While there were only a few games played on Monday, we had plenty of very good fantasy baseball stats to choose from for today’s recap.
Three hitters made today’s list, so it’s fitting that we start with the bats.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Kyle Seager — Seattle Mariners
Kyle Seager: June 2
Seager did contribute to a rough outing for one of this week’s Dixon’s Picks — David Phelps — but somehow I think I can forgive him. This is just a monster day from a guy who’s finally having a fantasy breakout season.
Seager has hit safely in each of his last five games, hitting .476 with five runs scored, three homers, and seven RBI. It may not be a huge sample size, but that’s red hot.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Jordy Mercer – Pittsburgh Pirates
Jordy Mercer: June 2
Okay, so this performance helped virtually no fantasy players, but Mercer was hitting like he was seeing a beach ball on Monday…maybe that’s a product of being in sunny San Diego.
From a long term perspective, this means very little. But Mercer is owned in less than one percent of ESPN leagues so if he was going against you in a weekly league, it may not be your week. Unless, of course, you have this guy on your roster…
2. Wilmer Flores — New York Mets
Wilmer Flores: June 2
I guess Monday was just a big day for infielders that can’t even find the lineup every day. Like Mercer, this performance didn’t help many fantasy players, but the six RBI game is too good to ignore, especially on a day like today with so few games.
Obviously, we’ll need a lot more than this before Flores has any fantasy relevance, but this is a good place to start.
3. Justin Masterson — Cleveland Indians
Justin Masterson: June 2
The lone pitcher on today’s list, Masterson threw his first quality start in four outings, finally justifying the faith fantasy players have had in him all year.
I still don’t like the four walks, and they do keep him from being a little higher on the list. But the 10 strikeouts and three hits over seven innings easily land him in this slot.