MLB Baseball Cash Draft Primetime Top Picks

June 17th 2016

Friday’s MLB baseball cash draft top picks (Play Now):

Player Pos Team OPP Last 2 Games FP Avg Last 4 Games FP Avg Last 10 Games FP Avg
Zach Davies P MIL @LAD 45.5 35.9 23.3
Jon Gray P COL @MIA 38.8 28 25.3
Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR @BAL 36 40.5 23.4
Matt Harvey P NYM ATL 35.7 19.2 22.3
Christian Friedrich P SD WAS 33.3 29.4 16.6
Jose Quintana P CWS @CLE 27.3 25.8 31.8
Cole Hamels P TEX @STL 27.3 29.6 31
Joe Ross P WAS @SD 26.3 27.4 25
Robbie Ray P ARI @PHI 25.7 23.6 23.9
Kevin Pillar OF TOR @BAL 25.5 21.6 16.2
Robinson Chirinos C TEX @STL 24.7 15.3 11
Yordano Ventura P KC DET 24 19.1 17.4
Victor Martinez 1B DET @KC 21.8 14.7 11.8
Adam Jones OF BAL TOR 20.3 23.6 15.3
DJ LeMahieu 2B COL @MIA 18.8 16.6 14.4
Aaron Hill 3B MIL @LAD 17 11.9 7.5
Jonathan Villar SS MIL @LAD 16.7 14.9 9.4
Wil Myers 1B SD WAS 14.5 13.3 20.2
Michael Martinez OF CWS @CLE 12.8 8.9 5
Trayce Thompson OF LAD MIL 12.3 8.5 9

Friday Primetime Matchups

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) PITCHING MATCHUP
Toronto vs Baltimore 7:05 PM Aaron Sanchez vs Mike Wright
Arizona vs Philadelphia 7:05 PM Robbie Ray vs Adam Morgan
Seattle vs Boston 7:10 PM Hisashi Iwakuma vs Roenis Elias
Chicago vs Cleveland 7:10 PM Jose Quintana vs Trevor Bauer
Atlanta vs New York 7:10 PM John Gant vs Matt Harvey
Colorado vs Miami 7:10 PM Jon Gray vs Adam Conley
San Francisco vs Tampa Bay 7:10 PM Jeff Samardzija vs Chris Archer
New York vs Minnesota 8:10 PM Masahiro Tanaka vs Pat Dean
Cincinnati vs Houston 8:10 PM John Lamb vs Lance McCullers
Detroit vs Kansas City 8:15 PM Michael Fulmer vs Yordano Ventura
Texas vs St. Louis 8:15 PM Cole Hamels vs Michael Wacha
Los Angeles vs Oakland 9:35 PM Matt Shoemaker vs Kendall Graveman
Milwaukee vs Los Angeles 10:10 PM Zach Davies vs Julio Urias
Washington vs San Diego 10:40 PM Joe Ross vs Christian Friedrich
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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.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Colorado Rockies Projection

For the upcoming 2016 Major League Baseball season, we take a look at every single team and what are their expectations for the upcoming year. We continue our tour in Denver, where the Colorado Rockies live. It’s time for FanPicks Fantasy Baseball Colorado Rockies Projection.

Fantasy Baseball Colorado Rockies Projection

With a less than impressive season, the Rockies made room under the salary cap trading their team captain Troy Tulowitzki for fading veteran Jose Reyes, last season. They will save over 50 million dollars for the next five years with this move, allowing the team to improve within. They will be counting on young stars third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez to follow up on their amazing 2015 season. The biggest concern is in the pitching department. And in a place like Coors field, pitching has to be top notch.

Players to watch:

  • Nolan Arenado
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Trevor Story

Third baseman Nolan Arenado showed the full extent of his potential, last season. Winning three consecutive gold glove between 2013 and 2015, he added a 2015 silver slugger award to his trophy case. During that season, he led the National League home runs (42) and in runs-batted-in (130). Turning 25 years-old in April, Arenado is just entering in the prime of his career.

CarGo had an abysmal start to his 2015 season, mainly due to his 2014 season-ending knee injury. His bat exploded in the second half of last year’s campaign and slugged 36 home runs and 84 run-batted-in after June 1st 2015. The left-handed batter has struggled heavily against southpaws last season, hitting .195 against them. So beware when Colorado faces against lefty, he might not get the best result.

With Jose Reyes having ongoing legal issues that could lead him a league suspension, the Rockies need to find a suitable replacement at shortstop. That replacement could come in the form of Trevor Story, a 23 year-old triple A prospect that could see his first big league at-bat sooner-than-later. He posted a, .279/20 HR/80 RBI/22 SB line last season between AA and AAA.

It will be fun to watch the ball fly once again in Coors field, because not much will be expected out of the Rockies rotation this season.

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