Back to our normal list of four on the daily fantasy baseball recap. We had two hitters and two pitchers make the list today, all turning in dominant performances.
So, if you’re watching the World Cup Final, preparing for the last day of baseball action before the All-Star Game, or just enjoying your Sunday in your own little way, enjoy Saturday’s top performers.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Andrew McCutchen — Pittsburgh Pirates
Andrew McCutchen: July 12
Hard to beat a day like this from one of the best players in the game. McCutchen completely dominated the game on Saturday. Not that it matters, but his homers tied the game in the ninth, and then won it in the eleventh.
That doesn’t matter with fantasy baseball stats, but it’s nice to note.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Shane Greene –New York Yankees
Shane Greene: July 12
Unfortunately, this day didn’t help many fantasy owners. But Greene is riding a nice little hot streak this year, albeit with a very small sample size. His Minor League resume wasn’t that impressive, so I’d wait a few more starts before picking Greene up.
Even with the struggles of Chris Davis, the Orioles a very strong offense and Baltimore is a rough place to pitch, so a game like this absolutely needs some recognition.
2. Todd Frazier — Cincinnati Reds
Todd Frazier: July 12
What a nice little first half this guy is having. As we saw on Saturday, he’s been contributing in pretty much fantasy category for fantasy players all year, which is why we’ll be seeing him in Minnesota on Tuesday, and Monday for that matter.
Unfortunately, McCutchen’s heroics put something of a cloud of Frazier’s day, but from a fantasy standpoint, he couldn’t have been much better.
3. Ian Kennedy — San Diego Padres
Ian Kennedy: July 12
Kind of a coin toss between Kennedy and Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma picked up a win, but Kennedy allowed no runs compared to two for Iwakuma, which helped break the tie.
Kennedy is having a nice year, by far his best since 2011. Fantasy owners should hope he stays in San Diego or, at least, goes to another NL team that plays in a good pitcher’s park — ie: not the Yankees. But until he is moved and begins to struggle, he should be on fantasy rosters everywhere.