Kansas City Royals versus New York Mets MLB World Series Game 3 Fantasy League Picks 10-30-2015

The New York Mets will now be at home for Game 3 of the World Series as they meet the Kansas City Royals. MLB draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on Friday October 30th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

 

Mets/Royals Game 2 Recap:

The Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 series lead in the best of seven World Series after their 7-1 home victory to the New York Mets. It was all about the big inning for the Royals as they pushed across four runs in the fifth and three runs in the eighth inning in their victory. KC had a great outing by right hander Johnny Cueto has he pitched a complete game nine innings as he allowed just one earned run and two hits. Kansas City had base runners on all night as they left runs on the table with 18 runners left on base.

 

New York was hoping for a better outing from Jacob DeGrom but the right hander was lit up for four earned runs, six hits with three walks over five innings of work. Left hander Jon Niese in relief gave up for three earned runs which allowed the Royals to get some margin on the Mets in the late innings. With Game 3 of the World Series in a National League park there will be no DH in this game.

 

Kansas City Royals SS:

 

Alcides Escobar

 

The Royals shortstop is batting .364 in the playoffs with a homer and eight RBIs. He is hitting over .100 points higher than he did in the regular season. He has hits in ten straight games.

 

Kansas City Royals 1B:

 

Eric Hosmer

 

The first baseman had the game winning RBI in Game 1. He returned with another two RBI performance in Game 2 as he had a two hit night. Hosmer is batting .231 in the playoffs but has been productive with his 12 hits in the postseason with 15 RBIs.

 

Kansas City Royals LF:

 

Alex Gordon

 

Gordon had a hit with an RBI with two walks in Game 2. He also scored two runs in the win. The KC outfielder is batting .256 in the playoffs with two homers and five RBIs. Alex Gordon has hits in eight of his past nine playoff games.

 

Kansas City Royals P:

 

Yordano Ventura

 

The Royals right hander is 0-1 in his four playoff starts with an ERA of 5.09 and WHIP of 1.58. Opponents are batting .278 against Ventura in the postseason. He last worked on October 23rd and allowed one earned run and four hits over 5 1/3rd innings of work as he received a no decision in a 4-3 home victory to Toronto.

 

New York Mets 1B:

 

Lucas Duda

 

The Mets first baseman has moved his batting average up to .270 in the playoffs with a homer and seven RBIs. He has had two hits in each of the first two World Series games and has multiple hits in three straight post season games.

 

New York Mets 2B:

 

Daniel Murphy

 

Murphy leads the Mets in the playoffs with a batting average of .383 with seven homers and 11 RBIs. He finally had a hitless game in the postseason as he goes 0 for 2 in Game 2 with two walks and a run scored.

 

New York Mets 3B:

 

David Wright

 

The veteran third baseman drew a 0 for 4 in Game 2. He had the game losing error in the opener. He brings a .171 playoff batting average entering Friday night.

 

New York Mets LF:

 

Yoenis Cespedes

 

Cespedes has had some glove issues in the World Series on defense. His average is .227 in the playoffs with two homers and seven RBIs. He is 1 for 10 in the playoffs.

 

New York Mets P:

 

Noah Syndergaard

 

The Mets right hander has appeared in three playoff games and is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.77 and WHIP of 1.08. He worked in the NLCS on October 18th and allowed one earned run and three hits over 5 2/3rd innings in a 4-1 home victory.

 

MLB World Series Game 3 Fantasy Picks

 

P: Noah Syndergaard (Mets)

2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)

RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)

1B: Eric Hosmer (Royals)

LF: Alex Gordon (Royals)

SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)

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Major League Fantasy Baseball Draft News October 9th 2015

Texas Ranges versus Toronto Blue Jays Game 2 MLB ALDS Real Money Fantasy Preview

Game 2 will begin from Toronto at 12:30PM Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1.

Texas Rangers 2B:

Rougned Odor

The bottom of the lineup did the damage for Texas in Game 1. Odor had a hit and RBI with three runs scored in the win on Thursday.

Texas Rangers C:

Robinson Chirinos

The Rangers catcher had a homer with two RBIs.

Texas Rangers P:

Cole Hamels

The Rangers left hander on the year is 13-8 with an ERA of 3.65 and WHIP of 1.19. Hamels has the edge of pitching in a pressure packed situation on Sunday as he was on the mound when Texas defeated the LA Angels to win the AL West division. He pitched a complete game nine innings and allowed two earned runs and just three hits.

Toronto Blue Jays DH:

Edwin Encarnacion contributed with two hits and an RBI in a losing cause in Game 1.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

Marcus Stroman

On the year the 24 year old is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.67 and WHIP of 0.96.

