Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 23rd 2015

Toronto Blue Jays versus Kansas City Royals MLB ALCS Game 6 Fantasy Preview 10-23-2015

It will be a Game 6 of the Major League Baseball playoffs ALCS as the Kansas City Royals will host the Toronto Blue Jays. DFS MLB draft managers can tune to Fox Sports 1 TV on Friday night October 23rd at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their fantasy baseball one day league draft picks.

The KC Royals will be looking for the series clincher in this series as they hold a 3-2 lead. Toronto was facing elimination in Game 5 but forced the series back to Kansas City with the 7-1 victory at home on Wednesday. The Royals won Game 1 and Game 2 at home by the scores of 5-0 and 6-3.

In the Toronto victory in Game 5 the team collected eight hits and got a good pitching performance by Marco Estrada who worked 7 2/3rd innings and allowed one earned run and three hits. The Royals threw Edinson Volquez in Game 5 and the right hander lasted just five innings as he allowed five earned runs and three hits. Volquez walked four batters in the loss. Ironically in his three post season starts he has walked four batters in each game. Volquez spent several years with the San Diego Padres as he broke into Major League Baseball and had good stuff but struggled constantly with his control.

Toronto Blue Jays CF:

Kevin Pillar

The Blue Jays center fielder is batting .300 in the playoffs with a homer and six RBIs. He had two hits in the home win against KC in Game 5 with an RBI. Pillar has four multiple hits in his past eight games.

Toronto Blue Jays 1B:

Chris Colabello

Colabello had a home run in the victory on Wednesday. He is batting .286 with two homers and three RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays 3B:

Josh Donaldson

The Blue Jays slugger had a hit with two runs in the win in Game 5. Donaldson has hits in five straight and eight of nine games. He has three homers and eight RBIs in the playoffs.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

David Price

Price has not had post season success. In three playoff appearances he is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.02 and WHIP of 1.14. He worked at Kansas City on October 17th and allowed five earned runs and six hits over 6 2/3rd innings in a 6-3 road loss.

Kansas City Royals SS:

Alcides Escobar

The Royals shortstop is leading the club with a postseason batting average of .400 with five RBIs. He hits in nine straight.

Kansas City Royals P:

Yordano Ventura

The KC right hander is 0-1 in the playoffs in three starts with an ERA of 6.57 and WHIP of 1.78. He faced Toronto on October 17th and allowed three earned runs and eight hits over 5 1/3rd innings in a 6-3 home victory.

Mets Will Have Pitching Rotation on Full Rest When World Series Starts on Tuesday October 27th

The New York Mets took care of their business in a four game sweep against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The World Series will begin in the American League Park on Tuesday which means that manager Terry Collins will have a full five days rest to get ready for his AL opponent and offers rest for his young pitching staff. The Game 1 starter figures to be Jacob DeGrom and would be expected to throw in Game 5. The big question is would Collins go with Matt Harvey in Game 2 or Noah Syndergaard. With Steven Matz figured to go in Game four that means the Game 3 starter would be on the mound in a deciding Game 7 if it is necessary in a winner take all scenario.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 19th 2015

Kansas City Royals versus Toronto Blue Jays Game 3 ALCS MLB Fantasy Preview 10-19-2015

It will be Game 3 of the ALCS series from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays will be hosting the Kansas City Royals. MLB Draft GM’s can tune to FOX Sports 1 at 8PM Eastern Time on October 19th to check out the scoring results of their roster picks.

The Kansas City Royals behind solid pitching have taken the 2-0 series lead in this best of seven series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The composite scores of the first two games of this series are KC 11 and Toronto 3. In Game 2 on Saturday the Royals won 6-3 as they make the most of their eight hits in the victory. Starter Yordano Ventura surrendered three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings then the KC bullpen shut the door behind 3 2/3rd two hit shutout innings.

Kansas City Royals SS:

Alcides Escobar

The Royals shortstop has led the team in hitting in the postseason with a batting average of .321 with five runs scored in his seven games. He has a hit in his past six playoff games.

Kansas City Royals 2B:

Ben Zobrist

Zobrist has a .308 batting average in the playoffs with four runs scored and two RBIs. He had a hit and a run scored in each of the first two games of this series against Toronto.

Kansas City Royals P:

Johnny Cueto

In the 2015 playoffs free agent to be Johnny Cueto is 1-1 in two starts with an ERA of 3.86 and WHIP of 0.86. In the ALDS series clincher against Houston, Cueto held the Astros to two earned runs and two hits over eight innings of work in a 7-2 home victory.

