Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 5/26/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Fantasy mock draft managers can look to the bail out game on Monday May 26th as the LA Dodgers will host the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their series. Follow your rosters at 10:10PM Eastern Time on ESPN from Dodgers Stadium.
In the opener of this series on Monday it was the Dodgers posting the 6-3 home victory behind scoring five runs combined in the latter innings. The Braves could not hold onto a 2-1 lead after six innings. The Dodgers power was on display as the team hit three home runs all in their four run eighth inning to lead the club into victory.
The Dodgers are second in the Major Leagues in homers this year with 60 hit in their 44 games on the year. At the quarter point of the year LA sits in first place in the NL West leading the division by three games in the loss column over the second place San Francisco Giants. LA has had major injury issues this year as rotation players Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford has missed significant time with injuries. The team has winning records with both sidelined. Starters Hyun Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy are out for the year.
The loss moved the Braves to 23-33 and trails the first place Washington Nationals by 4 games in the loss column. The Atlanta pitching has been rated in the bottom third of baseball in the ERA and WHIP department. They are a middle of the road hitting club.
Atlanta Braves RF: Nick Markakis enters play with a .301 batting average with no homers and 12 RBIs. He has drawn 23 walks so his on base percentage is .390. Unfortunately his power numbers have been lacking. His five game hit streak was broken on Monday.
Atlanta Braves 2B: Jace Peterson hits .265 for the club with hits in seven of nine games. Not much power in his bat with one homer and 18 RBIs with four extra base hits. He has just two extra base hits in ten games.
Atlanta Braves SS: Andrelton Simmons has seen his average dip 21 points in his past ten games. No multi-hit games in his past ten games. He has three homers and 18 RBIs season to date.
Atlanta Braves P: Julio Teheran gets the start for the Braves on Tuesday. He puts up much better numbers in his home stadium. In nine starts this year Teheran is 4-1 with an ERA of 3.91 and WHIP of 1.44. The hurler has surrendered nine homers in his nine starts. The right hander has allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez leads the club in batting at .344 on the year with 9 homers and 33 RBIs. After a hot April Gonzalez power numbers have come down with just one home run in the month of May. He had two hits in the win on Monday.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been a consistent hitter as he enters play on Tuesday with a .293 batting average with 4 homers and 17 RBIs. The power numbers are down as Kendrick has produced just one extra base hit in his past ten games.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson in his rookie campaign and first year as a starter for the club is batting .250 with 12 homers and 23 RBIs. He has drawn 33 walks so his on base percentage is .388. With 20 extra base hits on the year his slugging percentage is .556.
LA Dodgers RF: With Yasiel Puig hurt and on the DL it has been veteran Andre Ethier putting up some All Star numbers. Ethier is batting .313 with 6 homers and 17 RBIs. He had two hits in the win on Monday.
LA Dodgers P: Clayton Kershaw with some crooked numbers may not make the All Star Game. He is 2-3 in nine starts and has an ERA of 4.32 and WHIP of 1.23. He has allowed three earned runs or more in four straight games.
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P: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
CF: Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
C: A.J. Pierzynski (Braves)
RF: Andre Eithier (Dodgers)
2B: Jace Peterson (Braves)
Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels – 5/23/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball will air nationally from mock draft managers to track rosters as the Boston Red Sox host the LA Angels. The teams will play in Boston at 7:15PM Eastern Time on FOX TV.
It is a battle between two teams underperforming at the plate this year. The Angels bats exploded in Game 1 of this series as they had a nine run fifth inning on Friday as they team had pushed across 11 runs by the time the Red Sox hit in the bottom of the frame. Season to date the Angels are 29th and second last in MLB in runs scored at just 3.68 per game. They hit .232 as a team ranking 28th in the league. For an American League team with no hitting pitcher this is simply atrocious. Pitching wise the Angels starters have given the club 25 quality outings and have a collective 1.17 WHIP the they don’t get run support so the team sat at 21-20 as this series began on Friday.
Boston is 23rd in the league in runs scored at 3.83 per contest. They hit .233 as a club ranking 27th in baseball. The starting staff has not been good and the team ERA sits at 4.47 ranking 27th in Major League Baseball. Entering the series on Friday with the Angels the Red Sox has scored one run in losses in their final two games against the Texas Rangers with a bad pitching staff. Things are quiet at the plate when the everyday player with the highest batting average is Xander Bogaerts who hits .271.
LA Angels CF: Mike Trout leads the Angels everyday players with a .303 average with 11 homers and 23 RBIs. After his three hit game on Friday has a four game win streak with three of the games multi-hit.
LA Angels RF: Trout is the only .300 hitter in the Angels everyday lineup. Kole Calhoun is close with batting average of .295. He has four homers and 20 RBIs. Calhoun has hits in eight of ten games and had two hits in Friday’s game.
LA Angels SS: Erick Aybar has moved his batting average up 25 points the past ten games. He is hitting .269 with hits in nine of his past ten games. Five of the games were multi-hit games.
LA Angels 2B: Johnny Giavotella replaced Howie Kendrick in the Angels lineup as the veteran was traded to the Dodgers in the offseason. Giavotella is battling .254 with a homer and 15 RBIs. He is in a 0 for 9 slump entering Saturdays game.
LA Angels 1B: Albert Pujols is off to a slow start. He is batting .235 with 8 homers with 16 RBIs. Pujols is coming off a 2 for 6 games on Friday as he returned to the lineup on Friday after leaving Thursday’s game early with a wrist injury.
LA Angels Pitcher: C.J. Wilson is 2-2 in eight starts with an ERA of 3.06 and WHIP of 1.13. He isn’t allowing many baserunners this year and has cut down his walks on the year. Wilson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of six games.
