Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 7/30/16

P- Anthony DeSclafani (vs. San Diego Padres): $9,400. DeSclafani has been incredibly reliable this season when he is healthy. He is 6-0 on the year, with a 3.09 ERA, and 46 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched. He is pitching in San Diego’s home stadium, which is a much better pitcher’s park than what DeSclafani is used to in Cincinnati. If this righty continues to pitch like he has over the last two months, the Padres’ offense shouldn’t pose a problem on Saturday..

P- Jeremy Hellickson (vs. Atlanta Braves): $8,900. Now is Hellickson’s time to shine if he wants to get dealt to a competing team. Over his last seven starts, he has a 2.20 ERA, which is obviously very appealing to teams looking to acquire pitching around the trade deadline. He will be facing one of the worst offenses in baseball, so this should be a great matchup for the righty.

 

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What would a Nationals trade for Mark Melancon look like?

The Pittsburgh Pirates historically move closers at the right time. Is history about to repeat itself?

Today, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been in talks with teams regarding Mark Melancon.

With the Washington Nationals specifically named, how do the Pirates line up as trade partners with the franchise formerly known as the Expos?

Before we can delve into that, we should note that the Nationals were in on Aroldis Chapman. As Jon Heyman reported:

The Nats declined to give up  Lucas Giolito for Chapman, then they declined to give up Joe Ross. After those two attempts by the Yankees, New York is said to have requested a four-player package centered around young pitching. Anyway, the Nats didn’t do it and never got close

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First, let’s be very clear. In the closer market, there is Chapman, and then there is everyone else. We can use logic to tell us that the Nats will not give up Lucas Giolito – the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball entering 2015 – in any type of 1-for-1 deal. Thus, any deal that includes Giolito and Player X or Prospect Y likely will not work either.

Joe Ross is interesting as he can be seen as somewhat expendable. He’s been a very solid performer, with an ERA in the mid 3.5 or lower range with low-enough walk and home run per nine rates. This year he is averaging about 7.5 K/9. He is controllable through 2022, and is pre-arbitration.

Despite all these accolades, the Nationals are set at the top of their rotation with Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Giolito. Tanner Roark is in tow and controllable through 2020. Gio Gonzalez has a team option for the next two years, but the club might want to clear space for Erick Fedde, another talented starting pitching prospect.

Putting Together the Package

Taking all of that into consideration, and it would appear that Ross or Roark would be imminently available. Roark might have a slight edge over Ross in esteem due to a slightly longer track record and having slightly better control.

It is easy to envision a 1-for-1 swap of either Ross or Roark for Melancon’s services. We have seen a plethora of “baseball trades” in recent years, afterall.

But, as is often the case, trade deadline deals are rarely that easy. If we expand our criteria to see how the team’s farm systems match up, there is a lot of similarity. The Nationals have an abundance of infielders with multiple position chops as well as the usual assortment of pitching. Much like the Pittsburgh Pirates, their pipeline is surprisingly well-stocked for a team that traditionally has been built through free agency.

I could easily see a swap of B-level prospects being included in a potential deal, or a prospect going to the Pirates as a throw-in.  Regardless, any deal with the Nationals would have to involve either Roark or Ross. Both are young, controllable and capable.

With just over 72 hours left until the deadline, the club might just be able to find a better deal elsewhere, but it’s clear that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals line up well as trade partners.

REPORT: New York Yankees Want More Than Lucas Giolito In A Deal For Andrew Miller

Well folks, the madness has started. The trade deadline is quickly approaching and the rumors are growing by the hour. The newest rumor surrounds the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals in a deal for closer, Andrew Miller, that includes top pitching prospect, Lucas Giolito. Before we get into the details of this rumor, you might want to sit down because this might get a little crazy. Clic the link below to see the rest of the article.

 

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Chris Archer’s Very Good, Straight Fastball

The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly been shopping their starting pitching, a move that I called for back in May. The Rays have more than enough pitching, but lack the position players to compete in the very difficult AL East. Their team just doesn’t quite all fit together.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re poor and are constantly collecting items that other people have seemingly failed to value properly.

