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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Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks

It’s back to a full lineup of big league games. That means your chances to win a million dollars increases today. Grab your baseball cap, cause its time to look at those big fantasy baseball picks that could be money in you pockets. It all started early afternoon with a Midwestern matchup between the Brewers and the Twins. The 28 remaining teams will start battling it out at 6PM. All eyes will be on the the Philly phenom, Vince Velasquez. In two starts this season, the 23 years-old has yet to have given up a run and holds a 2-0 record. Last week, he became the seventh pitcher in league history to record 16 strikeouts and no walk in a game against the Padres. Today, he will attempt to extend his amazing shutout streak versus the New York Mets. Can he do it? Will he make my fantasy baseball daily picks? Let’s found out.

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Pitcher : Carlos Carrasco – Cleveland Indians

Carrasco was dominant last time out at Tampa Bay, permitting one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over eight innings. The 29-year-old Venezuela native would like to turn things around at home where he was 5-8 with a 5.03 ERA in 2015, despite a breakout season (14 wins overall).

Catcher : Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Detroit Tigers

Salty has performed admirably since McCann hit the DL with an sprained ankle. He is tied for the team lead in home runs (four) and has a team-high 11 RBI so far this season.

First Baseman : Lucas Duda – New York Mets

New York 1B Lucas Duda has driven in two runs in each of the last two games after totaling one RBI over his previous nine outings.

Second Baseman : Jason Kipnis – Cleveland Indians

All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis leads the Cleveland offense with four multihit games in his last seven outings.

Third Baseman : Mike Moustakas – Kansas City Royals

Kansas City 3B Mike Moustakas homered in four of his last eight games.

Shortstop : Asdrubal Cabrera – New York Mets

Cabrera is 10-for-22 during a six-game hitting streak.

Outfielder : Kevin Pillar – Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto CF Kevin Pillar is 6-for-7 in two games since being dropped from the leadoff spot in the order.

Outfielder : Brett Gardner – New York Yankees

New York LF Brett Gardner is 7-for-12 with one homer, two RBIs and two runs scored in his last three games.

Outfielder : Nick Markakis – Atlanta Braves

Atlanta RF Nick Markakis is 5-for-12 in three games hitting from the leadoff spot with three runs scored and four RBIs.

 

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 23rd 2015

Toronto Blue Jays versus Kansas City Royals MLB ALCS Game 6 Fantasy Preview 10-23-2015

It will be a Game 6 of the Major League Baseball playoffs ALCS as the Kansas City Royals will host the Toronto Blue Jays. DFS MLB draft managers can tune to Fox Sports 1 TV on Friday night October 23rd at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their fantasy baseball one day league draft picks.

The KC Royals will be looking for the series clincher in this series as they hold a 3-2 lead. Toronto was facing elimination in Game 5 but forced the series back to Kansas City with the 7-1 victory at home on Wednesday. The Royals won Game 1 and Game 2 at home by the scores of 5-0 and 6-3.

In the Toronto victory in Game 5 the team collected eight hits and got a good pitching performance by Marco Estrada who worked 7 2/3rd innings and allowed one earned run and three hits. The Royals threw Edinson Volquez in Game 5 and the right hander lasted just five innings as he allowed five earned runs and three hits. Volquez walked four batters in the loss. Ironically in his three post season starts he has walked four batters in each game. Volquez spent several years with the San Diego Padres as he broke into Major League Baseball and had good stuff but struggled constantly with his control.

Toronto Blue Jays CF:

Kevin Pillar

The Blue Jays center fielder is batting .300 in the playoffs with a homer and six RBIs. He had two hits in the home win against KC in Game 5 with an RBI. Pillar has four multiple hits in his past eight games.

Toronto Blue Jays 1B:

Chris Colabello

Colabello had a home run in the victory on Wednesday. He is batting .286 with two homers and three RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays 3B:

Josh Donaldson

The Blue Jays slugger had a hit with two runs in the win in Game 5. Donaldson has hits in five straight and eight of nine games. He has three homers and eight RBIs in the playoffs.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

David Price

Price has not had post season success. In three playoff appearances he is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.02 and WHIP of 1.14. He worked at Kansas City on October 17th and allowed five earned runs and six hits over 6 2/3rd innings in a 6-3 road loss.

Kansas City Royals SS:

Alcides Escobar

The Royals shortstop is leading the club with a postseason batting average of .400 with five RBIs. He hits in nine straight.

