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Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants – 4/16/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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A four game weekend series from the NL West will begin on Thursday April 16th as the San Francisco Giants will be hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game 1 of this series gets started from San Francisco at 10:15PM Eastern Time on MLB Network.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have begun this seven game road trip with a 1-2 record as they lose two of three to San Diego. They are held to just three runs total over their past two games resulting in losses. The team is 4-5 and has won just one series by winning two of three games last weekend against the LA Dodgers.

San Francisco saw some significant power leave over the offseason in free agency. The Giants are off to a 3-7 start and has lost six straight games after the Colorado Rockies swept them at home. San Francisco scored just three runs total over the three games against the Rockies. The Giants are 27th and fourth worst in MLB as they push across just 2.6 runs per game.

Arizona Diamondbacks Center Fielder: Ender Inciarte is off to a great start for the Diamondbacks as he is hitting .406 on the year. He is coming off a two hit game in the Diamondbacks loss at San Diego on Wednesday. Inciarte has a hit in all but one game he has started on the year.

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B: Paul Goldschmidt missed much of last season with an injury. He is healthy now and in 2015 is batting .344 and have three home runs and nine RBI’s. Goldschmidt had a hit in seven of his past eight games.

Arizona Diamondbacks Right Fielder: Power hitter Mark Trumbo is batting .281 on this year and has yet to go yard this year. He has a hit in five straight games. Trumbo is 6-16 over his past four games but his only extra base hit was a double.

Arizona Diamondbacks Catcher: Tuffy Gosewisch was given the day off on Wednesday. He is hitting just .200 with one RBI and no extra base hits on the year.

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B: Chris Owings is off to a poor start. He was given a day off on Wednesday. Owings is hitting just .087 on the year with two RBI’s and only one extra base hit.

Arizona Diamondbacks P: Archie Bradley the 22 year old rookie in his first career start allowed one hit and no runs pitching six innings in a victory against the LA Dodgers. In the minor leagues in 2014 Bradley was hitting 95 MPH on the speed gun.

San Francisco Giants CF: Angel Pagan struggled with injuries the past few seasons. He went under the knife a season ago as he went through back surgery. The 33 year old sparked the Giants lineup in 2014. He is off to a good start in 2015 as he is hitting .378 on the season. Pagan is 6 of 8 over his past two games.

San Francisco Giants RF: Nori Aoki was acquired from the Kansas City Royals a season ago Aoki was very good glove man in right field. He is hitting .375 on the year. His nine game win streak was snapped on Wednesday as he goes 0 for 3 in the home loss to Colorado.

San Francisco Giants LF: Gregor Blanco has strung together a four game hit streak. He has moved his average from .167 to .241 after hitting a triple in one at bat against Colorado on Wednesday. Blanco has four extra base hits from his seven hits this season.

San Francisco Giants Catcher: Buster Posey is hitting .219 on the year as he is slow out of the gates. Of his seven hits this year two were homers and Posey has two homers with six walks. Posey is just 1 of 15 slump right now.

San Francisco Giants 2B: A slow beginning for Giants second basemen Joe Panik. He is hitting just .176 on the year with eight strike outs in his 34 at bats. Panick in the three games against the Rockies went 0 for 11.

San Francisco Giants SS: The second part of the double play combination in Brandon Crawford is struggling as well. He is hitting just .156 on the year. After beginning the year 5 for 13 Crawford is 0 for his last 20 at bats.

San Francisco Giants Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner in his last start that faced a newly built Padres right handed heavy lineup that has feasted on left handed pitching throughout their careers. Bumgarner lasted just three innings and allowed five earned runs and ten hits. In his first start of the year on April 6 at Arizona the Giants lefty allowed just one earned run over seven innings.

Mock Baseball Draft Picks for Cash Leagues

P: Madison Bumgarner (Giants)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks)
RF: Mark Trumbo (Diamondbacks)
CF: Angel Pagan (Giants)
C: Buster Posey (Giants)
LF: Gregor Blanco (Giants)

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