MLB Daily Fantasy Baseball Top Draft Pick

May 26 2016

There are sixteen team in play for MLB Daily Fantasy Baseball on Thursday . It all starts at 12:35 PM ET with the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks. Here are the top draft picks available (click to play).

Player Pos Team Opp Last Game FP Two Game FP Avg Four Game FP Avg Ten Game FP Avg
Brett Lawrie 2B CWS @KC 49.5 19.3 11.1 10.3
Jose Fernandez P MIA @TB 47 53.2 45.8 33.5
David Ortiz 1B BOS COL 45 18.7 13.6 18.6
Gregory Polanco OF PIT ARI 45 19.8 20.2 18
Russell Martin C TOR @NYY 45 14.8 10.6 7
CC Sabathia P NYY TOR 44 35.3 25.4 21.4
Matt Wisler P ATL MIL 42 30.3 27.4 27.2
Todd Frazier 3B CWS @KC 40.5 22.3 16 15.5
Salvador Perez C KC CWS 39 14.5 14 11.9
Patrick Corbin P ARI @PIT 37.5 29 19.8 18.1
Brandon Guyer OF TB MIA 36 18.7 14.9 15.2
Matt Adams 1B STL @WAS 35.5 23.8 21.9 14.9
Mike Leake P STL @STL 35 34.5 24.4 21.6
Matt Wieters C BAL @HOU 33 28 17.4 11.8
Anthony Rendon 3B WAS STL 33 16.7 19.3 14
Ben Revere OF WAS STL 33 23 19.7 9.2
Blake Swihart C BOS COL 32.5 15.5 9.9 7.1
Logan Morrison 1B TB MIA 32.5 21.3 18.5 15.6

MLB Daily Fantasy Baseball Notables

  • After two days off, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli will likely return to the lineup. Cervelli is hitting .391 with a .891 OPS against left-handers.
  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez will be making his third career start at Tropicana Field, where he hasn’t fared well. He’s allowed six runs in 9 1/3 innings and has a 5.79 ERA.
  • After getting more than halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s illustrious hitting streak on Wednesday, Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. is five games from tying Dom DiMaggio for the longest streak in franchise history. Bradley is trying to become the fourth Red Sox player to hit in 30 straight games.
  • Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is tied for second in the Majors with 14 home runs. He has seven at home and seven on the road.
  • Kansas City Third baseman Mike Moustakas has not started the last three games after sustaining a bruised left knee in a collision with Alex Gordon last Sunday against the White Sox in Chicago. Moustakas was hopeful to be ready for the White Sox series, but he will be examined by Royals doctors on Thursday prior to the game.
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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.

Fantasy Baseball

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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New York Mets versus Kansas City Royals MLB World Series Game 2 Real Money Fantasy League Picks 10-28-2015

It’s Game 2 of the World Series as the Kansas City Royals will be facing the New York Mets. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to FOX on Wednesday October 28th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

Mets/Royals Game 1 Recap:

The Royals took a 1-0 lead in this best of seven World Series as they defeated the New York Mets 5-4 in 14 innings. It was the longest game ever played in a World Series game It was a gut wrenching loss for the Mets as they blew a one run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning as closer Jeurys Familia surrendered a one out homer to Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon to tie the game at 4-4. The game winning run came on a sacrifice fly and was unearned as Mets third baseman David Wright made a throwing error on an Alcides Escobar grounder that allowed him to get on base. Each team had 11 hits in the game. The Royals bullpen allowed no earned runs in their eight innings of relief pitching. Both starters in the game allowed three runs in six innings of work. Mets starter Matt Harvey was given a 3-1 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning and was unable to hold it by giving up two runs.

New York Mets 1B:

Lucas Duda

The Mets first baseman had two hits in Game 1 of the World Series. He had three hits in the closeout game against the Cubs. In the post season Duda has moved his average up to .235 with a homer and six RBI’s.

New York Mets 2B:

Daniel Murphy

Murphy’s streak of six straight home runs was snapped in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Still the second baseman had two hits and a run scored on Tuesday. He is hitting .400 in the playoffs with seven homers and 11 RBIs. Murphy has hits in ten straight games.

New York Mets 3B:

David Wright

The veteran had two hits in the opener in Game 1. He had a three hit game in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs. He has gotten hot of late and is looking to move up his batting average as it sits at .189 in the playoffs with three RBIs.

