We have seen young stars explode like fireworks across Major League Baseball this first half of the 2017 season. July 4th was no exception as we see the trends continue with guys like Aaron Judge and Andrew Benintendi. Don’t be afraid to pay top dollar salary as we’ve seen these guys flourish in the first half of the season.
The Bronx Bombers are as cold as ice but Aaron Judge remains boiling hot as the Yanks lone run off J.A. Happ yesterday came from none other than Judge. His 28th bomb came in the 4th inning off of a low-middle pitch which he pulled to left center. Judge’s display of unbelievable power this first half is nothing short of remarkable and he shows no signs of slowing down. With about a week and a half until the All Star break, Judge is not done and could easily have over 30 dings before the mid summer classic is played. Continue to plug Judge away into your daily fantasy lineups not only as a source of power, but hitting for contact consistently as well (.329 avg).
The Boston Red Sox are on fire, winning 8 of their last 10 games. Attempting to make distance between them and the Yanks in the East. The Sox are not only winning but doing it in style with a lot of help from their young star studded outfield. Yesterday on the 4th, the outfield kicked it into high gear once again and Andrew Benintendi went off. Going 5 for 5 with 6 rbi’s, the 22 year old had 2 ding dongs (11,12) that he blasted into the hot Texas night. His average rose to .288 on the year and we have seen Andrew produce time and time again when plugged into the Boston lineup. Although Farrell loves to put the young stud in the lineup regularly, he sometimes gets the night off against left handed pitchers in favor of the specialist Chris Young. Don’t be afraid to fire Benny into your lineups and pay top salary for constant fantasy points as he does it all and seems to always find a way on base (.361 OBP).
Stop Sleeping on Jimmy! Jimmy Nelson that is…..
We here at Guru HQ LOVE LOVE LOVE value guys, especially for our GPP tournament lineups. If you are plugging in a tournament lineup or want to get really bold for a cash lineup look no further if you think you found a reliable, consistent value pitcher. Milwaukee’s starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson showed again yesterday that he can be and will be an above average pitcher this season. With a month of June 2.88 ERA, Nelson is doing work and doing it consistently. Although it was against a struggling Baltimore Orioles lineup, Nelson looked great yielding 0 runs over 7 innings pitched with 8 punch outs. In his prior start June 29th against Cincinnati, he yielded 2 runs over 7 innings but was dominant looking while striking out 11 Reds. Nelson is an impressive 7-4 this year with a 3.20 ERA overall and 112 K’s in 104 innings pitched. Jimmy will close out his strong first half with a start against the struggling Yankees on Sunday.
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