Daily Fantasy Best Picks of the Day – September 16th 2015

These are the players that are coming in hot for tonight’s MLB game lineup. All 30 teams are in action. Big story tonight: Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jake Arrieta, will be gunning for the 20th win of the season. Will he do it against the NL Wild Card leading Pittsburgh Pirates? Don’t forget to check out last night DFS top 5 performers at the bottom. Now let’s take a look at tonight’s hot picks:

C Miguel Montero(CHC) – 3,800 $

Season: .244 AVG, 15 HR, 50 RBI, 31 R

He’s coming off a 2 hits night in the first game of the series against the Pirates. With a batting average of .556 against A.J. Burnett, look for him to continue hitting with success.

1B Eric Hosmer(KC) – 4,200 $

Season: .302 AVG, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 87 R

He took Danny Salazar deep twice and has a total of 5 RBIs in 6 encounters this year. Enough said.

2B Jose Altuve(HOU) – 6,200 $

Season: .313 AVG, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 70 R

Altuve is one of the best second baseman in MLB. He’s slugging .667 in 13 at-bats against Martin Perez.   The little guy will put on a clinic out there.

3B Matt Carpenter(STL) – 4,800 $

Season: .257 AVG, 21 HR, 73 RBI, 84 R

He’s slugging .700 against Wily Peralta. Its 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 30 at-bats. He’ll likely add another strong game against Peralta in his resume.

SS Starlin Castro(CHC) – 2,500 $

Season: .255 AVG, 8 HR, 53 RBI, 46 R

Castro is on a 3 game hitting streak. He’s also batting .471 against A.J. Burnett. Put those two things together and he is destined for a great game.

OF Andrew McCutchen(PIT) – 5,200 $

Season: .301 AVG, 22 HR, 93 RBI, 86 R

The 2013 NL MVP has a stolen base in each game of the double-header yesterday. He’s always a multi-tool threat facing anyone, even the league leading pitcher in win Jake Arrieta. In fact, McCutchen is averaging .444 against Arrieta.

OF Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY) – 3,900 $

Season: .251 AVG, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 57 R

He’s been hitless in his last five game. It’s time for him to get swigging, and there’s no better pitcher to do it against than Chris Archer. He’s batting .667 (14-for-21) against him.

OF Jeff Francoeur(PHI) – 3,600 $

Season: .267 AVG, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 32 R

Francoeur his hitting .500 (4-for-8) against Gio Gonzalez since 2013. He comes as a surprise pick from the lowly Philadelphia Phillies.

P Bartolo Colon(NYM) – 10,400 $

Season: Record(14-11), 4.13 ERA, 129 K, 22 BB

He has picked up 3 straight wins, and hasn’t lost since august 9. The 42 year-old is resurging from the unknown once again this year.

P Ervin Santana(MIN) – 9,900 $

Season: Record(5-4), 4.73 ERA, 62 K, 26 BB

He has collected 3 wins in his last 3 games. The righty has is best stretch of the season. So I’m taking the veteran over Detroit’s rookie Daniel Norris.

DFS Top Performers September 15th 2015

Stephen Strasburg threw a gem against the Phillies, last night. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 14 for the performance of the night.

Last night DFS Top 5 Performers in MLB:

P Stephen Strasburg-WAS (8 IPs, 1 Hit, 14 Ks, 1 BB = 52.5 FP)

P Jon Lester- CHC (CG 9 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 46 FP)

 OF Bryce Harper-WAS (4 RBIs, 1 BB, 2Rs, 1 1B, 2HRs = 40 FP)

P Carlos Martinez-STL (8 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 34.5 FP)

OF Jason Heyward-STL (2 RBIs, 1BB, 2Rs, 2 2Bs, 1HR, 1SB = 34 FP)

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Mets Take Game 1 of Series against Nationals—Lead up to 5 Games in NL East

The Mets overcame a 5-3 deficit after four innings with five straight runs to win 8-5. New York had 11 hits in the victory.

Yoenis Cespedes:

Cespedes had a monster game in a big spot on Monday. The former Tiger had three hits in the win with two doubles and a home run for 2 RBIs. He is hitting .435 for the month of September.

Curtis Granderson:

The Mets second basemen had two doubles and an RBI in the victory. He also drew two walks. Granderson broke out of a 3 for 18 slump heading into the game.

Wilmer Flores:

It was a two hit game for the Mets shortstop. Flores is batting .300 with two homers in the month of September. He has hits in three straight.

Michael Conforto:

The Mets left fielder had a home run in the win. His average is .333 for the month of September with 4 RBIs. Conforto has a streak of four multiple hit games in his past six games.

Kelly Johnson:

The former Brave had a home run in the victory. Johnson has been red hot in September with a .417 batting average.

Yankees Win Moves Team ½ Game Back of Blue Jays in AL East Race

The Yankees overcame an early 4-1 deficit as they rallied for an 8-6 home victory on Monday to the Baltimore Orioles. New York had 12 hits in the win.

Chris Young:

The Yankee right fielder had a three hit game with a double and home run on Labor Day. His average is up to .252 on the season with 14 homers and 40 RBIs.

