How good were Sunday’s fantasy baseball stats? Well, two guys –Brock Holt and Elian Herrera — got five hits, and neither made the cut. It had nothing to do with their ownership rates, either, the other guys were just better. I guess some guys wanted to close the first half out in grand style.
So, who did make our final fantasy baseball stats recap of the first half?
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Chris Johnson — Atlanta Braves
Chris Johnson: July 13
That’s two homers, five bombs, seven RBI, and a nice five-for-nine over the last two games. The All-Star beak might be coming at the exact wrong time for Johnson, who also seems to like hitting at Wrigley Field.
Johnson can hit. He may be a streak guy, but when he’s locked in, this guy provides plenty of fantasy value, and he’s available in a lot of leagues. The third base position is deep. Very deep.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. Clay Buchholz — Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz: July 13
Where has this been all year? Buchholz was completely dominant on Sunday, ending the first half in style in Houston.
Actually, this is a guy to keep an eye on for the second half. He’s made it into the seventh inning or later in all four of his last outings and only walked one guy. He can be inconsistent, but Buchholz has a pretty accomplished past. If he starts the second half well, give him a good look.
2. Brian Dozier — Minnesota Twins
Brian Dozier: July 13
I believe Mr. Dozier is ready for the Home Run Derby at his home park. Dozier was locked in and his teammates provided plenty of assistance. When that happens — especially at Coors Field — some gaudy statistical days usually come with it.
His batting average leaves something to be desired, but Dozier has made some major leaps this year, especially with his power, which wasn’t exactly bad last year. If you passed on the top second basemen and got Dozier later in your draft, my hat is off to you.
3. Jayson Werth — Washington Nationals
Jason Werth: July 13
Unlike Dozier, Werth is a veteran. Like Dozier, he’s producing some pretty nice stats and providing some great value for those that drafted him late.
Like Johnson, Werth has homered in two straight. He also surely reminded his old home fans in Philadelphia just how good he is, not that they forgot.