Sunday gave us a nice even day of between hitters and pitchers, with each earning two spots on today’s fantasy baseball stats recap.
It’s always nice to see stars perform, which we got our fair share of on Sunday. It’s also nice to see slumping stars heat up, and we start with someone who fits that description.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Wilin Rosario — Colorado Rockies
Wilin Rosario: June 22
He’s a little inconsistent sometimes, but this guy can absolutely rake the ball. When he gets a little help from his teammates, games like this are a distinct possibility, especially in Denver.
Again, Rosario has certainly had his struggles this year and his fantasy ownership rate has plummeted. Having said that, he’s now hit safely in seven of his last 10 at-bats. Maybe he’s heating up with the weather. It’s worth monitoring, at least.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Madison Bumgarner — San Francisco Giants
Madison Bumgarner: June 22
Another gem from one of the game’s best. The Diamondbacks aren’t exactly a lethal offense outside of Paul Goldschmidt, but Bumgarner handled him and the rest of the Snakes fine.
His next game should be a fun one to watch, which we’ll get to a little later.
2. Mike Napoli — Boston Red Sox
Mike Napoli: June 22
Not exactly a prime suspect for an across the board contributor, but Napoli did it, stealing home. We do have to give Jonathan Herrera special mention for getting into a long enough rundown to allow Napoli to get home.
I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more homers from Napoli but when the Boston summer heats up, don’t be surprised to see a few more balls fly over the Green Monster.
3. Johnny Cueto — Cincinnati Reds
Johnny Cueto: June 22
Meet Bumgarner’s next opponent in what should be a tremendous pitching match-up between two candidates to start the All-Star game and possible Cy Young contenders.
The Toronto offense had been red hot for a while, so this performance from Cueto was quite impressive. Friday’s game should be a lot of fun for baseball fans everywhere.
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