by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.
With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:
Carlos Beltran – New York Yankees – Outfielder
While many had written him off after a slow start, Beltran has awoken in recent days. He entered yesterday on a five-game hitting streak (7-18 with 2 HR, 6 RBI and 3 R). He also has actually done a good job against right-handed pitching all season:
- vs. RHP – .263/.294/.438
- vs. LHP – .103/.188/.207
Throw in the matchup with Erasmo Ramirez, owner of an 8.38 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, and there’s a lot to like.
Fantasy Score Price – $3,300
Shin-Soo Choo – Texas Rangers – Outfielder
He’s cemented his role atop the Indians’ lineup, which certainly helps his overall outlook, and he’s been smoking hot of late. He posted his fourth straight multi-hit game yesterday, as well as homering for the second consecutive game. How about facing Jeremy Guthrie, who he’s hit 2 HR against in his career (including in 2014), who has a 5.70 ERA on the season and has allowed fewer than 4 R just twice in six starts?
Fantasy Score Price – $3,100
John Mayberry Jr. – New York Mets – First Baseman
He was brought in to hit left-handed pitching so you know he’s going to be in the lineup. While he’s struggled this season so has Travis Wood (10 ER over 9.0 IP in his past two starts). Considering the price tag, all it’s going to take is a hit for him to pay dividends (as well as allowing you to fill the rest of your roster with stars).
Fantasy Score Price – $1,900
Sources – Fantasy Score, MLB.com