Fantasy Baseball Daily Hitting Recap: 7/1/24

Breaking down notable hitting performances from yesterday's games.

Barrels of Doyle

Brenton Doyle (COL): 3-4, 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB, SB.

There wasn’t much to pay attention to on Monday with only three games on the slate, but Brenton Doyle stole the show with a line of 3-4, 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB, SB in Monday’s extra-inning victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Doyle got the scoring started for the Rockies with a towering 445-foot shot in the second inning before coming in clutch to tie the game at 7 with his second homer of the night in the eighth.

This is a Rockies hitter, so I’m sure you know the first thing we need to check–how are Doyle’s home and away splits? Well, they’re about exactly as you’d expect. Doyle has a superb .925 OPS in Coors Field and a paltry .561 mark on the road. This means that Doyle, like many Rockies, can be confidently streamed during matchups at home, but you should consider other options if Colorado is on the road all week.

Perhaps the only thing the elevation doesn’t affect is Doyle’s speed, as his 20 stolen bags are top ten in the league and split nearly evenly in home and away contests. If you need help in that category in a pinch, Doyle can come through at any time.


Let’s see how the other hitters did Monday

William Contreras (MIL): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI.

William Contreras was arguably the league’s best catcher through the first two months of the season before stumbling to a .535 OPS in June. A trip to Coors Field might be just what the doctor ordered to get things back on track, as Contreras hit his first home run since June 14th in the first game of the series. Contreras is still easily a top-five catcher despite a rough month and should remain in your lineups with confidence.


J.D. Martinez (NYM): 1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, 2 BB.

The three-run blast in the tenth inning was the tenth of the season for J.D. Martinez and lifted the Mets to a 9-7 win over the Nationals in extra innings. Martinez is a good play for ratios, RBI, and home runs and is still available in nearly 80% of ESPN leagues, so go snag him if he’s still on your waiver wire. The only knock against him is that he’s only available as a DH, but he’s worth finding a way to fit into your lineup.


Yordan Alvarez (HOU): 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB.

Yordan Alvarez has quietly heated up in a big way over the past month after posting an 1.139 OPS in June and hitting another home run to begin July. As Alvarez has gotten hot, so have the Astros, who sit at 43-41 and just three games behind the Mariners for the division lead. If you managed to buy low on Alvarez during a relatively quiet start to the season, congratulations–he’s the type of player that can win you your league.


Ernie Clement (TOR): 2-4, HR, R, RBI.

Ernie Clement provided the only offense of the day for the Toronto Blue Jays with a solo shot in the ninth. You’d expect a stronger performance from Toronto on Canada Day. Clement may get some additional playing time if Isiah Kiner-Falefa is out for a longer stretch of time, but he doesn’t profile as a very exciting hitter and there are likely better options somewhere on your wire.


Harrison Bader (NYM): 2-4, 2 R, 2 SB.

Harrison Bader is quietly having a solid season in the strong side of a platoon for the New York Mets. Bader’s two steals on Monday brought his season total to 13, showing he can still contribute in that category. If Brandon Nimmo misses additional time after a fall in his hotel room, Bader could get some more regular playing time, but he could still be a decent play for now in leagues needing four or five outfielders.


James Wood (WSN): 1-4, BB.

We’ll wrap things up by giving props to James Wood for earning his first career hit in his first major league at-bat. Wood also drew a walk later in the game but otherwise didn’t record any counting stats. If Wood is somehow available in your league, make sure you grab him–the upside is immense and he’s an incredibly fun player to watch.

Christian Otteman

Christian Otteman is a hopelessly optimistic Cubs fan living in Milwaukee just looking to share his love of this beautiful game with others. He is especially a fan of the wild and weird things that only a game like baseball can produce. While he's not watching baseball, Christian is playing golf, hosting trivia, and working on his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Marquette University.

One response to “Fantasy Baseball Daily Hitting Recap: 7/1/24”

  1. Babbo B says:

    As a right-handed hitter, Bader is not on the strong side of a platoon. He is the Mets’ regular CF, starting 20 of 26 games since June 1. The six he sat all were against RHP.

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