Fanpicks DFS Top Performers 7-29-2015
Another day, another bunch of trades in the MLB. The countdown to the non-waiver trade deadline is looming and we’ve got all your Fantasy Baseball updates for your One Day Cash Draft selections. This is your Daily Fantasy Sport Top Performers Roundup :
P Noah Syndergaard (5-5) came close to perfection Tuesday night in the big apple. He was able to hold off every Padres player he faced until the 7th, when Will Venable’s single to center field broke the rookie’s perfect game. Syndergaard was able to preserve the shutout anyways, pitching 8 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 9 in the victory. 1B Lucas Duda and OF Curtis Granderson provided the offense, as they each smacked 2 run-homers in the 4-0 win. They are now only 1 game back of the Nats for top spot in the division.
After slugging one out of the park the day before, 1B Eric Hosmer was at it again against Cleveland. The walk-off HR allowed Kansas City (61-38) to win their 4th game in a row. OF Michael Bourn stole 3 bases in the 2-1 loss. Before the game, the Royals traded for super utility man, Ben Zobrist. They also got P Johnny Cueto earlier this week. It looks like Kansas City is all in for this years World Series.
1B Chris Davis knocked 2 balls out of the park off Braves starter Julio Teheran. It’s his 5th HR in 7 games, briging his season total to 24. The O’s (50-49) took it 7-3 and are now on a 4 game winning streak.
The White Sox (48-50) spoiled the night of Hall of Famer and former Red Sox ace, Pedro Martinez, pre-game ceremony. Chicago quickly took charge of the scoring by scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning. 1B Jose Abreu and C Geovany Soto each clubbed a HR and produced 3 RBI’s. That was enough for the White Sox to win 9-4. OF Melky Cabrera was a homer shy of the cycle.
The Rays (51-51) sent Jake Odorizzi (6-6) on the mound against their former all-star David Price (9-4). C Curt Casali didn’t seem to care who he faced as he knocked 2 HRs off Price. The rookie catcher is on a tear with 3 homers in 2 games. In the 8th inning, SS Tim Beckham tripled to clear all the bases and later scored on a sac fly. He had a total of 4 RBIs by the end of the night. P Jake Odorizzi had no problem against Detroit’s sluggers. He had 1 ER and 8 K’s in 6 innings to win his 2nd out of 3 games since returning from the disabled list. The final score is 10-2 Tampa Bay.
The Reds (44-54) blanked the best team in the league, the Cardinals (64-36). P Mike Leake (9-5) got the start for Cincinatti and he delivered by allowing 4 hits and no runs in 8 strong innings. 1B Joey Votto took care of the scoring with his 3-run bomb in the 6th. The Canadian dominates the league with a .561 batting average since the All-Star Game. He only needed a triple for the cycle. Leake gets his 4th straight win in the 4-0 result over the Cards.
The L.A. Angels (55-44) played in Houston (56-45), in a battle for top spot in the AL West. 2B Jose Altuve got a total of 5 RBI’s, while SS Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with 1 walk and a homer for the home team. Astros starter, Colin McHugh, got his career best 12th win of the season in a 10-5 affair. The Angels will get reinforcement in the next few days by adding newly traded David DeJesus and David Murphy to their team.
Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks got 3 RBIs against the Pirates, but that wasn’t enough for the victory. 3B Jung Ho Kang smacked the winning HR to give Pittsburgh the 8-7 win. The AL Wild Card leader’s, Minnesota Twins, lost their 3rd games in a row.
All Cash Draft managers out there, if you’ve completed your Fantasy Picks with the entire New York lineup (except SP Chris Capuano), you have probably won the pot. After the Rangers took a 5-0 lead in the 1st, the Yankees exploded with an offensive outburst of their own. 11 runs were scored in the 2nd inning. 10 more runs were scored for the Bronx Bombers as they won 21-5. Alex Rodriguez walked 3 times with 2 run to show for it. OF Brett Gardner (3 RBI, 3 BB, 5R, 1HR), SS Didi Gregorius (3 RBI, 2 R, 1 Triple) and OF Chris Young (5RBI, 1 BB, 4 R, 2 Doubles, 1 HR) were all the DFS most valuable player’s of Tuesday.
