Much like Monday, Tuesday’s top fantasy baseball stats were generally dominated by the hitters.
But also like Monday, Tuesday’s top guy was one of the game’s best young pitchers.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Jose Fernandez — Miami Marlins
Jose Fernandez: April 29
Hardly a start goes by when Fernandez doesn’t appear on this list. Anyone who passed on him thinking a sophomore slump was in order is probably regretting that decision right about now.
The only nitpick here is that he was at 98 pitches, not a high amount by any means. His team was up 9-0 in the ninth inning. Are pitchers today really so coddled that they can’t go to 110-120 pitches to finish a game? That speaks more about the era were in than anything else, as Fernandez’s performance was pretty much beyond picking apart.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Billy Hamilton — Cincinnati Reds
Billy Hamilton: April 29
You expect guys like Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen to have some games where they positively contribute in every fantasy category, but Billy Hamilton hitting a home run? Definitely a plus for his fantasy owners.
He could definitely get on base more but games like this are what fantasy owners had in mind when they drafted Hamilton.
2. Salvador Perez — Kansas City Royals
Salvador Perez: April 29
Speaking of youngsters of were off to slow starts.
Perez is heading into May the right way, though, as he’s hitting .538 over his last three games. Obviously he won’t keep that clip, but playing time is not an issue and if you believe in player’s being due to even things out, then Perez’s owners may be in for a few more games like this.
3. Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Miami Marlins
Jarrod Saltalamacchia: April 29
I guess it was a big day for catchers, as Carlos Santana just missed making this list for the second day in a row.
Salty has three homers in his last four games and not that it matters for fantasy, but catching the game of our No. 1 star doesn’t hurt matters any.