MLB Fantasy Predictions

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays will host the Boston Red Sox this Sunday in the last game of this 3 game series. FanPicks is proud to bring you this MLB Fantasy predictions article. Come play in our MLB Grand Slam Contest where you can win up to a $1 million this week at FanPicks and dominate your competition with your winning lineup.

 

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The Boston Red Sox aren’t having any difficulties scoring runs this opening week of the regular season. In fact, the Blue Jays’ shaky bullpen has really helped them and it was quite obvious in their spectacular come from behind win this series opener. They will head into this game hoping to remain productive while handing Toronto a 4th straight defeat. Boston took both games of the series so far, including an 8-7 win last night as well as a 8-4 earlier this afternoon. Their 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia had a solid game, adding 3 hits and 2 RBI for his team. Wellington Castillo also played well with a 2 for 4 contribution on the mound with a run. Hanley Ramirez is another player of note for the Red Sox. He put up 2 hits and an RBI in Friday’s game while adding 2 more RBI and a triple this afternoon.Steven Wright, the right hander will start tomorrow for Boston and it will be his season debut. Wright had a 5-4 record last year in 9 starts with an 4.09 ERA and 52 Strikeouts.
On the other side, Toronto is using Marco Estrada as their starting pitcher tomorrow. Estrada as well is making his season debut but it will be interesting to see if Estrada is fully healthy for this one as he’s coming back from injury.
The Blue Jays shouldn’t have too much issues scoring especially with big hitters such as Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson on their team. So far, only Bautista was able to manage an RBI during Saturday’s game. Donaldson also added Along with Donaldson, Bautista had a pair of hits in that matchup.
Even though the Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, and 8-1 in their last 9 against the American League East, the Jays are actually 6-0 in their last 6 games after losing their first 2 games of a series. Toronto also has a 9-3 record on their last 12 Sunday games and are favorite in this one to prevent a sweep.

 

 

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 20th 2015

Kansas City Royals versus Toronto Blue Jays Game 4 ALCS MLB Real Money Fantasy Preview 10-20-2015

The Toronto Blue Jays will meet the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of their ALCS series on Tuesday afternoon. MLB fantasy draft GM’s can tune to FOX Sports 1 on October 20th at 4PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks. The pitching matchup features Blue Jays right hander R.A.Dickey as he opposes Royals righty Chris Young.

Toronto Blue Jays 3B:

Josh Donaldson

Donaldson came through for the Blue Jays when the team needed it most down 0-2 in the series. The third baseman had two hits with a homer and three RBI’s in Game 3.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

R.A. Dickey

The knuckle baller will make his second start in the postseason. Dickey started on October 12th at Texas as he allowed one earned run and five hits over 4 2/3rd innings as he received a no decision in an 8-4 road win.

Kansas City Royals DH:

Kendrys Morales

The veteran DH is coming off a three hit performance in a losing cause in Game 3. Morales produced a home run with two RBI’s. He is having a good postseason with a .310 batting average with four playoff homers.

Kansas City Royals P:

Chris Young

The KC right hander started at home to the Houston Astros in the playoffs on October 8th and allowed one earned run and three hits over four innings in a 5-2 home defeat.

Royals/Blue Jays Game 3 Recap:

The Kansas City Royals saw their lead in this best of seven series fall to 2-1 after an 11-8 road defeat in Game 3 on Monday night to the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a short night for Royals right hander Johnny Cueto who lasted only two innings as he gave up eight earned runs and six hits plus walking four guys in a dreadful outing. Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays exited after 6 1/3rd innings as he gave up four earned runs and 11 hits. The Blue Jays flexed their power with three home runs.

New York Mets versus Chicago Cubs Game 3 NLCS MLB Fantasy Preview 10-20-2015

The NLCS series continues on Tuesday night with Game 3 as the Chicago Cubs will play host to the New York Mets. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to TBS TV at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their roster picks.

New York Mets 2B:

Daniel Murphy

Murphy has been hot in the playoffs with a batting average of .357 with five playoff homers and eight RBIs. He had two hits with a homer and RBI in Game 2.