New York Mets P:

Jacob DeGrom

The Mets right hander is his three playoff starts is 3-0 with an ERA of 1.89 and WHIP of 1.00. He worked on October 20th at the Chicago Cubs and gave up two earned runs and four hits over seven innings in a 5-2 road win. All of his starts in the playoffs have come on the road.

Kansas City Royals 2B:

Ben Zobrist

The Royals second baseman is off to a great start in the World Series with three hits with two doubles and a run scored. He is hitting .347 in the playoffs with two homers and six RBIs. Zobrist has multiple hits in three of his past five games.

Kansas City Royals 3B:

Mike Moustakas

The 27 year old third baseman had two hits on Tuesday. He had two hits with a homer in the closeout win against Toronto. He looks to improve on a .188 batting average in the playoffs with a homer and six RBIs.

Kansas City Royals 1B:

Eric Hosner

Hosner had the game winning sacrifice fly for the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 14th. He is struggling at the plate in the playoffs with a batting average of .208 with a homer and 13 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals C:

Salvador Perez

The young catcher had two hits in the opener. He has a post season batting average of .214 with four homers and six RBIs.

Kansas City Royals P:

Johnny Cueto

Cueto in the playoffs is 1-1 in three starts with an ERA of 7.88 and WHIP of 1.38. He worked on October 19th at Toronto and allowed eight earned runs and six hits in two innings in an 11-8 road defeat.

MLB World Series Game 2 Best Fantasy Picks

P: Jacob DeGrom (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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Fantasy Baseball Best Picks of the Day – September 30th 2015

What a day to play daily fantasy baseball. There are three doubleheaders happening today, because of the rain canceling games last night. First off, the Cards will not only have one but two opportunities to clinch the National League Central crown against the Bucs. St. Louis could win their 3rd straight title for the 2nd time in history. Two pitchers inching closer to the 20 win mark will go at it in the first game. I’m talking about Michael Wacha and Gerrit Cole, who both came out as big surprises this year. Also in the program today is the game between the A’s and Halo’s. Barry Zito, who will be pitching for the A’s on a three game rest, will perhaps play his final game in the Major League Baseball. He had an illustrious career, winning the Cy-Young award back in 2002 and being a World Series champion in 2012. Like Zito was back in the 2000s, let see who the hot picks for today DFS contest are.

P Michael Wacha – St. Louis Cardinals

Season: 17 W, 6 L, 3.15 ERA, 149 Ks, 54 BBs

Wacha was intended to pitch yesterday, but the rain happened and now the game has been pushed to today. He could become the first pitcher in the majors, under the age of 25 to win 18 games since Joe Magrane in 1989. The Cardinals will try to clinch top spot in the division and be done with it as early as possible, so a lot of run support should be expected coming in the first game to support the youngster.

C Yan Gomes – Cleveland Indians

Season:  .229 AVG, 12 HRs, 44 RBIs, 37 Runs

Gomes and the Tribes will be part of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. The catcher had success against both of today’s opposing starters, Kyle Gibson and Mike Pelfrey. He totaled 3 home runs and 6 RBIs with an average of .417 in 17 at-bats between the two pitchers.

1B Justin Morneau – Colorado Rockies

Season: .312 AVG, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 17 Runs

Morneau has been of fire during the month of September with 2 triples, 3 RBIs and a .351 average. So to close it out, he will face Arizona’s pitcher Chase Anderson. The Canadian has had success against Anderson, hitting .400 with 1 homer and 3 RBIs.

2B Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners

Season: .282 AVG, 20 HRs, 76 RBIs, 79 Runs, 2 SBs

Cano is on a 12 game hitting streak. He has a total of 4 homer run in that stretch. That includes a two-run dinger that he knocked yesterday. He will look to extend this streak against underwhelming Scott Kazmir.

3B Mike Moustakas – Kansas City Royals

Season: .281 AVG, 21 HRs, 77 RBIs, 70 Runs, 1 SB

Moustakas is having his best season yet. He came out clutch for the Royals during last Thursday matchup with the Mariners, going 3-for-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs to allow his team to clinch the American League Central division. “Moose” is batting a career .314 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs against pitcher Jose Quintana.