Rangers/Blue Jays Summary:

Stroman has had great success against the Texas Rangers lineup. They have just 2 hits in 24 at bats career wise against the Rangers right hander. Stroman gets the nod as the roster pick from the pitchers in this game. The left hander Hamels had had difficulty in the past battling Edwin Encarnacion. The Texas DH is hitting .357 life time against Hamels.

Fantasy Roster Pick Recommendations:

P: Marcus Stroman (Blue Jays)
DH: Edwin Encarnacion (Blue Jays)

Houston Astros versus Kansas City Royals MLB Game 2 ALDS Best Fantasy League Picks

They start from Kansas City at 3:30PM Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1.

Houston Astros P:

Scott Kazmir

The veteran left hander Kazmir is 7-11 with an ERA of 3.10 and WHIP of 1.21.

Kansas City Royals P:

Johnny Cueto

The Royals veteran right hander is 11-13 with an ERA of 3.44 and WHIP of 1.13.

Astros/Royals Summary:

The Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has had success against Kazmir with a lifetime mark of .391. Omar Infante bats .407 against Kazmir with two homers and seven RBIs. Johnny Cueto is a free agent at the end of the year and has great motivation in the playoffs. Colby Rasmus has had the most success against Cueto in his career with a .333 batting average with a homer and five RBIs. Carlos Gomez has smacked two homers off Cueto in 12 at bats.

Fantasy Roster Picks Recommendations:

P: Johnny Cueto (Royals)
1B: Eric Hosmer (Royals)

Chicago Cubs versus St Louis Cardinals Game 1 NLDS MLB Fantasy Preview 10-8-2015

Game 1 of the NLDS series between the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals will be played on Friday October 9th at 6:30PM Eastern Time on TBS TV.

Chicago Cubs P:

Jon Lester

The veteran left hander in 2015 was 11-12 with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 1.12.

St Louis Cardinals P:

John Lackey

The veteran right hander is 13-10 with an ERA of 2.77 and WHIP of 1.21.

Cubs/Cardinals Summary:

Jon Lester has had problems facing Jason Heyward in his career. Heyward is hitting .417 against Lester with a homer and two RBIs. In 40 at bats Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has belted three homers. Matt Holliday is 5 of 9 with three RBIs against the Cubs lefty. Cubs Chris Coughlan had hit Lackey pretty well by going 8 for 17 with two RBIs for a .417 batting average. Anthony Rizzo is 1 for 12 against Lackey.

Fantasy Roster Picks Recommendations:

LF: Chris Coghlan (Cubs)
RF: Jason Heyward (Cardinals)

New York Mets at LA Dodgers Game 1 NLDS MLB Cash Fantasy League Preview 10-8-2015

They face off from Dodgers Stadium in LA at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TBS TV.

New York Mets P:

Jacob DeGrom

The Mets right hander is 14-8 with an ERA of 2.54 and WHIP of 0.98.

LA Dodgers P:

Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw this year is 16-7 with an ERA of 2.13 and WHIP of 0.88.

Mets/Dodgers Summary

As a team the LA Dodgers hit just .175 against Jacob DeGrom. This has a look of a low scoring pitching duel that will be decided by each bullpen. Andre Eithier is 2 for 6 and Adrian Gonzalez 3 for 8 against DeGrom and the rest of the LA roster struggles. The Mets hit .213 against Kershaw. Ruben Tejada had five hits in 14 at bats against Kershaw and has drawn three walks.

Fantasy Roster Picks Recommendations:

P: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)

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Major League Baseball Fantasy News October 8th 2015

Houston Astros versus Kansas City Royals Game 1 ALDS MLB Playoffs Cash League Fantasy Preview 10-8-2015

The Houston Astros will wheel back after one day of rest to meet the Kansas City Royals from Game 1 of their ALDS best of five series. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to Fox Sports 1 on Thursday October 8th at 7:30PM Eastern Time from Kansas City to track the performance of their roster picks.

The Houston Astros were an AL Wildcard entrant and had to travel to Yankees Stadium to face New York in a one game playoff. The Astros got an outstanding six innings of work from left hander Dallas Keuchel as Houston wins 3-0 to advance to the ALDS. The Astros bullpen allowed no hits and no runs in the final three innings of this game. The Astros are second in Major League Baseball in home runs this year and the Astros got two long balls in the victory.

