Another day of fantasy baseball stats completely dominated by the pitchers. They took three of the four spots on today’s list.
Of the three pitchers listed today, two opposed each other. Both are legitimate AL Cy Young Award contenders and fittingly, we our recap of Thursday’s top fantasy baseball stats with the winner of that game.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Max Scherzer — Detroit Tigers
Max Scherzer: June 12
Max had had a few rough starts in a row, but he came back strong today, beating one of the game’s best pitchers and dominating a White Sox offense with plenty of star power.
It was a day dominated by pitchers, but Scherzer was easily the best of the day. Expect to see him a few more times between now and the end of the season.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Alfredo Simon — Cincinnati Reds
Alfredo Simon: June 12
For the second day in a row, the Dodgers hitters could do little to nothing against Reds pitching. Simon is definitely pitching above his career mean at this point but aside from a few bad outings, nothing really points to serious regression coming.
If he’s available in your league, I’d add Simon and at least keep him around until he starts to seriously slip for more than a start.
2. Chris Sale — Chicago White Sox
Chris Sale: June 12
Not quite good enough to beat Max, but still very, very good. Sale has been one of the game’s best pitchers all year, it’s just a shame he missed so much time with an injury.
Still, games like this aren’t a fluke with Sale. He mixes consistency with absolute dominance, and you can’t expect anything more from a starting pitcher.
3. Charlie Blackmon — Colorado Rockies
Charlie Blackmon: June 12
Blackmon had been one of the nicest surprises at the beginning of the season and after a slump, it was nice to see him bounce back with a game like this.
The Rockies have plenty of injuries right now — especially in the outfield — so as long as Blackmon stays healthy, he’ll be out there. There are worse things to say about a guy whose home stadium is Coors Field.