Think about it: does a homeless man ever seem to have a full wardrobe or ensemble? No, his shiny new shoes might look fly, but they’ll be paired with socks that have seen better days. The Rays have always had Evan Longoria as their shiny new shoes, and they seem to constantly pair that with a supa-fly button-down shirt of a rotation, but lack the run-scoring pant’s, socks, and underwear necessary to support it. That the approach has led to a last place standing here in 2016.

With news that they’re shopping Archer, it would appear that their thinking evolving: they’re trying to swap that swanky button-down for a nice T-shirt, and set themselves up with a decent pair of pants that will score some runs. It makes sense to me (and I hope you followed that analogy).

Analogies aside, the bigger issue Chris Archer, his 2016 season, and what he might command on the market.

Archer currently sports a 4.42 ERA and leads the league in losses. That’s the type of guy who wouldn’t fetch much in return. But those two basic stats fail to highlight Archer’s overall package. The guy currently leads the league in strikeouts, with 155 in 130 innings. He’s 27 now, and coming off of a 5th place Cy Young performance last year. He’s signed through 2021 on a very reasonable contract, and is still chucking his fastball in there at an average of 94.1 mph.

When the rumors cropped up that Archer was being shopped, plenty of teams started doing their homework. They were, and likely still are, trying to determine if he’s the pitcher that had the baseball world abuzz last year, or if he’s like a really nice and likable AJ Burnett. Let’s do our homework along with those other teams.

The first thing to understand about Archer is that he’s simply been wildly inconsistent. Below are his single game ERA’s for the season (thanks Fangraphs!). You’ll notice that good performances are followed by bad ones, or vice versa. He’s been all over the place. That’s way more frustrating for fans, Archer, and evaluators than if he were simply good/bad.

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OK, we’ve established that he’s been inconsistent, but I really wanted to find out why. I went to Statcast and started playing around, looking for anything that could help explain these fluctuations. I looked at all kinds of stuff: Velocity differences, straight velocity, perceived velocity, spin rate, spin rate differences across pitches, pitch selection. None of them correlated very well with Archer’s Game Scores. I used game scores, because that combines his ERA with other predictors of success, like walks, strikeouts, and hits allowed into a single metric.

The one thing that I found that appears to predict success? Well, you’re going to have to click over to find out more about Chris Archer’s fastball profile. I promise it’s worth it. There’s a fancy graph and everything.

Daily Player Picks, Stacks + Pitchers For FanDuel MLB DFS – 7/29/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

Our new Draft Strategy is now here.  Please read after the post.  You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers.  This process wheels them all in alignment.

Now here is what we are going to do for today’s MLB DFS FanDuel style.

We Will Give You – Daily

3 – 7 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these squads).

3 – 5 Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget). 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 29, 2016

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Can we put a stop to any more books about the 1986 Mets please?

Is it a reflection of Gen Xers being as precious with OUR childhood as Baby Boomers were to theirs?

It is a “Let the Past Be the Past” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cole Hamels, Tanner Roark, Max Kepler, Aledmys Diaz, David Price, Jacob deGrom, Adam Jones and Martin Prado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Who Owned Baseball July 28, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Cole Hamels struck out 12 Royals in 8 innings, allowing 2 runs and earning the 3-2 Texas victory.

Tanner Roark went 7 strong, allowing 4 hits and 1 run as the Nationals hung on to win 4-2 in San Francisco.

Max Kepler reached base 3 times, homered, drove in a pair and helped the Twins beat Baltimore, 6-2.

Aledmys Diaz doubled and homered, driving in 3 and led the Cardinals past Miami, 5-4.

They All Owned Baseball on July 28, 2016.

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Which Relief Pitcher Will The Washington Nationals Acquire At The Trade Deadline?

