A look at Friday’s top fantasy baseball stats gives us three slow starters who may finally heating up, and one early star who’s not doing anything but staying hot.
We start with one of the game’s biggest stars.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Dustin Pedroia — Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia: May 2
Pedroia was a positive contributor in every standard fantasy category and dominant in a few. That definitely gets him the top spot on today’s fantasy baseball stats recap list.
It hasn’t been the best start of the year for Pedroia, but he couldn’t have had a much better game on Friday for his fantasy owners.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Charlie Blackmon — Colorado Rockies
Charlie Blackmon: May 2
Another dominant performance from one of the biggest and best surprises from the early part of the season. No outfielder has been more valuable in fantasy leagues though the early part of the season.
When he’s locked in like this, you’re pretty much guaranteed a solid day, especially at Coors Field. When he’s dialed in and the Rockies are hitting well enough to score 10 runs, that’s even better.
2. Carlos Santana — Cleveland Indians
Carlos Santana: May 2
Santana’s had something of an all-or-nothing week, picking up either zero hits or multiple hits in every game. This one was probably the best of the bunch, though, as the other Indians were also hitting.
Judging by his ownership rate, Santana still looks like a good buy low option. He’s in for a hot streak, which may well be starting up as we speak.
3. Ubaldo Jimenez — Baltimore Orioles
Ubaldo Jimenez: May 2
It’s been a terrible start to 2014 for Ubaldo, but this game was an absolute gem.
As this start showed, Jimenez still has great stuff, but he can’t fall behind in counts and start walking people. Then, he becomes predictable. When he’s around the plate, Ubaldo is more than capable of a few more games like this.