Toronto Blue Jays 1B:

Chris Colabello

The first baseman for the Blue Jays is leading the club with a .375 batting average in the postseason with a homer and two RBIs. He had two hits in the Game 2 loss on Saturday. Colabello has multiple hits in four of his six playoff games.

Toronto Blue Jays CF:

Kevin Pillar

Pillar in the playoffs is hitting .321 with a homer and four RBIs. In the 6-3 defeat at Kansas City in Game 2 the Blue Jays center fielder had two hits and a run scored. He is 2 for 3 with an RBI lifetime against Cueto.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

Marcus Stroman

The Blue Jays right hander has started two games in the playoffs and is 0-0 with an ERA of 3.46 and WHIP of 1.08. He last started on October 14th at home to Texas where he allowed two earned runs and six hits but received a no decision in a 6-3 home victory.

New York Mets Go Up 2-0 in NLCS Series with Cubs after Win on Sunday

Strong pitching carries the New York Mets to their Game 2 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night by the score of 4-1. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard threw 5 1/3rd innings and gave up one earned run and just three hits. The Mets went to their bullpen with four relievers who combined for 3 1/3rd innings of scoreless relief to register the win. Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy continued his hot hitting in the playoffs with a homer and two RBIs in the victory. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta had his second bad start in a row as his regular season magic may have worn out for the playoffs. Arrieta in five innings allowed four earned runs and four hits with a homer.

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Mets Increase NL East Lead to 6 Games after Monster Comeback Victory over Nationals

The New York Mets were down 7-1 entering the seventh inning. The Mets then put up 6 runs in the seventh to tie the game then pushed across the game winning run in the eighth inning for the victory. It was a bad start for Mets starter Matt Harvey.

Matt Harvey:

It was a tough week for Matt Harvey. He ran into problems about pitch counts in the postseason in response to the media. Harvey got roughed up as he allowed seven earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3rd innings of work. The Mets starter has allowed 11 earned runs over his past 11 2/3rd innings.

David Wright:

The Mets captain returned to the lineup and has been red hot. He had a two hit game in the big comeback victory with a home run. Wright had multiple hits in four of his past six games.

Yoenis Cespedes:

It was a huge acquisition for the Mets at the trading deadline. Cespedes had a three run double in the victory. He has hits in seven straight games with five of them multiple hit games. Yoenis Cespedes is batting .485 over his past seven days.

Curtis Granderson:

Granderson is 3 for 6 in this series with all extra base hits. He has driven in two runs in the two games against the Nationals. Curtis Granderson has 23 homers and 61 RBIs on the season.

Toronto Blue Jays up 1 ½ Games in AL East with 5-1 Win at Boston Red Sox

The Blue Jays broke open a 1-1game with four runs in the top of the tenth inning for the victory at Boston. Toronto pitching limited the Red Sox to just four hits.

Troy Tulowitzki:

The Blue Jays shortstop that was acquired at the trading deadline from Colorado was battling a 5 for 30 slump the past seven days. Tulowitzki had two hits with an RBI on Tuesday.

Chris Colabello:

The left fielder had two hits and an RBI in the win. Colabello has his batting average up to .331 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Josh Donaldson:

Donaldson had a triple in the victory. His batting average is up to .305 with 37 homers and 115 RBIs. The third baseman is hitting .429 for the month of September.

R.A. Dickey:

The Blue Jays right hander held the Red Sox to just one earned run and four hits over six innings. Toronto is 10-0 in Dickey’s past ten starts.

Yankees Lose 2-1 to Orioles—Lose Ground on Blue Jays

The New York bats went cold on Tuesday suffering a 2-1 loss that sent the Yankees 1 ½ games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East race. The Yankees were limited to just six hits against Orioles pitching. They wasted a good outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Masahiro Tanaka:

The Yankees right hander threw eight innings and allowed just one earned run and six hits as he received a no decision. In 21 starts Tanaka is 11-6 with an ERA of 3.57 and WHIP of 1.01.

Alex Rodriguez:

The DH for the Yankees had two hits in the loss with a home run and RBI. ARod has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Brian McCann:

McCann has hits in consecutive games to move his average up to .246 with 25 homers and 86 RBIs.

Carlos Beltran:

The 38 year old right fielder had a hit on Tuesday. His average is now .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.

Jacoby Ellsbury:

Ellsbury had a hit in four at bats. He is battling a 3 for 17 slump in the month of September.

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