J.R. Murphy:

Murphy had two hits on Monday with a homer and two RBIs. The Yankees catcher is batting .282 with three homers and 14 RBIs.

Alex Rodriguez:

ARod belted his 29th home run of the year on Monday. He has hit safely in seven of his past eight games to move his batting average up to .256 and 77 RBIs.

Gregory Bird:

The Yankee first baseman is in the lineup for an injured Mark Teixeira. Bird had a home run with three RBIs in the victory on Monday. In 22 games Bird has five homers and 17 RBIs.

Cubs Win and Closing In on Pirates for Home Field in NL Wildcard Playoff Race

The Chicago Cubs shut out the St Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the opener of this NL Central series. Chicago had 12 hits in the victory and got a good pitching performance from veteran Dan Haren. The Cubs are two back of the Pirates for the top slot in the NL Wildcard race.

Dan Haren:

Haren was considering retirement after being traded to the Marlins in the offseason. Now a Chicago Cub in a playoff race the veteran threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts in the win.

Dexter Fowler:

The Chicago centerfielder had two hits with a homer and three RBIs in the victory. Fowler had been slumping in September with a .174 batting average.

Chris Coghlan:

Coghlan contributed with two hits for the Cubs on Monday. He has hit safely in three straight and six of seven games.

Starlin Castro:

Castro had two hits for Chicago on Labor Day. It’s back to back multiple hit games for the Cubs shortstop.

Giants Slump Continues with Loss to Diamondbacks

The Giants scattered ten hits and could only push across one run in a 6-1 road defeat to Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. It was a poor pitching performance by starter Mike Leake for the Giants. With the Dodgers beating the Angels, San Francisco is now 8 ½ games back in the NL West race.

Mike Leake:

The right hander had his worst start as a Giant by giving up six earned runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3rd innings in defeat. San Francisco is 1-4 in Leake’s five starts with his traded team.

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Blue Jays Win 5-1—Extend Lead over Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays are now one game up on the loss column over the Yankees after their win on Saturday against the Orioles. David Price gave the Blue Jays a good pitching performance and the Toronto batters had 10 hits.

David Price:

He pitched a good seven innings in the victory by holding the Orioles to just one earned run and three hits over seven innings. He got away with four walks and struck out eight. In his seven starts for Toronto, Price has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of those games.

Jose Bautista:

The right fielder had two hits and two RBIs with a home run on Saturday. His average is up to .246 with 32 homers and 91 RBIs. Bautista’s batting average is low because of his 86 strikeouts on the year.

Kevin Pillar:

His two hits on Saturday increased his batting average to .266. That’s back to back games for Pillar with multiple hits. Pillar is now hitting .266 on the year with 9 homers and 45 RBIs.

 

Yankees Bats are Quiet in 3-2 Loss to Rays

The Rays did their damage early by posting a 3-0 lead over the Yankees after three innings. The Yankees bullpen did a good job by allowing no runs and just one hit over 3 2/3rd innings.

Nathan Eovaldi:

The Yankee starter again failed to go deep in his start. He worked just 5 1/3rd innings and allowed three earned runs and five hits. Two starts back Eovaldi allowed five earned runs and eight hits on August 30th to a struggling Atlanta Braves hitting lineup.

Chase Headley:

The New York third baseman had two hits on Saturday. He had been battling a 1 for 10 hitting slump for September as he entered play.

Alex Rodriguez:

The Yankees DH had a 0 for 3 on Saturday in defeat. His batting average is .255 with solid power numbers. Rodriguez had 27 homers and 75 RBIs. ARod has no multiple hit games in his past 12 games.

 

Jake Arrieta Strong Performance Leads Cubs to Victory

The Chicago Cubs helped their NL Wildcard hopes after a 2-0 home victory to Arizona on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs won despite only two hits for the entire game.

Jake Arrieta:

The Cubs starter had another outstanding start to move to 18-6 on the year. Arrieta allowed no earned runs over eight innings giving up just four hits. That was on the heels of a no hitter he threw at the LA Dodgers last Sunday night in a nine inning complete game victory. Arrieta has allowed no earned runs in four straight starts and in six of seven starts.

Dexter Fowler:

The center fielder had a home run in the victory. He had been in a 1 for 11 hitting slump entering this game on Saturday.

Starlin Castro:

The five year pro had a two hit game on Saturday. Castro is batting .417 over his past seven games. He had a three hit game last Sunday night against the LA Dodgers.

 

Cardinals Beat Pirates 4-1—Lead Back up to 6 Games in NL Central

St Louis broke a two game losing streak with their win on Saturday. They evened this series with the Pirates at 1-1 with the rubber game of the series on Sunday night. Starter Jaime Garcia pitched well in the victory.

Jaime Garcia:

The Cardinals left hander got the victory as he shutout the Pirates on four hits over seven innings of work. He is now 8-4 with an ERA of 1.89 and WHIP of 0.95. Garcia has allowed one earned run or less in seven of ten starts.

Matt Carpenter:

The four year pro had a two hit game on Saturday with a homer and two RBIs. This broke a 1 for 11 slump entering Saturday.

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