Boston Red Sox 2B: Sadly a .280 batting average is the highest for any Red Sox everyday player. It’s Dustin Pedroia who leads the team in hitting. He has five homers and 16 RBIS on the year. He had a good Game 1 of this series on Friday with three hits in five at bats.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaerts is hitting .279 and has two homers and 13 RBIs. He enters play on a five game hit streak and has hits in seven of eight games.
Boston Red Sox 3B: Pablo Sandoval saw his average move down nearly 40 points to .268. He missed Friday’s game with a knee problem. Panda has 2 hits in his past 22 at bats. Brock Holt is seeing action and is hitting. 294.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is hitting .257 for the Red Sox with 10 homers and 22 RBIs. It has been a tough month of May for Hanley as he is batting just .213.
Boston Red Sox Pitcher: Steven Wright makes his second start of the year on Saturday. In three games Wright has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 4.02 and WHIP of 1.53.
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P: C.J. Wilson (Angels)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
3B: Brock Holt (Red Sox)
RF: Kole Calhoun (Angels)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers – 5/20/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The Boston Red Sox are home after a 10 game road trip and they opened a series on early this week to face the Texas Rangers. Fantasy Draft managers can tune to ESPN at 7PM Eastern Time on Wednesday May 20th from Boston to follow their rosters from Game 2 of this series.
The Red Sox returned home from a 5-5 west coast trip trailing the first place New York Yankees by 3 ½ games. Looking as their team starts things could be a lot worse. Boston has had a lack of offensive production this year landing near the bottom of the league in team batting average of .234 and with just 4 runs per game average trending in the bottom third in the league. Their pitching staff has the 28th worse ERA of the 30 teams from Major League Baseball. After beating Texas 4-3 on Tuesday the team moves just 1 game under .500 with a record of 19-20.
The Texas Rangers with the loss fell to 16-23 and occupy fourth place in the AL West division. Rangers have lost four of five games. They too trend in the bottom third of the league in many offensive and pitching categories. Just like in 2014 the team has had bad luck with injuries as four rotational starters are sitting on long term DL status. They included Matt Harrison, Nick Tepesch, Derek Holland and Yu Darvish. The team had high hopes for Martin Perez but he was lost in spring training to Tommy John surgery. They did acquire Josh Hamilton from the LA Angels and the outfielder is battling a shoulder injury and should be ready by later in the month.
Texas Rangers DH: Prince Fielder is in his right position as a DH because he is a liability on defense. The 31 year old leads the Rangers everyday players with a .348 batting average with five homers and 23 RBIs. For the month of May he is batting .358. He sat out most of 2014 with a neck injury.
Texas Rangers 3B: Adrian Beltre has been a solid glove at third base for 17 years in the Majors. In 2015 he is batting .258 with five home runs and 15 RBI’s which is 26 points below is career mark. He has pulled his averaged up 30 points from May 9th as he has hits in nine of his past ten game with five multi-hit games in that span.
Texas Rangers RF: Shin Soo Choo has moved his average up to .240 with 6 homers and 17 RBIs. Choo was hitting as poorly as .169 on May 9th. He has hits in nine of ten games with six multi-hit games in that span including three games where he hit safely three times.
Texas Rangers P: Phil Klein a second year man makes his first start of his career. Klein in six relief appearances this year has an ERA of 7.71 and WHIP of 1.50 in 4 2/3rd innings pitched. He has a career 3.80 ERA with WHIP of 1.18.
Boston Red Sox 2B: No everyday .300 hitter in this lineup. Dustin Pedroia leads the team with a .280 batting average with five homers and 15 RBIs. He has multi-hit games in four of his past seven games. With 20 walks on the year he has an on base percentage of .364.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is batting .276 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs. He left Tuesday’s game with a jammed left leg and is listed as day to day.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaaerts is carrying a .260 batting average with a homer and 12 RBIs. He has hits in four of five games but has just one extra base hit and RBI in his past ten games.
Boston Red Sox CF: Brock Holt a three year player is batting .307 with a homer and RBI. He has seen many starts the past ten games as the Red Sox hitters have been struggling.
Boston Red Sox P: Joe Kelly is coming off a good start on Thursday at Seattle where he gave up no earned runs and five hits in 6 1/3rd innings.
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P: Joe Kelly (Red Sox)
3B: Adrian Beltre (Rangers)
RF: Shin Soo Choo (Rangers)
CF: Brock Holt (Red Sox)
DH: Prince Fielder (Rangers)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
Detroit Tigers vs St-Louis Cardinals – 5/17/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Interleague action is on the schedule for fantasy draft managers to select rosters from Sunday Night Baseball for May 17th. The St Louis Cardinals will host the Detroit Tigers where MLB One Day League owners can follow live on ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time.
So far Detroit has won the first two games of this series. They put up some runs in Game 1 coming away with a 10-4 victory. In Game 2 on Saturday a late ninth inning run made the difference for the Tigers as they earned a 4-3 road win. The victories put the Tigers in a flat footed tie with the Kansas City Royals atop the AL Central standings at 23-14 season to date. St Louis slips to 24-13 and holds a three game lead over the surging Chicago Cubs.
The Tigers are a strong offensive team ranking second in Major League Baseball in team batting with an average of .283 season to date. Pitching wise their staff pitches too contact ranking 28th in the league in strikeouts.
Despite the recent losses the Cardinals still hold the best record in the Majors. They have really cleaned up in the division as the team sits 17-7 against the NL Central this year. Their pitching staff has been a bit roughed up this weekend against the Tigers bats but they still hold the overall Team ERA best 2.92 on the season. And that’s with their ace Adam Wainwright shut down for the entire season after following an Achilles injury while hitting at the end of April.
