Unlike yesterday, we didn’t see the dead-ball era dominance of pitchers from today’s top fantasy baseball stats. We didn’t see any completely dominant hitting performances, either. But we did have plenty of very good games to look at.
We did have few good performances to look at today, but we start with one of the game’s best young power hitters.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Giancarlo Stanton — Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton: April 12
Stanton is awfully fun to watch when he has games like this. Big power guys are always fun to watch as even when they fail, they do so in impressive fashion. But when they connect, they’re tough to beat from an entertainment standpoint.
He definitely would have been a nice guy for anyone to have late in a H2H fantasy match-up. If Stanton stays injury free, he should have plenty of days like this between now and the end of the season.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Brian McCann — New York Yankees
Brian McCann: April 12
It had been an awful start to the year for McCann, so Yankees fans certainly had to enjoy seeing him break out against the Red Sox.
As for fantasy owners, McCann’s certainly been off to a rough start, but they had to love seeing this. The season is still young and a small hot streak can put him right back on pace to be one of the game’s best catchers. Seeing him take advantage of what Yankee Stadium has to offer has to be encouraging for everyone. Everyone, except AL East pitchers, that is.
2. Sonny Gray — Oakland Athletics
Sonny Gray: April 12
Gray’s not a wild pitcher, but he is prone to walking a hitter or two, which is why he has a WHIP above 1.20 with an ERA under 1.00. But as we saw on Saturday night, his stuff is easily good enough to overcome those minor flaws.
3. Jimmy Rollins — Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins: April 12
Not the player he once was, but these are the kinds of games that make Rollins appealing to fantasy owners. He didn’t steal any bases but otherwise had an across the board strong night on Saturday.
Rollins isn’t available in many leagues, but he is available in some. If you are in one of those leagues and find yourself with a scuffling SS, you might want to give Rollins a second look, as J-Roll is hitting .546 over his last three games.