June 8 DailyJoust MLB Top Value Picks
- Updated: June 8, 2012
Howdy folks and welcome to yet another edition of top value picks with your host, Fotes of DailyFantasySports.org. Yesterdays games were really exciting and I know that after our value pick Jed Lowrie went yard off of Lance Lynn in the first inning most people were crushed. Luckily for those people Lynn still managed to rack up a bunch of points but it didn’t help the DFS.org folks any. Regardless our value picks performed alright but today we plan on having them perform even better.
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Onto the top value picks for June 8, 2012.
C – Russell Martin – New York Yankees – $66,000
Martin is playing the best baseball he’s played in a long while right now and its time to jump on this horse if you haven’t already. He has hit safely in 7 of his last 10, two of which were games in which he only received 2 at bats. He’s also managed to hit 2 moon shots, drive in 7 runs and score 3 more as the back stop for the Yankees. In terms of BvP he is 2-9 against Johan Santana so that stat certainly doesn’t blow you out of the water but its not so horrid that you scratch him from your list. You shouldn’t have any problem rostering Martin tonight unless you plan on going top tier with a guy like Joe Mauer.
1B – Bryan LaHair – Chicago Cubs – $72,000
Matthew Berry of ESPN fame might not believe that LaHair is a fantasy baseball force but I certainly do and he’s got the stats to back it up. Over the course of his last 10 games he’s managed 11 hits, 2 HR’s, 4 RBI’s, 7 runs scored, and 2B’s. His downside is the fact that he manages to strike out quite a bit but hey, you’ve got to take the good with the bad sometimes. On the road against righties he’s hitting a combined .300+ and makes for a perfectly good value pick tonight in all formats.
2B – Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox – $81,000
At this point I am no longer putting Pedroia on this list because of his recent performance but rather for his expected output and his current price. As one of the top hitting second basemen in baseball Pedroia is severely undervalued right now as he just recently returned from an injury stint. He hasn’t gotten a hit in any of his last 3 games but he’s still managed 2 RBI’s and 2 BB’s in total which means that even when he’s not really producing, he’s producing. He’s not my top pick for 2B tonight and I won’t deploy him but he will be there if you need him.
3B – Ryan Roberts – Arizona Diamondbacks – $55,000
This pick is based solely on price and has little to do with the ability of Ryan Roberts. Last year I was a big fan of Roberts because of he was a multi talented player with the ability to hit for both average and power as well as steal bases. This year however things haven’t quite been going his way and he’s currently hitting just .233 on the season with 3 bombs. Their is a small bit of silver lining however, he has managed 5 hits over his last three contests and could be en route to a mini streak if you will. I wouldn’t risk my life on it but if you’re a gambling man (or woman) I think you should give Ryan a shot.
SS – Omar Quintanilla – New York Mets – $59,000
Quintanilla would not be my first choice for short stop tonight but given his price and the relative lack of value picks at this position he’s getting my vote. The 30 year old Cuba native has only played 9 games this season but has managed 8 hits for a .308 season batting average. He is currently struggling with a finger industry that is undoubtedly affecting his ability at the plate but I still think their is enough there to warrant a selection if you have no other short stop option tonight.
OF – Justin Upton – Arizona Diamondbacks – $68,000
Upton will be tonights picture boy and for the first time ever its not based on statistics but rather on pure gut feel. Upton hasn’t played since June 4th because of a coaches decision and he’ll undoubtedly be looking to make a statement now that he is back in the lineup. For me I can’t think of a better team to make a statement against than the Oakland A’s in your own building. Lastly, and I’m going to touch on this in another article as well, with the temperature rising in the Arizona desert we’ll start to see more and more balls fly high and far.
Thats all for today folks, best of luck and don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions comment or concerns.