Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees – 6/19/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers open up a weekend series on Friday June 19th as they return to AL action following four days of interleague play. Fantasy baseball draft managers can tune to MLB Network at 7PM Eastern Time from Yankees Stadium to watch the action live and follow the scoring of their rosters.
Heading into play on Thursday the Detroit Tigers sit with a record of 34-32 and reside in third place in the AL Central trailing the first place Kansas City Royals by seven games in the loss column. The Tigers have gotten production from starters David Price and Alfredo Simon. Anibal Sanchez and Shane Green have struggled in the Detroit rotation. Justin Verlander has returned to the starting staff as he worked his second game of the year on Thursday after coming off the DL.
The Yankees have been a streaky team in the 2015 campaign. Through Wednesday night action the Bronx Bombers are 35-30 and sit one game back of the first place Tampa Bay Rays. New York can’t feel too comfortable because they are two games in the loss column ahead of the Blue Jays and Orioles who are hot teams right now. The Yankees have shown power this year as they rank fourth in the league in runs scored (4.49 per game) and are sixth in home runs season to date (79).
Detroit Tigers 1B: Veteran Miguel Cabrera continues to produce big numbers for the Tigers. He is hitting .342 with 15 homers and 51 RBIs. Cabrera has drawn 43 walks this year so his on base percentage is a very good .446. The former Triple Crown winner had a six game hit streak through Wednesday.
Detroit Tigers LF: Former Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes is enjoying his first full season with the Tigers. Cespedes is batting .302 with nine homers and 35 RBIs. He is on a tear in June with a batting average of .370. His ten game hitting streak was snapped on Wednesday.
Detroit Tigers CF: Anthony Gose is batting .284 with a homer and 11 RBIs. After a hot start he has cooled down in the month of June with a .178 batting average with no RBIs. He has just one extra base hit in June.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler is suffering through a 4 for 24 slump through Wednesday’s action with only one extra base hit and RBI in that span. His batting average has dropped ten points to .271. He has one homer and 26 RBIs on the season.
Detroit Tigers P: Alfredo Simon in his 12 starts is 7-3 with an ERA of 2.58 and WHIP of 1.16. At times he battles control issues but has shown better in recent games by allowing just one earned run over his past two starts.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez is putting up some nice numbers since his one year absence from the club. The DH is batting .277 with 12 homers and 34 RBIs. He is coming off a two hit night on Wednesday at home to Miami.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner is battling a 3 for 22 slump through Wednesday. For the year he has five homers with 28 RBIs and sports a .264 batting average.
New York Yankees Catcher: Brian McCann is picking up his batting average. He is up to .260 on the year after a pretty good start to June with 12 hits in his 42 at bats. McCann has produced nine homers and 40 RBIs on the year.
New York Yankees 1B: Mark Teixeira had his six game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday. He took Wednesday off after complaining about neck stiffness. Teixeira has produced some power for the Yankees this year with 18 homers along with 48 RBIs.
New York Yankees P: Adam Warren is 5-4 on the year in his twelve starts with an ERA of 3.78 and WHIP of 1.25. He has allowed three earned runs or less in seven straight starts but has issues going deep in games.
Fantasy Baseball Fantasy Cash League Tips
P: Adam Warren (Yankees)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
DH: Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
CF: Anthony Gose (Tigers)
LF: Yoenis Cespedes (Tigers)