The Kansas City Royals finished with the best record in the American League with a record of 95-67. They closed strong with a five game winning streak to finish with a better record than Toronto to have home field advantage in both the ALDS and ALCS. This Royals team is third best in MLB in team batting as they hit .269 on the season. They rank just 24th in quality starts because the bullpen is very strong for Kansas City it doesn’t require the starters to go far into games.

Houston Astros RF:

George Springer

The Astros right fielder had a double in the win against the Yankees. Springer has hit better on the road than at home this year. George Springer is batting .319 on the road with seven homers and 18 RBIs. He is hot in October with a .429 batting average.

Houston Astros 2B:

Jose Altuve

Altuve concluded play in the regular season leading the everyday players for Houston with a .313 batting average with 15 homers and 66 RBIs. He had a key hit with an RBI in the 3-0 win at the New York Yankees on Monday. A negative is the Astros second baseman is hitting just .143 against Ventura in his career.

Houston Astros DH:

Evan Gattis

The power hitting DH has 27 homers and 88 RBIs on the year with a .246 batting average. He is 1 for 3 life time against Ventura with a triple. Gattis has batted just .217 on the road this year.

Houston Astros P:

Collin McHugh

In 32 starts in 2015 McHugh is 19-7 with an ERA of 3.89 and WHIP of 1.28. He didn’t face the Royals this season. McHugh was 10-2 following the All Star Game.

Kansas City Royals CF:

Lorenzo Cain

Cain led the Royals everyday hitters with a .307 batting average with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. His batting average is .335 at home with 46 RBIs. Cain hit .350 against Astros pitching this year.

Kansas City Royals 1B:

Eric Hosmer

The Royals first baseman batted .297 on the year with 18 homers and 93 RBIs. He hits .311 at home with 49 RBIs. He does look to break a 2 for 15 slump for the month of October.

Kansas City Royals DH:

Kendrys Morales

The 32 year old veteran hit .290 on the season with 22 homers and 106 RBIs. He is 0 for 5 life time against McHugh.

Kansas City Royals P:

Yordano Ventura

The KC right hander is 13-8 with an ERA of 4.08 and WHIP of 1.30. In one start against Houston this year Ventura is 1-0 as he allowed one earned run over seven innings of work.

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Daily Fantasy Best Picks of the Day – September 16th 2015

These are the players that are coming in hot for tonight’s MLB game lineup. All 30 teams are in action. Big story tonight: Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jake Arrieta, will be gunning for the 20th win of the season. Will he do it against the NL Wild Card leading Pittsburgh Pirates? Don’t forget to check out last night DFS top 5 performers at the bottom. Now let’s take a look at tonight’s hot picks:

C Miguel Montero(CHC) – 3,800 $

Season: .244 AVG, 15 HR, 50 RBI, 31 R

He’s coming off a 2 hits night in the first game of the series against the Pirates. With a batting average of .556 against A.J. Burnett, look for him to continue hitting with success.

1B Eric Hosmer(KC) – 4,200 $

Season: .302 AVG, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 87 R

He took Danny Salazar deep twice and has a total of 5 RBIs in 6 encounters this year. Enough said.

2B Jose Altuve(HOU) – 6,200 $

Season: .313 AVG, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 70 R

Altuve is one of the best second baseman in MLB. He’s slugging .667 in 13 at-bats against Martin Perez.   The little guy will put on a clinic out there.

3B Matt Carpenter(STL) – 4,800 $

Season: .257 AVG, 21 HR, 73 RBI, 84 R

He’s slugging .700 against Wily Peralta. Its 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 30 at-bats. He’ll likely add another strong game against Peralta in his resume.

SS Starlin Castro(CHC) – 2,500 $

Season: .255 AVG, 8 HR, 53 RBI, 46 R

Castro is on a 3 game hitting streak. He’s also batting .471 against A.J. Burnett. Put those two things together and he is destined for a great game.

OF Andrew McCutchen(PIT) – 5,200 $

Season: .301 AVG, 22 HR, 93 RBI, 86 R

The 2013 NL MVP has a stolen base in each game of the double-header yesterday. He’s always a multi-tool threat facing anyone, even the league leading pitcher in win Jake Arrieta. In fact, McCutchen is averaging .444 against Arrieta.

OF Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY) – 3,900 $

Season: .251 AVG, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 57 R

He’s been hitless in his last five game. It’s time for him to get swigging, and there’s no better pitcher to do it against than Chris Archer. He’s batting .667 (14-for-21) against him.

OF Jeff Francoeur(PHI) – 3,600 $

Season: .267 AVG, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 32 R

Francoeur his hitting .500 (4-for-8) against Gio Gonzalez since 2013. He comes as a surprise pick from the lowly Philadelphia Phillies.

