The fantasy baseball stats that made today’s are a little different than the ones we normally see, but no less impressive.
Three hitters made the list today, but we start with a dominant pitching performance.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Tanner Roark — Washington Nationals
Tanner Roark: June 6
Thanks, Tanner. I always appreciate it when people make me look smarter than I actually am. Roark was completely dominant in pretty much every way against the Padres, easily earning the top spot on today’s fantasy baseball stats recap.
In actuality, Roark’s low ownership rate is really amazing. It’s worth noting again that he’s been dealing since the beginning of the 2013 season. Right now, he’s pitching at a borderline (at worst) All-Star level.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Jason Heyward — Atlanta Braves
Jason Heyward: June 6
He can be one of the more frustrating players in baseball — fantasy or otherwise — but Heyward is on an absolute tear right now, hitting safely in 10 games in a row.
Heyward was on his game Friday, and his Braves teammates helped make this a very efficient game. Don’t be surprised if he’s on this list again over the next few games.
2. Russell Martin — Pittsburgh Pirates
Russell Martin: June 6
No homers and no steals, but Martin was completely dominant in pretty much every other way on Friday. The Pirates scored 15 runs, so they had to get some representation today and as good as Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer both were, Martin was the best of the Bucs on Friday.
Not much long term fantasy value outside of deep leagues, or NL only leagues, but he’s very capable of having games like this every now and then.
3. Dee Gordon — Los Angeles Dodgers
Dee Gordon: June 6
Three hitters on the list today and only one of them went deep. It was just that kind of day. When Gordon is getting on base and other Dodgers are locked in, games like this will happen.
Gordon — like a few other Dodgers — has been in a bit of a slump offensively recently. But with two more games at Coors Field against the struggling Rockies, don’t be surprised if a few others make the lists this weekend.