A monster day from the hitters landed them three out of the four spots in today’s fantasy baseball stats recap. Unfortunately, a few of e the players on today’s list aren’t owned in the majority of fantasy leagues, but their contributions were just that significant.
We do start with a guy owned across the board, making his second straight appearance.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
Edwin Encarnacion — Toronto Blue Jays
Edwin Encarnacion: May 8
Encarnacion cracks the list for the second day in a row and the way he’s going, I wouldn’t bet on the streak ending. Having a few good games is one thing but another game or two like this and Edwin will be on a genuine tear.
For whatever reason, he seems to devour Phillies pitching. But the good news for the people in the City of Brotherly Love is that they won’t see Encarnacion again this year. If you held off on selling low on Encarnacion, he’s rewarding you right now.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Asdrubal Cabrera — Cleveland Indians
Asdrubal Cabrera: May 8
One home run made all the difference between Asdrubal and Edwin, as Cabrera had himself a massive game on Thursday against the Twinkies.
Cabrera’s slow start has caused a drop in his ownership rate. But he had a good game yesterday and if he has another game or two like he had yesterday and today, he’s not a bad pickup for those who have struggling or injury prone shortstops.
2. Anthony Rizzo — Chicago Cubs
Anthony Rizzo: May 8
Plenty of good hitting performances today. This monster game would have landed Rizzo the top spot at other times this season.
Rizzo has hit safely in seven of eight games and has had an overall strong start to the 2014 season, rewarding the faith of people that waited on a top first baseman and took the Cubs’ youngster.
3. Ian Kennedy — San Diego Padres
Ian Kennedy: May 8
Kennedy waited a start to make my prediction look good. It’s okay, I forgive him.
Starts like this are the high end of what you can expect from Kennedy. He will allow some runs and runners in most starts, but he’s always good for some strikeouts. When he’s rolling like he was today, Kennedy still has the stuff to rival most pitchers.