Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 1st 2015

Angels Lose to Athletics on Thursday and Fell ½ Back of Astros in AL Wildcard Race

The LA Angels were hot team winners of seven straight as they closed out their series with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Things looked good with Garrett Richards on the mound against a dead team. They could have put pressure on the Astros as Houston played hours later on Thursday night. The Angels gloves failed them as Oakland wins 8-7 by scoring seven unearned runs on the LA pitching staff.

LA Angels RF:

Kole Calhoun

The Angels right fielder has hit Texas pretty good with a .400 batting average. The team opens a four game series on Thursday with the Rangers. Calhoun had two hits with a double and homer with two RBIs on the loss on Wednesday. Kole Calhoun has multi hits in four of his past seven games.

LA Angels CF:

Mike Trout

Trout leads the Angels everyday hitters with a .299 batting average with 41 homers and 89 RBIs. He had three hits with a homer and RBI in the team’s home finale on Wednesday. Trout is batting .409 over his past seven days.

LA Angels 3B:

David Friese

The Angels veteran third baseman had two hits on Wednesday and it was back to back games for Friese with multiple hits. He is hot batting .400 over his past seven days. Friese has 14 homers with 56 RBIs and a season hitting average of .262.

LA Angels C:

Carlos Perez

The Angels 24 year old catcher has picked up his batting average in the month of September. He had three hits with two runs scored and a home run on Wednesday. He has five multiple hits in his past ten games. Perez has his hitting average at .256 with four homers and 19 RBIs.

LA Angels 2B:

Johnny Giavotellla

Giavotella has been hot with the bat with a .444 batting average over his past seven days. He had a home run with two RBIs on Wednesday to increase his hitting streak to seven games. The LA second baseman is batting .326 against Texas pitching this year.

LA Angels P:

Garrett Richards

The Angels right hander is 15-11 with an ERA of 3.62 and WHIP of 1.24. He worked six innings against the Athletics on Wednesday with no earned runs and two hits. He walked a high four batters but the Angels defense failed him as three unearned runs were scored while Richards was on the mound.

Astros Power Leads Them Past the Mariners

The Houston Astros now took a ½ game lead over the LA Angels for the final wildcard spot following their 7-6 road win at Seattle on Wednesday night. The Astros were down 6-3 after five innings but the Astros with a three run home run by Chris Carter tied the game at 6-6 in the sixth inning. Houston pushed over a single run in the seventh inning and the Astros bullpen held the lead in the late innings for the win.

Houston Astros 1B:

Chris Carter

A .196 hitter Carter came through with a big blow for Houston in a clutch spot on Wednesday. He is hitting .385 over his past seven games. For the season Carter has 24 homers and 62 RBIs.

Houston Astros RF:

George Springer

The Astros right fielder continues his hot hitting with two hits on Wednesday. Springer has multiple hits in three straight and five of his past seven games.

Houston Astros 3B:

Luis Valbuena

It was a two hit night with a double and home run for Luis Valbuena against the Mariners. He scored two runs in the huge win and is now hitting a light .219 on the campaign with 24 homers and 54 RBIs.

Posted in MLB

LA Angels Making a Move in the AL Wildcard Race as They Sweep the Twins on Saturday

The LA Angels have underperformed for much of the 2015 season and has been one of Major League Baseball’s biggest disappointments. They have a huge payroll with stars but the supporting cast has been labeled as scrubs by some in the media. The joke around baseball is that the Angels are a Stars and Scrubs team. After a rainout in this series with the Twins the Angels had to play a doubleheader on Saturday and came away with the 4-3 and 5-2 victory in the twin bill. The Angels are 4 games back of the Texas Rangers in the AL West division race with just 14 games remaining. In the AL Wildcard race the Angels are now just 1 ½ games back of the slumping Houston Astros. The Minnesota Twins are 75-73 and the losses were costly as the club is now down 2 ½ games for the final AL Wildcard. This series are like playoff games for both teams.

Carlos Perez:

The Angels catcher has been hot batting .378 for the month of September. On Saturday he had two hits in the 4-3 win at Minnesota. He has multiple hits in three straight games.

Mike Trout:

The talented center fielder leads the Angels everyday hitters with a .291 batting average with 39 homers and 85 RBIs. He had a home run in Game 2 of the doubleheader as he looks to improve from a .259 batting average for the month of September.

Albert Pujols:

The veteran had a two hit game with two RBIs in the Game 2 victory for the Angels. Pujols has batted just .239 for the season with 35 homers and 85 RBIs. It has been a horrible month of September for the 35 year old as he bats just .161.

Erick Aybar:

The Angels shortstop had a successful doubleheader going 4 for 9 with two stolen bases and a run scored. He has moved is average up to .270 with two homers and 38 RBIs. His bat began cool in September but has picked up steam the past four games.

Andrew Heaney:

In his first season with the Angels Andrew Heaney is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.30 and WHIP of 1.15. In his start in Game 1 Heaney threw six innings and allowed two earned runs and two hits.

