The stars were out on Saturday, finding a way to completely dominate the fantasy baseball stats. Not only were all four of the guys on today’s list All-Stars in 2014, but three of the four started the game.
We start with a hitter that did quite a bit of everything.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP
Adam Jones — Baltimore Orioles
Adam Jones: July 19
Okay, you can’t contribute much more than this in one game. Jones was all over the place against his former teammate, Jason Hammel, and the rest of the Oakland Athletics.
This guy is an absolute star. He won’t quite get the steals of a Mike Trout or Andrew McCutchen but outside of those guys, he’s about as solid an all-around contributor as there is in this game. I don’t expect it to stop any time soon, either.
Lastly, I’d like to take this chance to give Jones a personal shout-out for his nice tribute to Tony Gwynn on Tuesday. It meant a lot to those of us that grew up watching him.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions
1. David Price — Tampa Bay Rays
David Price: July 19
Not that it needs much help, but Price is bolstering his trade stock every time he takes the mound. The guy’s a former Cy Young Award winner, but pitching as well as he ever has. Of course, the more Tampa wins, the less likely it is that he’ll be moved.
Assuming he’s still on board, Price’s next start will be against the Red Sox and his good buddy David Ortiz. Expect fireworks.
2. Paul Goldschmidt — Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Goldschmidt: July 19
Goldy has been a star all year, his teammates just haven’t always given him a ton of help. Obviously, that wasn’t an issue on Saturday.
Goldschmidt has now homered in each of the first two games back from the break. If he’s in your fantasy match-up, I hope he’s on your team and not the other one.
3. Felix Hernandez — Seattle Mariners
Felix Hernandez: July 19
There’s not much to add here from a fantasy standpoint, as Felix offers no secrets at this point. But from a baseball fan’s point of view, the Angels and Mariners have had two excellent games over the last two days. Definitely some fun baseball to watch.