Kansas City Royals P:

Yordano Ventura

The KC right hander is 0-1 in the playoffs in three starts with an ERA of 6.57 and WHIP of 1.78. He faced Toronto on October 17th and allowed three earned runs and eight hits over 5 1/3rd innings in a 6-3 home victory.

Mets Will Have Pitching Rotation on Full Rest When World Series Starts on Tuesday October 27th

The New York Mets took care of their business in a four game sweep against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The World Series will begin in the American League Park on Tuesday which means that manager Terry Collins will have a full five days rest to get ready for his AL opponent and offers rest for his young pitching staff. The Game 1 starter figures to be Jacob DeGrom and would be expected to throw in Game 5. The big question is would Collins go with Matt Harvey in Game 2 or Noah Syndergaard. With Steven Matz figured to go in Game four that means the Game 3 starter would be on the mound in a deciding Game 7 if it is necessary in a winner take all scenario.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 19th 2015

Kansas City Royals versus Toronto Blue Jays Game 3 ALCS MLB Fantasy Preview 10-19-2015

It will be Game 3 of the ALCS series from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays will be hosting the Kansas City Royals. MLB Draft GM’s can tune to FOX Sports 1 at 8PM Eastern Time on October 19th to check out the scoring results of their roster picks.

The Kansas City Royals behind solid pitching have taken the 2-0 series lead in this best of seven series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The composite scores of the first two games of this series are KC 11 and Toronto 3. In Game 2 on Saturday the Royals won 6-3 as they make the most of their eight hits in the victory. Starter Yordano Ventura surrendered three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings then the KC bullpen shut the door behind 3 2/3rd two hit shutout innings.

Kansas City Royals SS:

Alcides Escobar

The Royals shortstop has led the team in hitting in the postseason with a batting average of .321 with five runs scored in his seven games. He has a hit in his past six playoff games.

Kansas City Royals 2B:

Ben Zobrist

Zobrist has a .308 batting average in the playoffs with four runs scored and two RBIs. He had a hit and a run scored in each of the first two games of this series against Toronto.

Kansas City Royals P:

Johnny Cueto

In the 2015 playoffs free agent to be Johnny Cueto is 1-1 in two starts with an ERA of 3.86 and WHIP of 0.86. In the ALDS series clincher against Houston, Cueto held the Astros to two earned runs and two hits over eight innings of work in a 7-2 home victory.

Toronto Blue Jays 1B:

Chris Colabello

The first baseman for the Blue Jays is leading the club with a .375 batting average in the postseason with a homer and two RBIs. He had two hits in the Game 2 loss on Saturday. Colabello has multiple hits in four of his six playoff games.

Toronto Blue Jays CF:

Kevin Pillar

Pillar in the playoffs is hitting .321 with a homer and four RBIs. In the 6-3 defeat at Kansas City in Game 2 the Blue Jays center fielder had two hits and a run scored. He is 2 for 3 with an RBI lifetime against Cueto.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

Marcus Stroman

The Blue Jays right hander has started two games in the playoffs and is 0-0 with an ERA of 3.46 and WHIP of 1.08. He last started on October 14th at home to Texas where he allowed two earned runs and six hits but received a no decision in a 6-3 home victory.

New York Mets Go Up 2-0 in NLCS Series with Cubs after Win on Sunday

Strong pitching carries the New York Mets to their Game 2 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night by the score of 4-1. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard threw 5 1/3rd innings and gave up one earned run and just three hits. The Mets went to their bullpen with four relievers who combined for 3 1/3rd innings of scoreless relief to register the win. Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy continued his hot hitting in the playoffs with a homer and two RBIs in the victory. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta had his second bad start in a row as his regular season magic may have worn out for the playoffs. Arrieta in five innings allowed four earned runs and four hits with a homer.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 28th 2015

Blue Jays Maintain 4 Game Lead in AL East with Walk off Win against Rays

The Toronto Blue Jays reduced their magic number to four for an AL East title after a 5-4 victory against the Rays on Sunday. The team overcame a 4-1 early deficit for the win.

Josh Donaldson:

The Toronto third baseman homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Blue Jays the victory on Sunday. Donaldson is batting .299 for the year with 41 homers and 122 RBIs.

Edwin Encarnacion:

The Blue Jays slugger had a hit with a run scored in the series finale against the Rays. Entering Sunday’s game Encarnacion was battling a 5 for 24 slump.

