Unlike those two days, no pitcher was quite good enough to crack the top spot, which belongs to a veteran coming out of a slump.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Allen Craig — St. Louis Cardinals
Allen Craig: April 30
This was a dominant performance from Craig, who has hit safely in five straight games. Craig’s missed a lot of game’s over the last two years, but he’s still produced good numbers for a 162 game schedule. That means he’s a good guy to have when he’s hot and right now, he’s heating up.
If someone in your league is still selling reasonably low on Craig, I’d pounce.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Anthony Rizzo — Chicago Cubs
Anthony Rizzo: April 30
If you want to make a case for the importance of walks, just show Rizzo’s stats from this game. He drew four walks and only swung the bat once, but he got the most out of it.
Rizzo had been ice cold going into Wednesday’s action, but his overall numbers are still pretty strong. He may well be poised for a strong season.
2. Jesse Chavez — Oakland Athletics
Jesse Chavez: April 30
Fantasy players are catching on with Chavez, but he’s still got a decent availability rate for a guy with an ERA under 2.00 and a WHIP under 1.00. The injuries to A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker did thin things out a bit, but the A’s organization has incredible pitching depth and he still cracked the rotation to start the year. That should give fantasy players plenty of confidence.
3. Danny Espinosa — Washington Nationals
Danny Espinsoa: April 30
You could do worse than Espinosa if you have an injury to a second baseman, but as good as he was on Wednesday, it also showed his fantasy ceiling. He was a positive contributor in every stat, but didn’t really dominate anything. That’s what batting towards the bottom of the order will do.
But he easily earns a spot on today’s list.