Fantasy Draft MLB Hot Picks

June 28th 2016

Tuesday brings back the full lineup of Major League Baseball. With 15 matchup on tap beginning at 7PM EST time, it the perfect time to play Fantasy Draft MLB at FanPicks (click to play). All eyes will be on the Cleveleand Indians as they aim for their 11th straight win. Corey Kluber will take the mound for the tribe and he will face-off against Atlanta Braves Matt Wisler.

This season as been dwindled by top prospects making their debut, with the likes of Julio Urias, Blake Snell and Jameson Taillon entering the fold. Time to make room for the best MLB prospect Lukas Giolito who will start for the Washington Nationals. It will be a challenge against the New York Mets, as he will take on ace Matt Harvey. With so many stories in baseball tonight, let’s see who could steal the show in the hot picks of primetime fantasy baseball contests.

Top Pitchers

Top Pitchers

 

Corey Kluber threw a shutout in his last outing, his second of the year, and third complete game. He allowed three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kluber is 3-1 in June and 5-2 in his last seven starts.

Cole Hamels has won three straight starts and is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in five June starts. He has quality starts in seven of his last eight outings.

In five of Adam Conley’s 15 starts, the left-hander has not allowed a run. One of those is his last outing, a win over the Atlanta Braves. It was a career-most eight innings game.

Michael Wacha snapped a 10-start winless streak his last time out, but has made three consecutive quality starts.

Top Hitters

Top Hitters

 

Kendrys Morales is hitting .444 (20-for-45) with four home runs and 15 RBIs over his last 12 starts.

Matt Wieters caught the second game of a double header Saturday and hit two homers, giving him nine on the season.

Jose Altuve extended his career-long on-base streak to 30 consecutive games with a third-inning single in Monday’s series opener at Angel Stadium. He’s the first Astros player to reach in 30 consecutive games since Willy Taveras a decade ago. It’s the longest active streak in the Majors.

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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 Baseball Fantasy Preview

New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals

It’s that time of the year where the highly anticipated MLB season will freshly begin. The New York Mets will be travelling to Kauffman Stadium where they will face the defending MLB Champions, Kansas City Royals. FanPicks is proud to bring you this MLB Baseball Fantasy preview. Come play in our MLB Grand Slam Contest where you can win up to a $1 million this week at FanPicks.

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Edinson Volquez will be the starter for the Royals as they defend World Series championship at the expense of the same New York Mets.

He had a 13-9 record with a 3.55 ERA the past campaign. During the World Series, he actually started the first game and in Game 5 against the Mets. He didn’t earn the wins as the bullpen of the Royals really helped. He was 8-4 on home starts with a .348 ERA.

Greg Holland’s loss as a reliever to the Royals will be compensated by the addition of Joakim Soria. Soria had 24 saves with a 2.53 ERA for the Pirates last year.

Speaking of the Royals’ relievers, the unit is minus Greg Holland, who is now a free agent. That said, the addition of Joakim Soria should soften the blow of Holland’s loss. Soria had 24 saves and a 2.53 ERA for Pittsburgh last season.

Kansas City will be hoping that their offense remains productive on offense. They may lack in power but for some reason, they’ve been mastering in putting the balls in play. They showed it especially against the Mets during the World Series. They were 2nd last in The AL with only 139 runs but 2nd in the major for batting average with runners in scoring position explaining their success.

 

Matt Harvey will be the starter for the New York Mets this Opening Day.

The Mets have questionably the best rotation in the MLB. Harvey was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA last season. He made 4 playoffs appearance last year and went 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA. Harvey has a 5-5 record on 12 road starts last year with a 3.42 ERA.

For their offensive weapons, the Mets can count on the bats of Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright and Curtis Granderson. Cespedes arrived during the middle of the season in New York after a trade and literally transformed the Mets’ offense into a feared one. His 17 home runs in 57 games were quite impressive. He was very calm in the World Series going 3 for 17 only.

 

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New York Mets versus Kansas City Royals MLB World Series Game 1 Fantasy League Picks 10-27-2015

The World Series is set to begin as the Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in Game 1 of a best of seven. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on Tuesday October 27th to track the results of their one day rosters.

 

The New York Mets have not just made it to the World Series on their fine pitching staff alone. The team has gotten some good contributions at the plate as well. Second baseman Daniel Murphy has been tearing the cover off the baseball with clutch hits in huge situations. New York was able to knock off the LA Dodgers in 5 games to open the playoffs as they withstood the difficult task of facing Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke a combination of four times in the five games. Then the team faced the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS and made quick work of sweeping a four game series. New York allowed a total of eight runs total over the four games they played against Chicago. The offense also provided cushion as the game was decided by two games or greater.

