Fantasy Draft Baseball Top Picks

June 10th 2016

Full night of fantasy draft baseball (click to play) with all 30 MLB teams in action this Friday. It all starts at 7PM ET. Here are the top selections!

Player Pos Team Opp Last Game FP Last Two Game FP Avg Last Four Game FP Avg Last Ten Game FP Avg
Jon Gray P COL SD 55.5 39 29.2 22.6
Chris Iannetta C SEA TEX 54 19.8 17.2 9.2
Chris Parmelee 1B NYY DET 53 17.7 10.6 6.8
Chris Carter 1B MIL NYM 50.5 19.3 17.4 9
Brandon Moss 1B STL @PT 48 29 21.5 13.2
Josh Donaldson 3B TOR BAL 48 19.8 14.7 15.3
Robinson Cano 2B SEA TEX 47.5 22.5 14.3 13.5
Nelson Cruz 1B SEA TEX 47.5 25.5 20 15.7
Corey Dickerson OF TB HOU 45 15.7 11.2 9.1
DJ LeMahieu 2B COL SD 45 23.2 15.1 14.6
Lance McCullers P HOU @TB 44 39.8 30.9 20.8
Billy Hamilton OF CIN OAK 42 13.3 11.7 14
Jayson Werth OF WAS PHI 42 18.5 16.3 12.9
Carlos Beltran OF NYY DET 42 31.5 20 15
Wil Myers 1B SD @COL 42 25.5 27.1 18.7
Corey Kluber P CLE @LAA 41.5 36 33.7 33
Jose Altuve 2B HOU @TB 40.5 18.3 14.8 13.8
Mark Trumbo OF BAL @TOR 39 22.5 21.1 18.4
Jason Hammel P CHC @ATL 39 29.3 31 30
Desmond Jennings OF TB HOU 39 13 8.8 4.3

Fantasy Draft Baseball Notables

  • You can expect Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph to be back in the lineup. Ryan Howard started Tuesday and Wednesday, but Howard went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Wednesday against the Cubs. Joseph has supplanted Howard as the team’s primary first baseman, hitting .311 (19-for-61) with two doubles, five home runs and eight RBIs in 19 games.
  • Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday. He had missed the past 53 games with a right forearm fracture.
  • Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was not in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Astros, and he was set to be re-evaluated after leaving Wednesday’s game with a tight left hamstring.
  • San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who hasn’t played since Saturday in St. Louis due to nerve irritation in his right thumb, could be back behind the plate just in time for game 1 of the Dodgers/Giants 3 game series .
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Cash Draft MLB Top Picks

June 9 2016

The Astros/Rangers series at Arlington comes to a close this Thursday. It’s the first game of the day and it starts at 2PM ET. The Pirates and Rockies meet in a makeup game for a rainout that happened back in April. A total of eight games are slated to be played. Here are the cash draft MLB top picks of the day (click to play)!

Player Pos Team Opp Last Game FP Last Two Game FP Avg Last Four Game FP Avg Last Ten Game FP Avg
Chris Iannetta C SEA CLE 54 19.8 17.2 9.2
Chris Parmelee 1B NYY LAA 53 17.7 10.6 6.8
Chris Carter 1B MIL NYM 50.5 19.3 17.4 9
Brandon Moss 1B STL @CIN 48 29 21.5 13.2
Josh Donaldson 3B TOR BAL 48 19.8 14.7 15.3
Nelson Cruz OF SEA CLE 47.5 25.5 20 15.7
Carlos Beltran OF NYY LAA 42 31.5 20 15
Billy Hamilton OF CIN STL 42 13.3 11.7 14
Jayson Werth OF WAS @CWS 42 18.5 16.3 12.9
Eduardo Nunez 3B MIN MIA 41.5 35.3 26.6 18.3
Jose Altuve 2B HOU @TEX 40.5 18.3 14.8 13.8
Daniel Murphy 2B WAS @CWS 39 12.8 16 14.5
Anthony Rendon 3B WAS @CWS 39 21 17.3 12.3
Mark Trumbo OF BAL @TOR 39 22.5 21.1 18.4
Danny Espinosa SS WAS @CWS 36 16.7 14 14.1
Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY LAA 36 15.8 13.8 11
Jhonny Peralta 3B STL @CIN 36 20.7 13.9 8
Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN MIA 36 12.7 10.4 7
Mike Trout OF LAA @NYY 36 16.2 10.2 15.3

