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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: July 2, 2014

Afternoon Baseball!  Games get underway today, starting at 12:37pm featuring the Brewers vs the Jays!


Today's picks are brought to you by Brads.Got.Moxy.  Follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy


Safe SP

Johnny Cueto ($10,400): Anytime you get the chance to pair a top flight ace against the worst hitting team in the majors, while playing in a great pitching park – you take it.  I'm all in on Cueto today despite the heavy price tag.

Potential Value SP

Jake Odorizzi ($6,900): Jake has elite K numbers (97 in 83 IP so far), and has allowed 2 or less ER's in each of his last four starts.  Sure the Yankees are not an ideal matchup on paper for anyone – but the bright side is he is facing Vidal Nuno today, and as such – I like his chances as a value SP for today to pick up the 4 points for a win.


Safe Bats

Ryan Braun ($5,000): Braun has been swinging it in his last seven games, posting 11 hits, 6 runs, 8RBI and chipping in with a dinger and a stolen base.  He faces Happ from Toronto today and has historically hit him well (7-23, 2 HR) in his career.

Jose Altuve ($4,700): The price tag seems high for Altuve – but while he is on the roll he is on, I am more than happy to pay the price.  Especially when today's opposing pitcher is Chris Young.

Kyle Seager ($3,800): Seager has been one of baseball's best players over the last 6 weeks and has posted more than 4 points in four of his last ten contests.  He faces Brad Peacock today and I expect him to have a good day for the Mariners.

Potential Value Bats

James Jones ($2,900): Back to back monster days for Jones make him appealing to me today (7-11, 5R, 2RBI, 3 SB so far vs Houston in this series).  Facing Brad Peacock, I expect him to be able to get on base and continue to produce.

Mookie Betts ($2,200): There is some question about the weather for tonight's game, but even though he hasn't hit so far since getting the call – facing a lefty like Travis Wood could be just what the doctor ordered.  For a basement bargain price of $2,200 – I am thrilled to take a shot on Betts if I am cash strapped from other larger investments in today's lineup(s).

 

 

About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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