Daily Fantasy Baseball: Monday, May 7

We’ve got about a half slate of games tomorrow, so let’s dive in and see who’s out there for you to take down your daily fantasy leagues.

Brandon Crawford – The Giants shortstop has a lot of success against young Phillies righty Zach Eflin. In nine plate appearances, Crawford is 4 for 8 with two homers and a walk.  Eflin has not gotten Crawford on strikes, so it’s a good bet Crawford will at least put the ball in play and maybe earn you a couple of hits.  A 25% homer rate isn’t bad either.

Adrian Gonzalez –  This is the money play of the day, assuming the Mets start him.  Against Homer Bailey, Agon is 11 for 25 with six homers.  That’s a .440 batting average and an OPS of 1.702.  If you’re looking for a bargain play so you can spend money on a more prolific bat, think about Gonzalez.

Bryce Harper – Harper is always a good play, but if you’ve saved money with Gonzalez and want to cash in, consider Harper.  His sample size isn’t that great against Tyson Ross, only 8 plate appearances, but it’s clear he sees the ball well against him.  He’s drawn three walks and is 3 for 5 otherwise, including one homer.  With an OPS of 1.950, you can spend that money on the big guy with confidence.

Stephen Strasburg – On the other side of the field in the Nats-Pads match-up, you have fireballer Stephen Strasburg.  Outside of Chase Headley, San Diego has a lot of low averages against him.  Over all, all players on San Diego are batting .206 career against Strasburg, and not a single homer on the entire team.  Strasburg fanned 11 in his last outing against the Pirates, so chances are he may dominate again on Monday.

Comments or other fantasy related questions? Email me at steve@theleadoffbatter.com, or check us out on twitter @leadoff_batter.

photo credit: Pablo Martinez / AP
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