The Washington Nationals are currently in first place in the National League East, but they are in desperate need of some help in their bullpen. Their current closer, Jonathan Papelbon, has struggled all season long, which has cost the Nationals multiple games. He currently has a 4.18 ERA, 19 saves, and three blown saves in 34 appearances. Due to these struggles, the Washington Nationals could consider many options near the trade deadline. Some possibilities are mentioned in the link below:

 

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 7/29/16

P – Collin McHugh (vs. Detroit Tigers): $8,600. McHugh struggled to start the season, but he has been very reliable in the month of July. In four starts this months, he has a 2.66 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He is pitching in a pitcher favorable ballpark as well, which is also to his favor. Over his last four starts, he is averaging 20.5 points on DraftKings. There is a chance of rain at the start of this game, so keep an eye on the weather forecast.

P – Ivan Nova (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): $8,300. Over his last four starts, Nova has been a great option for daily fantasy. He is averaging 19.9 points on DraftKings in that timespan. Tampa Bays’ offense has been brutal all season, specifically over the last seven days, so this should be a great matchup for Nova.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/29/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/29/2016

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Jon Lester

Max Scherzer

Jose Quintana

MID RANGE

Trevor Bauer

Vincent Velasquez

Junior Guerra

VALUE

Ivan Nova

Steven Brault

Edwin Jackson

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Midseason Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings Analysis (1-10)

Below you can find my analysis for the prospects ranked between 1-10 for the 2016 midseason top prospect list. If you want to see the full top 100 list, please visit the following link: SEE THE TOP 100 PROSPECT RANKINGS. If you want to see the analysis for the rest of the top 100, please visit my blog: www.dynastydigest.sportsblog.com 

 

  1. Yoan Moncada (BOS, 21 Years Old, 2B): Moncada has stolen my heart and he has stolen the top prospect in my midseason rankings. In 414 plate appearances between High-A and Double-A, Moncada is batting .294, with 12 home runs, 43 stolen bases, .404 OBP, and a .513 slugging percentage. He is blocked by Dustin Pedroia at second base, but there is a good chance the Red Sox move him to third base or to the outfield at some point. Regardless of what position he plays, Moncada will be an elite ball player, and an even better fantasy player. He has the ability to steal 40+ bases, with an on base percentage of .370+, and 20 home runs or more in a season. Needless to say, those statistics would put him in an elite class in fantasy baseball.

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Check out These 5 Franchise-Altering MLB Trades that Almost Happened

Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don’t make. That couldn’t ring more true for what we’re about to talk about.

The trade deadline is literally right around the corner and things are starting to get interesting. With new rumors surfacing every 20 seconds, it’s easy to get lost on social media in order to follow along. It’s also harder for teams to keep these negotiations as private as they used to, which makes their jobs a little more difficult.

This couldn’t have been more evident over the past year with potential deals that fell through with the general public looking on. Situations involving Wilmer FloresBrandon PhillipsMichael Saunders and Jay Bruce were just some of the ones we’ve recently watched break down right in front of our eyes.

After seeing a number of trades fall apart in a short period of time, what about old proposed trades that never happened, but would’ve been ridiculous if they did? I was led to the following five near-deals that had the power to transform the looks of every franchise involved.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/28/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/28/2016

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Jacob deGrom

Jose Fernandez

Chris Sale

David Price

MID RANGE

Mid Tier

Aaron Nola

Michael Wacha

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 28, 2016

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The Blue Jays can win the Division and a winnable AL this year. They need to go on a shopping spree and fill any holes. They can be one of those unique team that gives many players their only ring.

It is a small window of opportunity episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Gerrit Cole, Freddie Freeman, Khris Davis, Lance McCullers, Anthony Ranaudo, Ian Desmond, Cesar Hernandez, and Madison Bumgarner all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Who Owned Baseball July 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Gerrit Cole pitched the first complete game of his career, allowing just 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 6 Mariners to lead Pittsburgh in a 10-1 laugher.

Freddie Freeman reached base 5 times, homered, drove in 5 and stole a base to highlight the Braves’ 9-7 victory over Minnesota.

Lance McCullers struck out 10 Yankees, allowing 1 run over 6 innings and earned the 4-1 decision for Houston.