Cash Draft MLB Notables

  • Houston Astros pitcher Colin McHugh will take the mound against the Texas Rangers. Since Aug. 1, 2014, only Jake Arrieta (35), Clayton Kershaw (32) and Zack Greinke (32) have won more games than McHugh (31).
  • The Pirates are scheduled to play five games in four days over approximately 78 hours against three teams. That stretch began with a doubleheader against the Mets on Tuesday and will end as the team returns to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Cardinals on Friday.
  • New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran notched his third home run in as many days on Wednesday.
  • Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is two home runs shy of No. 300 for his career.
  • Mets  plan to use the four-game series in Milwaukee as an opportunity to give four of his regulars a day of rest each. First up is slumping left fielder Michael Conforto, who will sit out Thursday against Jimmy Nelson.
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Milwaukee Brewers Preview Fantasy Baseball

FanPicks has your Milwaukee Brewers Preview for the 2016 fantasy baseball season. Get ready from the first pitch to the last strike, as we will cover every team and provide a full array of MLB contest this summer.

Milwaukee Brewers Preview

It’s been a busy winter for the Brew Crew. They’ve overhauled the team from the front office to the dugout. This team is entering 2016 with some fresh blood and a new start. They’ve started rebuilding from the top, replacing former GM Doug Melvin with David Stearns. Stearns is the youngest current GM in the MLB. He was a Houston Astros assistant GM before taking the Brewers front office job. A lot of changes were made by Stearns over the offseason, so-much-so that 12 players with varying levels of major league experience were traded since last July in exchange for almost exclusively younger, controllable talent.

Three players to watch for:

  • Jonathan Lucroy
  • Orlando Arcia
  • Chris Carter

Lucroy is regarded as a top-tier catcher and a prime candidate to bounce back from a difficult 2015 season. Lucroy is also just 29 and under team control for two more years at a reasonable price, leaving Milwaukee in a strong position.

The Brewers cleared the way for Orlando Arcia at shortstop by trading Jean Segura. But Arcia is ticketed to start the season at Class AAA Colorado Springs. It won’t be long before we see the Venuzualan make his MLB debut.

Carter, a prototypical all-or-nothing slugger, signed a one-year deal in early January and will man first base. His power should play well at hitter-friendly Miller Park, as his 90 homers over the last three years rank eighth in the major leagues.

The Milwaukee Brewers are deep into rebuilding mode, so not much will be expected out of them this year. Brewers fan will need to be patient for another year and see who can lead this team down the road.

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Navy Midshipmen versus Army Black Knights

College Football Fantasy Picks 12-12-2015

The tradition continues from one of the oldest rivalries from college football as the Navy Midshipmen will meet the Army Black Knights. DFS draft GMs can tune to CBS TV on Saturday December 12th to follow the results of their one day fantasy league picks.

Navy has defeated Army in 13 straight seasons. Last year was a low scoring game with Navy posting the 17-10 victory. The yardage levels were low with Navy gaining 282 yards with Army coming in with 235 yards. Not a whole lot of passing yardage with Keenan Reynolds from Navy passing for 77 yards and a touchdown with the Army quarterbacks generating 33 yards passing. Reynolds for Navy was able to rush for 100 yards and a touchdown.

It has been a very good year for the Navy as the team is headed to a bowl game with a record of 9-2. Their two losses all came on the road against good competition with a 41-24 defeat at Notre Dame and in their past game they lose 52-31 to the Houston Cougars on November 27th. Some noteworthy wins for the Midshipmen came on the road to Memphis by the score of 45-20 as well as a home victory to Air Force 33-11.

Unfortunately for Army it is another down year on the gridiron. The team is a disappointing 2-9 entering play. They lost to Rutgers 31-21 at home in their last game way back on November 21st by the score of 31-21. The Black Knights have a four game losing streak. The wins for Army came at home to Bucknell by the score of 21-14 and there was a road 58-36 victory at Eastern Michigan early in the year. They traveled to Penn St on October 3rd and were competitive in a 20-14 road defeat. Army has a common opponent in the Air Force where they dropped a 20-3 decision on the road. Army has put up poor offensive yards. The team is 111th in the nation in total offense as they gain 337 yards per game. They score 22.5 points a game which is 106th in all of college football.