If the Yankees had the most Fantasy Value with their batter’s, A’s hurler Sonny Gray (11-4) had the most from the pitcher’s. He had Complete game shutout against the dodgers, with 3 hits, 9 K’s and 1 BB. Gray was riding on a one run cushion until OF Josh Reddick HR, in the 7th, gave him the insurance he needed to win the game 2-0.
Fanpicks DFS Top Performers 7-28-2015
There was total of 9 Fantasy Baseball match ups for yesterday’s 1 Day Cash Draft contests. Let’s take a look if you made the right Fantasy Picks in your DFS league. This is your Daily Fantasy Sport Top Performers Roundup :
The AL Central leading Royals (60-38) were in Cleveland (45-53) for the first of a 3 game series. It didn’t take long for the Kansas City Royals to explode, as Eric Hosmer smacked a 3-run HR in the top of the 1st inning. The 2-time Gold Glove winner finished the night with 4 RBI’s, 1HR and 3 runs to give KC the 9-4 victory.
Tampa Bay’s catcher, Curt Casali, was the difference maker in this meeting against Detroit. He homered twice and collected 3 RBI’s allowing starter Nathan Karns (6-5, 3.37) to get the win. The Rays (50-51) defeat the Tigers (48-51) by a score of 5-2.
The top team in MLB, the St-Louis Cardinals (64-35) faced off against the Reds (43-54). Lance Lynn (8-5, 2.71 ERA) managed to kept Cincinnati’s bats at bay, letting just 1 run slip past by him. 2B Kolten Wong’s 2nd career Grand Slam, in the 4th inning, was enough for Lynn and the Cards to get the 4-1 win.
There was a total of 27 hits between the Red Sox (44-56) and the White Sox (47-50) on Monday night. Adam Eaton came up a HR short on his attempt for the cycle, he accumulated 2 RBI on his efforts. David Ortiz blasted one to center field to get his 20th homer of the season. He has hit two of them the day before and compiled a total of 9 RBI’s in the past 2 games. Chicago won 10-8 in this back-and-forth tightly contested match up.
The Yankees (56-42) looked to extend their lead in the AL East by defeating the Rangers (47-51) 6-2. New York’s shortsop, Didi Gregorius, had 1 HR and 4 RBI’s in the win. A-Rod celebrated his 40th birthday with a homer of his own. It is his 4th HR in 2 games, happy B-Day A-Rod.
Carlos Gonzalez is on a major hot streak after hitting 2 HR and 4 RBI’s against the Chicago Cubs. CarGo has 7 homers and 15 RBI’s in the past week, making him one of the most sought-after player in Cash Draft tourney’s.
Chicago didn’t give up thought, after trailing one run in the 9th. All-Star second baseman, Kris Bryant, belted a two run walk-off HR for a 9-8 victory. Bryant finished the game with 3 RBI’s, 1 HR and 2 runs.
Colorado saw All-Star Troy Tulowitzki played his last game in a Rockies uniform. In a swap of shortstop, Tulo joins the Blue Jays organisation and speedster Jose Reyes will go back to a National League team since his departure from Miami, in 2012. Both player’s have been regularly on the injured list for the past few season’s. The deal also includes veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins going to the Jays and 3 minor league pitching prospects (Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco) to the Rockies.
San Francisco (55-44) tried to go for their 6th straight win when they faced off in a series opener against the Brewers (43-57). SS Brandon Crawford crushed his 15th HR of the season against Kyle Lohse (5-12, 6.24 ERA) to keep the streak alive and beating Milwaukee 4-2. Lohse gets his 12th loss, the most in the Majors.
The DiamondBacks (47-51) faced off against the Mariners (46-54). Paul Goldsmith openened with a HR in the 1st and scored on a Jake Lamb’s sacrifice fly in the 10th to close out the loop. The first baseman also walked 3 times in the game, rising his league leading total to 82. It’s no wonder that pitcher’s don’t throw him many strikes, his batting average of .346 and 75 RBI’s are the most in the National League. Arizona takes it 4-3.