Detroit Tigers SS: Jose Iglesias leads the everyday players in hitting with a .350 batting average. He enters Sunday Night Baseball with hits in seven straight games. He has just 1 home run and 6 RBI’s on the campaign.
Detroit Tigers 1B: Miguel Cabrera is putting up some impressive numbers once against this year. He is batting .33 and has 10 home runs and 29 RBI’s on the campaign. He has had three hits in two of his past three games.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler has raised his average 24 points the past ten games as he is hitting .311 on the year after getting three hits on Saturday. Kinsler has multiple hit games in five of his past nine games.
Detroit Tigers LF: Yoenis Cespedes has had a great series against St Louis. Cespedes has put together back to back three hit games as he is 6 of 10 against the Cardinals to help break a slump for the month of May. He had five homers and 23 RBI’s on the year.
Detroit Tigers RF: J.D. Martinez with three multiple hit games in three of his past four games he has moved his batting average up to .252 on the year. He hits for power with 8 home runs and 17 RBI’s.
Detroit Tigers P: Alfredo Simon leads the Tigers in wins and ERA on the campaign. He is 4-1 in seven starts with an ERA of 3.05 and WHIP of 1.20. His numbers have been much better at home than on the road. Simon has given up 12 earned runs in his four road starts working 22 2/3rd innings.
St Louis Cardinals LF: Matt Holliday has been a solid contributor as he leads the Cardinals everyday players with an average of .328 with three homers and 21 RBI’s.
St Louis Cardinals 3B: Matt Carpenter has seven homers and 24 RBI’s on the year. He is hitting .323 and is 3 for 9 in this series with a home run. He looks to break from a hitting slump in May as he is batting just .231.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolten Wong has been on fire for the month of May with a .353 batting average with three homers and 10 RBI’s. On the year Wong is batting .310 with a .359 on base percentage.
St Louis Cardinals SS: Johnny Peralta will bring a four game hit streak into Sunday’s game. He has pushed his average to .301 and has 6 homers and 19 RBI’s on the year.
St Louis Cardinals C: Yadier Molina after a day off on May 11th has gone 7 for 19 at the plate. Molina is hitting .283 with no homers and 15 RBI’s.
St Louis Cardinals P: Lance Lynn in seven starts is 2-3 with an ERA of 3.27 and WHIP of 1.28. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in five of seven starts.
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P: Lance Lynn (Cardinals)
3B: Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
1B: Miguel Cabera (Tigers)
SS: Jose Iglesias (Tigers)
LF: Matt Holliday (Cardinals)
C: Yadier Molina (Cardinals)
San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals – 5/14/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The bail out game for Fantasy Baseball draft manager’s takes place at 10:10PM Eastern Time on Thursday May 14th as the San Diego Padres will host the Washington Nationals. Track MLB mock draft rosters on MLB Extra Innings channel where this game will be televised from San Diego for up to the minute scoring.
The Nationals will continue this road trip which began in Arizona on Monday night. Their loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday snapped a five game winning streak. Washington has made up good ground on division leading New York Mets as they trail by just 2 ½ games heading into play on Wednesday. After a slow start with the bats the Nationals have now moved to the upper third in run production as the club average 4.65 runs per game good for 9th best in all of baseball. Their starting staff already has 21 quality starts on this young season good which ranks 2nd best in Major League Baseball.
The San Diego Padres made a lot of changes to their rosters as they beefed up their offense by bringing in players like Matt Kemp and Justin Upton to just name a few. They sit six games back of NL West leading LA Dodgers as through Tuesday night. Once sitting near the bottom in offense the Padres are now ranking 10th out of 30 teams in run production at 4.62 per game. Problem is their pitching team ERA of 4.28 which is 21st in the league and has worsened greatly since the past few years.
Washington Nationals 3B: Yunel Escobar leads the Nationals regulars with a batting average of .333 on the year. He has two homers and 11 RBIs. He enters play on a seven game win streak. He had five hit games in two of his past ten games.
Washington Nationals C: Wilson Ramos has moved his hitting average up to .318. He has hits in nine of his past ten games with five multi-hit games in that span. He comes off a day off on Wednesday in a day game at Arizona.
Washington Nationals RF: Bryce Harper has been hot and the Nationals 22 year old is hitting .308 on the campaign. On May 4th Harper was hitting .245 and has moved his average up 63 points. He has hits in seven straight games with five of this games being multiple hit games.
Washington Nationals 1B: Ryan Zimmerman is showing improvement at the plate as he has moved his batting average up to .243 as he extended his hitting streak to seven games on Wednesday at Arizona. Zimmerman was hitting just .211 on May 5 and his hitting streak began the next day. Zimmerman is a lifetime .284 hitter.
Washington Nationals P: Doug Fister is six starts have a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 4.06 and WHIP of 1.25. He has allowed just three earned runs over his past two starts working 13 innings.
San Diego Padres C: Derek Norris is among the leaders of the everyday players with a batting average of .295 with two homers and 18 RBIs. He has just four walks in 122 plate appearances so his on base percentage is .323.
San Diego Padres CF: Wil Myers is batting .291 with 5 homers and 19 RBIs. He has seven hits last week in the four game series at Arizona. Myers has suffered a wrist injury and hasn’t seen action since Sunday.
San Diego Padres LF: Veteran Justin Upton in his first year with the Padres is batting .276 with 8 home runs and 24 RBIS. After a productive series at Arizona Upton went 0 of 8 in the just concluded series at Seattle on Wednesday.
San Diego Padres RF: Former Dodgers Matt Kemp is batting .264 in his first season with San Diego with just 1 homer and 21 RBIs. He has walked just five times so his on base percentage is .295. He is in a seven day slump going 3 of 25 for a .120 average.
