Fanpicks DFS Top Performers 7-29-2015
Another day, another bunch of trades in the MLB. The countdown to the non-waiver trade deadline is looming and we’ve got all your Fantasy Baseball updates for your One Day Cash Draft selections. This is your Daily Fantasy Sport Top Performers Roundup :
P Noah Syndergaard (5-5) came close to perfection Tuesday night in the big apple. He was able to hold off every Padres player he faced until the 7th, when Will Venable’s single to center field broke the rookie’s perfect game. Syndergaard was able to preserve the shutout anyways, pitching 8 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 9 in the victory. 1B Lucas Duda and OF Curtis Granderson provided the offense, as they each smacked 2 run-homers in the 4-0 win. They are now only 1 game back of the Nats for top spot in the division.
After slugging one out of the park the day before, 1B Eric Hosmer was at it again against Cleveland. The walk-off HR allowed Kansas City (61-38) to win their 4th game in a row. OF Michael Bourn stole 3 bases in the 2-1 loss. Before the game, the Royals traded for super utility man, Ben Zobrist. They also got P Johnny Cueto earlier this week. It looks like Kansas City is all in for this years World Series.
1B Chris Davis knocked 2 balls out of the park off Braves starter Julio Teheran. It’s his 5th HR in 7 games, briging his season total to 24. The O’s (50-49) took it 7-3 and are now on a 4 game winning streak.
The White Sox (48-50) spoiled the night of Hall of Famer and former Red Sox ace, Pedro Martinez, pre-game ceremony. Chicago quickly took charge of the scoring by scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning. 1B Jose Abreu and C Geovany Soto each clubbed a HR and produced 3 RBI’s. That was enough for the White Sox to win 9-4. OF Melky Cabrera was a homer shy of the cycle.
The Rays (51-51) sent Jake Odorizzi (6-6) on the mound against their former all-star David Price (9-4). C Curt Casali didn’t seem to care who he faced as he knocked 2 HRs off Price. The rookie catcher is on a tear with 3 homers in 2 games. In the 8th inning, SS Tim Beckham tripled to clear all the bases and later scored on a sac fly. He had a total of 4 RBIs by the end of the night. P Jake Odorizzi had no problem against Detroit’s sluggers. He had 1 ER and 8 K’s in 6 innings to win his 2nd out of 3 games since returning from the disabled list. The final score is 10-2 Tampa Bay.
The Reds (44-54) blanked the best team in the league, the Cardinals (64-36). P Mike Leake (9-5) got the start for Cincinatti and he delivered by allowing 4 hits and no runs in 8 strong innings. 1B Joey Votto took care of the scoring with his 3-run bomb in the 6th. The Canadian dominates the league with a .561 batting average since the All-Star Game. He only needed a triple for the cycle. Leake gets his 4th straight win in the 4-0 result over the Cards.
The L.A. Angels (55-44) played in Houston (56-45), in a battle for top spot in the AL West. 2B Jose Altuve got a total of 5 RBI’s, while SS Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with 1 walk and a homer for the home team. Astros starter, Colin McHugh, got his career best 12th win of the season in a 10-5 affair. The Angels will get reinforcement in the next few days by adding newly traded David DeJesus and David Murphy to their team.
Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks got 3 RBIs against the Pirates, but that wasn’t enough for the victory. 3B Jung Ho Kang smacked the winning HR to give Pittsburgh the 8-7 win. The AL Wild Card leader’s, Minnesota Twins, lost their 3rd games in a row.
All Cash Draft managers out there, if you’ve completed your Fantasy Picks with the entire New York lineup (except SP Chris Capuano), you have probably won the pot. After the Rangers took a 5-0 lead in the 1st, the Yankees exploded with an offensive outburst of their own. 11 runs were scored in the 2nd inning. 10 more runs were scored for the Bronx Bombers as they won 21-5. Alex Rodriguez walked 3 times with 2 run to show for it. OF Brett Gardner (3 RBI, 3 BB, 5R, 1HR), SS Didi Gregorius (3 RBI, 2 R, 1 Triple) and OF Chris Young (5RBI, 1 BB, 4 R, 2 Doubles, 1 HR) were all the DFS most valuable player’s of Tuesday.
If the Yankees had the most Fantasy Value with their batter’s, A’s hurler Sonny Gray (11-4) had the most from the pitcher’s. He had Complete game shutout against the dodgers, with 3 hits, 9 K’s and 1 BB. Gray was riding on a one run cushion until OF Josh Reddick HR, in the 7th, gave him the insurance he needed to win the game 2-0.