Fanpicks Top Performers 8-2-15
Now that the trade deadline has passed, we can look forward for an exciting end to the Fantasy Baseball season. There were 15 games played on Sunday. Here’s a look at those Fantasy Picks that made a big difference in your One Day Cash Draft league. This is your Daily Fantasy Sport top performer roundup:
P R.A. Dickey (6-10) shined against the Royals, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks in 7 inning win. He extended his streak to 20 2/3 scoreless innings. The arrival of P David Price (9-4) in the lineup will give Dickey less pressure, as he’s being bumped over in the rotation. It’s a situation that will suit him better in Cash Draft competitions. The Blue Jays (54-52) won 5-2 in an intense game against Kansas City (62-42).
In a game that saw both teams almost coming to blows, P Charlie Morton’s (7-4) performance couldn’t come unnoticed. In 7 innings of work, he allowed no runs and 5 hits with 7 strikeouts. The Pittsburgh (61-43) Pirates won 3-0 over the Cincinnati Reds (47-56).
P Jose Fernandez helped the Marlins to victory, despite him not getting the win on his resume. He had 10 K’s in 6 scoreless innings. CL A.J. Ramos blew it in the 9th giving up a HR, and stripping Fernandez of the win. In the end, Miami (43-62) avoided the sweep in a 5-2 win over San Diego (51-54).
Newly acquired, P Daniel Norris (2-1), came out clutch for the Tigers. He was the best prospect sent by the Blue Jays for former Cy-Young winner, P David Price. The lefty limited Baltimore to 1 run and 4 hits in 7 1/3 innings of work, his longest start in 7 games. He defeated the Orioles, a team who won 7 of their last 8 games before Sunday. It’s worth keeping an a eye on him over the next season, as his Fantasy Value will definitely rise. The Tigers (51-54) won 6-1 over the Orioles (53-51).
The Yankees (59-45) got a great performance out of SS Stephen Drew to cruise to a 12-3 victory over the White Sox (50-53). Drew put up 3 hits, 4 RBI’s and 2 runs for the A.L. East leaders. He came a HR shy of the cycle. P Ivan Nova (4-3) also came out strong in this one. The Dominican pitcher was pulled off early in his last game due to arm fatigue, but any concerns have now been thrown out the window. He allowed 5 hits and 1 run in 6 inning to register his 3rd straight win.
P Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2) gave up one critical HR in the 9th that allowed the Twins to tie it up and go to extra innings. Despite that, he ended with the best performance of the night giving up 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 batters. The Mariners were able to break the tie, scoring 3 points in the 11th. Seattle (48-58) takes it 4-1 over Minnesota (54-50).
P Martin Perez (1-2) registered his first victory since coming back from Tommy John surgery. He lasted 8 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits to San Francisco. The lone run he allowed didn’t come up until the 9th inning. It’s a nice rebound over his last start, when he gave up 8 ER in 1 inning of work. The Rangers (51-53) won 2-1 over the Giants (57-47).
The Dodgers (60-45) swept the series against the Angels (55-49) when they won 5-3 on Sunday. OF Andre Ethier, who went without a HR during all the month of July, smacked 2 homers in the last 3 innings of the game, and the last one was the walk-off winner. He collected 3 RBI’s total. The halo’s are on a downward spiral after losing their 6th in a row.
The Mets swept the 3 game series and take on the lead in the N.L. East over the Nationals. P Noah Syndergaard (6-5) struck out 9 batters in 8 innings of work for another home win. He is now 6-1 with a 1.57 ERA at Citi Field. The man nicknamed Thor is a must Fantasy Pick for your Cash Draft competitions when he plays at home. New York (55-50) won against Washington (54-49) by a score of 5-2.