SS Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox

Season: .324 AVG, 7 HRs, 81 RBIs, 81 Runs, 10 SBs

Bogaerts and the Red Sox have been on a roll in the past week. Boston has won 5 in a row and Bogaerts has been hitting .364 with 4 runs and 2 RBIs in that span. The Red Sox will try to spoil the New York’s chance to win their 10,000 regular season victory once again in Yankee Stadium.

OF Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals

Season: .334 AVG, 41 HRs, 96 RBIs, 117 Runs, 6 SBs

The Washington National have failed to reach expectations this season. Only Bryce Harper has been able to keep this team strong. But one player can only do so much in a team sport. The perennial MVP showed pitcher William Perez how good he is in their only confrontation, smashing one over the fence for 3 runs. Let see what Harper can do with multiple at-bats against the Venezuelan.

OF Torii Hunter – Minnesota Twins

Season: .242 AVG, 22 HRs, 77 RBIs, 67 Runs, 2 SBs

The 40 years-old Hunter has elevated his power numbers, but it comes at the expense of his average. He has never played a full season batting under .250, until this year. His home run total has greatly increased though, and it’s the first time since 2011 that he has more than 20. “Spiderman” will have the chance to play in two games today for the Twins, or at least one.

OF Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers

Season: .299 AVG, 14 HRs, 51 RBIs, 53 Runs, 2 SBs

Ethier had a triple and 2 RBI’s in the division clinching win against the Giants yesterday. His batting average started to rise again after the all-star break, and now he is almost back at the .300 ceiling. Ethier will have no problem today against Mike Leake. He has 2 homers and 6 RBIs with a.389 average when facing Leake.

Fantasy Baseball Picks Recap

 P Michael Wacha – St. Louis Cardinals

C Yan Gomes – Cleveland Indians

1B Justin Morneau – Colorado Rockies

2B Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners

3B Mike Moustakas – Kansas City Royals

SS Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox

OF Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals

OF Torii Hunter – Minnesota Twins

OF Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers

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Daily Fantasy Best Picks of the Day – September 17th 2015

It’s a quiet day in the MLB. But there is still some fantasy baseball to be played. 18 teams will be in action. P Corey Kluber will be making his return to the Indians rotations, after missing 2 turns. He will go face to face against Yordano Ventura and the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals. Also in the spotlight is the series finale between Texas rivals Rangers and Astros. The Rangers defeated Dallas Keuchel yesterday, with a 14 to 3 win. They will go for the series sweep today with their hurler, Colby Lewis, on the mound. Now let’s take a look at tonight’s hot picks:

C Wilson Ramos(WAS) – 3,400 $

Season: .237 AVG, 13 HR, 63 RBI, 37 R

With a day off yesterday, Ramos will be well rested. He also has success against Jarred Cosart, hitting .600.

1B Albert Pujols(LAA) – 3,900 $

Season: .241 AVG, 35 HR, 83 RBI, 73 R

He’s still having problems with his right foot. But with a .727 slugging percentage against Tommy Milone, he’ll likely be productive in this one.

2B Anthony Rendon(WAS) – 4,500 $

Season: .289 AVG, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 38 R

He’s currently batting .344 in the month of September and has 4 RBIs in the last 4 games.

3B Mike Moustakas(KC) – 5,600 $

Season: .281 AVG, 19 HR, 72 RBI, 64 R

He had a solo homer and produced the single point for the Royals, last night. Facing Corey Kluber, Moustakas has a .457 average in 35 at-bats.

SS Jean Segura(MIL) – 4,300 $

Season: .270 AVG, 4 HR, 43 RBI, 51 R

He’s hitting .615 against John Lackey.

OF Adam Jones(BAL) – 5,000 $

Season: .272 AVG, 27 HR, 78 RBI, 74 R

He has a slugging percentage of .857 and 7 RBIs against Matt Moore.

OF Nolan Reimold(BAL)* – 3,300 $

Season: .254 AVG, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 19 R

Reimold had a hit in every game during the month of September except one.

OF Collin Cowgill(LAA) – 2,100 $

Season: .182 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R

He has 1 homer and 3 RBIs, while batting .462 in 13 plate appearances against Tommy Milone.

P Jose Quintana(CWS) – 7,100 $

Season: Record(9-10), 3.53 ERA, 158 K, 40 BB

He has allowed 1 earned run in the last 2 games. The lefty is 3-1 since the beginning of the month of august.

