Fanpicks DFS Top Performers 8-06-15

Top Fantasy Performers

It was a full Fantasy Baseball lineup, all 30 team were in action on Wednesday. We take a look at those players that made the difference for their team and your One Day Cash Draft team This is your Daily Fantasy Sports MLB top performer roundup :

There is greatness, and then there’s 1B Chris Davis. In the 10th inning against the Athletics, ‘’Crush’’ bellted the 6th Grand Slam of his career, breaking the tie game. It was his 2nd Grand Slam in the past 12 days. He has been on fire for Cash Draft contest the past few weeks, hitting 9 homers with 26 RBI’S while batting .309 in 15 games. Get him while he’s still hot. Baltimore (55-52) won 7-3 over Oakland (48-61)

The D-Backs are pushing the Nationals away from a playoff spot. The former leaders of the National League division are now 2 games behind the Mets for top position. C Wellington Castillo had a 3-run HR, his 13th of the season, to put it away for Arizona. 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 and 1 walk at the plate. He also stole base twice in this game, raising his total to 19 this year. ‘’Goldy’’ has 22 HR this season, and if he keep pace till the end of the season, he could become the 39th player in the 30-30 club (30 HR + 30 SB). Arizona (52-54) won 11-4 over Washington (55-51).

P Steven Wright (5-4) silenced the Yankees bats and earned the win in series finale. He went 8 inning, giving up 1 ER, 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9. The knuckleballer outdueled 21 years-old rookie phenom, Luis Severino, who made his first career start. Boston (48-60) won 2-1 over New York (60-46), putting an end to their 8 game losing streak on the road.

Mets won their 6th in a row and hold the top spot in their division. P Matt Harvey (10-7) went 7 scoreless innings while allowing 2 hits. Even when New York were up by 8, relief almost blew it, giving up 6 runs in the 9th. But that’s all the drama we would get, as the Mets (58-50) came out with the victory over the Marlins (43-65) by a final score of 8-6.

It was humid last night in Turner Field ; that’s because P Madison Bumgarner (12-6) was turning up the heat. He allowed 1 ER and no walks while giving out 9 K’s in 7 1/3 innings of work. The Giants offense gave him well enough to earn the win. The 6-foot-5 pitcher won 4 of his last 5 start. San Francisco (59-48) are pushing for a playoffs spot and this 6-1 win over the braves (48-60) definitly helps.

The future is bright in Milwakee with rookie P Taylor Jungmann (6-3). In 7 innings pitched, he gave up 2 ER and 6 hits and managing 8 K’s for the win. The 25 years-old has surrendered 2 or less runs in 10 of his first 11 start this season. The Brewers (46-53) won  8-5 over the Padres (52-56).

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San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 8-05-15

Fantasy Baseball Preview

Its the last stretch for Fantasy Baseball season and the San Francisco Giants (58-48) are on the hunt for a playoff berth, but the Atlanta Braves (48-59) are in their way. In the series finale, Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.39 ERA) will face off against rookie William Perez (4-1, 4.14 ERA).

San Francisco is 2 games behind the L.A. Dodgers for the division lead and half a game back of Pittsburgh and Chicago for the Wild Card. They posess best batting average on the road this season with .276. The Giants are the only National League team right now to reach a 1000 hits. They also knocked 10 HR since august 1st, the most in the MLB.

Atlanta has lost 7 of their last 9 games. They collected 68 HR all season long, placing them last in the league. If things couldn’t get any worse, Freddie Freeman, the only Braves player to have reached more then 10 homers this year (with 14 HR), was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. The pitching doesn’t fair better, they hold a 7.11 ERA since the begining of august which is the worst in the majors.

Fired Up Fantasy Pickups :

C Buster Posey (SF) is the best catcher out there. He is in the top 3 among MLB catchers for runs (56), homers (18), RBI’s (75), walks (39) and hits (119). He has 4 runs 2 HR and 8 RBI in his last 4 games. Against righties, he hits an average of .339 with 13 HR an 63 RBI’s this season.

1B Brandon Belt (SF) is batting .275 with 13 HR and 46 RBI’s while scoring 49 runs. He has 4 runs, 3 HR and 3 RBI’s since august 1st. Belt has an batting average of .291 with 11 HR vs RHP.

3B Chris Johnson (ATL) shows poor numbers this season with a .233 batting average and 2 HR. He faced Bumgarner 21 times in his career and posted 8 hits (.381 AVG) with 3 RBI’s.

SS Brandon Crawford (SF) is the leader among shortstop with 18 HR this year. He is hitting .264 and produced 67 RBI’s during the year. He has  4 runs, 3 HR and 4 RBI’s in his last 4 games.

OF Hunter Pence (SF) had a big Tuesday night against the Braves. He collected 1 HR and 4 RBI’s. This season, he has 7 HR, 35 RBI’s and a .288 batting average. In his last 4 games, he posted 2 runs, 2 HR and 6 RBI’s.

P Madison Bumgarner (SF) is looking to rebound from his last performance. He gave a up 6 ER and 9 hits in the loss against the Rangers. In 9 career start against the Braves, he post a 4-3 record with a 3.15 ERA, allowing 19 ER and 5 HR while striking out 61 batters.

Hit the showers

2B Ehire Adrianza (SF) is hitting an average of .188 with 3 runs, 0 HR and 3 RBI’s this season. Enough said.

2B Jace Peterson (ATL) has a batting average of .250 with 5 homers and 47 RBI’s and 38 runs scored. Against lefties, he posted 1 HR and 10 RBI’s and a batting average of .229 in 70 appearances.

OF Nick Markakis (ATL) looks out of his element in Atlanta. He his on his way to hit his lowest total of homers. He has 2 this year.

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