You expect that by season’s end, the best players will be the ones that produce the best fantasy baseball stats. It makes sense, right?
On a day-t0-day basis, it’s a little more difficult. But as inclement weather limited Tuesday’s action, some of the game’s best players did indeed produce the top stats.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Mike Trout — Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout: April 15
Who could have predicted this? Oh, everyone.
Trout’s the most complete player in the game. He’s off to an amazing start and it’s awfully hard to imagine him doing any more to help his team win. It’s just hard to do if you can’t pitch.
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Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Giancarlo Stanton — Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton: April 15
It may be happening, folks. Stanton may be moving from being a pure masher t0 a complete hitter with a ton of power. If that is indeed the case and he stays healthy, I have simple advice for NL East pitchers, as well as anyone who’s primary fantasy rival’s team features Stanton. Be afraid, be very afraid.
He’s been around for a while but we have to remember that Stanton’s only 24 and has plenty of time to improve. With his start to the 2014 season, he may be making “the leap” right before our eyes. Today, he loses out to Trout because Trout’s extra at-bats and contribution in every fantasy category weigh a little heavier than Stanton’s extra RBI production. Just know that it was close. Unfortunately, I doubt either could be attained easily in any league.
2. Kevin Kouzmanoff — Texas Rangers
Kevin Kouzmanoff: April 15
Less predictable than either Trout or Stanton, but a great performance.
Kouz has hit safely in each of the last six games. If you’re the proud owner of an injured Ryan Zimmerman or especially the man that Kouzmanoff is replacing, Adrian Beltre this may not be the worst short-term option, as Kouz is doing quite well for himself right now.
3. Erik Johnson — Chicago White Sox
Erik Johnson: April 15
Not a great day in pitching, but Johnson’s performance is certainly noteworthy. He had been off to a terrible start this year, but he’s still one of the game’s best young pitchers. He’s available in nearly every league out there and I’d certainly suggest that anyone looking for pitching help give Johnson a strong look.