Matt Holliday: Hot/Value Fantasy Baseball Pick
Every year it seems, Matt Holliday turns in another solid season of production. People have pointed to his age and an inevitable decline, but up until this point age has been just a number. At 35 years-old Holiday remains one of the most productive offensive powers in the league. During a time when home runs and run producers are suffering, Holliday is thriving. His levels of consistency in areas of OBP, batting AVG, doubles, home runs and RBI are virtually unmatched. He can even steal a few bases. Since first entering the league in 2004 Matt Holliday has been turning in solid season after solid season, and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to do so.
At this stage of his career Holliday’s production is probably a bit underrated. People always want the new “shiny” toy, even while the old one was just as good if not better. Don’t let that be the case for you. Thus far into the season, Matt is quietly leading the league in OBP. He’s been a bit more selective in his approach and the numbers show it. Currently he’s batting at a .383 clip and his OBP is .500. No, that’s not a typo; after almost 20 games his on-base percentage is actually 500.
Don’t let the monotony of this man’s consistency fool you. Holliday is a spectacularly consistent stud. He’s virtually a lock for 20+ home runs, 90+ RBIs 35+ doubles and a great OBP and AVG. What’s not to love? Overall, Holliday is on pace to have another one of his classically productive years. Nothing new here, but that’s just it. If you play in daily leagues or are looking for a value pick up, you can capitalize on the flaws in other drafter’s strategies. You could get a veteran producer set to have 20 home runs 90+ RBIs, stellar OBP and AVG numbers for a relatively low price.
Landin Murphy covers fantasy sports for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitnesshttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/matt-holliday-hotvalue-fantasy-baseball-pick/AnalysisBaseballBaseball RankingsFantasyFantasy Studs/DudsMLB#MLB,#waiverwire,Fantasy baseball,St. Louis CardinalsEvery year it seems, Matt Holliday turns in another solid season of production. People have pointed to his age and an inevitable decline, but up until this point age has been just a number. At 35 years-old Holiday remains one of the most productive offensive powers in the league....Landin MurphyLandin Murphylandostar1248@gmail.comEditorLandin “Shredder” Murphy has been athletic since early age, quickly developing a propensity for both baseball and swimming. One of Landin’s fondest memories was his youth baseball team narrowly missing out on the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series Final. Unfortunately, during high school Landin was forced to forget his originally preferred sports as a freak basketball injury nearly ended his life. All prospects for Division I sports scholarships evaporated. Despite this set back, Landin focused his energies in new modes, becoming an All-State musician, avid sports journalist and by "Bodybuilding" to stimulate and heal his body. In an effort to assist others, Landin is currently pursuing Pre-Medical, Dosimetry and Sports Medicine degrees.MyFantasySportsTalk