Justin Smoak:

Smoak had a three hit game on Sunday with a homer, double and three RBIs. That’s back to back multiple hit games for Smoak as he had two hits on Saturday. He has moved his average up to .232 with 17 homers and 56 RBIs.

Kevin Pillar:

The outfielder for Toronto has been hot. He posted two hits with an RBI and double on Sunday. Pillar has multiple hits in three straight games. The Blue Jays hitter is batting .476 over his past seven days.

Mark Buehrle:

The 15 year old veteran left hander is 14-7 with an ERA of 3.76 and WHIP of 1.22. He received his third straight no decision after giving up four earned runs and five hits over six innings of work. He has not pitched greater than six innings in seven straight games.

Angels Still ½ Game out of AL Wildcard Spot with 3-2 Home Win to Seattle

The LA Angels have gotten hot late in the season as the club has won five straight and eight of their past ten games. Heading into the final week of the regular season the Angels are ½ game back of Houston for the final AL Wildcard spot and 3 ½ games back of the first place Texas Rangers in the AL West division.

Erick Aybar:

The Angels infielder had a hit in three at bats on Sunday. Aybar has hits in three straight and nine of his past ten games. His batting average on the year is .269 with two homers and 38 RBIs.

Kole Calhoun:

The Angels right fielder had two hits with an RBI in the series finale with Seattle. Calhoun has multiple hits in three of his past four games to move his average up to .262 with 24 homers and 80 RBIs.

Mike Trout:

Trout had a hit with an RBI on Sunday. The outfielder has been red hot with a batting average of .435 over his past seven days. Trout is batting .297 on the year with 40 homers and 88 RBIs.

Jered Weaver:

The LA right hander worked five innings against Seattle and allowed one earned run and four hits. Weaver experienced some tightness in his throwing shoulder and was pulled from the game. He received a no decision and has just one win in his past six games.

Yankees Keep Pace with Toronto and Moves Closer to Wildcard Spot with 6-1 Home Win to the White Sox on Sunday

The Yankees had 13 hits in their 6-1 victory on Sunday over the White Sox. The team is still four games back of Toronto in the AL East division race with seven games remaining. They hold a five game lead over the LA Angels for a playoff spot.

Luis Severino:

The 21 year old right hander worked six innings on Sunday in the win against the White Sox as he allowed no earned runs with five hits. He has allowed two earned runs or less in three straight and eight of his past ten starts.

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Fantasy Draft Information September 6th 2015

Blue Jays Win 5-1—Extend Lead over Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays are now one game up on the loss column over the Yankees after their win on Saturday against the Orioles. David Price gave the Blue Jays a good pitching performance and the Toronto batters had 10 hits.

David Price:

He pitched a good seven innings in the victory by holding the Orioles to just one earned run and three hits over seven innings. He got away with four walks and struck out eight. In his seven starts for Toronto, Price has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of those games.

Jose Bautista:

The right fielder had two hits and two RBIs with a home run on Saturday. His average is up to .246 with 32 homers and 91 RBIs. Bautista’s batting average is low because of his 86 strikeouts on the year.

Kevin Pillar:

His two hits on Saturday increased his batting average to .266. That’s back to back games for Pillar with multiple hits. Pillar is now hitting .266 on the year with 9 homers and 45 RBIs.

 

Yankees Bats are Quiet in 3-2 Loss to Rays

The Rays did their damage early by posting a 3-0 lead over the Yankees after three innings. The Yankees bullpen did a good job by allowing no runs and just one hit over 3 2/3rd innings.

Nathan Eovaldi:

The Yankee starter again failed to go deep in his start. He worked just 5 1/3rd innings and allowed three earned runs and five hits. Two starts back Eovaldi allowed five earned runs and eight hits on August 30th to a struggling Atlanta Braves hitting lineup.

Chase Headley:

The New York third baseman had two hits on Saturday. He had been battling a 1 for 10 hitting slump for September as he entered play.

Alex Rodriguez:

The Yankees DH had a 0 for 3 on Saturday in defeat. His batting average is .255 with solid power numbers. Rodriguez had 27 homers and 75 RBIs. ARod has no multiple hit games in his past 12 games.

 

Jake Arrieta Strong Performance Leads Cubs to Victory

The Chicago Cubs helped their NL Wildcard hopes after a 2-0 home victory to Arizona on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs won despite only two hits for the entire game.