San Diego Padres P: Tyson Ross has made seven starts for San Diego on the campaign and is 1-3 with an ERA of 3.98 and WHIP of 1.52. He has allowed two earned runs in each of his past two starts at San Francisco and at Arizona.
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P: Doug Fister (Nationals)
3B: Yunel Escobar (Nationals)
1B: Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals)
LF: Justin Upton (Padres)
RF: Bryce Harper (Padres)
C: Derek Norris (Padres)
Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves – 5/11/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
From the Major League Baseball diamond for Monday May 11th it will be the Cincinnati Reds at home facing the Atlanta Braves. MLB draft fantasy managers can view this game from Cincinnati at 7PM Eastern Time over ESPN. The pitching matchup features Shelby Miller a right hander squaring off against Red veteran right hander Mike Leake.
This is the second series between these two NL clubs. They split a four game series in early May held at Atlanta. The Braves road trip began with three straight losses at the Washington Nationals as they dropped a 5-4 decision. Like their first series against the Nationals the Atlanta pitching staff got torched. The Nationals piled up 22 runs in their three games against the Braves. The Braves rank 24th in all of baseball in both Team ERA and WHIP. The Atlanta pitching staff has an ERA of 4.47 which is bad for a National League team that sends the pitchers to bat for themselves.
The Reds have lost two straight taking the win on Friday in their weekend interleague series at the Chicago White Sox. Cincinnati is a home run hitting team ranking 3rd in MLB with 39 hits on the year. This is the first home game after a very long ten game road trip that saw the team go 5-5.
Cincinnati Reds SS: Zach Cozart leads the everyday players on the team with a .324 batting average. He has hits in six of his past seven games with multiple hits in three of the games. On Sunday Cozard had three hits in four at bats with 2 RBI’s. The Reds shortstop had five homers and 15 RBIs.
Cincinnati Reds 1B: Joey Votto is a career .311 hitters. In 2015 he is on right around his career marks with a .315 batting average with seven homers and 20 RBIs. Votto is good at drawing walks and hehas already 19 which raises his on base percentage to .415. On Saturday Votto had a 3 for 4 day with two RBIs.
Cincinnati Reds 2B: Brandon Phillips is hitting nearly 40 points higher than his career mark as he has a .310 batting average on the campaign. He has just 2 extra base hits and has 15 RBIs. He has six multiple hit games over his past ten games.
Cincinnati Reds 3B: Todd Frazier is trying to pull up his batting average in recent games. He was as low as .215 back on May 3rd. Frazier has hits in five of his past six games he is now hitting .241 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds RF: Seven year veteran Jay Bruce is going through a major slump to start the season with a batting average of .167 in his 30 games played. He is just 1 of 15 over his past four games and 4 of 27 for the month of May.
Cincinnati Red P: Mike Leake is 2-1 in six starts on the year. He leads the starters with an ERA of 2.47 in his 43 2/3rd innings of work. Leake has allowed no earned runs over his past two games working 8 innings in each start at Pittsburgh and at Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves 1B: Freddie Freeman leads the everyday starts with a .328 batting average with five homers and 18 RBIs. Freeman has hits in seven straight with multiple hits in five of those games.
Atlanta Braves RF: Nick Markakis his near his career mark with a 2015 batting average of .296. He has no homers and 8 RBIS. He brings a six game hitting streak into Monday’s game.
Atlanta Braves 2B: Second year man Jace Peterson is batting .282 on the year with no homers and 9 RBIs. Only one extra base hit for Peterson on the campaign. He has raised his average from .237 on May 1st as he has hits in six of his past seven games with three of the games a multi-hit game.
Atlanta Braves P: Shelby Miller leads the Braves pitching staff with a 4-1 record and ERA of just .166. Miller isn’t allowing many baserunners this year as he has a WHIP of under 1 season to date.
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P: Shelby Miller (Braves)
2B: Brandon Phillips (Reds)
1B: Joey Votto (Reds)
SS: Zach Cozart (Reds)
RF: Nick Markakis (Braves)
C: Brayan Pena (Reds)
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers – 5/10/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
From Sunday Night Baseball for mock draft managers to play in one day leagues will feature the AL Central divisional game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. Fantasy players can tune to ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time from Detroit.
Kansas City holds a ½ game league in the AL Central standings over Detroit after their defeated Detroit on the road 6-2. This Royals team has been delivering offensively as the club is first in batting average and second in runs scored. The team pushes across 5.12 runs per game and is hitting 2.95. Six Royals players with at lead 21 games played is hitting over .300 on the season. They also pitch well as the team has an ERA of 3.35 good for sixth best and a WHI of 1.15 ranking fifth in all of baseball.
Detroit is still a good hitting club with a team batting average of .276 ranking second in all of baseball. The team is 15th in the league in team ERA at 4.02. The team suffered an injury to starter Justin Verlander who is currently on the DL with a triceps strain.
Kansas City Royals CF: Lorezno Cain leads the club in hitting at .339 on the year. He has 3 homers and 13 RBI’s. Cain will carry an eight game win streak into Sunday. He has five hits in his past ten games.
Kansas City Royals 3B: Mike Moustakas is second on the club with a .327 batting average. He is a career.241 hitter in his tenure with the club. Due to a family emergency Moustakas will return on Monday.
Kansas City Royals 1B: Eric Hosner leads the Royals with five home runs and 25 RBI’s on the year. He is hitting .322 on the campaign and has hits in six straight games. Hosner has multiple hit games in three of his past six contests.
Kansas City Royals C: Salvador Perez is a very good hitting catcher with .306 season average and his career average is .287. Perez has 4 four homers and 18 RBI’s. He is a free swinger with just two walks in 111 at bats so his on base percentage is just .316.
