Arizona Diamondbacks versus LA Dodgers MLB Best Fantasy Picks 9-23-2015

Two NL West division clubs will meet from Major League Baseball action for Wednesday night as the LA Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks. MLB fantasy draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 10:30PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their roster picks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a much improved team from the past few seasons. They won the first two games of this series and carry a record of 73-78 on the year. They have won two straight and four of five games on this road trip. Arizona is a good hitting team ranking sixth in baseball in runs scored (4.50 per game) and is fifth best in team batting average (.266). They are near the middle of the league at 17th in in Team ERA (4.01). The pitching has shown some improvement from previous seasons.

The LA Dodgers were looking pretty good with a sizable lead in the NL West division. But a recent slump has seen the club lose four straight and they hold a six game lead over the San Francisco Giants with just 12 games remaining. LA still has four games remaining against the San Francisco Giants next week so things can get quite interesting for the Dodgers if they can’t shake out of this slump. There are two games at home to Arizona and three on the road at Colorado before they make the trip to San Francisco for the four game series. LA pitching has allowed eight runs in each of the past two games against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have been carried by their pitching as the club is third best in both Team ERA (3.43) and WHIP (1.19). Their starting staff ranks fourth best in quality starts (90). Offensively LA ranks in the lower third of the league in runs scored per game (4.10) and team batting average (.251). They do live by the long ball with 176 homers on the year which is good for sixth best in baseball.

Arizona Diamondbacks CF:

A.J. Pollock

The centerfielder leads the D’Backs everyday hitters with a .321 batting average with 18 homers and 70 RBIs. He had a two hit game with a homer and RBI in the win against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Pollock has multiple hits in five of his past six games as he is red hot over his past seven days with a .480 batting average.

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B:

Paul Goldschmidt

The slugger leads the club in homers with 30 on the year and he has driven in 102 RBIs. On Tuesday Goldschmidt had two hits with a homer and RBI. He is batting .318 on the year.

Arizona Diamondbacks LF:

David Peralta

The 28 year old has hits in nine of his past ten games. Peralta has multiple hits in three of his past four games. On the season Peralta has a batting average of .313 with 16 homers and 76 RBIs.

Arizona Diamondbacks P:

Chase Anderson

In 25 starts this year Anderson is 6-6 with an ERA of 4.52 and WHIP of 1.33. He looks to rebound after a loss on September 8th at home to San Francisco where he allowed five earned runs and five hits in two innings of work.

LA Dodgers 1B:

Adrian Gonzalez after a hot start to the season has seen his average drop to .279 with 28 homers and 87 RBIs. He is hitting .246 for the month of September.

LA Dodgers RF:

Andre Eithier

The LA outfielder is hitting .294 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs. He has hits in two straight games.

LA Dodgers SS:

Corey Seager

The 21 year old shortstop has a batting average of .359 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his short time with the big club.

LA Dodgers P:

Zach Greinke

The LA right hander has started 30 times in 2015 and is 18-3 with an ERA of 1.65 and WHIP of 0.85. He has won nine of his past ten starts. On September 18th Greinke allowed two earned runs and four hits over seven innings in a 6-2 home victory to Pittsburgh.

MLB One Day League Fantasy Picks

P: Zach Greinke (Dodgers)
SS: Corey Seager (Dodgers)
RF: Andre Eitheir (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
CF: A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks)

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 8-9-15 – MLB

Sunday Night Fantasy BaseballPreview

On Sunday Night Baseball it will be the final game of the weekend series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers. MLB mock draft managers can tune to ESPN on Sunday August 9th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their league rosters.

The LA Dodgers will conclude this six game east coast road trip on Sunday. The best they can hope for is a 3-3 series split. They won two of three against the Phillies but they lost back to back one run decisions to the Pirates on Friday and Saturday. They still hold a three game lead in the loss column over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West division. With injuries to their starting staff this year the Dodgers acquired Alex Wood and Mat Latos to help.

With their victory against the Dodgers on Saturday the Pirates moved to 20 games over .500 and are five games in the loss column back of the first place St Louis Cardinals in the NL Central divisions. The team has won three straight and seven of their past ten games. The pitching has been good for the Pirates in 2015 as the club ranks second in Major League Baseball with an ERA of 3.22.

LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez is coming off a three hit game on Saturday. On the year he is hitting .296 with 22 homers and 66 RBIs. He is batting .320 over the past seven days.

LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been hot with four straight multiple hit games. He is batting .364 for the month of August. Kendrick is hitting .293 with nine homers and 49 RBIs.

LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson has put up some good power numbers with 21 homers and 43 RBIs. His strikeout numbers are high which has impacted his low batting average of .224. He is batting .200 for the month of August.

LA Dodgers C: Yasmani Grandal has been a good acquisition for the Dodgers as he came over from the San Diego Padres. Grandal is hitting .287 with 15 homers and 42 RBIs.

LA Dodgers RF: Andre Eithier has contributed positively for the Dodgers this year. He is batting .280 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs. He is batting .304 with two homers and five RBIs for the money of August.

LA Dodgers LF: Alex Guerrero got off to a hot start in 2015 but has cooled off since. He is batting .239 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs. He had two hits on Saturday.

LA Dodgers P: Alex Wood will make his second start for the Dodgers on Sunday. He debuted for LA on August 4th and allowed four earned runs and eight hits in 6 1/3rd innings in a 6-2 loss at Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh Pirates CF: Andrew McCutchen has had a good series against the Dodgers going 5 for 6 on Friday and Saturday. He is batting.538 in his past seven days. McCutchen has improved his season average to .300 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Pirates LF: Starling Marte has slumped in recent games going 4 for 24 for the month of August. He is 0 for 7 in this series.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B: Neil Walker is 3 of 6 in this series with a homer. On the year Walker is batting .272 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Pirates RF: Gregory Polanco has played well over his past three games by going 5 for 13 with two homers and three RBIs. He has moved his average up to .247 with six homers and 33 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B: Pedro Alvarez has struggled with his batting average this year by hitting .232. He has produced 15 homers and 53 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Pirates P: Charlie Morton is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.19 and WHIP of 1.28. He had a good start on August 2nd at Cincinnati by holding the Reds to no runs over seven innings pitched.

MLB One Day Draft Fantasy Picks

P: Alex Wood (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
C: Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers)
RF: Andre Eithier (Dodgers)
CF: Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)

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