Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 17th 2015
Chicago Cubs versus New York Mets Game 1 MLB NLCS Fantasy Preview 10-17-2015
The NLCS begins on Saturday October 18th as its Game 1 between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. Fantasy baseball draft GMs can tune to TBS TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
The Mets qualified for the NLCS after disposing of the LA Dodgers in five games. They win a deciding fifth game at Dodgers Stadium on Thursday by the score of 3-2. The Cubs were able to dispose of the St Louis Cardinals in four games as Chicago earned the 6-4 victory in the series clincher on Tuesday at home in Chicago. The Cubs and Mets have met seven times during the regular season with Chicago winning all seven games. The Cubs pitching staff put on a dominating effort limiting New York to one run or fewer in five of the seven games.
Chicago Cubs LF:
The Cubs don’t have much history facing Harvey over their careers. Coghlan stands out as he is 3 for 8 life time against the Mets starter with two RBIs.
Chicago Cubs P:
On the year the Cubs left hander is 11-12 with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 1.12. He had a start in the NLDS at St Louis and went 7 1/3rd innings and gave up three earned runs in a 4-0 road loss at St Louis.
New York Mets RF:
New York Mets 1B:
The Mets first baseman is 2 for 6 life time against Lester with a home run.
Curtis Granderson has a long history against Lester in his career. In 44 at bats Granderson is batting .273 with two homers and four RBIs.
New York Mets P:
The Mets right hander on the season is 13-8 in his 29 starts with an ERA of 2.71 and WHIP of 1.02. He worked Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers and allowed two earned runs and seven hits over five innings in a 13-7 home victory to the LA Dodgers.
Toronto Blue Jays versus Kansas City Royals Game 2 MLB ALCS Fantasy Baseball Preview 10-17-2015
This will be Game 2 of the ALCS series. It was the Kansas City Royals behind a great six innings no run performance by Edinson Volquez as they posted the 5-0 victory to take 1-0 lead in this best of seven series. The outstanding Royals bullpen shut out the power hitting Blue Jays the rest of the way to their victory.
Toronto Blue Jays RF:
Not too much history for Blue Jays hitters battling Ventura. Jose Bautista stands out with a 3 for 5 against Ventura with a homer and RBI.
Toronto Blue Jays P:
The Blue Jays left hander is 18-5 on the year with an ERA of 2.45 and WHIP of 1.08. He faced Texas twice in the ALDS and allowed a total of eight earned runs and eleven hits over ten innings of work as he went 1-1 in those two playoff games.
Kansas City Royals RF:
The KC Royals have had good success hitting David Price with a Team Batting average of .293. Royal’s right fielder Alex Rios has crushed Price by batting .400 against him with two homers and ten RBIs in 30 at bats.
Kansas City Royals P:
The KC right hander is 13-8 in his 28 starts on the season with an ERA of 4.08 and WHIP of 1.30. Ventura faced the Astros twice in the playoffs and allowed a total of six earned runs and eight hits over seven innings of work.