Daily Fantasy Baseball must starts: Monday September 24th

Aramis RamirezA very slow day in the majors leaves you with a few mid level players who could be among the top performers tonight.

Value plays:

Billy Butler – Justin Verlander has struggled this season (4.76 ERA) against the Royals this season, and Butler is the most likely Royal to experience a productive day against the Tigers ace. Butler has a career .367 batting average against the elite righty, having 33% of his hits go for extra bases. The Royals as a team are batting .251 against Verlander, a number that isn’t impressive unless you consider that the MLB is batting .217 against Verlander this season. Kansas City is a good bet to at least score against the Tigers tonight, and with Butler accounting for 40% of their RBI and 50% of their HR’s, he is a good play in daily fantasy baseball games tonight despite the tough matchup

Aramis Ramirez – The Brewers are getting hot at the right time, and that doesn’t only apply for the NL wild card race. Milwaukee’s late season surge has provided plenty of value for their loyal fantasy baseball owners, and tonight should be no different for ARam. Look past Jordan Zimmerman’s sub 3 ERA and you’ll see that Ramirez holds a .462 batting average and a .923 slugging percentage. He has accounted for 57% of the Brewers extra base hits against the Nats “ace”, and with the BrewCrew clicking on all cylinders right now, the veteran third basemen is worth your while tonight. Read more…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Must Starts: Monday September 10th

Daily Fantasy Baseball Must StartsPlayoffs? We’re talkin’ about playoffs? Well, the public may be discussing the final slots to the postseason, but the fantasy community should be more focused on these three value plays that are currently on the outside looking in.

Value plays:

Detroit Tigers – Jose Quintana has never faced any member of the Tigers, especially not in the beginning of a monumental series in mid September. The 23 year old lefty has held his spot in the rotation with the occasional solid start, but the wheels have begun to fall off of late. In his last two starts (at Baltimore and home against the Twins) Quintana has surrendered 12 hits and 12 earned runs in only 5 innings of action. No disrespect to Adam Jones, but neither of those lineups compare to the talent that Detroit possess. The White Sox have held off the Tigers to this point, but I expect the big moment to get the better of Quintana, and the Tigers offense to flourish.

Aramis Ramirez – The Brewers rarely face Mike Minor, but ARam has made the most of those rare occasions. He is batting .500 against the Braves lefty with a sparkling .833 slugging percentage. Ryan Braun is an elite hitter and seems destined to figure out Minor (0/5 in his career) sooner rather than later, providing a dynamic one two punch in the middle of a solid lineup. Minor’s road ERA is 2.12 runs higher than his number at home, and opponents are batting 53 points higher against him away from Atlanta. If the Brewers are going to make a last second push for the wild card, now is the time, as the offense (led by Ramirez) figures to give them a good chance to win tonight. Read more…