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Angels vs Cubs
The Cubs’ John Lackey and Angels’ Jered Weaver (Tuesday’s starters) were Los Angeles teammates during Weaver’s first four major league seasons (2006-09), with Lackey serving as his mentor. Lackey received a no-decision in his third straight quality start after yielding three runs and seven hits while striking out eight in seven innings of the Cubs’ 5-4 victory over Miami last Wednesday.
Braves vs Brewers
Center fielder Matt Kemp is endearing himself to his new team with some spirited play of late. Kemp had an RBI single in the fourth inning and scored the go-ahead run in the 12th of Monday’s 4-3 victory over the Brewers. The veteran is 5-for-13 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored in his last three games and 7-for-14 with a homer and five RBIs in his career versus Tuesday starter Wily Peralta. He isn’t the only one swinging a hot bat, as teammates Ender Inciarte and Erick Aybar are carrying respective 19- and 13-game hitting streaks into Tuesday’s tilt. Veteran Ryan Braun is doing fine in his own right with hits in 15 of 18 games since the All-Star break for the Brewers, who have dropped four of their last five contests.
Astros vs Twins
Houston’s Jose Altuve received his first day off this season in the series opener against Minnesota. The second baseman leads the major leagues with a .356 batting average. He’s played in 202 consecutive games before Monday’s rest. It was the the longest current playing streak in baseball. Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario collected three hits in the opener to improve to 14-for-28 during his seven-game hitting streak.
Reds vs Cardinals
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the opener after being removed from Saturday’s contest and sitting out on Sunday due to an injured oblique. Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton stole two bases on Monday and is tied for most in the majors with 45. He’s 17-for-19 against St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, which is the most steals by anyone against the respected receiver.
White Sox vs Royals
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale will make his fifth attempt for his 15th win. He’ll oppose right-hander Edinson Volquez, who’s been rocked for the second straight outing at Tampa Bay last Wednesday.
Orioles vs Athletics
All-Star third baseman Manny Machado has four homers and nine RBIs over the past two games. The recent display has increased Machado’s round-tripper count to 26, nine shy of his career high set last season. Oakland left fielder Khris Davis has matched his career best of 27 homers but has just one blast and one RBI over the last nine games.
Tigers vs Mariners
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera notched one of the five singles Monday, giving him at least one hit in seven of his last eight contests. Teammate Ian Kinsler improved to 12-for-27 during a hitting streak that reached seven games. Trailing Cleveland by 2 1/2 games for first place in the AL Central, Detroit are sending Daniel Norris to the mound against Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc in a battle of left-handers.
Phillies vs Dodgers
In a season when the Los Angeles Dodgers have placed a total of 26 players on the disabled list, rookie shortstop Corey Seager has emerged as their most reliable and dangerous offensive threat. The 22-year-old belted two homers in Monday’s series-opening 9-4 win and is batting .326 with nine doubles, four home runs, and 13 RBI over his last 20 games. Seager has taken a commanding lead in the National League rookie of the year race with 21 home runs while serving an invaluable role atop the batting order for Los Angeles.
Philadelphia has struggled over the last two months, but may have found their right fielder of the future in Aaron Altherr. The German born player missed the season’s first 103 games with a wrist injury, but has provided surprising pop from the second spot in the order. Altherr is expected to receive regular playing time even after Peter Bourjos returns from the 15-day disabled list to join a crowded outfield later this week.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Draft
June 29th 2016
With half of the matchups starting early in the afternoon, it will be a stretch to find the right players to fill your lineup. We just might be able to help you with some picks that have been quite good over the past few days. Here is the daily fantasy baseball draft primetime top picks! (Click to play FP)
Milwaukee is 8-2 when Junior Guerra takes the ball. He enters Sunday’s action against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a rotation-best 3.67 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings.
Brian Dozier extended his season-high hitting streak to 10 games with a home run (the first of two on the night) to lead off the second inning in the opener. His career high is 11 games.
Ben Revere collected four hits, swiped three bags (tying a career high) and came around to score three times in Monday’s Nationals matchup against the Mets.
