Today’s MLB Top Fantasy Picks from Starting Pitcher to Position Players – Regular season finale – Under $60,000

SP – Josh Fleming – Tampa Bay Rays (vs PHI) / $5,000

C – Sam Huff – Texas Rangers (vs HOU) / $6,100

1B – Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox (vs CHC) / $10,000

2B – Nicky Lopez – Kansas City Royals (vs DET) / $5,300

3B – Yoan Moncada – Chicago White Sox (vs CHC) / $7,600

SS – Adalberto Mondesi – Kansas City Royals (vs DET) / $7,900

OF – Edwin Encarnacion – Chicago White Sox (vs CHC) / $7,700

OF – Joey Gallo – Texas Rangers (vs HOU) / $7,500

OF – Cesar Puello – Boston Red Sox (vs ATL) / $2,400

Salary Cap remaining ($60,000): $500

Happy drafting!

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Today’s MLB Top Fantasy Picks from Starting Pitcher to Position Players (8) – Evening Games – Under $60,000

SP – Michael Pineda – Minnesota Twins (vs CIN) / $5,000

C – Eric Haase – Detroit Tigers (vs KC) / $2,600

1B – Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs (vs CWS) / $7,900

2B – Nick Solak – Texas Rangers (vs HOU) / $7,300

3B – Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (vs MIL) / $6,500

SS – Adalberto Mondesi – Kansas City Royals (vs DET) / $7,700

OF – Jason Heyward – Chicago Cubs (vs CWS) / $8,100

OF – Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs (vs CWS) / $7,500

OF – Edward Olivares – Kansas City Royals (vs DET) / $7,300

Salary Cap remaining ($60,000): $100

Happy drafting!

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MLB Top Fantasy Picks from Starting Pitcher to Position Players (8) – Evening Games

SP – Jose Urquidy – Houston astros (vs TEX) / $5,000

C – Austin Hedges – Cleveland Indians (vs PIT) / $2,000

1B – Michael Chavis – Boston Red Sox (vs ATL) / $7,100

2B – Max Muncy – Los Angeles Dodgers (vs LAA) / $8,200

3B – Wyatt Mathisen – Arizona D-Backs (vs COL) / $2,000

SS – Willi Castro – Detroit Tigers (vs KC) / $8,700

OF – Ronald Acuna Jr – Atlanta Braves (vs BOS) / $10,000

OF – Marcell Ozuna – Atlanta Braves (vs BOS) / $10,000

OF – J.D. Martinez – Boston Red Sox (vs ATL) / $7,300

Salary Cap remaining ($60,000): $0

Happy drafting!

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MLB Top Fantasy Picks from Starting Pitcher to Position Players (8) – Evening Games

SP – Ian Anderson – Atlanta Braves (vs MIA)

C – Christian Vasquez – Boston Red Sox (vs BAL)

1B – Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves (vs MIA)

2B – Jose Altuve – Houston Astros (vs TEX)

3B – Alex Bregman – Houston Astros (vs TEX)

SS – Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox (vs BAL)

OF – Ronald Acuna Jr – Atlanta Braves (vs ATL)

OF – George Springer – Houston Astros (vs TEX)

OF – Joey Gallo – Texas Rangers (vs HOU)

Happy drafting!

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MLB Fantasy Picks from Starting Pitcher to Position Players (8) – Evening Games

SP – Max Fried – Atlanta Braves

C – Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals

1B – Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves

2B – Brandon Lowe – Tampa Bay Rays

3B – Josh Donaldson – Minnesota Twins

SS – Paul De Jong – St. Louis Cardinals

OF – Ronald Acuna Jr – Atlanta Braves

OF – Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers

OF – Nelson Cruz – Minnesota Twins

Happy drafting!

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Starting Pitchers

1-Josh Fleming – Tampa Bay Rays (vs BOS)

2-Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees (vs BAL)

3-Sonny Gray – Cincinnati Reds (@ CHC)

Hitting Lineup

c: Travis D’Arnaud – Atlanta Braves (@ WAS)

1b: Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals (vs DET) or Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves (@ WAS)

2b: Cesar Hernandez – Cleveland Indians (vs KC) or Aledmys Diaz – Houston Astros (@ OAK)

3b: Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels (@ TEX) or Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians (vs KC)

ss: Marcus Semien – Oakland Athletics (vs HOU) or Didi Gregorius – Philadelphia Phillies (@ MIA)

of: Ronald Acuna Jr – Atlanta Braves (@ WAS) or Justin Upton – Los Angeles Angels (@ TEX)

of: Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies (@ MIA) or Austin Meadows – Tampa Bay Rays (vs BOS)

of: Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers (@ ARI) or Clint Frazier – New York Yankees (vs BAL)

Happy Drafting!

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*Hitters

  1. Marcell Ozuna – Atlanta Braves
  2. Alex Dickerson – San Francisco Giants
  3. Rhys Hoskins – Philadelphia Phillies
  4. Tyler Naquin – Cleveland Indians
  5. Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox
  6. Michael Brantley – Houston Astros
  7. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
  8. Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs
  9. Michael Conforto – New York Mets
  10. Eric Hosmer – San Diego Padres
  11. Garrett Cooper – Miami Marlins
  12. Luke Voit – New York Yankees
  13. Adam Duvall – Atlanta Braves
  14. Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox
  15. Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox
  16. Austin Riley – Atlanta Braves
  17. Kyle Tucker – Houston Astros
  18. Andrew McCutchen – Philadelphia Phillies
  19. Robinson Cano – New York Mets
  20. Pete Alonso – New York Mets

*Catcher of the Day

  • Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees

*Starting Pitchers

  1. Yu Darvish – Chicago Cubs
  2. Zach Davies – San Diego Padres
  3. Pablo Lopez – Miami Marlins
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MLB FanLotto Preview 07/17/19

Check out the groupings for this Wednesday’s Fantasy Lotto contest and our experts favorite picks () to win.

Group 1

Luke Voit (vs TB)

Rhys Hoskins (vs LAD)

Renato Nunez (vs WAS)

Carlos Santana (vs DET)

Michael Chavis (vs TOR)

Group 2

Ronald Guzman (vs ARI)

Albert Pujols (vs HOU)

Ji-Man Choi (vs NYY)

Max Muncy (vs PHI)

Miguel Cabrera (vs CLE)

Group 3

Brian Dozier (vs BAL)

Eric Sogard (vs BOS)

Ian Kinsler (vs MIA)

Ketel Marte (vs TEX)

Yolmer Sanchez (vs KC)

Group 4

Jose Altuve (vs LAA)

DJ LeMahieu (vs TB)

Cesar Hernandez (vs LAD)

Hanser Alberto (vs WAS)

Jason Kipnis (vs DET)

Group 5

Rafael Devers (vs TOR)

Brian Anderson (vs SD)

Asdrubal Cabrera (vs ARI)

Hunter Dozier (vs CWS)

David Fletcher (vs HOU)

Group 6

Justin Turner (vs PHI)

Anthony Rendon (vs BAL)

Jeimer Candelario (vs CLE)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr (vs BOS)

Manny Machado (vs MIA)

Group 7

Nick Ahmed (vs TEX)

Didi Gregorius (vs TB)

Jean Segura (vs LAD)

Richie Martin (vs WAS)

Francisco Lindor (vs DET)

Group 8

Xander Bogaerts (vs TOR)

Miguel Rojas (vs SD)

Elvis Andrus (vs ARI)

Adalberto Mondesi (vs CWS)

Andrelton Simmons (vs HOU)

Group 9

Tommy Pham (vs NYY)

Cody Bellinger (vs PHI)

Juan Soto (vs BAL)

Nicholas Castellanos (vs CLE)

Lourdes Gurriel Jr (vs BOS)

Group 10

Framnil Reyes (vs MIA)

Adam Jones (vs TEX)

Leury Garcia (vs KC)

Michael Brantley (vs LAA)

Aaron Judge (vs TB)

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MLB EZ Pick Preview 07/16/19

Take a look at the pitchers matchup set for this Tuesday’s EZ Pick.

Anthony DeSclafaniRHP

Game: Reds vs Cubs in Chicago

2019 Season Stats: 5-4, 4.26 ERA, 90 SO

DeSclafani gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings in his last outing. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision. Francisco Lindor provided Cleveland’s only offense against DeSclafani, as he hit a pair of solo home runs to right field. The 29-year-old finished the first half on a strong note Saturday and has a 4.26 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 90:26 K:BB through 86.2 innings.

Zack WheelerRHP

Game: Mets vs Twins in Minnesota

2019 Season Stats: 6-6, 4.69 ERA, 130 SO

Wheeler (6-6) gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven through five innings to take the loss against the Phillies in his last start. He ran into trouble from the start as he allowed a hit to five of the first six hitters he faced and gave up four runs in the first inning. The righty was able to recover and pitch four scoreless frames before being chased from the game in the sixth. The 29-year-old could be a trade candidate for the selling Mets, but this performance did not improve his value. Wheeler has a 6-6 record with a 4.69 ERA through 19 starts.

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MLB EZ Pick Preview 07/02/19

Take a look at the pitchers matchup set for this Tuesday’s EZ Pick.

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German Marquez

Game: Tigers vs White Sox in Chicago

2019 Season Stats: RHP 8-3, 4.29 ERA, 113 SO

Marquez has a 5.70 ERA in nine home starts, but he is 4-1 at Coors Field, which shows discipline in handling frequent high-scoring games. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball in his only previous start vs. Houston in 2018.

Matthew Boyd

Game: Astros vs Rockies in Colorado

2019 Season Stats: LHP 5-6, 3.72 ERA, 129 SO

Boyd is 0-5 with a 6.23 ERA in seven career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field. The way the ball travels there on hot summer nights, he’ll have a test keeping the ball in the park, having allowed three homers in both of his past two starts.

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MLB FanLotto Preview 06/26/19

Check out the groupings for this Wednesday’s Fantasy Lotto contest and our experts favorite picks () to win.

Group 1

Jesus Aguilar (vs SEA)

Anthony Rizzo (vs ATL)

Albert Pujols (vs CIN)

Yuli Gurriel (vs PIT)

C.J. Cron (vs TB)

Group 2

Daniel Vogelbach (vs MIL)

Freddie Freeman (vs CHC)

Joey Votto (vs LAA)

Josh Bell (vs HOU)

Ji-Man Choi (vs MIN)

Group 3

Mike Moustakas (vs SEA)

Luis Rengifo (vs CIN)

Jose Altuve (vs PIT)

Jonathan Schoop (vs TB)

Dee Gordon (vs MIL)

Group 4

Ozzie Albies (vs CHC)

Jose Peraza (vs LAA)

Adam Frazier (vs HOU)

Brandon Lowe (vs MIN)

Travis Shaw (vs SEA)

Group 5

Kris Bryant (vs ATL)

Tommy La Stella (vs CIN)

Alex Bregman (vs PIT)

Miguel Sano (vs TB)

Kyle Seager (vs MIL)

Group 6

Austin Riley (vs CHC)

Eugenio Suarez (vs LAA)

Colin Moran (vs HOU)

Josh Donaldson (vs CHC)

Nick Senzel (vs LAA)

Group 7

Kevin Newman (vs HOU)

Willy Adames (vs MIN)

Orlando Arcia (vs SEA)

Javier Baez (vs ATL)

David Fletcher (vs CIN)

Group 8

Jorge Polanco (vs TB)

J.P. Crawford (vs MIL)

Dansby Swanson (vs CHC)

Jose Iglesias (vs LAA)

Addison Russell (vs ATL)

Group 9

Mike Trout (vs CIN)

Michael Brantley (vs PIT)

Max Kepler (vs TB)

Domingo Santana (vs MIL)

Ronald Acuna Jr (vs CHC)

Group 10

Jesse Winkler (vs LAA)

Bryan Reynolds (vs HOU)

Austin Meadows (vs MIN)

Christian Yelich (vs SEA)

Kyle Schwarber (vs CHC)

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MLB FanLotto Preview 06/25/19

Check out the groupings for this Tuesday’s Fantasy Lotto contest and our experts favorite picks () to win.

Group 1

Anthony Rizzo (vs ATL)

Yuli Gurriel (vs PIT)

Jesus Aguilar (vs SEA)

C.J. Cron (vs TB)

Paul Goldschmidt (vs OAK)

Group 2

Christian Walker (vs LAD)

Brandon Belt (vs COL)

Albert Pujols (vs CIN)

Freddie Freeman (vs CHC)

Josh Bell (vs HOU)

Group 3

Dee Gordon (vs MIL)

Brandon Lowe (vs MIN)

Max Muncy (vs ARI)

Daniel Murphy (vs SF)

Jose Peraza (vs LAA)

Group 4

Jose Altuve (vs PIT)

Mike Moustakas (vs SEA)

Jonathan Schoop (vs TB)

Kolten Wong (vs OAK)

Joe Panik (vs COL)

Group 5

Tommy La Stella (vs CIN)

Austin Riley (vs CHC)

Colin Moran (vs HOU)

Kyle Seager (vs MIL)

Matt Chapman (vs STL)

Group 6

Justin Turner (vs ARI)

Nolan Arenado (vs SF)

Eugenio Suarez (vs LAA)

Kris Bryant (vs ATL)

Alex Bregman (vs PIT)

Group 7

Orlando Arcia (vs SEA)

Jorge Polanco (TB)

Paul DeJong (vs OAK)

Nick Ahmed (vs LAD)

Brandon Crawford (vs COL)

Group 8

David Fletcher (vs CIN)

Dansby Swanson (vs CHC)

Kevin Newman (vs HOU)

J.P. Crawford (vs MIL)

Willy Adames (vs MIN)

Group 9

Khris Davis (vs STL)

Joc Pederson (vs ARI)

Charlie Blackmon (vs SF)

Jesse Winkler (vs LAA)

Kyle Schwarber (vs ATL)

Group 10

Michael Brantley (vs PIT)

Christian Yelich (vs SEA)

Max Kepler (vs TB)

Marcell Ozuna (vs OAK)

Austin Meadows (vs MIN)

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Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks face the daunting task of replacing franchise icon and perennial MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt as well as free agents Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock. Although many in the industry believed the Goldschmidt trade to St. Louis signaled an immediate tear-down, the D-backs held on to their other movable assets, including righthander Zack Greinke. They believe that a return to health from Jake Lamb and Steven Souza Jr. will help compensate for the loss of Goldschmidt, the only NL player to make each of the previous six All-Star rosters.

Colorado Rockies

The Rockies won 91 games last season. They’re coming off consecutive appearances in the postseason for the first time in the team’s 26-year history. While they are clearly on the rise, the Rockies, swept by the Brewers in the Division Series last year, are looking to go deeper into October this year and very well might — if the offense improves.

They set franchise lows last year with their .256 average overall and .225 mark on the road. They had a .322 on-base percentage, the second lowest in franchise history, and a plus-35 run differential, the worst of any of the teams in the postseason. GM Jeff Bridich said the offseason priority was to improve the offense. To that end, the Rockies signed Daniel Murphy to a two-year, $24 million deal and will have him play first base. Murphy will add a veteran presence to both the lineup and clubhouse and has been very successful in the postseason. His arrival will free up versatile Ian Desmond to move from first base to, in all probability, center field, where he has ample experience. The lineup will revolve around third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story, who provide middle-of-the-lineup power and exceptional defense.

Young starters Kyle Freeland and German Marquez made huge strides last season and will anchor a rotation that should be more formidable if talented Jon Gray, who has power stuff, can be more consistent. The bullpen will be better if Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw rebound from poor seasons. Regardless, Scott Oberg and Seunghwan Oh, key parts of the relief corps last season, will help weather the loss of free agent Adam Ottavino.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have had a great run of success — and there is no sign of it ending soon. Despite suffering a World Series hangover that had them 10 games under .500 in mid-May and second in the National League West deep into September, they won their sixth consecutive division title, made their third consecutive NL Championship Series and second consecutive World Series. The 287 games they have won in Dave Roberts’ three years as manager are tied for the fourth most any manager has ever won in his first three seasons, and they have averaged 94 wins per season during this six-year run.

But it hasn’t been good enough.

Each of the past two seasons, baseball’s World Series champion has celebrated on the field at Dodger Stadium — and it hasn’t been the home team. In 2017, the Houston Astros beat the Dodgers in a seven-game series that could have gone either way. The Dodgers pledged to get back in 2018, vowing that it would be different this time. It was. The Boston Red Sox needed just five games to claim the crown.

The World Series drought in L.A. has now reached 30 years, and a fan base spoiled by the annual division titles and deep playoff runs will accept nothing less than a championship as a success.

San Diego Padres

They did it. The Padres made the big move that their fans have been clamoring for — they signed free agent Manny Machado to a staggering 10-year, $300 million dollar contract that gives the team a proven bat in the middle in the lineup and, more important, shows that the franchise is serious about fielding a winning team. The turnaround might not be immediate, but the arrival of Machado combined with a loaded farm system — headlined by top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. — puts the Padres in great shape to be relevant over the next decade.

San Francisco Giants

After two seasons of desperately trying to patch holes around an accomplished but aging core, the Giants are embracing a fresh perspective with new leadership. They lured away former Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi with a five-year contract and a club president title that gives him full authority over all roster decisions, as executive vice president Brian Sabean steps aside into an advisory role. Sabean and deposed GM Bobby Evans gave it one last shot in 2018 by acquiring Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen, but injuries overwhelmed every area of the club, and the Giants were unable to build momentum. Now they are seeking a reboot, if not a full rebuild.

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