Army Black Knights QB:

Chris Carter

Due to injuries at the quarterback position the freshman signal caller was called into action on November 21st in their game with Rutgers. Carter hit on 4 of 6 throws that day for 140 yards with a touchdown and pick. He led the Black Knights against the Scarlet Knights with 20 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Army Black Knights RB:

Aaron Kemper

Kemper leads the running backs at Army with 513 yards rushing on 95 carries with three touchdowns. Against Rutgers he rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. He had a nice performance at Rice back on October 24th where he ran for 129 yards and a touchdown plus averaging 9.2 yards per carry in that game.

Army Black Knights WR:

Edgar Poe

The junior wide receiver leads the Black Knights with 11 catches for 320 yards with five touchdowns. He has made big plays in the passing game with 29.1 yards per carry average. In the game against Rutgers, Poe had two grabs for 95 yards and a touchdown.

Navy Midshipmen QB:

Keenan Reynolds

Reynolds has completed 54.8% of his throws for 964 yards with six touchdowns and a pick. He leads the team on the ground with 1093 yards on 220 carries and 19 touchdowns. The senior quarterback is averaging 5.0 yards per carry on his runs. In the loss to Houston Reynolds threw for 312 yards with a touchdown and pick. He rushed 19 times for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Navy Midshipmen RB:

Chris Swain

The senior running back has rushed for 847 yards on 169 carries on the campaign with ten touchdowns. He has seen significant action in his past three years with the school. He had a notable performance on November 7th at Memphis where he rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns. He got into the end zone twice at Houston in their past game.

Navy Midshipmen WR:

Jamir Tillman

Tillman has caught 22 passes for 468 yards with four touchdowns. He had a good performance at Houston with five catches for 162 yards and a touchdown.

College Football Real Money Fantasy League Picks

QB: Keenan Reynolds (Navy)

RB: Chris Swain (Navy)

WR: Jamir Tillman (Navy)

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 Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 1st 2015

Angels Lose to Athletics on Thursday and Fell ½ Back of Astros in AL Wildcard Race

The LA Angels were hot team winners of seven straight as they closed out their series with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Things looked good with Garrett Richards on the mound against a dead team. They could have put pressure on the Astros as Houston played hours later on Thursday night. The Angels gloves failed them as Oakland wins 8-7 by scoring seven unearned runs on the LA pitching staff.

LA Angels RF:

Kole Calhoun

The Angels right fielder has hit Texas pretty good with a .400 batting average. The team opens a four game series on Thursday with the Rangers. Calhoun had two hits with a double and homer with two RBIs on the loss on Wednesday. Kole Calhoun has multi hits in four of his past seven games.

LA Angels CF:

Mike Trout

Trout leads the Angels everyday hitters with a .299 batting average with 41 homers and 89 RBIs. He had three hits with a homer and RBI in the team’s home finale on Wednesday. Trout is batting .409 over his past seven days.

LA Angels 3B:

David Friese

The Angels veteran third baseman had two hits on Wednesday and it was back to back games for Friese with multiple hits. He is hot batting .400 over his past seven days. Friese has 14 homers with 56 RBIs and a season hitting average of .262.

LA Angels C:

Carlos Perez

The Angels 24 year old catcher has picked up his batting average in the month of September. He had three hits with two runs scored and a home run on Wednesday. He has five multiple hits in his past ten games. Perez has his hitting average at .256 with four homers and 19 RBIs.

LA Angels 2B:

Johnny Giavotellla

Giavotella has been hot with the bat with a .444 batting average over his past seven days. He had a home run with two RBIs on Wednesday to increase his hitting streak to seven games. The LA second baseman is batting .326 against Texas pitching this year.

LA Angels P:

Garrett Richards

The Angels right hander is 15-11 with an ERA of 3.62 and WHIP of 1.24. He worked six innings against the Athletics on Wednesday with no earned runs and two hits. He walked a high four batters but the Angels defense failed him as three unearned runs were scored while Richards was on the mound.

