New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles – 7-21-15 – MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
It will be a battle in the AL East for MLB fantasy draft managers to sort a roster from when the New York Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles. Cash fantasy league players can follow the results of their rosters at 7PM Eastern Time on Tuesday July 21st from Yankees Stadium as MLB Network provides the broadcast.
As the teams enter play in this series it’s the New York Yankees holding the top spot in the AL East with a record of 50-41 sitting four games ahead of the second place Baltimore Orioles. The Yanks have been a good home team in 2015 with a mark of 27-17. New York hit the All Star break winners of six of their past eight games. The team has shown some power ranking second in MLB in runs scored (4.59 per game) and sitting second best in home runs (120).
Baltimore is one game over .500 for the year at 46-45. The Orioles offense ranks fifth in run production (4.42 per game) but have slumped down the stretch as the club has dropped six of their past ten games hitting the break. The starting pitching could use some improvement as word is out that the team is in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes as they could use an arm or two to help make up ground in the division and wild card race.
Baltimore Orioles 3B: Manny Machado leads the everyday players from the Orioles with a batting average of .300 with 20 homers and 50 RBIs. He has hit Yankees pitching very well with a mark of .385. Machado has hits in eight of nine games with three homers.
Baltimore Orioles DH: Jimmy Paredes is batting .294 season to date with ten homers and 39 RBIs. He is another Oriole who hits Yankees pitching very well with a batting average of .458 with two homers and six RBIs.
Baltimore Orioles CF: Adam Jones has been on fire by batting .500 over the past seven days. Jones has raised his average up to .291 with 15 homers and 44 RBIs. He has hit two homers against Yankees pitching on the year.
Baltimore Orioles 1B: Chris Davis has struggled with batting average at .238 on the season. He has produced some power numbers with 19 homers and 53 RBIs. Davis has a .213 road batting average.
Baltimore Orioles P: Wei Yin Chen leads the starters with an ERA of 2.78 on the year and his WHIP of 1.09. Chen has not been the recipient of run support with a record of 4-5. He has thrown seven straight starts of allowing two earned runs or fewer. On July 12th Chen held the Nationals to two earned runs over eight innings with no walks and eight hits.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner, an All Star, and leads the everyday players with a .300 hitting average. Gardner has ten homers and 42 RBIs. He has hits in eight of his past nine games.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez has surprised his critics with a .277 batting average with 19 homers and 52 RBIs. He is below average for July at .255 hitting average. Rodriguez has hit three homers against Orioles pitching this year.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley has had a hot July by hitting .333 but not much power numbers with no homers and three RBIs. He has raised his batting average to .256.
New York Yankees C: Brian McCann has struggled for the month of July with a hitting average of .195. He has produced three homers and nine RBIs in the month. McCann has been poor against Orioles pitching with a .192 batting average.
New York Yankees 1B: Mark Teixeira leads the team in homers with 23 and has driven in 63 runs for the season. The batting average is now .249 after going 5 for 8 in the final two games of the series against the Mariners prior to the break.
New York Yankees P: The 25 year old right hander Nathan Eovaldi is 9-2 with an ERA of 4.50 and high WHIP of 1.52. Eovaldi taxes the Yankees bullpen with his inability to go very far in games. He has made it to the seventh inning just twice in his past ten starts.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks
P: Wei Yin Chen (Orioles)
3B: Manny Machado (Orioles)
DH: Jimmy Paredes (Orioles)
CF: Adam Jones (Orioles)
1B: Mark Teixeira (Yankees)
LF: Brett Gardner (Yankees)