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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from August 6

The hitters dominated the fantasy baseball stats on Wednesday, dominating the fantasy baseball stats recap in the process, even with something of an asterisk (which we’ll get to).

As we’ve gone over for most of the year, home runs are the best thing a player can do for his fantasy team. As a result, we start with a guy that hit a couple out.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP

Adam LaRoche — Washington Nationals

Adam LaRoche: August 6

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/42230

Special mention does go to Adam Rosales, who had identical fantasy baseball stats as LaRoche. Unfortunately, he helped basically no fantasy players and a few too many oft-owned players had good days.

LaRoche has been in a power slump recently. These were his first two bombs since July 22, and that was his only homer in that month. Still, he’s on pace to top 20 homers and it wouldn’t at all surprise me to see him at around 30 by the end of September.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions

1. Carlos Gomez — Milwaukee Brewers

Carlos Gomez: August 6

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/52111

That’s two days in a row with a homer for Gomez. He’s capable of having plenty of full contribution days although the RBI totals may be a bit low batting at the top of a National League lineup.

Coming into the year in 2014, Gomez might have been a natural regression candidate. Thus far, though, that has not happened. He’s quickly becoming one of the game’s best all-around players and should have a few more days like this for fantasy owners.

 

T-2. Carlos Gonzalez — Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez: August 6

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
3/53120

It’s about time, Cargo. Fantasy owners like myself have been waiting for this pretty much all year. But he’s had his injuries and slumps so now, you have to think he’s due for a good few months to finish the year.

Great things should certainly be expected when he plays at Coors Field. The Rockies offense is something of a question mark right now but when they’re all contributing, guys like Cargo and (when healthy) Troy Tulowitzki will have some monster games.

 

T-2. Pablo Sandoval — San Francisco Giants

Pablo Sandoval: August 6

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
3/52130

No real way to separate Gonzalez and the Panda. If you need RBI more than runs, then Sandoval had the better day. If you need runs, it’s Cargo.

Unlike Gonzalez, Sandoval has been heating up and hitting very well over the last several weeks. The end of the year is usually the best time of the year to hit in San Francisco. So, if Angel Pagan comes back strong and is getting on base a lot, Panda should have plenty of chances for good numbers.

 

Like Rosales, Drew Hutchison deserves some mention. He threw a complete gem for the Blue Jays but like Rosales, helped essentially no fantasy fantasy players. That alone is not enough to keep you out of the next fantasy baseball stats recap  but when guys who have high ownership rates have great games, it’s a tiebreaker.

 

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