Khris Davis went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers as the A’s held off Texas, 6-4.

They All Owned Baseball on July 27, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 7/28/16

P- Cole Hamels (vs. Kansas City Royals): $9,900. Hamels is coming off a successful start against the Royals his last time out. He threw 5.1 innings, giving up only one unearned run. He has won both his starts since the all-star break, giving up only two runs in 13.1 innings pitched.

P- Tyler Anderson (vs. New York Mets): $7,700. Anderson is facing an offense who has struggled all season long. Over the last seven days, the Mets are ranked 28th in OPS and 29th in runs scored. Over Anderson’s last eight starts, he has given up no more than three runs in seven of those starts. He has also walked two or fewer batters in those starts, which is great for daily fantasy.

 

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Midseason Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings Analysis (11-20)

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  1. Alex Reyes (STL, 21 Years Old, RHP): If you are looking for a frontline starter, look no further. Reyes has the upside of a top-10 pitcher in the next few years. He has an elite fastball-breaking ball combination and his changeup has developed quite nicely. He has been known to touch 102-103 MPH with his fastball, so that speaks for itself. He has struggled this season at Triple-A, but that doesn’t take away from his potential. In 55 innings pitched, he owns a 5.07 ERA, 51 hits against, 79 strikeouts, and 27 walks. He has an elite strikeout rate, but his walk rate does scare me. He was just scratched from his most recent start in the minors, so many people believe the Cardinals are preparing to call him up to the big leagues.

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MLB Reports MLB DFS (FanDuel) Rostered Players Breakdown From Tuesday Nights Entries

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BY Hugh Hawkins

Despite having a poor night at MLB DFS on Tuesday, we did promise you a look at our rostered players for the night.  Again. we had a fantastic beginning to the evening, and things derailed from there.  It happens.  MLB baseball is so unpredictable at times.
 
We have still been on the upside more on the year for this formula than down.  We always have a chance to win a GPP if things break right, and that thrill alone is worth playing our formula.
 
Below listed are the players we used for a 9 team stacked wheel with 4 pitchers.  (we had a shade over 150 entries for the night.)  There a few players like Posey. Wallace and Nava who were placed on a few rosters to round out the 35K dollar limit.
We had for team stacking purposes: BAL/BOS/SEA/TB/ARI/MIL/CHC/HOU and TOR for stacks.  4 clubs did really well (Brewers, Red Sox, M’s  and Jays.) 1 team was alright with the Stros at least hitting 3 HRs.  Arizona was okay at 4 runs. and 3 clubs killed us with the O’s plating only 3 runs. while the Rays scored 2 and Cubs were bageled.
Ervin Santana threw a CG, but his team failed to score for him.  His FPP were not bad at all, as where Marcus Stroman, who held a nice lead before a 3 run HR chased him from a victory.  Even Kyle Hendricks pitched okay.  Steven Wright definitely took a powder at Fenway Park.
 
Unfortunately we did not have any action on the Angels other than Nava, and the Giants/Reds game saw some longballs at AT @ T Park.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 27, 2016

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Aroldis Chapman is a Cub.

That is his right to be.

But what he said, what Joe Maddon said and what USA Today writer Bob Nightengale wrote shows why Domestic Violence is not going away anytime soon as long as people continue to belittle it.

It is a “Be a Decent Human” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yunel Escobar, Brandon Crawford, Tyler Skaggs, Bud Norris, Jerad Eickhoff, Marwin Gonzalez, Ervin Santana and Adam Duvall all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 26, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Yunel Escobar reached base 6 times, including a double and helped the Angels throttle the World Champion Royals, 13-0.

Tyler Skaggs pitched his first big league game since 2014 and threw 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 Royals hits and cruised to an easy 13-0 decision for the Angels.

Brandon Crawford collected 3 hits, including a triple, scoring 2 and driving in 2, to help clinch a 9-7 San Francisco win over the Reds.

Bud Norris gave the Dodgers 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and struck out 6 Rays, earning the 3-2 victory.

They All Owned Baseball on July 26, 2016.

