MLB Fantasy Baseball Cash Draft Top Picks

June 21st 2016

What a treat! All 30 MLB team will play today in evening/primetime action. First games starts at 7PM EST time, leaving you time to round up your 1 day fantasy baseball lineup after work. Here are the top 20 picks from Tuesday’s fantasy baseball cash draft contests (click to play).

Top Draft Picks

Player Pos Team Opp Last 2 Game Avg Last 4 Game Avg Last 10 Game Avg
Johnny Cueto P SF @PIT 37.3 41.1 40.4
Noah Syndergaard P NYM KC 42.8 40.4 38.2
Colby Lewis P TEX CIN 30.7 24.9 26.7
Josh Donaldson 3B TOR ARI 37.5 34.4 26.2
Wil Myers 1B SD @BAL 30.5 19.8 21.5
Michael Saunders OF TOR ARI 32.8 21.4 19.2
Justin Upton OF DET SEA 30 24.2 17.4
Kevin Pillar OF TOR ARI 25.5 21.6 16.2
Tyler Wilson P BAL SD 16.7 17.2 15.7
Justin Turner 3B LAD WAS 19.8 19.6 14.2
Michael Taylor OF WAS @LAD 29.8 20.3 13.7
Kendrys Morales 1B KC @NYM 28.8 18.4 12.5
Max Kepler OF MIN PHI 20.3 15.8 11.9
Victor Martinez 1B DET SEA 21.8 14.7 11.8
Tyler Naquin OF CLE TB 21.8 13.6 11.8
Devon Travis 2B TOR ARI 26 20.3 11.8
Matt Wieters C BAL SD 17.3 12.7 11.4
Brian McCann C NYY COL 16.5 11.7 10.1
Franklin Gutierrez OF SEA @DET 24.5 15.3 9.5
Peter OBrien OF ARI @TOR 15.7 14.4 9.3

 

Fantasy Baseball Cash Draft Notables

  • Rockie third baseman Nolan Arenado is probably looking forward to taking aim at the Yankee Stadium outfield walls, especially after taking Ivan Nova deep in their last meeting. The power-hitting third baseman entered play on Sunday tied for the Major League lead with 20 home runs. Arenado has hit 12 at Coors Field and eight on the road.
  • The Padres’ Wil Myers is one of the hottest hitters this month, and led the league in June homers and RBIs entering play Sunday. Through his first 17 June games, Myers hit .373/.421/.896 with nine home runs and nine multihit games.
  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez enters Monday on an 11-game hitting streak. For his career, he is 1-for-4 with a walk against Mets Noah Syndergaard, counting the postseason.
  • Seattle’s Robinson Cano (19 HRs) is one homer shy of becoming the sixth second baseman in Major League history to have seven or more seasons with 20 or more. Jeff Kent has the most (12).
  • Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has homered in nine of his last 15 games.
  • A’s outfielder Khris Davis, who was removed from Saturday’s game with a minor left calf injury, is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday for the series opener against his former club, the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday after missing 18 days with a left hamstring strain.
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Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers

The Baltimore Orioles are going to attempt to continue their outstanding start of the season when they face the Texas Rangers in their 4 game series Saturday night. The highlight of this game will clearly be around the performance of ex Ranger pitcher, Yovani Gallardo. This Fantasy Baseball MLB Preview is brought you by FanPicks. Come play in our MLB Fantasy contests where you can win up to a $1 million this week at FanPicks.

 

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Yovani Gallardo finished with a 13-11 record with the Rangers last season before signing a huge $22 million dollar contract with Baltimore. The 30 year old Mexican enjoyed quite some success in Arlington, winning 8 of his 14 decisions last year that helped the Rangers into a playoff berth. He’s in 1-0 this year with his new team and was lucky earlier this week with a no decision when he allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in just 5 innings against the Red Sox.

But the Orioles have some serious offensive firepower and it was quite obvious last night when Mark Trumbo, their new off season acquisition went deep twice as he increased his home run total this season to already 5 in his last 5 games 11 RBI on top. Their second baseman Jonathan Schoop also went deep twice last night and has a hit in every game this season but one.

 

The pitcher for tonight for the Rangers will be Colby Lewis. He picked up his 1st win of the regular season this Monday when he only allowed a run and 4 hits in 6 innings during their 7-3 victory against the Mariners. He also managed to beat the Orioles last time they met but has a 2-4 record overall against them. Their rookie Nomar Mazara is 9 for 23 this season with 4 RBI in 6 contests, while center fielder, Deline DeShields has one homer and is 8 for 17. He has 4 runs scored in his last 4 games.

 

 

 

 

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 2nd 2015

LA Angels versus Texas Rangers Fantasy Baseball Preview 10-3-2015

The Texas Rangers will be home to the LA Angels from Major League Baseball action from Saturday afternoon. Fantasy MLB draft GM’s can track the results of their rosters on FOX TV on October 3rd at 1PM Eastern Time.

The Texas Rangers has clinched a playoff spot after their victory in Game 1 of this four game series on Thursday against the LA Angels. At the very least the Rangers will be an AL Wildcard team. In the race for the AL West title the Texas Rangers following their victory in series opener holds a three game lead over the Houston Astros and the LA Angels were eliminated from the AL West division race. A Ranger win or Houston Astros loss and Texas will be the division winner and will face either the Toronto Blue Jays or Kansas City Royals in the first round of the ALDS. Texas will not have home field advantage in round one of the playoffs. Texas is on the verge of an AL West title behind solid hitting as the club ranks fourth in Major League Baseball in runs per game at 4.60 per game. The pitching has ranked in many categories in the lower third of the league and somehow the patchwork staff got the job done as Texas were a victim to impact injuries to their starting and relief pitching out of spring training.