Jake Arrieta:

The Cubs starter had another outstanding start to move to 18-6 on the year. Arrieta allowed no earned runs over eight innings giving up just four hits. That was on the heels of a no hitter he threw at the LA Dodgers last Sunday night in a nine inning complete game victory. Arrieta has allowed no earned runs in four straight starts and in six of seven starts.

Dexter Fowler:

The center fielder had a home run in the victory. He had been in a 1 for 11 hitting slump entering this game on Saturday.

Starlin Castro:

The five year pro had a two hit game on Saturday. Castro is batting .417 over his past seven games. He had a three hit game last Sunday night against the LA Dodgers.

 

Cardinals Beat Pirates 4-1—Lead Back up to 6 Games in NL Central

St Louis broke a two game losing streak with their win on Saturday. They evened this series with the Pirates at 1-1 with the rubber game of the series on Sunday night. Starter Jaime Garcia pitched well in the victory.

Jaime Garcia:

The Cardinals left hander got the victory as he shutout the Pirates on four hits over seven innings of work. He is now 8-4 with an ERA of 1.89 and WHIP of 0.95. Garcia has allowed one earned run or less in seven of ten starts.

Matt Carpenter:

The four year pro had a two hit game on Saturday with a homer and two RBIs. This broke a 1 for 11 slump entering Saturday.

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September 5th 2015

Yankees Even in the Loss Column with the Blue Jays after Friday Win

The New York Yankees built on an early 3-0 lead on their way to a 5-2 victory against Tampa Bay on Friday Night. The Yankees made the most of their four hits in the game and the starting pitching was good too. The Yankees power was on display with three homers in victory.

Luis Severino:

The New York young starter had a good outing and got some run support for his effort. Severino went 6 1/3rd innings and allowed just one earned run and seven hits. The run was scored on a home run by Evan Longoria. In his six starts Severino is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.04 and WHIP of 1.19. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his six starts. The 6 1/3rd innings Severino worked on Friday night was his longest stint as a Yankees.

Brian McCann:

The Yankees catcher had a home run in the win and walked twice. McCann has struggled for the month of September going 3 for 16.

Alex Rodriguez:

ARod had a home run and two RBIs in the victory. He had a poor month of August. Rodriguez is trying to break a slump and bounced back with a .286 batting average in his past seven days.

Gregory Bird:

The 22 year old first baseman is playing for injured Mark Teixeira. He slugged his fourth home run in 19 games with the Yankees on Friday night. Bird is hitting .318 over his past seven days.

Blue Jays Get Blown Out At Home- Sit Tied in Loss Column With Yanks

Toronto was the victim of big innings by Baltimore as the Orioles pushed across four runs in both the sixth and eighth inning. It was a rough night on the hill for Drew Hutchison and reliever Bo Schultz as the Orioles won by the score of 10-2.

Drew Hutchison:

The 25 year old had a bad start on Friday night as he surrendered six earned runs and nine hits pitching five innings. Hutchison allowed three homers to Orioles batters. This broke a winning streak of four games for Hutchison. Toronto had been 7-0 in his previous seven starts.

Bo Shultz:

In just 1/3rd of an inning Shultz was lit up for four earned runs with three hits and a walk.

Chris Colabello:

It was a 3 hit game for Colabello in a losing effort. He leads the everyday hitters with a .330 batting average with 13 homers and 49 RBIs.

Russell Martin:

The Blue Jays catcher had two hits on Friday and has multiple hits in two of his past three games. On the season Martin is batting .244 with 17 homers and 56 RBIs.

Kevin Pillar:

The centerfielder of Toronto had two hits on Friday night. He has multiple hits in four of his past nine games. On the year Pillar is batting .264 with nine homers and 45 RBIs.

Josh Donaldson:

The former Oakland Athletics drew the 0 for 4 on Friday. Still he has been hot with a .458 batting average with ten RBIs over his past seven days. On the season Donaldson has 36 homers and 112 RBIs for this hot hitting Toronto Blue Jays team.

Edwin Encarnacion:

The Toronto DH was cooled off on Friday night with a 0 for 3. Despite a poor night Encarnacion is still batting .421 over his past seven days with four homers and 12 RBIs. He has put up some impressive powers numbers in 2015 with 30 homers and 92 RBIs season to date.

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