MLB Weekend Recap: Hitter Dominated Fantasy Cash Drafts
Last weekends one day fantasy sports contests were dominated by pitchers through the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Zach Greinke, Jon Lester while hitters failed to hit their fantasy value. However, this weekend hitters got their revenge. Specifically, those hitters swinging for the fences carried their teams to huge run totals.
The biggest event of the weekend was the domination of Alex Rodriguez. At the age of 40 years old he showed he has not lost any bat speed or strength behind the bat. He hit 3 home runs on Saturday with 4 RBIs accounting for 7 out of the 8 runs scored by the Yankees in their victory over the Twins. This performance amounted to 44 fantasy points under the Fanpicks scoring and usually would require approximately $20,000 in fantasy salary to score this many points.
A-Rod’s performance overshadowed a similar performance by Lucas Duda for the New York Mets. He hit 2 homers on Saturday but unlike A-Rod, his team also came ready to play as the Mets scored an astounding 15 runs to win over the Dodgers. He scored a total of 27.5 fantasy points, providing fantastic fantasy value for his salary level.
Sunday saw another Veteran carry his team. David Ortiz, at the age of 39, hit 2 homers. His real value came from the addition of 7 RBIs putting him on the same fantasy level as Alex Rodriguez with 44 fantasy points. The Red Sox scored an impressive 11 runs on Sunday after a series of poor games recently.
Although they had the handicap of the low pressure Coor’s Field, the Rockies scored an incredible 17 runs yesterday, carried by Carlos Gonzalez and Ben Paulsen. Each of these two hit two homers and scored 44 and 39.5 fantasy points respecively. Sunday’s contests would have been a great day for a Rockies stack, however, fantasy value is limited with Rockies players at home as all hitters typically will exceed 20 percent ownership in one day fantasy tournaments. That means, even if you chose those players, it will not necessarily place your lineup far beyond the competition.
The last big hitter of the weekend is a guy who is used to hitting it out of the park. Mike Trout hit 2 homers making him the league leader with a total of 31 homers so far this season (he is followed by Pujols at 29 home runs). The Angels won a high scoring game in 13-7 over the Rangers and Trout contributed 42 fantasy points to any fantasy manager who picked him.
It is very atypical to have a weekend such as this last one with so many high scoring games. These are the weekends when it pays off to spend a little extra salary on hitters, but picking the wrong pitcher could have driven you deep into the whole as well with a lot of opposing earned runs. When it comes to making your fantasy picks for MLB one day cash drafts, it is often more important to consider the matchups than the individual players.
Fanpicks DFS Top Performers 7-27-2015
For the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, all 30 team were in action for last night’s 1 Day Cash Draft games. There was a lot of player’s to choose from, and some of them probably made your Fantasy Baseball team reach the top of your DFS league. Here’s the Daily Fantasy Sports Top Performers Roundup :
The Pirates (57-41) faced off against NL East leading Nationals (52-45). Gerrit Cole (14-4, 2.24ERA) had a solid performance, striking out 8 on 7 2/3 innings for the win. He earned his league leading 14th win of the season and gets closer to the CY Young trophy for best pitcher of the year. The final score was 3-1 for Pittsburgh.
The White Sox (46-50) looked for the sweep in Cleveland (45-52). They sent rookie pitcher, Carlos Rondon(4-3, 4.09ERA), to make it happen and he delivered. He went 6 2/3 inning without allowing a run. Carlos Sanchez smashed his second career HR after hitting his first the day before. He went 3-for-4 (1HR, 2 Singles) during the night. The White Sox beat the Indians 2-1
Future HOF, Zach Greinke (9-2, 1.37ERA), tried to extend his streak of scoreless innings against the Mets. But that got spoiled when Kirk Nieuwenhuis crossed the plate in the 3rd. The streak ended at 45 2/3 innings. His counterpart, Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.05ERA) went 7 2/3 innings with 8 K’s. Last years Rookie of the Year now holds the 2nd spot in ERA’s league leaders, just behind Greinke. Juan Uribe’s walk-off double in the 10th allowed the Mets to take it 3-2.
The Kansas City Royals (59-38) showed All-Star pitcher Dallas Keuchel (12-5, 2.32ERA) and the Houston Astros (55-45) why they were last years AL Pennants winners. The AL Central leaders came out swinging, scoring 4 runs in the 1th. That was enough for Yordano Ventura (5-7, 4.86ERA) to get the win. He had a strong outing, lasting 7 innings with 5 K’s and 1 ER. The Royals won 5-1.