The LA Angels got hot late in the year with a seven game win streak to take a ½ game lead over the Houston Astros in the race for the final AL Wildcard spot. But losses on Wednesday and Thursday moved LA one game behind the Houston Astros for the final playoff spot with three games remaining. They no longer control their destiny for a playoff anymore so if the Houston Astros sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks in their three game series on the road the Astros will get the final spot. The Thursday loss also moved the Angels into a tie with Minnesota Twins in the race. The Angels have got good work from their pitching staff this year sitting 13th in Team ERA (3.89) and tenth best in quality starts from their rotation (86). The hitting has been subpar. They rank 28th in team batting average (.246) and 22nd in runs scored (4.06). The Angels are a mix of superstars and below average hitters.

LA Angels CF:

Mike Trout

The Angels outfielder leads the everyday players with a .297 batting average with 41 homers and 89 RBIs. He has been hot of late hitting .346 over his past seven days. Trout had a three hit game on Wednesday at home to Oakland.

LA Angels SS:

Erick Aybar

Aybar has hits in seven straight and nine of his past ten games. The LA shortstop had a good month of September and it has carries to October. His season average is up to .269.

LA Angels P:

Hector Santiago

The LA left hander is 9-9 with an ERA of 3.52 and WHIP of 1.25. The Angles are 5-0 in his past five starts. On September 28th he allowed three earned runs and three hits pitching 5 2/3rd innings as he received a no decision in a 5-4 home victory to Oakland.

Texas Rangers DH:

Prince Fielder

The Rangers DH has been hot in the summer months with some huge hits in key spots. Texas is on the verge of a division title off their performance late in the year in series against the Houston Astros. Fielder is batting .309 with 23 homers and 96 RBIs.

Texas Rangers P:

Colby Lewis

The Texas veteran right hander is 17-9 with an ERA of 4.53 and WHIP of 1.23. He looks to bounce back from a poor outing on September 28th at home to Detroit as he allowed six earned runs and ten hits in 4 2/3rd innings in a 7-4 loss.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 18th 2015

Lance McCullers

Luis Valbuena

Evan Gattis

Carlos Correa

Rangers Complete Sweep of Astros—Increase Lead to 2 ½ Games in AL West Race

The Texas Rangers continued their power surge as they complete the three game sweep of the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 8-2. Texas piled up ten hits in the victory. The loss also meant that Houston gave up some ground on the LA Angels in the AL Wildcard race. The Angels gained a game on Houston to 2 ½ games behind for the final playoff spot with just 15 games left to be played. The Astros hold a narrow one game lead in the loss column over the Minnesota Twins.

Houston Astros SS:

Carlos Correa

The Houston Astros shortstop has been hot of late with a .308 batting average the past seven days. Correa had two hits with a double on Thursday. His average is now up to .276 with 18 homers and 52 RBIs.

Houston Astros DH:

Evan Gattis

Gattis had a double with a run scored and RBI in the Thursday loss. He delivers power with not much batting average on the year. The DH is batting .240 with 24 homers and 80 RBIs. His numbers are better at home and that’s where the Astros return this weekend. Evan Gattis is batting .268 at home on the campaign.

Houston Astros 1B:

Luis Valbuena

It was a two hit game with an RBI to move Valbueno up to .210 for the season. He has 22 homers with 50 RBIs on the season. Valbueno is battling a September slump with a .190 batting average.

Houston Astros P:

Lance McCullers

The Astros have lost four straight games with McCullers on the mound. On Thursday the right hander worked six innings and allowed three earned runs and five hits with a homer. This season McCullers is 5-6 with an ERA of 3.18 and WHIP of 1.22.

Texas Rangers RF:

Shin Soo Choo

The Rangers right fielder has been red hot with a .424 batting average for the month of September with 10 RBIs. After a three hit game on Wednesday Choo delivered with four hits with two runs scored and two RBIs on Thursday. He has three hits or more in three of his past five games. Choo has 18 homers and 69 RBIs on the year.

Texas Rangers 3B:

Adrian Beltre

Beltre is another hot Ranger. He had two hits with two doubles and an RBI in the win on Thursday. In the four games against the Astros Adrian Beltre went 9 for 17. Prior to the Astros series Beltre had 5 RBIs against Oakland on Sunday.

Texas Rangers 1B:

Mitch Moreland

Heading into Thursday Mitch Moreland was a battling a 3 for 19 slump. He contributed with a key three run homer in the game on Thursday. For the year Moreland is batting .283 with 21 homers and 77 RBIs.

Texas Rangers DH:

Prince Fielder

The Texas DH has been red hot with a batting average of .400 over his past seven days. He concluded the key Astros series going 8 for 16 with three homers and eight runs batted in. Fielder has 21 homers and 83 RBIs on the season.

Texas Rangers P:

Colby Lewis

The Rangers right hander leads the team with wins. In his 30 starts Lewis is 16-8 with an ERA of 4.41 and WHIP of 1.21. He has put back to back good outings in his recent starts. On Thursday Lewis limited the Astros to two earned runs and seven hits over six innings of work. His prior start was on September 11th and he shut out the Oakland Athletics on two hits tossing a complete game nine innings.

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