Fire up the grill, put the beers on ice, and get your daily fantasy baseball lineups in early so you can enjoy the festivities! It’s July 4th and the weather’s starting to get unbearably hot, unless you’re a major league hitter of course. As the temperatures rise, so do the scores on Fantasy Feud and across the MLB.
The All-Star game is less than a week away, marking the mid-point of the season. It’s been an interesting first half of the season and I (reUPsports) have had my ups and downs in the baseball contests on Fantasy Feud. Luckily, I had a hot streak over the past two weeks and won a couple of the daily GPP contests. But enough about the past, daily fantasy baseball is all about the future. Each day is a new day, so let’s take a look at a few players I think will have a big second half and offer some value over the next few weeks on Fantasy Feud.
Anthony Rizzo (1B – Chicago Cubs): Theo believes in him, so I do too. It’s early and the sample size is extremely small, but it looks like Rizzo can hit major league pitching. He’s played in 7 games so far and has reached base safely in every game (he has a hit in 6 of his first 7 games). He also knocked in the go-ahead run 3 times in his first week with the Cubs, so he can hit under pressure. Rizzo will be underpriced for a couple weeks as his stats build up, so get him on your rosters!
Michael Morse (1B – Washington Nationals): The Nationals are in first place, they’re getting healthy, and Morse is starting to heat up. In 2011, Morse’s first full season in the majors, he hit 31 homeruns and had 95 RBIs in 522 at-bats. This year Morse started the year on the DL and got off to a slow start in the early part of June. He’s hit 2 homeruns in the past week and is surrounded by a young, talented offense so I’m expecting a big 2nd half for Morse. Get him cheap while you still can.
Desmond Jennings (CF – Tampa Bay Rays): Jennings is another player that was bit by the injury bug early in the 2012 season. He possesses a rare combination of power and speed that allowed the Rays to let go of Carl Crawford a couple years ago. Last year he hit 10 homeruns and stole 20 bases in 247 at-bats. If he can stay healthy I think he’ll match those numbers in the 2nd half of the 2012. He’s still relatively cheap, so get him on your team when he has a favorable matchup against the opposing pitcher!
An honorable mention goes out to my new favorite third basemen, Kevin Youkilis. I’m a big White Sox fan and was hoping Robin Ventura would suit up for the second half of the season, but it looks like he’ll stay in the dugout, so Youk will have to do.
Best of luck in your daily fantasy contests today and have a great July 4th!