Some big offensive performances dominated the fantasy baseball stats on Monday. We nearly had a perfect game, which would have been the second consecutive for the Dodgers and would have easily given them the top spot for the second day in a row.
But things didn’t quite work that way, and a rookie slugger had too good a game to ignore.
Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP
George Springer — Houston Astros
George Springer: May 26
The topic of last Friday’s Ask Nash, Springer had himself a huge game on Monday, hitting safely in his eighth straight game and homering in his fourth straight.
The rookie is on an absolute tear right now and is still available in more than 15 percent of ESPN leagues. I wouldn’t waste much time grabbing him. Even if you think he’ll level off at some point, grab him and try to sell high. His stock is pretty dang high right now.
Daily Honorable Mentions
1. Ryan Howard — Philadelphia Phillies
Ryan Howard: May 26
Howard had been in a pretty big slump, but broke out of it in a big way, bashing the ball all over the place on Monday. Obviously Howard’s well past his prime, but he’s quite a dangerous player when dialed in.
Howard has his drawbacks, but definitely has value in deeper leagues, especially at a CI/UTL position. When he’s seeing it well his teammates are helping, games like this remain a looming possibility.
2. Everth Cabrera — San Diego Padres
Everth Cabrera: May 26
A day like this could easily be the No. 1 on the fantasy baseball stats recap in most days, but Monday wasn’t most days. Although the Padres lost, Cabrera had a huge day, contributing positively in every standard category. You really can’t ever ask for much more than that.
Cabrera’s been struggling for most of the year but if he can find any rhythm at the dish, he’s definitely a guy that should be owned and starting in every fantasy league.
3. Hyun-jin Ryu – Los Angeles Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu: May 26
He had a perfecto going into the eighth inning and could have easily been the top guy today, but things didn’t quite work out that well.
Regardless, Ryu is 2-0 with two quality starts since returning from the DL. He’s pretty much a must start guy for fantasy owners again.