Kansas City Royals DH: Kendrys Morales has had troubles in the recent season finding a team to play for. The 31 year old is hitting .306 on the year with four homers and 23 RBI’s. He has hit in four straight games.
Kansas City Royals SS: Alcides Escobar has multiple hits in three of his past four games. He has lifted up his batting average to .303 with a homer and 10 RBI’s.
Kansas City Royals P: Chris Young gets the nod on Sunday as Jason Vargas was send to the DL with an elbow injury. Young has one start in seven appearances and it came on May 1st against Detroit where he allowed no runs and no hits in five innings.
Detroit Tigers 1B: Miguel Cabrera leads his club with batting average of .333 season to date. He has posted 6 homers and 2 RBIs on the year. He has an on base percentage of .436 as he has drawn 20 walks.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler had a four hit game on Friday. His average is .306 with 14 RBIs on the campaign. He has five multiple hit games in his past ten appearance.
Detroit Tigers LF: Yoenis Cespedes has slugged four homers and driven in 17 RBIs on the year. His average is just .217 the past seven days.
Detroit Tigers DH: Victor Martinez is hitting 60 points behind his career mark as he has a .245 batting average with just one homer and 15 RBIs. He has raised his average from .203 by going 7 of 15 in his past four games.
Detroit Tigers 3B: Castellanos has hits in eight of his past ten games. Unfortunately only one multiple hit game during the span. Castellanos is hitting .222 on the year with two homers and 11 RBIs.
Detroit Tigers Pitcher: Shane Greene started great by allowing just one earned run in his first three starts of the year. Problem is the following three starts Greene has allowed 20 earned runs, 6 walks and 23 hits working 11 innings.
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P: Chris Young (Royals)
2B: Ian Kinsler (Tigers)
1B: Eric Hosner (Royals)
CF: Lorezno Cain (Royals)
C: Salvador Perez (Royals)
3B: Mike Moustakas (Royals)
Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees – 5/7/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball AL East division foes open a series on Thursday May 7th as the New York Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles. These two clubs go head to head from Yankees Stadium at 7PM Eastern Time and baseball fantasy draft managers can tune to MLB Network to catch the real time action to track their one day league rosters.
The Yankees started slowly in 2015 as their starting pitching struggled a bit. The bats then came on fire along with their pinstripe bullpen and all of a sudden the team sits in first place in the AL East with a record of 17-10 heading into Wednesday’s action. The Yankees offense was supposed to be a weakness but so are the team is fifth in runs scored at nearly 5 a game and with 34 long balls for the year that ranks them fourth in all of baseball. Despite injuries to Masahiro Tanaka the team filled his spot with Chase Whitley who has looked good in two starts.
The Baltimore Orioles sit at .500 at 12-12 as they close out a series against the New York Mets in New York on Wednesday. They are good offensively ranking third in runs scored and fourth in team batting average. With 32 home runs to date the Orioles sit 7th best in Major League Baseball. The pitching staff has shown recent improvement having allowed a total of nine runs over their past five games as they faced the Mets to close out their interleague series on Wednesday night.
Baltimore Orioles CF: Adam Jones is off to a great start in the 2015 season as he carries a .383 average with five home runs and 21 RBI’s. On May 3rd he had a four hit night in four at bats against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Baltimore Orioles Catcher: Caleb Joseph is batting .284 for Baltimore with two home runs and seven RBI’s. He has only one extra base hit in his past ten games.
Baltimore Orioles 1B: Veteran Chris Davis will carry a five game hitting streak into Thursday night’s game. He is hitting .273 on the year with six home runs and 18 RBI’s. Davis has hits in eight of his past nine games.
Baltimore Orioles 3B: After returning to the Baltimore lineup after injury Manny Machado is batting .261 on the campaign. The 22 year old has slugged five home runs and driven in 13 runs on the year. He has hits in three straight and eight of his past ten games.
Baltimore Orioles SS: Everth Cabrera is off to a slow start with a batting average of .205 with only two extra base hits on the season. He has gone hitless in five straight games and he only has two walks on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Pitcher: Chris Tillman in five starts is 2-3 with an ERA of 6.35 and WHIP of 1.50. Tillman in his last outing allowed two earned runs and three hits suffering a hard luck 2-0 home defeat to Tampa Bay.
New York Yankees CF: Jacoby Ellsbury leads the Yankees starters with a batting average of .355 with a home and four RBI’s. He has hits in nine straight games as he takes the field on Thursday.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner has his average up to .309 with two home runs and 13 RBI’s. He has hits in seven of nine games.
New York Yankees Catcher: Brain McCann has struggled at the plate with a batting average of .238. He had a difficult time making the transition to a different league last year. McCann has only one extra base hit in his past six games.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley has hits in six of his past seven games. He has his average up to .238 with three home runs and 10 RBI’s. Headley has been hampered with a back problem which forced him to miss the start on Tuesday night.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez after a hot start has cooled down a bit with a .231 batting average. He has some slugging numbers with 6 home runs and 16 RBI’s.
New York Yankees P: Nathan Eolvadi: The first year Yankee 2-0 with an ERA of 3.81. He hast three straight starts over his past three outings. Teams are hitting a very high .328 against Eovaldi in the 2014 year.
MLB Mock Draft Real Monday Fantasy Picks
P: Chris Tillman (Orioles)
CF: Adam Jones (Orioles)
1B: Chris Davis (Orioles)
LF: Brett Gardner (Yankees)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
3B: Manny Machado (Orioles)
St-Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs – 5/4/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball Monday night baseball over ESPN TV on Monday May 4th will feature the St Louis Cardinals hosting NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs getting underway at 8PM Eastern Time.