The Yankees (55-42) looked to extend their division lead in the AL East against the Twins (52-46). Nathan Eovaldi (10-2, 4.27ERA) received his 10th win of the season. He struck out 5 and allowed 2 runs over 8 innings of work. Who knew he would be the pitcher, in the yankees rotation, with the most wins at this point of the season. Last season, he had a 6-14 record with a 4.37 ERA and allowed 223 hits, the most in the MLB. Chase Headley hit his 9th HR and recorded 3 RBI’s in the game. The third baseman is 21-for-61 (.344) with 11 RBI’s during the month of July. It’s a 7-2 Yankees victory.
The lowly Phillies (37-63) are suddenly acting up and won their 4th straight game against the Chicago Cubs (51-46). They suprinsingly only lost once in 9 game since the All-Star break. Maikel Franco (3 RBI) & Ryan Howard (2 RBI) each clubbered 2-runs homers and Domonic Brown had 3 RBI’s and a triple. Between all of them, they gathered 7 hits in 14 at-bats (.500) and 8 RBI’s. Second baseman, Addison Russell had 1 HR and 2 RBI’s in the 11-5 Cubs loss.
The Angels (55-43) were able to take back the AL West lead by deafeating the Rangers (47-50) at home. Perennial MVP Mike Trout was perfect with a 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s Daily Fantasy game performance. He takes over the lead, with 31 dinger’s, for the season’s HR king from teammate Albert Pujols. The sluggers combine for a total of 60 HR and 126 RBI’s, and they don’t show any sign of slowing down. Rougned Odor was the lone bright spot for the rangers in this game, collecting 1 HR , 3 RBI’s and 2 runs. The Angels takes it 13-7.
The Giants (54-44) looked to go for their 5th straight win in a matchup against the A’s (44-56). 3B Matt Duffy was the difference in this game. He managed 3 RBI’s and 1 HR against Kendall Graveman. At the age of 40, Tim Hudson becomes the 15th player in history with victories over all 30 teams. San Francisco is now 1 game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead, after the 4-3 win over Oakland.
The Blue Jays (50-50) were visiting the Mariners(46-53) at Safeco Field. Toronto’s Ezequiel Carrera (2 RBI, 1HR, 2 runs, 1 walk) homered in the 7th to bring the Jay’s up by 2. But Nelson Cruz (3RBI, 1HR, 1R) answered with one of his own to tie it all up. This allowed Franklin Gutierrez to make his only hit of the game count, when he smashed a walk-off HR in the 10th to give Seattle the 6-5 win.
On the day where Arizona’s Randy Johnson, franchise leader in wins, was introduced into the HOF, Jeremy Hellickson (7-6, 4.60ERA) felt inspired to pitch one of his best game of the season. He pitched 6 scoreless innings and gave Arizona the 3-0 win over Milwaukee.
The Rockies (42-54) had a big night against the Reds (43-53). A total of 6 HR were hit in that game, 5 of them came from Colorado. The offensive outburst happened in the bottom of the 3rd with 10 runs scored. 3 HR were hit in the inning alone. Ben Paulsen came a double short of the cycle but accumulated 4 RBI’s and 2 HR’s, while Carlos Gonzalez amazing perfomance of 6 RBI’s, 2 HR’s and 4 runs was all they needed in Colorado. Jay Bruce (4 RBI, 1 HR, 2 Runs) gave it his all for Cincinnati, but ultimately is was a one sided affair as the Rockies win 17-7.
The Cash Draft pick of the night belonged to Big Papi, David Ortiz clubbered 2 three-runs homers and finished with 7 RBI’s in Fenway Park. On this special day of the induction ceremony, he passes 3 HOF for 38th place on the all-time RBI list with 1587. Rookie left-hander, Eduardo Rodriguez, allowed 1 ER in 7 innings pitched to notch the win. That’s all they needed against Detroit for a final score of 11-1.
New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 7-24-15 – MLB
The LA Dodgers and New York Mets continue their weekend series from Major League Baseball on Friday July 24th. Baseball fantasy draft managers can follow the results of their rosters from New York at 7PM Eastern Time over MLB Network.
