Alfonso Soriano Cubs 2012 240x300 Daily Fantasy Baseball must starts: Thursday September 6thWith a light day on the MLB schedule, you need to be creative to separate yourself from the other owners.

Value plays:

Jason Giambi – He doesn’t receive regular playing time and has only homered once this year, but on a day with only 5 games, the Giambino is worth a flier. He faces Tim Hudson, a pitcher he has a .391 batting average and a .870 slugging percentage against. He has more RBI than hits and just as many HR’s as strikeouts, trends that are impossible to ignore. On shallow days like this, everyone has the same set of stars, making the sleeper options the determining factor in daily fantasy baseball games.

Alfonso Soriano – It is rare that a member of the lowly Cubs can help your fantasy baseball team, but tonight is one of those occasions. Chicago faces Jordan Zimmerman tonight, a pitcher who has struggled mightily of late (27 base runners, 15 earned runs, and 4 home runs in his last 13.2 innings pitched). Soriano has knocked in 8 runs in his 11 at bats against the Nats righty, a ratio I’ll gladly take. Soraino’s aggressive nature can be maddening for his fantasy owners, but against a pitcher like Zimmerman who is often around the strike zone, it figures to increase his potential. Read more…