A check of the standings of the NL Central and we see the St Louis Cardinals hosting the top spot with a mark of 18-6. They suffered a major blow a few weeks back as they hose their ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright for the season to injury while hitting. The Cardinals will host the Cubs on a six game win streak as they swept the Cubs winning low scoring one run decisions as they push across a total of six ones over the three days. To accomplish that you need good pitching and the Cardinals have it as the lead Major League Baseball in Team ERA at just 2.21 on the year.
The Chicago Cubs were active during the winter meetings making some big signing to give the fan base hopeful for a successful 2015 campaign. The Cubs sit in second place at 13-10 sitting four games behind the first place St Louis Cardinals Their pitching staff gives up very few baserunners with a WHIP of 1.13 ranking seventh best in Major League Baseball.
Chicago Cubs 1B: Anthony Rizzo sits atop the everyday players on the Cubs with a batting average of .368. He takes the four game win streak into this Monday night game. With 15 walks on the campaign Rizzo has an on base percentage of .471 on the year. His home run total is just 3 season to date.
Chicago Cubs SS: Starlin Castro is batting .309 but has gone hitless in three of his past four games. He has 12 RBI’s but just three extra base hits.
Chicago Cubs CF: Dexter Fowler is batting .278 on the year as the seven year pro has hits in seven of his past eight games. If on base Fowler is a threat to steal a base with seven on the season.
Chicago Cubs P: Travis Wood makes his fifth start of the year. He sits at 2-1 on the year with an ERA of 304. His stuff has been very good early on this campaign with a batting average against of just .216 with aWHIP of just 1.05.
St Louis Cardinals 3B: Matt Carpenter leads the Cardinals with a .365 batting Carpenter. He has hit in three of four games. On the year the third base man has 16 RBI’S with four home runs.
St Louis Cardinals LF: Matt Holiday is in the midst of a 0-12 slump entering play. His batting average has dropped to .321 and Holiday has one homer and 14 RBI’s on the year.
St Louis Cardinals 1B: Matt Adams is hot as he brings a six game win streak into play on Monday. He season numbers read a .309 batting average with 3 homers runs and 15 RBI’s. Adams is 12 for his last 25.
St Louis Cardinals SS: The 12 year old veteran Jhonny Peralta is hitting .308 on the year for the Cardinals. He has two home runs and 12 RBI’s on the campaign.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolten Wong is hitting .294 for St Louis. He is coming off a 3 for 4 run with a home on Sunday night Baseball.
St Louis Cardinals CF: John Jay is in an early season slump as he is hitting .231 on the year with no homers and 10 RBI’s. His is just 3 of his last 20 at the plate.
St Louis Cardinals Catcher: Molina is hitting just .231 on the campaign with no homers and ten RBI’s. Molina is in a slump as he is just 3 of his past 29 as he takes the field against the Cubs on Monday.
St Louis Cardinals Pitcher: Carlos Martinez takes the mound for St Louis. Martinez a right hander is 3-0 in four starts with an ERA of 1.73 and WHIP of .104. The two year veteran opponents are hitting just .185 against the Martinez as he has thrown a total of 26 innings season to date.
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P: Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
CF: Dexter Fowler (Cubs)
1B: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
2B: Kolton Wong (Cardinals)
SS: Johnny Peralta (Cardinals)
3B: Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox – 5/1/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The bitter rivals take the diamond on Friday May 1st on MLB Network as the Boston Red Sox will play host to the New York Yankees at 7PM Eastern Time.
Many pundits were down on the New York Yankees entering the season. They were not sold on the Yankees hitting lineup and after a down 2014 season there was very little off season activity by the team. With the Cubs, White Sox, Padres and Dodgers stealing the headlines during the winter meetings with major moves many Yankee fans were disappointed by the lack of moves for a team that played below expectations a season ago.
Through the first 22 games of the 2015 campaign the Yankees sit at 13-9 and has a one game lead over both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox who sit in second play with a mark of 12-10. The AL East teams have beat up on one another as you look at the teams records you see most about one game over or one game under .500 against AL East opponents. Boston has made moves to the offensive side of the lineup and it has led to more run productions as the club sits fourth in Major League Baseball at 5.14 runs per game to the delight of MLB Fantasy draft managers. The big issue for the Red Sox has been a lack luster pitching staff that ranks 30th and last in all of baseball with a team ERA of 5.04. So far the Red Sox have commented that they are not looking at making moves for a starting pitcher.
New York Yankees Center Fielder: Jacoby Ellsbury the former Red Sox has led the Yankees in hitting in 2015 with a batting average of .321. He has only three extra base hits and three RBI’s. Ellsbury is hot right now as he is 6 of his last 10 as he has back to back three hit games.
New York Yankees Left Fielder: Brett Gardner is hitting .311 on the year with a home run and 7 RBI’s. He has a hit in his past three starts. Gardner is a career .266 hitter.
New York Yankees Catcher: Brian McCann is hitting .266 on the year with two home runs and 12 RBI’s. He is 4 of 11 with a home run against Boston this season.
New York Yankees DH: After a hot start New York DH Alex Gonzalez has cooled down and is now hitting.232 with five homers and 13 RBI’s. Gonzalez is 2 of 17 in his past four games.
New York Yankees Pitcher: C.C. Sabathia It has been a horrid start for veteran starter C.C. Sabathia who has a mark of 0-4 in four starts with an ERA of 5.96. His last start on April 25th C.C. gave up three homers in defeat to the Orioles.
Boston Red Sox 3B: Pablo Sandoval acquired from San Francisco and surrounded by good hitters is batting .312 for the Red Sox with two homers and eleven RBI’s. Big Panda is 7 of his past 13.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is hitting .293 season to date with 10 home runs and 22 RBI’s. Four of his homer has come at Fenway Park.
