After taking a day away from the fantasy baseball stats recap, we return. Clayton Kershaw was in a zone Sunday, but inclement weather in Colorado shortened his game. Still, pitchers and hitters each claim two spots today, although the hurlers were a touch more impressive.
Much like Friday’s recap, we start with a Nationals pitcher.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Jordan Zimmermann — Washington Nationals
Jordan Zimmermann: June 8
Playing the Padres will tend to do good things for your pitching rotation. Zimmermann was an absolute force Sunday, striking out far more hitters than you’d expect from him — even on his best days.
On that note, the buy low window for Zimmermann has got to be closed shut right now. He wasn’t having a great year, but has dominated in the last two outings and appears to be headed in the right direction.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Felix Hernandez — Seattle Mariners
Felix Hernandez: June 8
The Mariners scored plenty of runs, just all after King Felix had left the game. Still, even without the win, he was dominant on Sunday, even for his own lofty standards. When King Felix sets a career high in strikeouts, something special is happening.
Felix has actually received some solid run support this year, as he currently boasts a clean 8-1 record to go along with his predictably dominant stats. Not much more can be added that fantasy owners don’t already know, but not many rival Hernandez’s overall value.
2. Curtis Granderson — New York Mets
Curtis Granderson: June 8
Granderson is starting to look up a bit. If you’re looking for a buy low power option that’s starting to emerge, this may be a good guy to go after. Heck, he may be a free agent in your league but even if he’s not, I’m guessing you can land the Grandy Man for a pretty cheap price.
3. Jon Singleton — Houston Astros
Jon Singleton: June 8
Singleton’s definitely shown glimpses in his first week up, though he’s been inconsistent. If you have a win now strategy and did a draft and stash with Singleton, I’m not sure you made a great move. If however, you’re in a keeper league, I’ve seen more than enough to say that his future is bright.
Singleton does have a lot of power. His average may hurt you in a win now scenario but if you need a power boost, he’ll help you, especially in Houston.