Thursday, July 9, 2015

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for July 9, 2015 (FanDuel and DraftKings)

This is a quick and simple guide to help you find players for your daily fantasy baseball teams.

I give you at least 2 Pitchers, 1 player at each infield position, and 2 Outfield options. I list my top pick first and then descending order from there. I also suggest a team to stack, and a "Must Play" player.

Make sure to check lineups and a player's status before inserting them into your lineup. Also, check weather reports to make sure games aren't postponed. This guide is only here to help pick potentially successful players, and is not guaranteeing you any monetary success.

Pitchers

Zack Greinke, Dodgers

Should easily get the win today.

Cody Anderson, Indians

ERA of 0.76 and a WHIP of 0.63 in three starts this season. Averaging 8 IPs per game.

Catcher

Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers

Severino Gonzalez and his .371/.402/.543 opponent slash in 105 ABs.

A.J. Pierzynski, Braves

Kyle Kendrick + Coors Field

First Base

Jose Abreu, White Sox

Has 3 HRs off of R.A. Dickey in 6 ABs. Dickey gave up 5 ER in 5 IP against the White Sox earlier in the season.

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers

Severino Gonzalez and his .371/.402/.543 opponent slash in 105 ABs.

Second Base

Howie Kendrick, Dodgers

Severino Gonzalez and his .371/.402/.543 opponent slash in 105 ABs.

Third Base

Justin Turner, Dodgers

Severino Gonzalez and his .371/.402/.543 opponent slash in 105 ABs.

Juan Uribe, Braves

Kyle Kendrick + Coors Field

Shortstop

Alexei Ramirez, White Sox

Career slash of .385/.467/.923 with 2 HRs against R.A. Dickey. Dickey gave up 5 ER in 5 IP against the White Sox earlier in the season.

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

He's at home against a leftie.

Outfielders

Mike Trout, Angels

Career slash of .345/.365/.621 with 3 HRs, 2 triples, and 3 doubles against King Felix. 

Cameron Maybin, Braves

Kyle Kendrick + Coors Field

Nick Markakis, Braves 

Kyle Kendrick + Coors Field


Stack

TODAY IS ALL ABOUT THE STACKS! 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Severino Gonzalez, Phillies

The Dodgers are facing the worst right-handed pitcher they've seen this series against the Phillies...which is saying a lot! Stack up on guy like Grandal, Turner, A-Gon and even take a shot on Jimmy Rollins for a cheap option at shortstop.

Atlanta Braves vs. Kyle Kendrick, Rockies

The Braves are facing Kyle Kendrick in Coors Field. Have fun with this one!

Must Play

Cameron Maybin, OF, Atlanta Braves

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for July 8, 2015 (FanDuel and DraftKings)

This is a quick and simple guide to help you find players for your daily fantasy baseball teams.

I give you at least 2 Pitchers, 1 player at each infield position, and 2 Outfield options. I list my top pick first and then descending order from there. I also suggest a team to stack, and a "Must Play" player.

Make sure to check lineups and a player's status before inserting them into your lineup. Also, check weather reports to make sure games aren't postponed. This guide is only here to help pick potentially successful players, and is not guaranteeing you any monetary success.

Pitchers

Chris Archer, Rays

He's 6-0 on the road this season with a 0.77 road ERA with 57 Ks in 46 2/3 IP.

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

2.18 ERA at home with 77 Ks in 53 2/3 IP. Facing the Phillies who have scored the fewest runs (292) in the National League.

Charlie Morton, Pirates

The San Diego Padres as a team have a career .178/.275/.200 slash against Morton. Morton is 4-1 at home with a 2.43 ERA.

Catcher

Dioner Navarro, Blue Jays

His career slash against John Danks is .381/.417/.905 with 3 HRs in 21 ABs. He should at least DH in this game, but if not then play Russell Martin because the Blue Jays will score runs against John Danks.

Tyler Flowers, White Sox

Drew Hutchison has an ERA of 9.00 on the road this season. Righties are hitting .330/.380/.511 off of Hutchison. Flowers has hit .333 with 2 HRs in the last seven days.

First Base

Mark Teixeira, Yankees

Career slash of .550/.633/1.050 with 2 HRs and 8 RBI in 20 ABs against Scott Kazmir. OPS of .890 against lefties this season.

Joey Votto, Reds

Career slash of .417/.533/1.000 off of Gio Gonzalez with 2 HRs in 12 ABs. 

Second Base

DJ LeMahieu, Rockies

Hitting .329/.385/.448 at home this season and .301/.342/.415 against righties. Facing Matt Shoemaker who has a 5.23 road ERA this season.

