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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from July 9


Depending on your perspective, Wednesday’s top fantasy baseball stats were very good or very bad. The days weren’t as overwhelming as we’ve seen this week, but there were plenty of solid performances that would easily make the cut that we didn’t have room for today. Glass half full, or half empty? Your call.

Our MVP did have himself a great day, even if it didn’t help that many players.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP

Kevin Kiermaier — Tampa Bay Rays

Kevin Kiermaier: July 9

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
4/41140

In deeper formats or in AL only leagues, Kiermaier actually has some value. He’s still a little inconsistent to be a viable fantasy player in most leagues, but he has had a few days like this.

You really can’t ask for much more from one player. Kiermaier completely dominated the Royals pitching, even hitting a grand slam. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get him around the bases on any of his other hits. Actually, his grand slam produced all four of Tampa’s runs on the day. It’s a good sign when the day’s top fantasy baseball stats performance could have actually been a lot better.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions

1. Hunter Pence — San Francisco Giants

Hunter Pence: July 9

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/51121

This is where things got a little tricky today as really, all three of these guys and the first few that missed the cut could have pretty easily been ordered in any number of ways.

Pence did it all for his fantasy owners on Wednesday, producing positively in every standard fantasy stat. He doesn’t run a lot, but Pence has the skills to have plenty of these types of days.

 

2. Kolten Wong — St. Louis Cardinals

Kolten Wong: July 9

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
1/21111

A great day from Wong, who’s been on fire since returning from the DL. Yes, it’s only four games, but he’s hitting .417 with four runs scored, 3 homers, 5 RBI, and now 1 steal. That’s moving in the right direction.

As for today, why Pence over Wong?

  1. Pence has Wong’s ownership rate dwarfed, so he helped far more players. But more importantly…
  2. Even though the daily average was better for Wong, the extra RBI for Pence helps a little more, especially since the .500 average came in the form of a 1-for-2 day.

 

3. Mark Teixeira — New York Yankees

Mark Teixeira: July 9

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/62230

Troy Tulowitzki could have easily made today’s list, but the across the board contributors got the nod over the extra homer, and like before, Teixeira’s extra RBI was a little more valuable than Tulo’s higher daily batting average, at least to me.

Teixeira is still a frustrating player because he doesn’t hit for much of an average. Still, his power is back and as the summer gets warmer and the pitchers get more tired, I’m expecting more plenty bombs in 2014.

 

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