New York Mets P:

Jacob DeGrom

The Mets right hander makes his third start of the playoffs. DeGrom is 2-0 in the postseason with an ERA of 1.38 and WHIP of 1.15.

Chicago Cubs 3B:

Kris Bryant

The rookie third baseman broke a slump on Sunday in Game 2 as he had two hits and an RBI. Bryant is batting .185 in the playoffs.

Chicago Cubs P:

Kyle Hendricks

Hendricks has one start in the playoffs and it was on October 10th as he allowed three runs all solo home runs in 4 2/3rd innings at the St Louis Cardinals. He received a no decision in a Cubs 6-3 road win.

Cubs/Mets Game 2 Recap:

The New York Mets are up 2-0 in this best of seven series after a 4-1 victory in Game 2 on Sunday to the Chicago Cubs. The Mets got great pitching once again in this series. They have held Chicago to just three runs in the first two games of the NLCS. The Cubs right hander Jake Arrieta struggled for consecutive games in these playoffs as he gave up four earned runs over five innings to take the loss. Noah Syndergaard threw 5 1/3rd innings and gave up just a single run. The Mets bullpen shut the door as the unit allowed no runs and two hits in 3 1/3rd innings of relief.

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Mets Increase NL East Lead to 6 Games after Monster Comeback Victory over Nationals

The New York Mets were down 7-1 entering the seventh inning. The Mets then put up 6 runs in the seventh to tie the game then pushed across the game winning run in the eighth inning for the victory. It was a bad start for Mets starter Matt Harvey.

Matt Harvey:

It was a tough week for Matt Harvey. He ran into problems about pitch counts in the postseason in response to the media. Harvey got roughed up as he allowed seven earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3rd innings of work. The Mets starter has allowed 11 earned runs over his past 11 2/3rd innings.

David Wright:

The Mets captain returned to the lineup and has been red hot. He had a two hit game in the big comeback victory with a home run. Wright had multiple hits in four of his past six games.

Yoenis Cespedes:

It was a huge acquisition for the Mets at the trading deadline. Cespedes had a three run double in the victory. He has hits in seven straight games with five of them multiple hit games. Yoenis Cespedes is batting .485 over his past seven days.

Curtis Granderson:

Granderson is 3 for 6 in this series with all extra base hits. He has driven in two runs in the two games against the Nationals. Curtis Granderson has 23 homers and 61 RBIs on the season.

Toronto Blue Jays up 1 ½ Games in AL East with 5-1 Win at Boston Red Sox

The Blue Jays broke open a 1-1game with four runs in the top of the tenth inning for the victory at Boston. Toronto pitching limited the Red Sox to just four hits.

Troy Tulowitzki:

The Blue Jays shortstop that was acquired at the trading deadline from Colorado was battling a 5 for 30 slump the past seven days. Tulowitzki had two hits with an RBI on Tuesday.

Chris Colabello:

The left fielder had two hits and an RBI in the win. Colabello has his batting average up to .331 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Josh Donaldson:

Donaldson had a triple in the victory. His batting average is up to .305 with 37 homers and 115 RBIs. The third baseman is hitting .429 for the month of September.

R.A. Dickey:

The Blue Jays right hander held the Red Sox to just one earned run and four hits over six innings. Toronto is 10-0 in Dickey’s past ten starts.

Yankees Lose 2-1 to Orioles—Lose Ground on Blue Jays

The New York bats went cold on Tuesday suffering a 2-1 loss that sent the Yankees 1 ½ games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East race. The Yankees were limited to just six hits against Orioles pitching. They wasted a good outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Masahiro Tanaka:

The Yankees right hander threw eight innings and allowed just one earned run and six hits as he received a no decision. In 21 starts Tanaka is 11-6 with an ERA of 3.57 and WHIP of 1.01.

Alex Rodriguez:

The DH for the Yankees had two hits in the loss with a home run and RBI. ARod has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Brian McCann:

McCann has hits in consecutive games to move his average up to .246 with 25 homers and 86 RBIs.

Carlos Beltran:

The 38 year old right fielder had a hit on Tuesday. His average is now .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.

Jacoby Ellsbury:

Ellsbury had a hit in four at bats. He is battling a 3 for 17 slump in the month of September.

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