Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera – Sounds obvious, but taming these Tigers isn’t going to happen tonight. In fact, I’m setting the over/under for combined total bases against Ubaldo Jimenez at 8.5 for Detroit’s dynamic duo. Both players are batting over .310 against the Indians starter with one quarter of those hits going for extra bases. Cleveland may elect to avoid the sluggers, but the walks will lead to runs, as the entire Tiger lineup hits Jimenez well. Fielder boasts a batting average nearly 100 points higher against righties as opposed to lefties, making him the better of the two players if you’re forced to chose.
Melky Cabrera and Aubrey Huff – It is quite difficult to get excited about the San Francisco Giants in daily fantasy baseball games that don’t include pitching, but you’re in luck. They get to square off against Shawn Marcum, a typically strong Brewer pitcher who just can’t solve the Giants weak offense. Cabrera (.375) has knocked around Marcum for 6 singles in 16 at bats, about as good as it gets for a sub .280 career hitter. Huff (.412) has provided more fantasy baseball value against Marcum, tallying 3 doubles and a solo HR in 17 career at bats. He’s also drawn 3 walks, indicating that he sees the ball very well out of the hand of the Brewers starter.
Every Arizona Diamondback – There are trends and then there are matchups that cannot be passed up. Arizona rosters 6 players batting at least .353 against Aaron Harang and non of them are the most expensive player in salary cap fantasy baseball games (Geoff Blum, Paul Goldschmidt, John McDonald, Miguel Montaro, Lyle Overbay, and Chris Young). Montaro leads the charge with a hit in every other at bat while half of Young’s hits have left the park. Goldschmidt doesn’t have much of a history, but he does own a 1.200 SLG. This is easy pickings for savvy fantasy baseball owners, make sure to take advantage.