Boston Red Sox 2B: Dustin Pedroia is hitting .333 on the year and is .406 at Fenway Park. Pedroia has multiple hits in three of his past four games. He has struggled against Yankees pitching going 3 of 17.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaerts was hot against Yankees pitching going 7 of 16 for a batting average of .438. He brings in a three game hitting streak into Game 1 of this series.
Boston Red Sox DH: David Ortiz is off to a cold start by hitting .236 on the year with four home runs and 11 RBI’s. He has multiple hits in two straight and went 2 of 16 against the Yankees in their first series.
Boston Red Sox Pitcher: Justin Masterson is 2-0 in four starts with an ERA of 5.16 and WHIP of 1.32. In two home games this year Masterson has been unable to pitch beyond the fifth inning. In starts at home Masterson has allowed eight earned runs, 11 hits and six walks in 9 2/3rd innings.
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P: Justin Masterson (Red Sox)
CF: Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)
LF: Hanley Ramirez (Red Sox)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
3B: Pablo Sandoval (Red Sox)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants – 4/28/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The NL West rivalry continues on Tuesday April 28th as the LA Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants from Major League Baseball action. MLB Network has the telecast from Dodgers Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time.
The Dodgers had a poor road trip as they go 4-6 as they returned to Dodgers Stadium on Monday Night. San Francisco was able to sweep LA behind outstanding pitching performances. The Giants pitching staff held the Dodgers to just two games in each of the three games in the series. Injury news for MLB draft managers as the Dodgers place Yasiel Puig on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is lost for the season as he will need Tommy John surgery. Entering the start of this series on Monday LA held a mark of 11-7 while the Giants are 8-11.
San Francisco was slow out of the gate as the offense didn’t come around early. The team is 28th and third last in Major League Baseball in runs scored at just 3.05 per game average.
LA has played well at home as they win 8 of 9 prior to hitting the road to face San Francisco last week. The Dodgers have been strong offensively to start the year as they are 5th best in batting average at .270 on the year which is impressive when you factor pitchers hit in the National League. They sit second in all of baseball in the long ball with 26 home runs season to date.
San Francisco Giants CF: Nine year veteran Angel Pagan leads the everyday players in batting on the year with a .351 batting average. Pagan has multiple hits in four of his past five games. The Giants game at Colorado on Saturday Angel Pagan had four hits in six at bats.
San Francisco Giants 2B: Over the past seven days Joe Panik is batting .353 with two RBI’s. He has a hit in his past seven starts for the Giants.
San Francisco Giants LF: Nori Aoiki was acquired from the Kansas City Royals during the offseason. He is batting .312 on the year. He is in a bit of the slump hitless in his past three days. He is 3 of 14 against the Dodgers this year.
San Francisco Giants Catcher: Buster Posey is 4 of 12 hitting .333 against the Dodgers this season. He is hitting better on the road than at home on the year. He has two homers and 8 RBI’s in his 70 at bats.
San Francisco Giants Shortstop: Brandon Crawford went 3 of 9 last week against the Dodgers with two runs scored and 2 RBI’s. He is just 6 of 34 (.176 batting average) on the road this year.
San Francisco Giants Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner takes the mound for the Giants. The left hander has two good starts and two bad ones. He faced the Dodgers last week at home and allowed two earned runs and six hits in 6 1/3rd innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .295 against Bumgarner this year.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball as he carries a .380 batting average with 7 home runs and 18 RBI’s. The 11 year veteran struggled in his three games at San Francisco last week going 1 of 9.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick is off to a good start with the glove and bat with his new team. Kendrick is hitting .313 with three homers and 12 RBI’s. His bat was cooled at San Francisco last week as he went just 1 of 10 in the series.
LA Dodgers 2B: Jimmy Rollins is off to a slump as he is hitting .186 on the year. Too many fly ball outs for the veteran shortstop. He is 2 for 22 in his past 24 plate appearances. Rollins went 0 of 9 against San Francisco last week.
LA Dodgers RF: With the injury to Puig Scott Van Slyke a right handed hitter figures to be in the lineup against a left starter. On the year Van Slyke is batting .421 with a home run and 5 RBI’s.
LA Dodgers P: Left hander Clayton Kershaw takes the hill for the Dodgers at home to face the Giants. In his four starts on the year he is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.07. Last week against the Giants Kershaw allowed two earned runs and three hits in six innings where he received a no decision.
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P: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
CF: Angel Pagan (Giants)
RH: Scott Van Slyke (Dodgers)
2B: Joe Panik (Giants)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
C: Buster Posey (Giants)
New York Yankees vs New York Mets – 4/25/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
It will be Game 2 of the Subway Series as the New York Yankees will host the New York Mets from Major League Baseball action slated for Saturday April 25th. Yankees Stadium will host his interleague game on Fox Sports 1 at 4:10PM Eastern Time. Let’s look at these Baseball rosters for fantasy mock draft managers.
The New York Mets long winning streak was snapped as they were beaten in the opener of this series. Still the Mets have a record of 13-4 and sits four games in the loss column over the second place Atlanta Braves in the NL East division. The Mets have gotten great pitching on the year as the club is third in ERA at 3.02 and the number one pitching staff with quality starts at 12 season to date. Veteran Bartolo Colon leads the Mets starting staff with four wins. Jon Niese sits with an ERA of 1.50.
With the 6-1 home win to the New York Mets in the opener of this series the Bronx Bombers moved to 10-7 and sit tied for first place in the AL East division with the Boston Red Sox. Their offense which was supposed to be a weakness for this team has delivered as the Yankees are second best in Major League Baseball in runs scored at 5.35 per game. They have slugged 24 home runs in 17 games good for second best in Major League Baseball Mark Teixeira had seven home runs and is bouncing back after an injury plagued season he had in 2014. The Yankees pitching staff is seventh in ERA at 3.21 season to date.
