Monday’s top fantasy baseball stats recap gives us an even split with hitters and pitchers. There’s also a pretty good chance that all of the guys listed helped you or someone in your league, as they are owned and started in pretty much every league.
We start a Red-Hot Rockies star, but not the one on a 25-game hitting streak.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Troy Tulowitzki — Colorado Rockies
Troy Tulowitzki: May 5
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’m pretty sure I’ll say it again. When Tulo is hot, he’s absolutely terrifying. When he’s hot and the players around him are helping, he takes terrifying to a brand new level.
In the case of Monday’s game, it was Drew Stubbs, getting on base twice and scoring on both of Tulo’s homers. Teammate Nolan Arenado has hit in 25 consecutive games, while Tulowitzki is hitting .625 over his last seven games. This may not be the best time to face the Rockies.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Max Scherzer — Detroit Tigers
Max Scherzer: May 5
Scherzer did exactly what he’s supposed to do against teams like the Astros, throwing an absolute gem.
His ERA is now 1.72 and he boasts a 0.96 WHIP. If he’s going to regress from last season, we can expect a rough road ahead. More likely scenario: The reigning Cy Young winner is just a phenomenal pitcher that will at least contend for another Cy Young Award and should get a seriously nice payday at season’s end.
2. Carlos Gomez — Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Gomez: May 5
Another star from 2013 that is just not regressing. Gomez is one of the absolute best all-around players in the game and has had a few games like this one to justify it.
Owners do need to look for a potential temporary replacement, as he’s likely going to be serving a three-day suspension at some point in the next week or so.
3. Jeff Samardzija — Chicago Cubs
Jeff Samardzija: May 5
If you want to discredit the win, Samardzija’s resume is a pretty good place to start. Not only did he not manage a win in this game, but despite boasting a 1.62 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, he sits at 0-3.