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Brandon Crawford was back in the lineup Tuesday after getting a day off Monday due to “general soreness.” He’s been out of the starting lineup twice in the past week.
Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, three runs scored and two walks on Tuesday against the Giants.
Ian Desmond extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Tuesday with a single in the first inning. This hit streak is it’s longest of the season.
Returning to action
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was out of the starting lineup in Tuesday’s series opener, but said he expects to play on Wednesday. Turner went 7-for-14 with three homers and seven RBIs when these two teams met earlier in June.
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|
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.
MLB Fantasy Draft Top Picks
June 15th 2016
The Yanks’ and the Rox’ will start Wednesday MLB scheduled lineup starting at 3PM EST time. All 30 team’s will follow in on the action. Make your MLB fantasy draft picks early to enjoy the league wide contest, as four games will be played in the early evening. Rest easy though, eleven more games will start at 7PM EST time and FanPicks has those late evening contest prepared for you, as well (click to join). Check out Wednesday schedule and the top draft picks available for them contest!
|MATCHUP||TIME (ET)||PITCHING MATCHUP|
|3:10 PM||Ivan Nova vs Chad Bettis|
|3:40 PM||Justin Nicolino vs Luis Perdomo|
|3:40 PM||Clayton Kershaw vs Patrick Corbin|
|3:45 PM||Jimmy Nelson vs Johnny Cueto|
|4:05 PM||Jason Hammel vs Stephen Strasburg|
|7:00 PM||Kevin Gausman vs Steven Wright|
|7:05 PM||Marco Estrada vs Jeremy Hellickson|
|7:10 PM||Anthony DeSclafani vs Bud Norris|
|7:10 PM||Jeff Locke vs Noah Syndergaard|
|7:10 PM||Nathan Karns vs Drew Smyly|
|7:15 PM||Collin McHugh vs Adam Wainwright|
|8:10 PM||Mike Pelfrey vs Chris Sale|
|8:15 PM||Corey Kluber vs Ian Kennedy|
|10:05 PM||Tyler Duffey vs Hector Santiago|
|10:05 PM||Derek Holland vs Sonny Gray|
Top MLB Fantasy Draft Picks
|Player||Pos||Team||Opp||Last Game FP||Last 2 Games FP Avg||Last 4 Games FP Avg||Last 10 Games FP Avg|
MLB Daily Cash Draft Top 20
May 18th 2016
After an incredible evening of MLB daily cash draft yesterday, it’s time to see what today offers (click to join). Check out the top 20 player list below.
|Player||Pos||Team||Opp||Last Game Fp||Two Game FP Avg||Four Game FP Avg||Ten Game FP Avg|
MLB Daily Cash Draft Notables
- Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is hitting .367 in his career at Camden Yards after going 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday’s series opener. Meanwhile, Nelson Cruz has reached base safely in 43 of 46 career games against the O’s.
- Major League Baseball announced several suspensions to members of the Blue Jays and Rangers on Tuesday following the on-field incidents in their game on Sunday. Manager John Gibbons will serve the second game of his three-game suspension on Wednesday, and first-base coach Tim Leiper will return after serving his one-game suspension on Tuesday. Outfielder Jose Bautista (one game) and pitcher Jesse Chavez (three games) have each appealed and will be available until the process is complete.
- Milwaukee’s pitcher Jimmy Nelson has had success against many of the Cubs top hitters. Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell are a combined 9-for-47 (.191) with 17 strikeouts against the right-hander.
- White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier missed Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed illness and should return to the lineup on Wednesday.
- The Dodgers’ young sluggers are on a tear. Shortstop Corey Seager had his first career multi-homer game on Sunday against the Cardinals, outfielder Trayce Thompson had his first career multi-homer game on Monday against the Angels and Joc Pederson went deep twice for the second time in his career on Tuesday. The Dodgers have homered in 11 consecutive games, dating back to May 7.
- San Diego’s Matt Kemp leads all active Major Leaguers in hits, runs, doubles and RBIs against the Giants.