Third Base

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays

He's 6/11 with 2 Doubles, 2 HRs and 5 RBI off of John Danks in his career. Has an OPS of 1.029 off of lefties. Righties have an OPS of .901 off of Danks this season.

Manny Machado, Orioles

Lifetime .467 hitter at Target Field and a career slash of .625/.625/1.125 against Tommy Milone with one HR. Milone has an ERA of 4.43 at home with an opponent average of .330. Righties hitting .292/.351/.461 against him this season.

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox

Hitting .339/.383/.482 at home and .311/.362/.485 against righties this season. Tom Koehler has a road ERA of 5.56 and WHIP of 1.56.

Shortstop

Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

Hitting .331/.370/.462 at home and .455/.500/.545 so far in the month of June. Tom Koehler has a road ERA of 5.56 and WHIP of 1.56.

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

Hitting .346/.387/.535 at home this season and .333/.412/.600 so far in the month of July. Facing Matt Shoemaker who has a 5.23 road ERA this season.

Outfielders

ANY TORONTO BLUE JAYS OUTFIELDER!!!

All potential Blue Jays outfielders have prior success against John Danks. A team OPS of .806 (1st in MLB) against lefties. Righties hitting .313/.356/.545 with 12 HRs against Danks this season.

Chris Young, Yankees

Hitting .360/.422/.667 against lefties this season with an OPS of 1.089. Has 2 HRs in 4 ABs against Scott Kazmir.

Seth Smith, Mariners

An OPS of .855 at home this season. Career slash of .353/.421/.765 against Anibal Sanchez with 2 HRs in 17 ABs.

Stack

Toronto Blue Jays vs. John Danks, White Sox

Must Play

Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for July 7, 2015 (FanDuel and DraftKings)

This is a quick and simple guide to help you find players for your daily fantasy baseball teams.

I give you at least 2 Pitchers, 1 player at each infield position, and 2 Outfield options. I list my top pick first and then descending order from there. I also suggest a team to stack, and a "Must Play" player.

Make sure to check lineups and a player's status before inserting them into your lineup. Also, check weather reports to make sure games aren't postponed. This guide is only here to help pick potentially successful players, and is not guaranteeing you any monetary success.

Pitcher

Max Scherzer, Nationals

He's simply the best pitcher in baseball.

Corey Kluber, Indians

Facing the Houston Astros who have struck out 518 times against righties this season (2nd in AL). Kluber is tied for first in the AL with 141 Ks.

Manny Banuelos, Braves

Struck out 7 in 5 2/3 IP while allowing 2 hits and no walks in his MLB debut. Pulled from game due to being dehydrated, but dominated up until that point. Facing the Brewers who are the worst hitting team against lefties this season with a team slash of .212/.273/.363.

Catcher

Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers

Has a .929 OPS against righties this season. Going up against Chad Billingsley who has a .363/.398/.516 slash against him this season.

First Base

Ike Davis, Athletics

Career slash of .385/.471/1.000 with 2 HRs in 13 ABs against Nathan Eovaldi. Lefties have a .902 OPS against Eovaldi this season. Eovaldi has a 5.17 ERA on the road.

David Ortiz, Red Sox

Career slash against Dan Haren is .348/.400/.826 with 3 HRs. Lefties have a .792 OPS with 10 HRs against Haren this season.

Second Base

Cesar Hernandez, Phillies

Hitting lefties with a slash of .400/.481/.467 this season in 45 ABs. 

Third Base

Justin Turner, Dodgers

Has a .350/.416/.640 slash at home and a .365/.424/.673 slash against righties. Going up against Chad Billingsley who has a .363/.398/.516 slash against him this season.


Shortstop

Jimmy Rollins, Dodgers

A career slash of .318/.348/.545 in 22 ABs against Chad Billingsley. Lefties are hitting .475/.512/.800 off of Billingsley this season with 3 HRs in 40 ABs.

Outfielders

Joc Pederson, Dodgers

Lefties are hitting .475/.512/.800 off of Billingsley this season with 3 HRs in 40 ABs.

Lorenzo Cain, Royals

*UPDATE* Hamstring injury. Check status.

Hitting .352/.433/.538 against lefties this season. Matt Moore has a career 5.29 ERA against the Royals in 3 starts and coming off his first start of the season where he gave up 4 ERs in 4 2/3 IP.

J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Hitting .458/.500/1.000 in his last 7 games with 4 HRs. Lifetime .333/.348/.524 hitter at Safeco Field in 21 ABs.

Stack

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chad Billingsley, Phillies

My Must Play

Joc Pederson, Dodgers (Two days in a row...he's gotta go off soon, especially against these matchups.)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for July 6, 2015 (FanDuel and DraftKings)

This is a quick and simple guide to help you find players for your daily fantasy baseball teams.