The LA Dodgers head to New York on Thursday with a record of 54-42 and sit in first place in the NL West division by just 2 ½ games on the second place San Francisco Giants. Following the All Star break the Dodgers are 3-3 on this ten game road trip that resumed on Thursday night. LA has gotten some power production from their hitting lineup as the team ranks fourth in homers at 118 season to date. The team ranks in the middle of the league in two key offensive areas. They are 15th in runs scored per game (4.16) and 13th in the league in batting average (.254). The team has gotten some good production from their starting pitching staff as the club is fourth in quality starts at 58. LA is 4th in Team ERA (3.28) and fourth best in WHIP (1.190).
The Mets open up this series at 49-46 and sit four games in the loss column behind the first place Washington Nationals in the NL East. The team returns home after a 2-4 road trip at St Louis and Washington. The Mets are second in the league in quality starts (61) and sit near the top of Major League Baseball in Team ERA (3.26) and WHIP (1.18). Issue all season has been with the offense. New York is last in team batting (.235) and 28th and third worst in runs per game (3.46).
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez leads the LA everyday players with a .292 batting average with 21 homers and 60 RBIs. His power numbers had slumped but Gonzalez has woken up with eight homers for the month of July.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been constantly around .300 on the year. The veteran is batting .291 with seven homers and 40 RBIs. He is only 2 for 13 against the good Mets pitching staff this year.
LA Dodgers RF: Yasiel Puig has had an injury plague year. He is hitting just .264 with five homers and 19 RBIs. He has had a miserable July with a .206 batting average.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson has put up some good power numbers with 20 homers and 41 RBIs. His batting average is just .227 as he strikes out way too much.
LA Dodgers P: Zach Greinke is on his way to a Cy Young Award in 2015. The veteran right hander is 9-2 in 2015 with an ERA of 1.30 and WHIP of 0.82. He has allowed no runs in his past six starts.
New York Mets CF: Juan Lagares is hitting .256 for the light hitting Mets with three homers and 25 RBIs. He has hits in four straight games.
New York Mets RF: Veteran Curtis Granderson is batting .251 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs. He is hitting well right now sporting a .346 batting average over his past seven games.
New York Mets LF: Michael Cuddyer is batting .250 for the Mets as the 36 year old has eight homers and 30 RBIs on the year. He has had a good month of July with a .310 batting average.
New York Mets SS: Wilmer Flores has picked up his batting average as he has had a good month of July with a .296 hitting average. Flores has produced 10 homers and 40 RBIs on the year.
New York Mets 1B: Lucas Duda is struggling through a .236 batting average on the season. He has produced 12 homers with 38 RBIs. Duda is having an awful month of July with a .129 batting average.
New York Mets P: Jon Niese has turned around his season with eight straight good outings for the Mets. On the year the left hander is 5-8 with an ERA of 3.36 and WHIP of 1.34. He shut out the St Louis Cardinals for 7 2/3rd innings in his last start that resulted in a win.
MLB Fantasy Mock Draft Picks
P: Jon Niese (Mets)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
CF: Juan Lagares (Mets)
RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)
SS: Wilmer Flores (Mets)
Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – MLB – 7-24-15
Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s July 24th 2015
Pitcher: Jon Niese
First Base: Adrian Gonzalez
Second Base: Howie Kendrick
Short Stop: Wilmer Flores
Outfield: Juan Lagares
Outfield: Curtis Granderson
Fantasy Baseball Recap – Rangers vs Rockies – 7/21/15
The Rangers (44-49) were in Colorado (40-52) Tuesday night for Fantasy Baseball’s 2nd of a 3 game series. Texas was looking to avoid losing again by starting Matt Harrison(1-1, 5.40ERA) in his second start this season. He faced off against Kyle Kendrick(3-11, 6.12ERA), who lasted 1 inning in his last Cash Draft game because of a lenghty rain delay.
