Teixeira and Van Slyke Surprise With FPs

Yankees' SS Mark Teixeira

Yesterday’s top three fantasy performers probably didn’t turn out quite as you had expected, right? Was anyone expecting to see Mark Teixeira or Scott Van Slyke finish with as many fantasy points as they did?

Teixeira, shortstop on the Yankees, put up the most FPs of any player yesterday, totaling 31 during the Yankees 11-5 win over the Rays. He cost players on FantasyDraft just $7,600, a great price for a player who ended up posting a line of 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, and 2 1B on the day.

Scott Van Slyke, leftfielder for the Dodgers, racked up 28 FPs during L.A.’s 5-3 win over Miami, earning him the third overall spot in the list of top performers. Van Slyke posted a line of 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, and 1 1B during the win and ran FantasyDraft players just $6,800.

During the Orioles 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, it was Baltimore pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez who earned the most FPs on the day, coming up with 28.95 thanks to his line of 2 ER, 6 H, 7 IP, 9 K, 2 BB, and W. Jimenez was the number two player yesterday in terms of FPs.

In other action around the league, it was the Cubs who emerged victorious from a matchup with the Mets, 4-3. Washington smoked Arizona, 11-1, the Red Sox beat the A’s, 5-4, and the Brewers beat the White Sox, 10-7. Brewers’ centerfielder Carlos Gomez was a major contributor to the Milwaukee cause yesterday, posting 26 FPs with his line of 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, and 1 3B.

The Pirates handed the Phillies their 22nd loss of the season, winning the first game of a four-game series, 4-3. Pirates’ pitcher Gerrit Cole put up 22.35 FPs during the outing.

The Rangers cruised passed the Royals, 8-2, while the Braves beat out the Reds, 2-1. Braves’ pitcher Shelby Miller put 26.15 FPs on the board with his line of 1 ER, 1 HBP, 3 H, 7 IP, 8 K, and 2 BB during the win.

Position Player Salary Fantasy Points
1B Mark Teixeira $7,600 31 FPs
P Ubaldo Jimenez $12,000 28.95 FPs
LF Scott Van Slyke $6,800 28 FPs
P CC Sabathia $15,100 26.95 FPs
P Shelby Miller $16,100 26.15 FPs
P Max Scherzer $22,300 26.15 FPs
2B Logan Forsythe $5,400 26 FPs
CF Carlos Gomez $9,400 26 FPs

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