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Cash Draft Baseball Primetime Top Picks
June 22nd 2016
Almost half of today’s MLB matchups starts early. But we got you covered with an in-depth look at tonight’s top fantasy picks. Primetime baseball starts at 7:05 PM EST timeand covers the Giants, Rangers and Nats among many. See below Wednesday top draft picks and go make your cash draft baseball selection at FanPicks (click to play).
Primetime Top Draft Picks
|Player||Pos||Team||Opp||Last 2 Games Avg||Last 4 Games Avg||Last 10 Games Avg|
|Melvin Upton Jr||OF||SD||@BAL||10||7.6||12.1|
Cash Draft Baseball Notables
- Pirates left fielder Starling Marte, who ranks second in the National League and third in the Majors with 20 stolen bases, left Tuesday’s game with a foot injury.
- White Sox pitche Jose Quintana is 3-0 with a 1.94 ERA and a .184 opponents’ average in six career starts against the Red Sox. He’s 1-0 with a 2.11 ERA in three starts at Fenway.
- Red Sox David Ortiz has reached base in each of his last 25 home games, hitting .411 with 23 extra-base hits.
- Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond is slated to sit on Wednesday in his first day off since April 17. He is expected to be replaced by Ryan Rua.
- Look for Peter Bourjos to start again for the Phillies in right field. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is trying to play the hot hand, and Bourjos has been the Phillies’ hottest hitter for more than a week.
MLB Daily Fantasy Picks
There will be a total of 12 games happening Tuesday. The Pirates and Tigers will square off early at 1pm, and then it will be off to L.A. where the D-Backs and Dodgers will battle at 4pm. The day will conclude with 10 other games, 8 in the evening and 2 late nights. There will be some guaranteed fireworks with a match-up between two aces in Noah Syndergaard and Jose Fernandez in New York. The Baltimore Orioles begin a roll in Boston with an undefeated record, while the Braves try to remove the zero in their win column against Washington. All those stories are all fun, but let’s get to what really matters, the MLB Daily Fantasy Picks. Go to FanPicks.com and be ready cause here I go with my selections of the day!
Pitcher: Gio Gonzalez (WAS)
Gonzalez will make his season debut after reaching double digits in wins for the sixth straight year in 2015. The 30-year-old native of Florida lost three consecutive starts back in August before finishing strong, posting a 2.70 ERA over his final seven turns. This stretch included an outing against Atlanta on September 5, in which he pitched 10 strikeouts over six scoreless innings. Gio won both of his starts versus Atlanta last season, to improve his 4 and 8 record with a 4.54 ERA in 13 career outings against the Braves.
Catcher Nick Hundley (COL)
Hundley will take his place back into the lineup. He took a regular maintenance day Sunday against the Padres. The 32 years-old has started the first five games of the season for Colorado, going a respectable 5-for-15 at the plate over that span.
1st Baseman: Chris Davis (BAL)
Davis is coming off a high with his game winning three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel on Monday. Last year, home run king will surely be at it again in Fenway.
2nd Baseman : DJ LeMahieu (COL)
LeMahieu is having some early success collecting 2 home run, 4 RBI’s, 7 runs and an AVG. of .478.
3rd Baseman: Manny Machado (BAL)
Along with teammate Chris Davis, Machado is the only other player in the team to hold 3 homers. Friendly competition on who’s going to smack more homers between the two sluggers.
Shortsop: Carlos Correa (HOU)
Correa went 3-for-5 in the opening game of the series acquiring 2 RBI’s. He will look to carry the momentum tonight against the Royal’s fifth starter, Kris Medlen.
Outfielders : Colby Rasmus (HOU), Melvin Upton Jr (SD), Jose Bautista (TOR)
Rasmus is providing great support with 3 homers and 6 RBI’s in the Astros meat of the order.
Upton racked up five hits over his previous three games until manager Andy Green decided to give him a day off Monday. But he’s now back on the starting order tonight.
With 2015 MVP Josh Donaldson great start to the season, it’s easy to forget that Jose Bautista is right behind him in the order with 2 home runs and a .286 average.