The Choo Choo train rolled into Coors Field in last night Fantasy Baseball matchup. Fantasy Value Pick, Shin-Soo Choo, completed the 9th cycle in Ranger’s history and becomes the first asian born player to accomplish this feat in the MLB. Texas are hoping that this win will help to push for a playoff spot, as they are 3rd in the American League West.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Highlights :
Shin-Soo Choo double and Delino DeShields single, in the 2nd, scored 3 in favor of the Rangers. On his next at-bat, Choo hit his 12th HR and put an end to Kendrick awful night. In the 5th, Shin-Soo Choo single allowed Josh Hamilton to cross the plate. The Korean than scored a run on an error by Colorado’s reliever Yohan Flande. The big bat of Prince Fielder finally joins the party hitting an HR in the 6th. Its his 15th dinger of the season. In the 8th, Rougned Odor hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Delino DeShield to score. Shin-Soo Choo hit first in the top of the 9th and tripled for the cycle on a sharp drive to center field that Rockies speedster Charlie Blackmon wasn’t able to reach. Delino DeShield also had the opportunity to hit for the cycle after he completed everything, but he ultimately couldn’t get the HR.
Matt Harrison earned his first win since May 8, 2014. He gave up 7 hits but allowed no runs in 6 innings pitched. It looks like his back problems are a thing of the past. Despite the victory, Texas middle of the order went for a total 3 for 13 and produced 1 RBI, coming from Fielder’s HR.
The Rockies are the 2nd to worst team this year, behind the Phillies. They will start looking toward next year to get back into contention. Troy Tulowitski, Nolan Arenado and DJ Lemahieu are the only bright spots for Colorado. The 30 years old, Tulowitzki, will be on top of the list for trade rumors, despite his interest to stay with the team.
Top One Day Cash Draft Performers :
OF Shin-Soo Choo (TEX) : 3 RBI – 1 HR – 3 Runs – 1 Triple – 1 Stolen Base
OF : Delino DeShields (TEX) : 2 RBI – 1 Run – 1 Triple
SP : Matt Harrison (TEX) : 0 Run Allowed – 2 SO – 6 IP
Fantasy Baseball Preview – Yankees vs Orioles
The Yankees(52-41) will look to sweep the series in the Fantasy Baseball day game against the Orioles(46-47) and create distance with the latter in the standing . The Bronx Bombers won 8 in their last 10 games. This success have allowed them to hold first place in the American League East.
Masahiro Tanaka(6-3, 3.65ERA) will be the starter for New York. He has not won in his first 2 games against Baltimore. The Japanese hurler needs to keep Baltimore’s heavy bats at bay if he has any hope to get the job done. He gave up 12 HR this season, it’s 3 shy of the total he allowed last year of 15. The Orioles have smashed 93 homers against righties this season, the 3rd best in the league.
New York will face Ubaldo Jimenez(7-5, 3.29ERA), for the second time this year. Baltimore won the June 12th game 11-3, the 6 foot 5 Orioles pitcher lasted 5 innings and gave up 3 earned run to get the victory. He was able to follow up with 3 wins and have his best winning streak(4 games) since 2010. Jimenez will try to bounce back from his worst start of the season where he allowed 7 earned runs and 3 HR, this past Friday in Detroit.
One Day Cash Draft lineup
1-3B Manny Machado (.298AVG, 20HR, 50RBI, 14SB)
2-DH Jimmy Paredes (.293AVG, 10HR, 39RBI, 3SB)
3-CF Adam Jones (.290AVG, 15HR, 44RBI, 3SB)
4-1B Chris Davis (.238AVG, 20HR, 54RBI, 0SB)
5-RF Nolan Reimold (.235AVG, 2HR, 5RBI, 0SB)
6-C Matt Wieters (.250AVG, 3HR, 12RBI, 0SB)
7-2B Jonathan Schoop (.269AVG, 6HR, 14RBI, 1SB)
8-SS J.J. Hardy (.231AVG, 5HR, 25RBI, 0SB)
9-LF David Lough (.226AVG, 4HR, 12RBI, 1SB)
New York :
1-CF Jacoby Ellsbury (.298AVG, 2HR, 10RBI, 14SB)
2-LF Brett Gardner (.299AVG,10HR, 43RBI, 15SB)
3-DH Alex Rodriguez (.275AVG, 20HR, 54RBI, 1SB)
4-1B Mark Teixeira (.256AVG, 24HR, 65RBI, 1SB)
5-RF Carlos Beltran (.264AVG, 7HR, 31RBI, 0SB)
6-3B Chase Headley (.257AVG, 8HR, 32RBI, 0SB)
7-SS Didi Gregorius (.234AVG, 4HR, 19RBI, 4SB)
8-C J.R. Murphy (.247AVG, 0HR, 5RBI, 0SB)
9-2B Stephen Drew (.179AVG, 12HR, 25RBI, 0SB)
In 6 at-bats against Ubaldo Jimenez, Alex Rodriguez, had 3 hits, 2 doubles and 3RBI. Rodriguez hit a HR in last nights game against the O’s.
