We had some big games on Tuesday. Two of the top players in the league found their way onto today’s top fantasy baseball stats list, as did a guy that threw a complete game shutout.
But our list starts with a youngster trying to overcome a sluggish start.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Cody Asche — Philadelphia Phillies
Cody Asche: May 6
A trendy name in deeper leagues at the beginning of the year, Asche has had a rough beginning of the season. But people who stuck with him (not many judging by the ownership rates) may be having their faith rewarded now, as he’s starting to come out of that slump.
Tuesday was an absolutely monster day for Asche. There were plenty of big performances on the day, but Asche’s was a slight cut above them.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Miguel Cabrera — Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera: May 6
Speaking of faith being rewarded, Miggy is finally starting to show why he was a Top-2 pick in basically every fantasy league this draft season. He’s now hit safely in 12 of 13 games, raising his batting average nearly 90 points in the process.
If Miggy is hitting like this and the teammates around him are doing their jobs, we can expect to see his name on the daily fantasy baseball stats watch quite a bit this summer.
2. Henderson Alvarez — Miami Marlins
Henderson Alvarez: May 6
Better offenses might give pitchers like Alvarez trouble but he’s a really good play against some of the lesser ones. Alvarez is a strike-throwing machine, and that’s awfully hard to beat. Expect a few more games like this from Alvarez this season.
3. Carlos Gonzalez — Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez: May 6
It was tough to give Cargo this spot over Drew Stubbs, who contributed in every category. When your team scores 12 runs, you’re likely to have a big game from a player or two. In the end, though, Gonzalez’s day was a little better and it certainly helped more fantasy players, as Stubbs is only owned in a few leagues.
Cargo has hit for good power this year, but his average has been a little late to the party. He’s now on an eight-game hitting streak, hitting .400 over that run. In the process, he’s raised his average nearly 40 points. Not bad. Not bad at all.