MLB Fantasy Picks
Fanpicks.com is proud to bring you another edition of our MLB Fantasy Picks. As per usual there were a few early starts, but six games remain on the evening slate to select your talent from.
Let’s get right into it.
MLB Fantasy Picks
P Steven Matz NYM – Matz will make his season debut for the Mets (almost typed Metz) tonight versus the Miami Marlins.
Matz was 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings in 2015.
Through their five games this season, the Mets lead the National League in ERA (2.05) and are no worse than tied for second in WHIP (1.00) and strikeouts per nine innings (6.14).
Mets starters had a 3.44 ERA last season, the team’s best mark since the 3.43 ERA they set in 1989.
The art of deception could prove fruitful, as no Marlins batter has been up to the plate more than three times against Matz. You can study and prepare all you want, but actually being out there against the guy is a whole different story
In comparison, Jarred Cosart is scheduled to start for the Marlins and while he is also making his season debut, 2015 did not go as planned. His season was ended prematurely by vertigo, but he wasn’t exactly shining bright when he did play. In 13 starts, he had a 2-5 record with a 4.52 ERA.
If Cosart is less than steady, the Mets could provide ample run support to get Matz his first W of the season.
C Chris Iannetta SEA – He didn’t dress on Sunday, so the Mariners catcher should be back in today. Iannetta has now collected hits in three of the four games in which he’s had at least one plate appearance, and has four hits in 11 at-bats overall. He might not light the (fantasy) world on fire, but he should be a consistent presence at the plate. Players like this who avoid frequent goose eggs could be the difference between finishing in or out of the money in your DFS contest.
OF Delino DeShields Jr TEX – At four inches shorter and 30 pounds heavier, the 5’9 200 pounder may have a completely opposite build than that of his father but it doesn’t mean he’s not adept at getting on base. Delino DeShields Jr. is thick like a power hitter, but remains the Rangers lead man and possesses solid speed. Between April 8th and 9th, the younger (not youngest) DeShields has taken 7 bases on SBs, WPs, fly balls and errors over two games (vs LAA). That’s good for 41.5 fantasy points over that span.