Every team in the league will take to the diamond on Tuesday night making the possibilities for roster additions. One of the tricks to winning daily fantasy MLB tournaments is to go against the grain and look for players in excellent spots that could post fantasy outputs equal to or better than some of the more well-known higher priced players.
You also want to stay away from high priced players when the situation calls for it. Value is the name of the game, and here’s a look at some players that fit the bill for tonight’s slate.
If ever you prayed for an injury to a star player not to heal, it would be the calf tear Lance Berkman is currently suffering from right now. With him out, lefty Matt Carpenter has taken full advantage of his absence going 8-for-16 with a HR, two triples, a double, and seven RBI. Fifty+ percent cheaper than some of the highest priced first basemen, he’s 1-for-3 in his career against Cueto whose been ripped to the tune of a .292 BAA vs. lefties as opposed to a .150 BAA vs. righties to date. If he starts, Carp II is a fantastic value play at the 3B slot!
The Cleveland Indians just racked up 40 hits and 32 runs in their three-game sweep of the Royals in Kansas City, and now head to Safeco to battle the Mariners. Shelley Duncan played a large role in the enormous offensive output with three hits (1 HR) in eight at-bats with four RBI and five walks. The righty is batting .320 for the year and has been a major contributor to the Tribe’s 6.50 run per game output (#1). Millwood was great in his season debut, but we don’t expect the 37-year old’s stuff to silence Cleveland’s hot bats in this one!
“Not Worth The Price Tag”
The trio of Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Alex Rodriguez will cost you a pretty penny to add to your daily fantasy baseball roster on Tuesday night, but before you blindly add those Bronx Bombers, choke on these numbers. In their careers against lefty Francisco Liriano, “Tex” is 3-for-20 (.150) with 10 strikeouts, Granderson is 4-for-25 with 13 Ks, and “A-Rod” is 1-for-11with 5 Ks. Collectively, the trio is batting .143 against the Twinkies southpaw, and those are hardly numbers worth backing at top dollar prices – buyer beware!