New York CF Jacoby Ellsbury has faced Jimenez 9 time and had 5 hits with 2 RBI and 5 SB.
Facing Jimenez, Carlos Beltran had 2 doubles, 2 HR and 3 RBI’s. He also manage to walk 3 times.
Jonathan Schoop has 2 HR and 5 RBI against Tanaka, in his career. He will be a good cash draft pick due to his low value right now.
Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – MLB – 7-22-15
Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s July 22nd 2015
Pitcher: Sonny Gray
Catcher: Stephen Vogt
First Base: Kendrys Morales
Second Base: Ian Kinsler
Short Stop: Jhonny Peralta
Third Base: Randal Grichuk
Outfield: Adam Jones
Outfield: Paulo Orlando
Outfield: Randal Grichuk
Fantasy Baseball Recap – Red Sox vs Angels
It was a good night for Fantasy Baseball’s Angels fans as the home team took both games in the one day cash draft doubleheader against the Red Sox and sweeping the 4 game series.. Los Angeles increased their lead in the AL West to 2 games over the Astros. The halo’s won 15 of their last 18 games and are considered the hottest team in baseball right now. The same cannot be said about Boston who has lost 5 in a row and remains last in the AL East. Their hopes of a playoff berth are shrinking rapidly.
Daily fantasy baseball highlights :
Game 1 : Red Sox rookie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3, 4.64 ERA) faced off against All-Star Hector Santiago (7-4, 2.30 ERA). Los Angeles scored a total of 7 runs in the 2nd inning of the game. Johnny Giavotella was able to cash in 2 RBI’s with a line drive single, sending Chris Iannetta and David Robertson to home plate. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols followed with homers. Eduardo Rodriguez left the game after only 1 2/3 innings. After Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli’s RBI single in the top of the 4th, the Angels put up 4 more runs in the inning. David Freese had a 3 run bomb that landed 451 feet away, putting this game out of reach. Hector Santiago’s 10 strikeout performance was well enough to get his career-high 7th win of the season. Angels win 11-1.
Game 2 : Boston sent knuckleballer Steven Wright (3-3, 4.84 ERA) to the mound to face Andrew Heaney (4-0, 1.57 ERA). After an HR by Albert Pujols in the 2nd inning, Wright allowed 8 players to reach base and score 4 runs, in the 3rd. Mike Trout, David Ortiz and Albert Pujols all smashed HRs, between the 5th and the 8th. Andrew Heaney got the win, giving up 2 runs. His stellar performances since being called up to replace Jerred Weaver in the rotation, has raised his Fantasy Value. Setup reliever, Joe Smith, earned his first save of the season. Angels win 7-3.
The #1 Fantasy Pick on Monday was Albert Pujols, with a total of 3 HRs, giving him a total of 29 this season. He passed Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton on the rankings for the most HR in the majors this season. He also reached 15th all-time with 549 homers, a record previously held by Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt(548). He is now just 6 HR shy of 14th place, currently held by Manny Ramirez. Mike Trout also produced a HR, bringing his season total to 28. The duo now combines for 57 dinger’s. Shades of Mickey Mantle and Roger Marris. Pujols and Trout could become the second teamates in history , to reach 50 HR for the same club in the same season.