 

The Kansas City Royals enter the World Series in back to back seasons. Last year they were beaten by the San Francisco Giants. Kansas City had a difficult road in the post season as they were able to withstand two elimination games against the Houston Astros in the opening round to advance 3-2 in the best of five ALDS. The offense came to life in Game 4 and 5 as the club combined for 16 runs in the two games. In the ALCS the Royals were able to eliminate a very good hitting Toronto Blue Jays team in six games.

 

New York Mets 2B:

 

Daniel Murphy

 

The Mets second baseman has led the club in the post season with a .421 batting average with seven homers and 11 RBIs. He has hit a home run in six straight games. In the series clincher on October 21st, Murphy had four hits with two RBIs.

 

New York Mets CF:

 

Juan Lagares

 

In eight playoff games Lagares is hitting .385 with only 13 at bats. There are talks he could be in the lineup in the American League Park when the DH will be used.

 

New York Mets RF:

 

Curtis Granderson

 

Granderson is batting .303 in the postseason with seven RBIs. He has hits in seven of his nine playoff games.

 

New York Mets CF:

 

Yoenis Cespedes

 

Cespedes is hitting .265 in the playoffs with two homers and seven RBIs. In Game three of the NLCS the Mets outfielder had three hits and two RBIs in the huge 5-2 road victory that put New York up 3-0 in the series.

 

New York Mets P:

 

Matt Harvey

 

The New York right hander has started two postseason games and is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP of 1.18. He worked on October 17th at home to Chicago as he allowed two earned runs and four hits over 7 2/3rd innings.

 

Kansas City Royals SS:

 

Alcides Escobar

 

The Royals shortstop is leading the club in the playoffs with a .386 batting average with five RBIs. He has hits in ten straight playoff games with five multi-hit games in that span.

 

Kansas City Royals RF:

 

Alex Rios

 

Rios has bat .333 in the postseason with a homer and five RBIs. He went 6 for 9 in the last three games of the ALCS.

 

Kansas City Royals 2B:

 

Ben Zobrist

 

The 34 year old second baseman has been hot in the playoffs with a .326 batting average with two homers and six RBIs. He had a home run in the game clinching 4-3 home victory in Game 6 to Toronto.

 

Kansas City Royals P:

 

Edinson Volquez

 

Volquez has started three games in the playoffs and is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.32 and WHIP of 1.32. He was hit hard on October 21st at Toronto as he gave up five earned runs, three hits and four walks in a 7-1 road defeat at Toronto. Volquez has walked four batters in each of his three playoff starts.

 

MLB World Series Game 1 Fantasy Picks

 

P: Matt Harvey (Mets)

2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)

RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)

1B: Lucas Duda (Mets)

DH: Juan Lagares (Mets)

SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 17th 2015

Chicago Cubs versus New York Mets Game 1 MLB NLCS Fantasy Preview 10-17-2015

The NLCS begins on Saturday October 18th as its Game 1 between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. Fantasy baseball draft GMs can tune to TBS TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

The Mets qualified for the NLCS after disposing of the LA Dodgers in five games. They win a deciding fifth game at Dodgers Stadium on Thursday by the score of 3-2. The Cubs were able to dispose of the St Louis Cardinals in four games as Chicago earned the 6-4 victory in the series clincher on Tuesday at home in Chicago. The Cubs and Mets have met seven times during the regular season with Chicago winning all seven games. The Cubs pitching staff put on a dominating effort limiting New York to one run or fewer in five of the seven games.

Chicago Cubs LF:

Chris Coghlan

The Cubs don’t have much history facing Harvey over their careers. Coghlan stands out as he is 3 for 8 life time against the Mets starter with two RBIs.

Chicago Cubs P:

Jon Lester

On the year the Cubs left hander is 11-12 with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 1.12. He had a start in the NLDS at St Louis and went 7 1/3rd innings and gave up three earned runs in a 4-0 road loss at St Louis.

New York Mets RF:

Curtis Granderson

New York Mets 1B:

Lucas Duda

The Mets first baseman is 2 for 6 life time against Lester with a home run.

Curtis Granderson has a long history against Lester in his career. In 44 at bats Granderson is batting .273 with two homers and four RBIs.

New York Mets P:

Matt Harvey

The Mets right hander on the season is 13-8 in his 29 starts with an ERA of 2.71 and WHIP of 1.02. He worked Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers and allowed two earned runs and seven hits over five innings in a 13-7 home victory to the LA Dodgers.

