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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from September 1

With all due respect to Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon, who combined to no-hit the Braves for the Phillies, Labor Day belonged to the hitters, at least as far as fantasy baseball stats are concerned.

Two players on today’s countdown come from one team, but our top hitter probably won’t win another MVP this year, but he’s the fantasy baseball stats MVP for Labor Day.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats MVP

Miguel Cabrera — Detroit Tigers

Miguel Cabrera: September 1

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
4/54230

This one is sort of a sore spot for your’s truly. A certainly worldwide leader seemed to imply that Miggy would not play on Monday. My replacement — Lonnie Chisenhall — did fine, but wasn’t anywhere near as dominant as Mr. Cabrera. I shook my fist at the sky a few times on Monday, but oh well.

Obviously Cabrera is back and healthy from his injury. His numbers haven’t been terrible this year, but the power has been a little less than we’ve come to expect. I’m expecting a nice barrage to finish the season off.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Stats Honorable Mentions

1. Denard Span — Washington Nationals

Denard Span: September 1

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
2/52230

Span entered the day with two home runs in 2014. Then, at the traditionally pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium, he doubled that total in one game. You figure this stuff out.

Obviously you won’t get many more games like this from Span for the rest of the way, but he’s a solid three-category contributor. When you get games like this, it’s like finding fantasy baseball stats money.

 

2. Jayson Werth — Washington Nationals

Jayson Werth: September 1

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
1/21112

Look at those stats. If you didn’t watch the game, you might thing that I mixed Span and Werth’s stats up, but not the case.

While he hasn’t recorded more than one hit in a game this stretch, Span has now hit safely in six straight games and homered in three of the last four.

If you overlooked the injury risk and drafted Werth on draft day, you’re probably feeling pretty good about things right now. He’s been a nice across the board contributor for the Nationals and fantasy owners alike in 2014.

 

3. Joe Mauer — Minnesota Twins

Joe Mauer: September 1

H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
3/42040

Not a great year for Mauer but as he reminded us all today, he can still hit. It’s not often that a hitter makes this list without hitting a homer or stealing a base, but you usually don’t put up dominant stat lines without doing at least one of those things. Mauer didn’t have that problem today.

If Mauer’s healthy and getting at-bats for the final month of the year, just hope that he’s not on your rival’s team. Something tells me he’ll be a force.

 

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