The hitters struck back on Friday, claiming four of the five spots on today’s daily fantasy baseball stats recap. Yup, I added a bonus player today. That’s just how I roll.
The third basemen were especially strong on Friday, claiming two spots on the list and a few more in the best of the rest category. As a matter of fact, we start with one of the hot corner’s biggest names.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
David Wright — New York Mets
David Wright: July 11
This hasn’t been a banner year for Wright, but he’s been strong since returning from injury, hitting safely in six of the seven games including each of the last five.
Friday’s game was the best, as Wright and his New York teammates were locked in against the Twins. It might be a little low to get Wright as a buy low guy but if you can, it might not be the worst idea.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Jimmy Rollins — Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins: July 11
A very nice day from Jimmy, who’s beginning to heat up again, just in time to bolster any potential trade value.
For the second day in a row, Rollins went 2-for-4, and it marked his second of three games with a homer, throwing an extra in for good measure.
Sidenote: Rollins had an identical stat-line to Chris Carter, only producing an extra RBI. So, Rollins over Carter makes sense, but why was Carter omitted from the list entirely? Really, his low ownership rate did him in. The day was great, but it didn’t help nearly as many fantasy owners as Wright, Rollins, or either of the next two guys. As we’ve seen a few times this week, that alone won’t keep someone off of the recap, but it does serve as a tiebreaker, and the next two guys both had great days.
Pablo Sandoval & Matt Holliday: July 11
It was a tough call between these guys, as the best runs scored and RBI guys usually finish in the same general range at season’s end. Both players were on point on Friday night and obviously, their teammates provided more than enough help to produce some dominant stats.
Like Wright, I’m expecting a nice second half from both of these guys. The “he’s due” argument only goes so far, but these guys both have too much of a track record to not think they’ll turn it on by season’s end.
3. Felix Hernandez — Seattle Mariners
Felix Hernandez: July 11
King Felix staked his claim for starting the All-Star Game on Tuesday, dominating the A’s, arguably the game’s best team and best offense. He also beat Jeff Samardzija, who was similarly dominant.
There’s not much to add about one of the best pitchers in the game. Felix has been a mix of dominant and consistent all year, which is lethal for offenses.