Toronto Blue Jays versus Kansas City Royals Game 2 MLB ALCS Fantasy Baseball Preview 10-17-2015

This will be Game 2 of the ALCS series. It was the Kansas City Royals behind a great six innings no run performance by Edinson Volquez as they posted the 5-0 victory to take 1-0 lead in this best of seven series. The outstanding Royals bullpen shut out the power hitting Blue Jays the rest of the way to their victory.

Toronto Blue Jays RF:

Jose Bautista

Not too much history for Blue Jays hitters battling Ventura. Jose Bautista stands out with a 3 for 5 against Ventura with a homer and RBI.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

David Price

The Blue Jays left hander is 18-5 on the year with an ERA of 2.45 and WHIP of 1.08. He faced Texas twice in the ALDS and allowed a total of eight earned runs and eleven hits over ten innings of work as he went 1-1 in those two playoff games.

Kansas City Royals RF:

Alex Rios

The KC Royals have had good success hitting David Price with a Team Batting average of .293. Royal’s right fielder Alex Rios has crushed Price by batting .400 against him with two homers and ten RBIs in 30 at bats.

Kansas City Royals P:

Yordano Ventura

The KC right hander is 13-8 in his 28 starts on the season with an ERA of 4.08 and WHIP of 1.30. Ventura faced the Astros twice in the playoffs and allowed a total of six earned runs and eight hits over seven innings of work.

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Mets Increase NL East Lead to 6 Games after Monster Comeback Victory over Nationals

The New York Mets were down 7-1 entering the seventh inning. The Mets then put up 6 runs in the seventh to tie the game then pushed across the game winning run in the eighth inning for the victory. It was a bad start for Mets starter Matt Harvey.

Matt Harvey:

It was a tough week for Matt Harvey. He ran into problems about pitch counts in the postseason in response to the media. Harvey got roughed up as he allowed seven earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3rd innings of work. The Mets starter has allowed 11 earned runs over his past 11 2/3rd innings.

David Wright:

The Mets captain returned to the lineup and has been red hot. He had a two hit game in the big comeback victory with a home run. Wright had multiple hits in four of his past six games.

Yoenis Cespedes:

It was a huge acquisition for the Mets at the trading deadline. Cespedes had a three run double in the victory. He has hits in seven straight games with five of them multiple hit games. Yoenis Cespedes is batting .485 over his past seven days.

Curtis Granderson:

Granderson is 3 for 6 in this series with all extra base hits. He has driven in two runs in the two games against the Nationals. Curtis Granderson has 23 homers and 61 RBIs on the season.

Toronto Blue Jays up 1 ½ Games in AL East with 5-1 Win at Boston Red Sox

The Blue Jays broke open a 1-1game with four runs in the top of the tenth inning for the victory at Boston. Toronto pitching limited the Red Sox to just four hits.

Troy Tulowitzki:

The Blue Jays shortstop that was acquired at the trading deadline from Colorado was battling a 5 for 30 slump the past seven days. Tulowitzki had two hits with an RBI on Tuesday.

Chris Colabello:

The left fielder had two hits and an RBI in the win. Colabello has his batting average up to .331 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Josh Donaldson:

Donaldson had a triple in the victory. His batting average is up to .305 with 37 homers and 115 RBIs. The third baseman is hitting .429 for the month of September.

R.A. Dickey:

The Blue Jays right hander held the Red Sox to just one earned run and four hits over six innings. Toronto is 10-0 in Dickey’s past ten starts.

Yankees Lose 2-1 to Orioles—Lose Ground on Blue Jays

The New York bats went cold on Tuesday suffering a 2-1 loss that sent the Yankees 1 ½ games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East race. The Yankees were limited to just six hits against Orioles pitching. They wasted a good outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Masahiro Tanaka:

The Yankees right hander threw eight innings and allowed just one earned run and six hits as he received a no decision. In 21 starts Tanaka is 11-6 with an ERA of 3.57 and WHIP of 1.01.

Alex Rodriguez:

The DH for the Yankees had two hits in the loss with a home run and RBI. ARod has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Brian McCann:

McCann has hits in consecutive games to move his average up to .246 with 25 homers and 86 RBIs.

Carlos Beltran:

The 38 year old right fielder had a hit on Tuesday. His average is now .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.

Jacoby Ellsbury:

Ellsbury had a hit in four at bats. He is battling a 3 for 17 slump in the month of September.

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