Unlike yesterday’s fantasy baseball stats recap we didn’t get a complete sweep from the hitters, but they do take up most of the spots on today’s list. We also had another trend from Tuesday’s stars which I’d say was downright angelic.
But before we go there, we need to look at the day one of the game’s best catchers had.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Jonathan Lucroy — Milwaukee Brewers
Jonathan Lucroy: June 17
With all due respect to Yadier Molina and Buster Posey, this should be the starting backstop at next month’s All-Star Game. Lucroy is playing at an incredibly high level this year and has been red hot recently.
If you’re like me and looking for a catching upgrade, Lucroy may be a good target, as he’s still just under-the-radar enough to where you might get him for a steal.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Mike Trout — Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout: June 17
Really, one RBI was the difference between Lucroy and Trout and while that may not be Trout’s fault, the fantasy baseball stats don’t care about those kind of things.
Trout had been going through a bit of a slump, but has heated up in recent weeks. This season is starting to look a lot like his 2012 campaign only this time, he’ll get a full season’s worth of at-bats.
2. Kole Calhoun — Los Angeles Angels
Kole Calhoun: June 17
If nothing else, he has the potential to be a poor man’s Trout and while that normally doesn’t sound like a compliment, you don’t need to be anywhere near Mike Trout to be a good fantasy player. Just keep an eye on what Calhoun does. Another game or two like this and I’d grab him before the rest of the league catches on.
3. Matt Shoemaker — Los Angeles Angels
Matt Shoemaker: June 17
Three Angels! We’ve had a lot of great team games this year but for whatever reason, the fantasy baseball stats weren’t as spread out as they were on Tuesday for the Angels.
Unfortunately, Shoemaker’s game didn’t help many fantasy players out there, but he was completely brilliant on Tuesday. It would have been nice to see him get one more inning, but Mother Nature had other ideas. But with or without the complete game, Shoemaker dominated the Indians.