DFS Top Performers September 16th 2015

Last night DFS Top 5 Performers in MLB:

OF Tommy Pham-STL (4 RBIs, 2Rs, 1 3B, 2 HR)

2B Dustin Pedroia-BOS (5 RBIs, 1 BB, 2Rs, 2HRs)

1B Prince Fielder-TEX (5 RBIs, 3Rs, 1 1B, 1 HR)

P Gio Gonzalez-WAS (Win, 7 IPs, 2 ERs, 5 Hits, 12 Ks, 2 BBs)

OF Jayson Werth-WAS (2 RBIs, 1 BBs, 1R, 1HR)

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MLB Weekend Recap: The weekend of Double Homers

This weekend in the MLB showed some very volatile Fantasy Performances which means huge point totals (and huge profits) if you put together the right mix of players. In the fantasy world, pitchers benefit from low scoring games and hitters benefit from high scoring games so it is rare to see Fantasy MLB contests where both hitters and pitchers thrived, however that was the case this weekend.

Pitchers

The bluechip pitchers who got the start this weekend were Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, and Max Scherzer pitching for the Giants, Dodgers, and Nationals respectively. Starting with the biggest performance, Bumgarner managed to provide fantasy value despite the huge premium that came with including him your lineup. He pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit and pitching 9 strikeouts in the Giants win over the Padres. This earned him a total of 61.5 fantasy points.

Greinke fell just short of these numbers against the D-backs but it was still enough for the win. Zach Greinke pitched for 8 innings with 8 strikeouts, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, but no runs. His bullpen almost lost it in the last inning as the Dodgers won in a close 4-3. Greinke totaled 54.5 fantasy points.

Lastly, Scherzer earned 49.5 fantasy points in 8 innings against the Marlins accumulating 6 strikeouts. The Nationals won the game 5-0 and Scherzer delivered 49.5 fantasy points to your MLB Daily Fantasy Contest lineup.

Also performing well on the weekend for a lower salary level was Anthony DeSclafani with 52.0 fantasy points, Kyle Gibson of the Twins with 51.0 fantasy points, Rich Hill with 50.5 fantasy points, and Drew Smyly with 50.0 fantasy points. Though the focus always seems to be on the spotlight pitchers, these are the pitchers that win high stakes tournaments due to the fantasy value they deliver. If you can spend only 8000 on a pitcher like this as opposed to 14000 for Greinke, that allows you to attain higher quality hitters.

Hitters

The trend in MLB Fantasy consistency is that pitchers are reliable, yet hitters provide a high end value. With a pitcher, you can usually predict their point total within 10 points, however, hitters may end the day with all strikeouts and negative points, and they may end the day with 2 homers and 70 fantasy points.

This weekend had a couple players really blow up at each position. The first notable was Corey Seager of the Dodgers. He had a homer and double on his four hits against the Diamondbacks, totaling up 48 fantasy points and leading Short Stops on the weekend.

There were some big performances in the Outfield. Brett Gardner of the Yankees totaled 54.0 points on Saturday with 2 homers and 6 RBIs. On the opposing team, Jose Bautista hit two homers of his own for 53.5 fantasy points. The Yankees and Blue Jays had a double header on Saturday however so these point totals were in different games (meaning different MLB Daily Fantasy Tournaments). Also, relevant was Chris Coghlan of the Cubs who hit a homer and two triples all in the same game for 51.0 fantasy points.

Although this weekend may stand to argue, two homers in one game is not a normal statistical occurrence. David Ortiz added to the list of players who accomplished that feat on Saturday as he hit a couple out of the park and earned himself 51.0 fantasy points.

Yet the list still isn’t over. Add to that a couple third basement. Mike Moustakas of the Royals hit a couple homers with 9 RBI’s, leading the weekends fantasy totals with 68.5 fantasy points! Adrian Beltre hit two of his own but that only amounted to 50.5 fantasy points for him.

At second base, Jonathan Schoop hit two homers for 44.5 fantasy points on Sunday and at first base, CJ Cron from the Angels hit two of his own for 41.5 fantasy points. These two players provided huge fantasy value hitting those numbers as they came at such a low salary level. Surprisingly, no catchers were able to accomplish that feat as we usually see power hitting catchers such as Russell Martin, Brian Mccann, Nick Hundley, or Evan Gattis.

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