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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from July 31

July 31 was a day dominated by the pitchers. No, I’m not talking about Justin Masterson, John Lackey, or even David Price and Jon Lester. They dominated the headlines, but the day’s fantasy baseball stats were dominated by four different aces.

All four of the guys who dominated on Thursday are having great seasons. But in a stunning development, we start with the best pitcher in the game.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP

Clayton Kershaw — Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw: July 31

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Dec.
99019W

Just a reminder to the Tigers, Athletics, or any potential postseason opponent of the Dodgers. Beating Kershaw will be incredibly tough no matter who’s throwing against him. I doubt anyone needed that reminder, but Thursday’s game served that purpose anyway.

There’s not much that can be added against this guy. He’s pitching at a level that we haven’t seen in quite some time. As good as his numbers are, I’m not even sure they tell the full story.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions

1. Johnny Cueto — Cincinnati Reds

Johnny Cueto: July 31

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H
BB
ER
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Dec.
74119W

This could very well be the NL Cy Young Award winner in the non-Kershaw division. After Wednesday’s game against the Marlins, Cueto’s tossed a quality in all but three outings this year, which is nearly unfathomable.

Like with Kershaw, there’s not much to add with Cueto. When he’s going against you in fantasy, just hope the opposing offense can muster something against him, because he’s a no-hitter threat every time he takes the hill.

 

2. Julio Teheran — Atlanta Braves

Julio Teheran: July 31

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H
BB
ER
K
Dec.
85329L

He just ran into the wrong guy on Thursday, which was a theme for the Braves this series. They played well enough to win all three games, but lost all three instead.

Still, the loss can’t keep us from mentioning Teheran here. These are the kind of starts that make people want the win removed from the fantasy baseball stats categories and if you have Teheran on your roster, I won’t blame you.

 

3. Jake Arrieta — Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta: July 31

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BB
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Dec.
73217W

Three all-stars and one guy that inexplicably missed the team. He’s been one of baseball’s best surprises this year, starting strong and never really regressing.

The Rockies may be a bit hamstrung right now and they’re definitely not the same team on the road. Still, dominating the Colorado offense is nothing to sneeze at. On another day, this performance could have easily landed Arrieta higher on the list.

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