I give you at least 2 Pitchers, 2 players at each infield position, and 6 Outfield options. I list my top pick first and then descending order from there.

Make sure to check lineups and a player's status before inserting them into your lineup. Also, check weather reports to make sure games aren't postponed. This guide is only here to help pick potentially successful players, and is not guaranteeing you any monetary success.

Pitcher


Chris Sale, White Sox

Blue Jays' players career slash against Chris Sale is .174/.247/.246 with 20 Ks in 69 AB. Sale had a 1.83 ERA in the month of June with 75 Ks in 44 1/3 innings pitched.

Chris Heston, Giants

No-hit the Mets earlier this season. 44Ks in 49 IP at home.

A.J. Burnett, Pirates

1.29 ERA at home this season with a WHIP of 1.13. 


Catcher

Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers

Sean O'Sullivan has given up 10 HRs against Lefties this season in 111 ABs. Lefties have an OPS of 1.154 against him this season. O'Sullivan also has an ERA of 7.57 on the road this season. Grandal's OPS against righties this season is .922. All 12 of his HRs have come off of righties.

Buster Posey, Giants

Career line of .364/.391/.591 against Jonathan Niese. Hitting .315/.390/.515 against righties this season with 12 of his 14 HRs against them.

First Base

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers

*UPDATE* Adrian Gonzalez is listed DTD with a hand contusion. Follow his status closely.

Sean O'Sullivan has given up 10 HRs against Lefties this season in 111 ABs. Lefties have an OPS of 1.154 against him this season. O'Sullivan also has an ERA of 7.57 on the road this year. Gonzalez has a .922 OPS with 12 HRs against righties this season.

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates

All 11 HRs against righties this season. James Shields has given up 17 HRs this season.

Adam Laroche, White Sox

Has a lifetime OPS of 1.250 against Mark Buehrle in 16 ABs.

Eric Hosmer, Royals

Has an OPS of .899 at home and an OPS of .844 against righties this season. Opponent OPS against Alex Colome is .763 this season.

Second Base

Ian Kinsler, Tigers

Career line of .391/.462/.826 with 3 HRs in 23 ABs against Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma has an ERA of 6.35 at home this season with righties hitting .333/.345/.667 off of him.

Brian Dozier, Twins

A career line of .455/.455/.727 against Wei-Yin Chen. OPS 0f .886 against lefties this season with an OPS of .836 at home. 




Third Base

Justin Turner, Dodgers

Turner has a .357/.421/.669 slash against righties this season and a .348/.423/.658 slash at home this year. All 11 of his HRs against righties this season. O'Sullivan has given up 14 HRs this year.

Trevor Plouffe, Twins

Slugging .514 at home this season. Career line of .364/.365/.818 against Wei-Yin Chen. 

Shortstop

Brandon Crawford, Giants

Career slash of .417/.385/.833 against Jonathon Niese in 12 ABs with 1 HR and 5 RBI.  

Freddy Galvis, Phillies

Galvis has a .533/.588/.600 slash in the month of July. Facing Carlos Friars who has a 5.28 ERA at home with an opponent average of .326.

Outfield


Joc Pederson, Dodgers

Sean O'Sullivan has given up 10 HRs against Lefties this season in 111 ABs. Lefties have an OPS of 1.154 against him this season. O'Sullivan also has an ERA of 7.57 on the road this season. Pederson has 20 HRs this season, 17 of which came off of Righties.

Melky Cabrera, White Sox

Has a slash of .417/.385/.750 so far in the month of July. His career slash against Mark Buehrle is .567/.567/.900 in 30 at-bats.

Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers

Career line of .417/.417/1.000 with 3 HRs in 24 ABs against Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma has an ERA of 6.35 at home this season with righties hitting .333/.345/.667 off of him.

Ben Revere, Phillies

*UPDATE* Revere is dealing with mild right hamstring soreness. Probably not in the lineup today.

.310/.350/.405 slash against righties. Lefties are hitting .372/.438/.496 against Carlos Friars at home. Revere has 19 SBs on the season and Yasmani Grandal has a 29% Caught Stealing Rate with 35 SBs allowed.

Jason Heyward, Cardinals

Has a career .533/.533/1.000 slash in 15 at-bats against Jon Lester. Wrigley Field slash of .300/.382/.567 from 2012-2014. SB opportunities against Lester.

Chris Coghlan, Cubs

.571/.600/.643 slash against John Lackey in 14 career at-bats. Has an OPS of .817 against righties this season.


Stack

Los Angeles Dodgers against Sean O'Sullivan
Detroit Tigers against Hisashi Iwakuma

My must play:

Joc Pederson, OF


Please let me know if any of these picks work out for you down in the comment section. Best of luck!