MLB Baseball Fantasy Picks

June 8th 2016

The Cubs and Phillies start a full lineup of daily fantasy baseball and FanPicks (click to play) has your top MLB baseball fantasy picks. With all the commotion that happened yesterday in Baltimore, it doesn’t look like it disturbed O’s Mark Trumbo. He clubbed his 20th home run of the season, leading the league in the category.  The final matchup of the evening pits two high end pitchers against each other. San Francisco Bay host this duel between Red Sox David Price and Giants Madison Bumgarner. See who ranks higher.

Player Pos Team Opp Last Game FP Two Game FP Avg Four Game FP Avg Ten Game FP Avg
Madison Bumgarner P SF BOS 60.5 45.2 46.3 40.4
Max Scherzer P WAS @CWS 55 40.7 50.6 37.7
John Lackey P CHC @PHI 51 42 38.7 33.1
Drew Pomeranz P SD ATL 50.5 33.3 35.3 34.6
Chris Carter 1B MIL OAK 50.5 19.3 17.4 9
Nelson Cruz OF SEA CLE 47.5 25.5 20 15.7
Justin Upton OF DET TOR 46 21 14.2 10.3
Noah Syndergaard P NYM @PIT 46 39.8 43.1 39.9
Billy Hamilton OF CIN STL 42 13.3 11.7 14
Archie Bradley P ARI TB 41.5 35.7 21.7 14
Eduardo Nunez SS MIN MIA 41.5 35.3 26.6 18.3
Jose Altuve 2B HOU @TEX 40.5 18.3 14.8 13.8
Daniel Murphy 2B WAS @CWS 39 12.8 16 14.5
Anthony Rendon 3B WAS @CWS 39 21 17.3 12.3
Brandon Moss 1B STL @CIN 39 20 11.5 8.7
Mark Trumbo OF BAL KC 39 22.5 21.1 18.4
Desmond Jennings OF TB @ARI 39 13 8.8 4.3
Chase Anderson P MIL OAK 37.5 25.2 27.6 19.3
Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI TB 36 22.2 16.3 16.6
RA Dickey P TOR @DET 35.5 22.3 26.8 20.7

MLB Baseball Fantasy Picks Notables

  • Chicago Cubs Albert Almora could see his first Major League start on Wednesday. The former first-round pick grounded out in his first at-bat, pinch-hitting for Kyle Hendricks in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game. Almora was hitting .318 with 10 stolen bases in 54 games with Triple-A Iowa.
  • Detroit’s Justin Upton is slowly hitting his way out of a slump. He is riding a five-game hitting streak in which he is batting .400, with extra-base hits in his last three games.
  • Former Braves prospect Christian Bethancourt will likely serve as the Padres’ catcher in the series finale. Bethancourt has hit four homers in 64 at-bats and has been charged with three passed balls in 129 innings behind the plate.
  • In the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft, 36 spots separated Jameson Taillon and  Noah Syndergaard. The Pirates took Taillon No. 2 overall, and the Blue Jays drafted Syndergaard at No. 38 in the supplemental first round. Their paths have since diverged, but the former elite pitching prospects will clash Wednesday as the Pirates and Mets finish their series.
  • Twins left fielder Robbie Grossman, who doubled in his first at-bat and hit a game-ting homer on Tuesday, has now reached base safely in 16 of 17 games since joining the club on May 19. Grossman, who has slowly moved up in the batting order since then, batted second on Tuesday.
  • Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker is making his fourth career start vs. Cleveland. He’s 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA against the Indians, having given up one earned run in 20 inning and striking out 20 batters.
  • Giants catcher Buster Posey is questionable for Wednesday’s game. He didn’t start Tuesday’s game with irritation in his right thumb.
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Fantasy Baseball Top 20 Players

Friday’s fantasy baseball starts with the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 PM ET, while the rest of the MLB game lineup won’t begin before 7PM ET. The Boston Red Sox are set to face great rival New York Yankees in the first of a three game series. Boston’s starter will bring is 5-0 record on the line against Michael Pineda. The league’s ERA leader, Jordan Zimmerman (0.55 ERA), will be in on the mound today. His Detroit Tigers are in Arlington to face the Texas Rangers. Also on tap for the evening is a matchup between the worst team in the majors, the Atlanta Braves (7-20), and the Arizona DiamondBacks who are on a six game skid. It’s the chance for Zack Greinke, the most disappointing pitcher since the start on the campaign, to get his D-Backs back on the winning side. See who are the fantasy baseball top 20 players of the day.

Player Position Team Last Game FP Last 2Games FP Avg Last 4Games FP Avg Last 10Games FP Avg
Taijuan Walker P SEA 55 40 33.2 20.7
Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR 54 30 19.2 13.1
Max Scherzer P WAS 53.5 27.2 30.4 29.7
DaeHo Lee 1B SEA 48 17 13.1 8.6
Madison Bumgarner P SF 44.5 33.3 33.2 26.7
Rick Porcello P BOS 43.5 42.7 39.5 26.4
Jordan Zimmermann P DET 43.5 37.8 36.4 23.5
Carlos Martinez 1B CLE 41 37.5 28.9 21
Vincent Velasquez P PHI 40.5 27 44.1 25.1
Francisco Liriano P PIT 39.5 22.3 26.5 20.4
Jose Altuve 2B HOU 39 31.5 20.6 18.8
Mike Trout OF LAA 38.5 31.2 20.3 18.5
Derek Norris C SD 36 11.5 8 4.4
Nick Castellanos 3B DET 36 17 17.8 13.5
Trevor Story SS COL 35.5 20 12.9 14.7
Ricky Nolasco P MIN 34.5 29.5 22.6 18.8
Zack Greinke P ARI 34 27.7 27.1 21.9
Ben Zobrist 2B CHC 33 23.7 18.4 15.4
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 33 12.8 15.5 16.6

Today’s player notable stats

  • Tigers Jordan Zimmerman leads the MLB with 0.55 ERA.
  • Red Sox Rick Porcello and Tigers Jordan Zimmerman are each at 5-0 this season. This season’s best is 6-0.
  • Yankees Michael Pineda holds today worst ERA with 6.35.
  • Tigers Nick Castellanos leads the MLB with a .383 AVG.
  • Despite his league second-best 11 homers, Rockies Trevor Story possesses 43 strikeouts-at-bat. The most in the league.
  • Astros Jose Altuve leads the MLB with 10 stolen bases.



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