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Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Marwin Gonzalez hit a pair of homers in the Astros 6-3 loss to the Yankees.

Ervin Santana threw a complete game, allowing 2 runs and walking none. But he took a hard luck loss as the Twins were blanked by the Braves, 2-0.

Adam Duvall homered twice, driving in 3 but the Reds fell short in San Francisco, 9-7.

Jerad Eickhoff struck out 8 in 7 innings, surrendering 1 run. He took the loss as Philadelphia were topped by Miami, 5-0.

 

2016 WOB Leaders for the National League Hitters,

Freddie Freeman, 5 1/2,

Daniel Murphy, 5 1/2,

Nolan Arenado, 4 1/2,

Trevor Story, 4 1/2,

Kris Bryant, 4,

Chris Carter, 4,

Melvin Upton Jr., 4,

Starling Marte, 3 1/2,

Marcell Ozuna, 3 1/2,

Gregory Polanco, 3 1/2,

Brandon Belt, 3,

Jay Bruce, 3,

Matt Carpenter, 3,

DJ LeMahieu, 3,

Nick Markakis, 3,

Andrew McCutchen, 3,

Wilson Ramos, 3,

Brandon Crawford, 2 1/2,

Wil Myers, 2 1/2,

Chase Utley, 2 1/2,

Aledmys Diaz, 2,

Carlos Gonzalez, 2,

Odubel Herrera, 2,

Aaron Hill, 2,

Tommy Joseph, 2,

Matt Kemp, 2,

Jake Lamb, 2,

Yangervis Solarte, 2,

Giancarlo Stanton, 2,

Ichiro Suzuki, 2,

Yasmany Tomas, 2,

Justin Turner, 2,

Michael Bourn, 1 1/2,

Michael Conforto, 1 1/2,

Maikel Franco, 1 1/2,

Adonis Garcia, 1 1/2,

Paul Goldschmidt, 1 1/2,

Curtis Granderson, 1 1/2,

Jeremy Hazelbaker, 1 1/2,

Cesar Hernandez, 1 1/2,

Chris Herrmann, 1 1/2,

Mark Reynolds, 1 1/2,

Corey Seager,1 1/2,

Jean Segura, 1 1/2,

Christian Yelich, 1 1/2,

 

2016 WOB Leaders for the National League Pitcher,

Clayton Kershaw, 7,

Jose Fernandez, 6 1/2,

Max Scherzer, 6,

Stephen Strasburg, 6,

Jon Lester, 5 1/2,

Jake Arrieta, 5,

Madison Bumgarner, 5,

Drew Pomeranz, 4 1/2, (NL ONLY)

Jeremy Hellickson, 4,

Bartolo Colon, 3 1/2,

Johnny Cueto, 3 1/2,

Jacob deGrom, 3 1/2,

Steven Matz, 3 1/2,

Noah Syndergaard, 3 1/2, (1 as hitter)

Julio Teheran, 3 1/2,

Francisco Liriano, 3,

Kenta Maeda, 3,

Jeff Samardzija, 3,

Adam Conley, 2 1/2,

 

