 (16-for-49) with a double, triple, three homers, five RBI and a .937 OPS against the former Marlins starter.
Alfonso Soriano, OF, N.Y. Yankees (at KC): Sori has had a forgettable season, hitting just .229 with a .651 OPS overall. However, he has rolled up strong numbers against lefties, hitting .294 (20-for-68) with five doubles, three homers, nine RBI and a respectable .819 OPS. Against righties, avoid him. Against lefties, he is a decent low-end buy.
THE BARGAIN BIN (Salaries less than $7,500)
Jon Singleton, 1B, Houston (at ARI): Singleton belted his second homer of the season while driving in four runs Sunday in Minnesota. Oddly enough, his Daily Fantasy salary remains dirt cheap. Keep taking advantage until Singleton's salary is adjusted to meet his production. Right now, it's not even close.
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