New York Mets 1B: Lucas Duda won the first baseman job last year. He leads the team in hitting at.333 batting average with a homer and an RBI. He has hits in eight of ten games. He draws walks which has raised his on base percentage to .414.
New York Mets SS: Wilmer Flores was the much maligned shortstop for the Mets. Many industry pundits claimed this was the weakest bat in the lineup and were critical of Flores’ defense. He is hitting .275 with three homers and ten RBI’s. With a hit on Friday Wilmer Flores has hits in six straight games.
New York Mets LF: Michael Cuddyer is a career .279 hitter. He is off to a .254 batting average start to the year. Cuddyer is in a slump right now going hitless in four straight games as he is 0 for 14.
New York Mets CF: Juan Lagares had his nine game hit streak snapped in the loss to the Yankees in Game 1 of the subway series. During the hitting streak Lagares had just three multiple hit games which explains the .254 batting average.
New York Mets P: Matt Harvey is coming off Tommy John surgery that saw him miss last season Harvery is 3-0 on the year with an ERA of 3.50 in his three starts. The Mets ace has 24 strikeouts in his 18 innings of work.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner is hitting .304 with a home run and 4 RBI’s. He is coming off a productive game in the series opener with two hits in four at bats with a run scored against the Yankees.
New York Yankees CF: Jacoby Ellsbury will carry a three game in streak into Saturday’s game after a 2 for 5 game on Friday raised his average up to .294. He had his first homer of the year in the wins against the Mets.
New York Yankees DH: After a missing full season Alex Rodriguez is hitting .269 and has 4 home runs and 11 RBI’s in this young season. AROD has 14 walks which contributed to an on base percentage of .424.
New York Yankees C: Brian McCann struggled at the plate in his first year with the Yankees last year. He raised his average to .245 after a 2 for 4 night on Friday with a run scored against the Mets.
New York Yankees P: C.C. Sabathia is 0-3 on the year with an ERA of 4.35. After two rough outings to start the season Sabathia threw eight innings in his last start at Detroit on Monday and allowed just two earned runs in a hard luck 2-1 road defeat at Detroit.
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P: Matt Harvey (Mets)
CF: Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)
DH: Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
LF: Brett Gardner (Yankees)
1B: Lucas Duda (Mets)
SS: Wilmer Flores (Mets)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants – 4/22/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
A nice rivalry game is scheduled from Major League Baseball for Wednesday April 22nd as the San Francisco Giants will play host to the LA Dodgers with a first pitch set for 10:15PM Eastern Time in MLB Extra Innings channel.
The Dodgers have gotten off to a hot start as the club is in first place at 9-3 as they opened up this series with San Francisco. The Giants have struggled like most pundits prediction as the club is 4-10 as they welcomed the Dodgers into two. An outstanding pitching matchup is scheduled in this one on Wednesday as its pits MLB mock draft manager’s two most favorite pitchers for rosters. It will be Clayton Kershaw going for LA as he will oppose Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
The Dodgers fast start has come about by hot hitting. The team is third in MLB in runs scored at 5.25 per game and third in hitting percentage at .288. LA has the top OPS in baseball at .885 which measures a team’s ability to get on base calculated with power. Despite hitting in a pitchers park the Dodgers are fifth in home runs on the year with 17. It has been unseasonably warm in the Southern California are with the recent drought so hot dry air has allowed the LA hitters to hit for power and good average. As a result the team allows 3.24 runs per game ranking tenth in MLB.
The San Francisco Giants were just 1-6 as they opened up this series with LA. After getting swept by Colorado the team lost three of four to the Diamondbacks. The Giants are 28th and third last in runs scored as they push across 2.64 per game. The team ranks in the bottom half of the league in team ERA and WHIP as they allow 3.94 runs per game and has a WHIP of 1.36.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez has been on fire to start the season. He is batting .469 on the year with a slugging percentage of .939. Gonzalez has five home runs and eight doubles from his 23 hits on the year.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick is professional. Off the field on the field he was a great acquisition for the Dodgers. He is hitting .370 with 10 RBI’s on the year. After a sweep of the Rockies Kendrick have multiple hits in three straight and five of his past six games.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson is a rookie of the year candidate. The 22 year old who was born in Palo Alto California is hitting .300 with two homers and 6 RBI’s hitting in the eighth spot for the Dodgers. His defense has been outstanding. This is Mattingly’s man. He wanted him as his starting centerfielder in 2014.
LA Dodgers RF: Yasiel Puig has a four game win streak as he has raised his average to .281. Puig has been bothered by a hamstring injury and will return to the LA lineup on Tuesday night.
LA Dodgers P: Clayton Kershaw in three starts on the year is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.42. He got roughed up in his first two starts. His last start on April 17th Kershaw held the Rockies to one earned run and six hits over six innings of work in a home win to Colorado.
San Francisco Giants LF: Former Royals product Nori Aoki was acquired by the Giants in the offseason. He is hitting .355 on the year with 2 RBI’s. He has had multiple hit games in three straight games.
San Francisco Giants CF: Angel Pagan is hitting well again for San Francisco with a .321 average with 4 RBI’s. The key for Pagan this year is to stay healthy as he has had issues with injury problems.
San Francisco Giants 2B: Joe Panik broke out of his slump and now has hits in five straight games to raise his average to .286. He is a career .301 hitter.
San Francisco Giants P: Madison Bumgarner is 1-1 in three starts with an ERA of 5.29. After allowing five earned runs and ten hits in three innings at San Diego he is allowed four earned runs and six hits with two homers in seven innings at home to Arizona.
MLB Mock Draft Picks for Cash Real Money Leagues
P: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
CF: Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
LF: Nori Aoki (Giants)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
RF: Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)