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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from April 4


Another day of the baseball season down, another day where the fantasy baseball stats were dominated by the hitters.

We had a big performance from one of the game’s best, but the top performer comes from fantasy obscurity.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP

Charlie Blackmon — Colorado Rockies

Charlie Blackmon: April 4

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
6/64150

It’s still the first week of the season, but this may go down as one of the best single-game performances for a hitter this year. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, Blackmon is owned in 0.0 percent of fantasy leagues, so nobody really to benefit from this performance.

These next three hitters all had fantastic games, but Blackmon was a slam dunk for this spot.

 

Daily Honorable Mentions

1. Pedro Alvarez — Pittsburgh Pirates

Pedro Alvarez: April 4

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/43231

If I told you that someone on the Pirates would have a day where they contribute in every fantasy category, I’m guessing that Andrew McCutchen would have gotten most of the votes. Maybe Starling Marte, or a more known base stealer with some occasional pop.

There’s nothing a hitter can do that helps his fantasy team more than a home run. It’s not the first time you’ve read that here, nor will it be the last. When someone does that twice and steals a bag, it’s awfully tough to beat them. Blackmon pulled it off, but Alvarez had quite a day.

 

2. Lucas Duda — New York Mets

Lucas Duda: April 4

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/32240

Another performance that would warrant the daily MVP on most days.

Duda’s 28 and has hit 15 homers in each of the last two seasons and he hadn’t recorded a single hit until Friday. Even if you need some first base help, I’d wait  to jump on the Duda bandwagon. But like Blackmon, his performance yesterday was about as good as it gets.

 

3. Miguel Cabrera — Detroit Tigers

Miguel Cabrera: April 4

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
4/51130

Okay, if this guy’s available in your fantasy league, you probably want to grab him.

In all seriousness, Cabrera had had a bit of a slow start to the season (which consisted of only two games) and he was taken with the first or second pick in nearly every league. I have him in one of my leagues and was actually getting a little antsy. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it’s hard to be patient sometimes.

Seeing a day like this for the game’s best hitter is a very welcome sight.

 

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