2016 WOB Leaders for American League Hitter,

Jose Altuve, 5,

Mookie Betts, 5,

Robinson Cano, 4,

George Springer, 4,

Khris Davis, 3 1/2,

Miguel Cabrera, 3,

Josh Donaldson, 3,

Ian Kinsler, 2 1/2,

Manny Machado, 3 1/2,

Dustin Pedroia, 3 1/2,

Victor Martinez, 3,

Rougned Odor, 3,

Nelson Cruz, 2 1/2,

Edwin Encarnacion, 2 1/2,

Eric Hosmer, 2 1/2,

Evan Longoria, 2 1/2,

David Ortiz, 2 1/2,

Michael Saunders, 2 1/2,

Kurt Suzuki, 2 1/2,

Mike Trout, 2 1/2,

Jackie Bradley Jr., 2,

Lonnie Chisenhall, 2,

Chris Davis, 2,

Ryan Goins, 2,

Brandon Guyer, 2,

Jose Ramirez, 2,

Steven Souza Jr., 2,

Mark Trumbo, 2,

Justin Upton, 2,

Danny Valencia, 2,

Carlos Beltran, 1 1/2,

Xander Bogaerts, 1 1/2,

Melky Cabrera, 1 1/2,

Lorenzo Cain, 1 1/2,

Carlos Correa, 1 1/2,

Cheslor Cuthbert, 1 1/2,

Rajai Davis, 1 1/2,

Brian Dozier, 1 1/2,

Jarrod Dyson, 1 1/2,

Yunel Escobar, 1 1/2,

Todd Frazier, 1 1/2,

Brett Lawrie, 1 1/2,

Adam Lind, 1 1/2,

Kendrys Morales, 1 1/2,

Trevor Plouffe, 1 1/2,

Colby Rasmus, 1 1/2,

Jonathan Schoop, 1 1/2,

Stephen Vogt, 1 1/2,

2016 WOB Leaders for American League Pitcher,

Corey Kluber 9,

Chris Sale, 4 1/2,

Hector Santiago, 4 1/2,

Rich Hill, 4,

Colby Lewis, 4,

David Price, 4,

Jose Quintana, 3 1/2,

Aaron Sanchez, 3 1/2,

Matt Shoemaker, 3 1/2,

Trevor Bauer, 3,

Carlos Carrasco, 3,

Michael Fulmer, 3,

J.A. Happ, 3,

Dallas Keuchel, 3,

Danny Salazar, 3,

Ervin Santana, 3,

Steven Wright, 3,

Danny Duffy, 2 1/2,

Doug Fister, 2 1/2,

Ian Kennedy, 2 1/2,

Matt Moore, 2 1/2,

Marcus Stroman, 2 1/2,

Justin Verlander, 2 1/2,

Edinson Volquez, 2 1/2,

Nathan Eovaldi, 2,

Kevin Gausman, 2,

Kendall Graveman, 2,

Cole Hamels, 2,

Wade Miley, 2,

Yordano Ventura, 2,

Jordan Zimmermann, 2,

Matt Boyd, 1 1/2,

Marco Estrada, 1 1/2,

Sonny Gray, 1 1/2,

Derek Holland, 1 1/2,

Sean Manaea, 1 1/2,

Jake Odorizzi, 1 1/2,

Masahiro Tanaka, 1 1/2,

Chris Tillman, 1 1/2,

 

Guys Who Have Multi League WOBs,

James Shields 2 (Padres 1, White Sox 1)

 

Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day In 2016 MLB,

( Pedro Alvarez, Chase Anderson, Matt Andriese, Elvis AndrusChris Archer, Javier Baez,  Adrian Beltre,  Justin Bour, Trevor Brown, Nick Castellanos, Welington Castillo, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Chatwood, Gerrit Cole, Hank Conger, C.J. Cron, Jorge De La Rosa, Anthony DeSclafaniTyler Duffey, Adam Duval, Adam Eaton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Danny Espinosa, Wilmer Flores, Evan Gattis, Kyle Gibson, Conor Gillaspie, Mychal Givens, Tyler Goeddel, Miguel Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Junior Guerra, A.J. Griffin, Jedd Gyorko, Jesse Hahn, Jason Hammel, Bryce Harper, Will HarrisChase Headley, Adeiny Hechavarria, Enrique Hernandez, Kyle HendricksMatt Holliday,  Brock Holt, Phil Hughes, Jon Jay, Matt Joyce, Jason Kipnis, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos, Wade LeBlanc, Dae-Ho Lee, Jed Lowrie, Russell Martin, J.D. Martinez, Nomar Mazara, Brian McCannBrandon McCarthy,  Collin McHugh, Jordy Mercer, Brad Miller, Charlie Morton, Brandon Moss, Tyler Naquin, Ricky Nolasco, Bud Norris, Joe Panik, Chris Parmelee, James Paxton, Jake Peavy, Joc Pederson, David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Martin Prado, Albert PujolsAlexei Ramirez, Josh Reddick, Colin Rea, Anthony Rizzo, Alex Rodriguez, Eddie Rosario, Ryan Rua, Cameron Rupp, Carlos Santana, Marcus Semien, Travis Shaw, James Shields (AL ONLY), James Shields (NL ONLY), Tyler Skaggs, Drew Smyly, Blake SnellEugenio Suarez, Jameson Taillon, Chris TaylorTroy Tulowitzki, Luis Valbuena, Vincent Velasquez, Neil Walker, Taijuan Walker, Jered Weaver, Jayson Werth, Tyler White, Matt Wieters, Alex Wood, David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, Ben Zobrist, )