Astros Power Leads Them Past the Mariners

The Houston Astros now took a ½ game lead over the LA Angels for the final wildcard spot following their 7-6 road win at Seattle on Wednesday night. The Astros were down 6-3 after five innings but the Astros with a three run home run by Chris Carter tied the game at 6-6 in the sixth inning. Houston pushed over a single run in the seventh inning and the Astros bullpen held the lead in the late innings for the win.

Houston Astros 1B:

Chris Carter

A .196 hitter Carter came through with a big blow for Houston in a clutch spot on Wednesday. He is hitting .385 over his past seven games. For the season Carter has 24 homers and 62 RBIs.

Houston Astros RF:

George Springer

The Astros right fielder continues his hot hitting with two hits on Wednesday. Springer has multiple hits in three straight and five of his past seven games.

Houston Astros 3B:

Luis Valbuena

It was a two hit night with a double and home run for Luis Valbuena against the Mariners. He scored two runs in the huge win and is now hitting a light .219 on the campaign with 24 homers and 54 RBIs.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 29th 2015

Angels Walk Off Increase Win Streak to 6 Games and Gains Game on Rangers

The LA Angels are a hot team right now as they posted their sixth win in a row with the 5-4 home victory on Monday to the Oakland Athletics. The win moved the Angels to just two games back of the AL West leading Texas Rangers with only six games remaining. LA has a four game series to close the season at Texas over the weekend so the team fully controls their playoff destiny. They also keep pace with the Houston Astros for the final AL Wildcard playoff spot. They sit tied in the loss column with Houston.

C.J. Cron:

The LA Angels DH had a big game on Monday with three hits and a run scored in the series opener. Cron is hot, hitting .364 over his past seven days. He has hit 16 homers and driven in 49 RBIs on the year.

Erick Aybar:

Aybar had a hit on Monday to extend his hit streak to four games. He had a good month of August but cooled off in September with a .224 batting average.

Albert Pujols:

Albert had a big home run on Monday to tie the game at 4-4 as the Angels were coming from behind in their win. Pujols has 38 homers and 90 RBIs on the year but the batting average is a mere .237.

Johnny Giavotella:

The Angels second baseman sparkled with the glove on Monday. He contributed at the plate with hit, run scored and RBI double in the victory. He is batting .455 the past seven days.

Hector Santiago:

The LA left hander was hot to start the season. He had a no decision against the Athletics by allowing three earned runs and three hits in 5 2/3rd innings. He has just two wins over his past ten starts. On the season Santiago is 9-9 with an ERA of 3.52 and WHIP of 1.25.

Astros Gain on the Rangers and Keep Pace with Angels with Win against Mariners

The Houston Astros has struggled on the road this year. Entering play at Seattle on Monday the team was just 29-46 on the highway. Their win streak reached three games with a 3-2 road win at Seattle on Monday night. The Astros bullpen was huge in the win as the unit contributed with three innings of scoreless and hitless baseball as they nursed a one run lead late in a pressure situation on the road. With the win the Astros maintain their half-game lead over the Angels for the last AL Wildcard spot and they moved 1 ½ games back of the Texas Rangers for the lead in the AL West. The Astros get a break down the stretch as the Rangers and Angels will meet for a four game series to end the season. The Astros are a power hitting team who hits for a poor average. They have 220 homers on the year ranking second best but their team batting average of .247 ranks 27th and fourth worst in baseball.

George Springer:

The Astros right fielder had two hits with a double, homer and RBI on Monday. He has hit Mariner pitching very well on the year at a .327 batting average with four homers.

Evan Gattis:

The Astros DH with a hit extended his hitting streak to four games. Gattis is batting .304 over his past seven days.

Chris Carter:

Carter had the game winning home run against the Mariners on Monday. He has 23 homers and 59 RBIs on the year but a poor batting average of .196.

Lance McCullers:

The Astros right hander in 21 starts is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.21 and WHIP of 1.17. He held the Mariners to two earned runs and four hits in six innings of work in a 3-2 home win to Seattle on Monday.

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