Summary Judgment: Fantasy Baseball Recap for June 2, 2013

Here is the daily fantasy baseball recap for Sunday, June 2, 2013.

1. Matt Harvey is human.  After dominating the Yankees in his previous start and avoiding his first loss of the season thanks to some 9th inning heroics against the legendary Mariano Rivera, one would have salivated at the thought of Harvey pitching against the hapless Marlins.  And of course, one would have been wrong.  Harvey had his shortest outing of the year lasting only five innings and allowing four runs on ten hits.  He actually left the game with the lead so he does remain unbeaten.  Despite this bump in the road, Harvey is still the real deal and this is likely just an aberration.  He was probably victimized by the Marlins being such a young and inexperienced team who went to the plate hacking and would not allow Harvey to masterfully set them up as he has customarily done to opposing batters all season.

2. Chris Davis is the first to 20 homeruns.  After having an historic first week of the 2013 MLB season, Orioles outfielder Chris Davis has not taken his foot off the accelerator since.  On Sunday, he became the first player to reach 20 homeruns this season.  He also has 52 RBI and a batting average of .357 to go along with that.  He is right there with Miguel Cabrera in pursuit of the Triple Crown.  While Davis is unlikely to maintain a batting average at this level, his power and run production cannot be doubted anymore.

3. Rookie Blue.  No, this is not a reference to that cop show on ABC.  Rather, this is in reference to the Dodgers officially calling up top prospect Yasiel Puig for Monday after Carl Crawford went down with an injury.  Puig has been tearing it up in the minors but will probably be a little raw and overmatched when he faces big league pitching.  That being said, he is well worth a waiver wire pick up in your fantasy baseball league.  He will get a good amount of playing time and has five-category potential.

4. Patrick Corbin is the anti-Hamels.  A couple days ago we discussed the struggles of Cole Hamels and his 1-9 record.  On the other end of the spectrum is Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin who became the league’s first nine-game winner on Sunday.  Corbin, 9-0, has emerged as a legitimate fantasy pitcher despite not having overwhelming numbers.  In his recent victory, he allowed four runs in six inngings which propelled his ERA over 2.00.  Despite his complete game shutout a couple starts ago, Corbin does not strike out a lot of batters as evidenced by his total of 61 for the season.  He is certainly a sell-high candidate and at 9-0 it is unlikely you will be able to get more for him that right now.  Find someone in your league in desperate need of pitching and make the deal.

5. You’ll Ryu the fact that Hyun-Jin was scratched.  Another Dodgers rookie who has made a big impact in both real and fantasy baseball is Korean southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu.  Ryu has been spectacular this season and had a complete game shutout in his last start earlier this week.  However, in that game he was hit by a ball but still managed to finish the game.  Over the course of the week, pain persisted despite x-rays coming back negative.  As a result, Ryu was scratched from his start on Sunday against the Rockies.  It isn’t know yet whether Ryu’s turn in the rotation will be skipped altogether or whether he can return quickly.  If you have him on your fantasy team, closely monitor his status because he has become a must-start option.

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