P Bartolo Colon(NYM) – 10,400 $

Season: Record(14-11), 4.13 ERA, 129 K, 22 BB

He has picked up 3 straight wins, and hasn’t lost since august 9. The 42 year-old is resurging from the unknown once again this year.

P Ervin Santana(MIN) – 9,900 $

Season: Record(5-4), 4.73 ERA, 62 K, 26 BB

He has collected 3 wins in his last 3 games. The righty has is best stretch of the season. So I’m taking the veteran over Detroit’s rookie Daniel Norris.

DFS Top Performers September 15th 2015

Stephen Strasburg threw a gem against the Phillies, last night. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 14 for the performance of the night.

Last night DFS Top 5 Performers in MLB:

P Stephen Strasburg-WAS (8 IPs, 1 Hit, 14 Ks, 1 BB = 52.5 FP)

P Jon Lester- CHC (CG 9 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 46 FP)

 OF Bryce Harper-WAS (4 RBIs, 1 BB, 2Rs, 1 1B, 2HRs = 40 FP)

P Carlos Martinez-STL (8 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 34.5 FP)

OF Jason Heyward-STL (2 RBIs, 1BB, 2Rs, 2 2Bs, 1HR, 1SB = 34 FP)

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The Giants Slump Continues. Losing Streak is now 6 games after 11-3 loss to Rockies

After facing some tough pitching staffs in the LA Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals one can understand the Giants offensive funk in some of their games in their recent streak. They traveled to Colorado after getting swept in three straight to the LA Dodgers and fell 11-3 to the Rockies. San Francisco got good starting pitching in the Dodgers series but Game 1 in Colorado was not. The Giants hitters on Thursday had just six hits all game.

Ryan Vogelsong:

The veteran right hander was tagged with the loss for San Francisco as he allowed seven earned runs in the loss and could go no longer than three innings in the game. Vogelsong is taxing the Giants bullpen. In his past three starts he lasted 3, 4 2/3rds and 3 1/3rd innings losing all three games.

Twins Three Game Win Streak Ends on Thursday

Minnesota dropped a 6-4 decision to the Chicago White Sox. The team has won three straight series and that includes wins against playoff contenders in the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. Pitching has been shaky the past three of four games for the Twins as they have surrendered five runs or greater. The Twins are just 1 ½ games in the standings behind the Texas Rangers for the final playoff spot in the American League.

Miguel Sano:

The 22 year old DH was given a day off with a hamstring issue. Sano, a rookie has impressed early as the Dominican Republic product has hit .294 with 15 homers and 42 RBIs. His slugging percentage is an impressive .617. The ironic part of his power numbers is that they were accumulated in just 52 games played. That’s less than a third of a season. That is a clip of over 45 homers and 126 RBIs in a full 162 game season.

Brian Dozier:

The 28 year old second basemen for the Twins have produced some very good power numbers for his positon. Dozier has 26 home runs and 68 RBIs on the year.

Kansas City Royals Magic Number Now 17 with 15-7 victory against Detroit.

The Kansas City Royals has now moved to 31 games over .500 after their win on Thursday against the Tigers. It is now two straight wins and five wins over their past seven games. It has been double digit run production for KC in their past two games against the Tigers.

Lorenzo Cain:

The Royals centerfielder ran his hit streak to 11 games after his consecutive two hit game in this series on Thursday. His batting average is now up to .315.

Eric Hosmer:

The KC first basemen have been blistering hot. He is coming off a three hit night on Thursday. He has multiple hits in three of his past five games. Hosmer’s batting average has risen up to .312.

Kendrys Morales:

The Royals DH was red hot in the Tigers series. He produced multiple hits in all three games. He had four hits with four RBIs on Thursday. Morales went 8 for 14 in the three game series. Kendrys Morales has eight RBIs over his past three games for a total of 98 for the regular season.

Dodger’s Bullpen Blows Huge Dodger Comeback

The LA Dodgers ruined a huge opportunity to take a 7 ½ game lead in the standings over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West with a 10-7 loss on Wednesday to the San Diego Padres. LA was down 4-0 early the rallied with two runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Starter Mat Latos was hit with all four runs and had another short outing. With the Giants losing earlier in the night LA had a shot of extending their lead in the NL West race. Heading into Thursday the Dodger bullpen had an ERA over 5. LA used six relievers with four giving up at least one run.

Matt Latos

It was another bad outing for Dodger starter. He has given up four runs or greater in three of his past four starts. He has not pitched more than 4 2/3rd innings in his past four starts.

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