Arizona Diamondbacks versus LA Dodgers MLB Best Fantasy Picks 9-23-2015
Two NL West division clubs will meet from Major League Baseball action for Wednesday night as the LA Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks. MLB fantasy draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 10:30PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their roster picks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are a much improved team from the past few seasons. They won the first two games of this series and carry a record of 73-78 on the year. They have won two straight and four of five games on this road trip. Arizona is a good hitting team ranking sixth in baseball in runs scored (4.50 per game) and is fifth best in team batting average (.266). They are near the middle of the league at 17th in in Team ERA (4.01). The pitching has shown some improvement from previous seasons.
The LA Dodgers were looking pretty good with a sizable lead in the NL West division. But a recent slump has seen the club lose four straight and they hold a six game lead over the San Francisco Giants with just 12 games remaining. LA still has four games remaining against the San Francisco Giants next week so things can get quite interesting for the Dodgers if they can’t shake out of this slump. There are two games at home to Arizona and three on the road at Colorado before they make the trip to San Francisco for the four game series. LA pitching has allowed eight runs in each of the past two games against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have been carried by their pitching as the club is third best in both Team ERA (3.43) and WHIP (1.19). Their starting staff ranks fourth best in quality starts (90). Offensively LA ranks in the lower third of the league in runs scored per game (4.10) and team batting average (.251). They do live by the long ball with 176 homers on the year which is good for sixth best in baseball.
Arizona Diamondbacks CF:
The centerfielder leads the D’Backs everyday hitters with a .321 batting average with 18 homers and 70 RBIs. He had a two hit game with a homer and RBI in the win against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Pollock has multiple hits in five of his past six games as he is red hot over his past seven days with a .480 batting average.
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B:
The slugger leads the club in homers with 30 on the year and he has driven in 102 RBIs. On Tuesday Goldschmidt had two hits with a homer and RBI. He is batting .318 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks LF:
The 28 year old has hits in nine of his past ten games. Peralta has multiple hits in three of his past four games. On the season Peralta has a batting average of .313 with 16 homers and 76 RBIs.
Arizona Diamondbacks P:
In 25 starts this year Anderson is 6-6 with an ERA of 4.52 and WHIP of 1.33. He looks to rebound after a loss on September 8th at home to San Francisco where he allowed five earned runs and five hits in two innings of work.
LA Dodgers 1B:
Adrian Gonzalez after a hot start to the season has seen his average drop to .279 with 28 homers and 87 RBIs. He is hitting .246 for the month of September.
LA Dodgers RF:
The LA outfielder is hitting .294 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs. He has hits in two straight games.
LA Dodgers SS:
The 21 year old shortstop has a batting average of .359 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his short time with the big club.
LA Dodgers P:
The LA right hander has started 30 times in 2015 and is 18-3 with an ERA of 1.65 and WHIP of 0.85. He has won nine of his past ten starts. On September 18th Greinke allowed two earned runs and four hits over seven innings in a 6-2 home victory to Pittsburgh.
MLB One Day League Fantasy Picks
P: Zach Greinke (Dodgers)
SS: Corey Seager (Dodgers)
RF: Andre Eitheir (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
CF: A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks)