Tag: Nelson Cruz
Fantasy Draft Baseball Top Picks
June 10th 2016
Full night of fantasy draft baseball (click to play) with all 30 MLB teams in action this Friday. It all starts at 7PM ET. Here are the top selections!
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Fantasy Draft Baseball Notables
- You can expect Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph to be back in the lineup. Ryan Howard started Tuesday and Wednesday, but Howard went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Wednesday against the Cubs. Joseph has supplanted Howard as the team’s primary first baseman, hitting .311 (19-for-61) with two doubles, five home runs and eight RBIs in 19 games.
- Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday. He had missed the past 53 games with a right forearm fracture.
- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was not in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Astros, and he was set to be re-evaluated after leaving Wednesday’s game with a tight left hamstring.
- San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who hasn’t played since Saturday in St. Louis due to nerve irritation in his right thumb, could be back behind the plate just in time for game 1 of the Dodgers/Giants 3 game series .
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.
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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.
Fantasy Baseball Seattle Mariners Projection
For the upcoming 2016 Major League Baseball season, FanPicks take a look at every single team and what are their expectations for the upcoming year. It’s been a mess last year for the Seattle Mariners, and changes were made to avoid another difficult year. Here’s a look at this year’s expectation in the Fantasy Baseball Seattle Mariners Projection.
Over fifty percent of the team’s 40-man roster got overhauled by new general manager Jerry Dipoto since his arrival in office. He kept the core in Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Felix Hernandez. This group will be joined by newcomers Nori Aoki, Adam Lind, Chris Iannetta and Wade Miley. Dipoto, being the analytic specialist he is, hopes that this lineup combination brings back baseball fever in the emerald city.
Player to watch
- Robinson Cano
- Ketel Marte
- Felix Hernandez
Robinson Cano began the 2015 MLB season dealing with a stomach issue, which affected his game for the first two month. By June 1st of that year, he collected 19 homers, 63 RBI’s and a hitting percentage of .303. All of this despite playing the final 58 games with a double hernia. Cano had surgery in the offseason and should be healthy by the start of the season.
Cano has played next to six different shortstops in his two years in Seattle. Ketel Marte could finally fill the full-time job as Cano’s double-play partner. At just 21 years old last season, Marte took control of the shortstop job after being called up from the minors on July 31. The young Dominican batted .283 with a .753 OPS in 57 games during his rookie season.
Hernandez had a down season by his standards. He posted an 18-9 record with a 3.53 ERA. It was the first time that he exceeded the 3.00 ERA mark since 2012. With a new team behind him, look for Hernandez to bring elite pitching for another year.
With so many changes among management and roster, it’s hard to believe that this team will immediately challenge for the American League West crown.