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MLB One Day Cash Draft Top 19
May 24th 2016
With one early game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins, here’s a look at the top players this evening for your MLB one day cash draft contest (click here to join FP).
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MLB One Day Cash Draft Notables
• The Washington Nationals have won pitchers Stephen Strasburg’s last 13 starts dating back to Sept. 15, 2015. That streak is the longest in franchise history, having edged past Jordan Zimmermann’s mark of 12 from 2014-15.
• Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward took batting practice and went through a pregame workout on Monday, and there is a chance he could play during the series despite suffering a right rib contusion on Friday diving into the outfield wall in San Francisco.
• Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games Sunday, while teammate Xander Bogaerts extended his to 16.
• Detroit Tigers Slugger Miguel Cabrera has five home runs in his last four games. Monday’s two-homer game was the 36th multi-homer game of his career.
• The Baltimore Orioles provide plenty of pop. Entering play Sunday, they led the Majors with 62 home runs. Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo have each compiled at least 10 home runs and 25 RBI over the Orioles’ first 40 games of the season, which last occurred in 2010 with the Toronto Blue Jays trio of Jose Bautista, Vernon Wells and Alex Gonzalez.
• Ace Chris Sale has thrown three complete games already this season, making him the first White Sox starter with three complete games in the first nine starts of a season since Jack McDowell in 1991.
• Chicago White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson is a .438 hitter (7-for-16) with three doubles, one triple and one home run against today’s opposing pitcher, Josh Tomlin.
• The Minnesota Twins activated shortstop Eduardo Escobar from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, but he’s expected to share duties at shortstop with hot-hitting Eduardo Nunez.
• Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal could make his first start since fouling a ball off his foot Saturday. A.J. Ellis has received both starts since, but Grandal’s X-rays came back negative and he has been available to pinch-hit.
MLB Daily Fantasy Picks
There will be a total of 12 games happening Tuesday. The Pirates and Tigers will square off early at 1pm, and then it will be off to L.A. where the D-Backs and Dodgers will battle at 4pm. The day will conclude with 10 other games, 8 in the evening and 2 late nights. There will be some guaranteed fireworks with a match-up between two aces in Noah Syndergaard and Jose Fernandez in New York. The Baltimore Orioles begin a roll in Boston with an undefeated record, while the Braves try to remove the zero in their win column against Washington. All those stories are all fun, but let’s get to what really matters, the MLB Daily Fantasy Picks. Go to FanPicks.com and be ready cause here I go with my selections of the day!
Pitcher: Gio Gonzalez (WAS)
Gonzalez will make his season debut after reaching double digits in wins for the sixth straight year in 2015. The 30-year-old native of Florida lost three consecutive starts back in August before finishing strong, posting a 2.70 ERA over his final seven turns. This stretch included an outing against Atlanta on September 5, in which he pitched 10 strikeouts over six scoreless innings. Gio won both of his starts versus Atlanta last season, to improve his 4 and 8 record with a 4.54 ERA in 13 career outings against the Braves.
Catcher Nick Hundley (COL)
Hundley will take his place back into the lineup. He took a regular maintenance day Sunday against the Padres. The 32 years-old has started the first five games of the season for Colorado, going a respectable 5-for-15 at the plate over that span.
1st Baseman: Chris Davis (BAL)
Davis is coming off a high with his game winning three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel on Monday. Last year, home run king will surely be at it again in Fenway.
2nd Baseman : DJ LeMahieu (COL)
LeMahieu is having some early success collecting 2 home run, 4 RBI’s, 7 runs and an AVG. of .478.
3rd Baseman: Manny Machado (BAL)
Along with teammate Chris Davis, Machado is the only other player in the team to hold 3 homers. Friendly competition on who’s going to smack more homers between the two sluggers.
Shortsop: Carlos Correa (HOU)
Correa went 3-for-5 in the opening game of the series acquiring 2 RBI’s. He will look to carry the momentum tonight against the Royal’s fifth starter, Kris Medlen.
Outfielders : Colby Rasmus (HOU), Melvin Upton Jr (SD), Jose Bautista (TOR)
Rasmus is providing great support with 3 homers and 6 RBI’s in the Astros meat of the order.
Upton racked up five hits over his previous three games until manager Andy Green decided to give him a day off Monday. But he’s now back on the starting order tonight.
With 2015 MVP Josh Donaldson great start to the season, it’s easy to forget that Jose Bautista is right behind him in the order with 2 home runs and a .286 average.