Garrett Richards:

Richards has started 29 games in the 2015 campaign and is 14-11 with an ERA of 3.73 and WHIP of 1.24. He bounced back after a poor outing on September 14th at Seattle where he allowed four earned runs in five innings with four walks in defeat. In Game 2 of the doubleheader Richards came in with a huge effort tossing 8 2/3rd innings against the Twins by allowing two earned runs and five hits. He still had issues with walks as he allowed four on Saturday. Richards has allowed two earned runs or less in three of his past four starts.

Torii Hunter:

The veteran outfielder has been hot with a .417 batting average over his past seven days. In the doubleheader Hunter went 3 for 8 with a run scored. Hunter has multiple hits in six of his past ten games.

Miguel Sano:

The Twins DH extended his hitting streak to seven games with a hit in Game 1 and Game 2 of the doubleheader. He had a home run in Game 1. His batting average is now up to .279 with 17 homers and 49 RBIs.

Posted in MLB

Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – MLB – 7-29-15

Fantasy Baseball Picks

Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s July 28th 2015

Pitcher:  Garrett Richards

First Base:  Albert Pujols

Second Base:  Jose Altuve

Short Stop:  Eric Aybar 

Outfield:  Mike Trout

Outfield:  Kole Calhoun

Free Baseball Cash Draft Beat the Streak

Posted in Top Fantasy Picks

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros – 7-29-15 – MLB

DFS Fantasy Baeball

Two AL West division contenders lock horns on Wednesday Night Baseball as the Houston Astros meet the LA Angels. Fantasy baseball draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their selected rosters.

The Houston Astros had enjoyed first place in the AL West for much of the early part of the season. They hit a slump and an LA Angels hot streak catapulted Los Angeles to first place in the division at the All Star break. They began a three game series on Tuesday night with Houston crushing the Angels 10-5 to draw just one game in the loss column behind LA for the lead in the division.

With the loss the Angels have dropped three of their past four games. The pitching has gone south as the team has given up 24 runs over their past three games. On the offensive side the Angels have been getting lots of home runs of late and they are now 6th best in baseball with 113 on the season.

Houston is the top home run hitting team in baseball with 138 on the year. They are fourth best in run production (4.43 per game) despite being 25th in baseball in team batting average (.244). With their victory over the Angels on Tuesday the Astros now have won seven of their past ten since returning from the All Star break.

1 day fantasy football

LA Angels CF: Mike Trout leads the Angels everyday hitters with a batting average of .315 with 31 homers and 64 RBIs. He is coming off a four game hitting game on Sunday against Texas. He is expected to play on Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday’s game. For the month of July Trout is batting .361 with 11 homers.

LA Angels SS: Erick Aybar has been hot for the month of July with a hitting average of .351. He has 11 RBIs for the month.

LA Angels RF: Kole Calhoun has been another Angel who has been hot for the month of July as he is hitting .325 with six homers and 20 RBIs. Calhoun for the year has a hitting average of .275 with 13 homers and 56 RBIs.

LA Angels 2B: Johnny Giavotella has been hot of late with a .346 batting average over the past seven days. He carries a seven game hit streak into Wednesday’s game. After a very slow start to the season Giavotella is batting .267 with three homers and 36 RBIs.

LA Angels 1B: Albert Pujols has hits in nine of his past ten games with four of the games being multiple hit games. He has moved his average up to .260 with 29 homers and 63 RBIs.

LA Angels P: Garrett Richards is 10-7 on the year with an ERA of 3.25 and WHIP of 1.18. He has pitched well over his past two starts by allowing three earned runs throwing a total of 17 innings and giving up just six hits.

Houston Astros 2B: Jose Altuve leads the Astros with a batting average of .305 with nine homers and 48 RBIs. He is having a good July by hitting .333. He is coming off a three hit game in the opener with the Angels on Tuesday.

Houston Astros DH: Evan Gattis is putting up good power numbers for the Astros with a hitting average of .246 with 16 homers and 58 RBIs. He has four multiple hit games over his past ten games.

Houston Astros 1B: Luis Valbuena leads Houston with 19 homers on the year. He has driven in 40 RBIs but hits only .197 this season. Valbuena is 0 for his past 16.

Houston Astros LF: Colby Rasmus is going through a slump for the month of July with a batting average of .186. His average has fallen to .237 on the year with 13 homers and 35 RBIs.

Houston Astros P: Lance McCullers is 4-3 on the year with an ERA of 2.60 and WHIP of 1.15. He has held seven of his past ten opponents to two earned runs or less in his starts.

MLB Fantasy Mock Draft Picks

Free Baseball Cash Draft Beat the StreakP: Garrett Richards (Angels)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels)
SS: Eric Aybar (Angels)
RF: Kole Calhoun (Angels)
1B: Albert Pujols (Angels)
2B: Jose Altuve (Astros)

Posted in MLB