Top One Day Cash Draft Performers :
1B/DH Albert Pujols (LAA) : .571AVG 5R 3HR 4 RBI
SP Hector Santiago (LAA) : 1.80ERA 1W 10K
OF Kole Calhoun (LAA) : .333AVG 3R 1HR 2RBI
MLB Fantasy Draft Weekend Recap 7/20/2015
Coming off of the All Star break, this weekend saw most of the MLB’s pitchers rested and ready to play. This included all 6 starting pitchers from the All Star game and a matchup between Greinke and Scherzer after playing on the same side team last week. All pitchers have their different ways of bringing fantasy value— some do it with innings, some limit their earned runs, and some rack up the strikeouts. Lets look through this weekends top pitcher performances to see which pitchers can bring fantasy value in the coming week during their next start.
Chris Tillman (Baltimore)
Tillman pitched 8 innings against the Tigers allowing zero earned runs and only allowing a single hit and a single walk. Getting close to completing the game and allowing minimal hits already makes him a prime fantasy pick, but he also contributed 8 strikeouts and the Orioles held their lead giving Tillman the win. All in all, Tillman brought 36.5 Fantasy Points in under Fanpicks MLB scoring system.
David Price (Detroit)
Price, coming off an appearance in the All Star game, provided similar value on the other side of that matchup. During the 7 innings he pitched he gave away 6 hits, a walk, and an earned run. While these stats were inferior to Tillman, he had 12 strikeouts, putting him on par with Tillman at 35.5 Fantasy Points. He did come at a higher price tag than Tillman however, meaning Tillman was a better value pick.
Garrett Richards (LA Angels)
Richards brought fantasy value through stamina. He pitched all 9 innings against the Red Sox, allowing only 2 hits and 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Where the real fantasy value came however was with the performance bonuses. He received 5 extra points for the win, 4 points for the complete game, and 2 for the shutout. All in all, Richards was worth 40.5 fantasy points.
Jon Lester (Chi. Cubs)
Lester did not end up at the top of the performance list but his play was notable regardless. Through 7 innings, he was on pace for a no hitter against the weak Atlanta offense. This performance started what was a great weekend for Cubs pitching, only to be exceeded by the league leaders in pitching, the LA Dodgers. Lester left the game shortly after giving away his first hit and ended the day with 33 Fantasy Points.
Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers)
However, the best pick on Saturday was the All Star Clayton Kershaw. He pitched an incredible 14 strikeouts in 8 innings and allowed only 3 hits. The Dodgers held on for the win against Washington and Kershaw totaled 49 fantasy points, fantastic fantasy value even considering his premium fantasy salary.
Dallas Keuchel (Houston)
Keuchel was able to post a similar performance to Kershaw against a strong Rangers squad of hitters. He tallied 13 strikeouts and only 2 runs in his 7 innings totaling 45 Fantasy Points.
Zach Greinke (LA Dodgers) VS Max Scherzer (Washington)
The pitching matchup of the weekend was between Greinke and Scherzer. Both all stars and considered the top two pitchers in the MLB, this matchup was to be one for the ages. The Dodgers, led by Greinke, ended up on top. Greinke pitched 8 innings with 11 strikeouts. Scherzer, on the other hand, had a relatively off day. He was able to get 8 strikeouts in 6 innings but also gave up 7 hits and an earned run. Overall Greinke ended the day with 42.5 points and Scherzer hit only 25.5 points, far off of his fantasy value considering his price premium.
Jake Arrieta (Chi Cubs)
The last notable pitcher of the weekend is Arrieta, continuing the Cubs quality pitching weekend. He totaled 10 strikeouts and allowed only 3 hits. He was facing a weak Atlanta offense but the performance is notable none the less.
As we move forward into this fantasy week, it is important to make your pitching picks based on the opposing teams batters as well as the recent performances of the respective pitcher. The Marlins for example are already a weak hitting team, and they are on a 3 game losing streak right now. The Braves similarly have lost their last couple games. Other weak hitting teams are The White Sox, Mets, and Seattle.
Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – MLB – 7-21-15
Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s July 21st 2015
Pitcher: Wei Yin Chen
First Base: Mark Teixeira
Third Base: Manny Machado
Outfield: Adam Jones
Outfield: Brett Gardner
Designated Hitter: Jimmy Paredes
Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – MLB – 7-20-15
Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s July 20th 2015
Pitcher: Gio Gonzalez
Short Stop: Wilmer Flores
Second Base: Danny Espinoza
Third Base: Yunel Escobar
Outfield: Bryce Harper
Outfield: Juan Lagares