Guys Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB 2016 MLB,

( Jose Abreu, Matt Adams, Oswaldo Arcia, Cody Asche, Erick Aybar, Darwin Barney, Jose Bautista, Gordon Beckham, Brandon Belt, Peter Bourjos, Ryan Braun, Marlon Byrd, Matt Cain, Kole Calhoun, Francisco Cervelli, Robinson ChirinosCoco Crisp, Zach DaviesIvan De Jesus, Ian Desmond, Chris Devenski, R.A. Dickey, Brandon Drury, Lucas Duda, Brett Eibner, Scott Feldman, Brandon Finnegan, Mike Foltynewicz, Dexter Fowler, Christian Friedrich, Adonis Garcia, Oswaldo Garcia, Matt Garza, Scooter Gennett, Johnny Giavotella Gio Gonzalez, Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Gordon, Dee Gordon, Didi Gregorius, Billy Hamilton, Matt Harvey, Hisashi Iwakuma, Kenley JansenAdam Jones, Kevin Kiermaier, Hyun Soo Kim, Ketel Marte, Michael Martinez, Kris Medlen, Taylor Motter, Logan Morrison, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ivan Nova, Eduardo Nunez, Angel Pagan, Byung-ho Park, Jarrett Parker, Gerardo Parra, David Peralta, Hernan Perez, Tommy PhamStephen Piscotty, Buster PoseyAlex PresleyHanley Ramirez, J.T. Realmuto, Jose Reyes, Carlos Rodon, CC Sabathia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Danny Santana, Kyle Seager, Mallex Smith, Dan Straily, Michael Taylor, Devon Travis, Nick Tropeano, Jose Urena, Cesar Vargas, Carlos Villanueva, Jonathan Villar, Joey Votto, Adam Warren, Matt Wisler, )

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Sully’ Baseball (Paul Francis Sullivan) hosts a 20 Minute Daily Podcast Every Day – 365 Days a Year – unless its a Leap Year – and then he is going to do another one.

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WOB Stands For ‘Who Owned Baseball’ It is based on a Daily Look at the best players from the baseball games the day before. It is a great way to look at a League’s Daily MVP.

Our Lead Podcast Personality – Paul Francis Sullivan – (feel free to call him ‘Sully’), keeps a running total for the yearly leaders and we will update the standings here every day.

Agree or Disagree with him on the players he selects – leave him a comment at info@sullybaseball.com.

Daily Lineups For FanDuel MLB DFS – 7/27/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

Our new Draft Strategy is now here.  Please read after the post.  You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers.  This process wheels them all in alignment.

Now here is what we are going to do for today’s MLB DFS FanDuel style.

We Will Give You – Daily

3 – 9 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these squads).

3 – 57Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget). 

If you are looking for daily picks in roster form for DraftKings exclusively, our DK preferred site is dynastydigest.sportsblog.com

If you are looking for more players themselves than stacking options (as oppose to full lineup cards with a lot of advance for both FD/DK, plus the additional website of www.fanpicks.com) – please visit we refer you to dailyrotohelp.com (for player picks all day)

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/27/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/27/2016

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Madison Bumgarner

Carlos Carrasco

Yu Darvish

MID RANGE

Adam Wainwright

Masahiro Tanaka

Adam Conley

VALUE

Brandon McCarthy

Masahiro Tanaka

Tyler Duffey

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings – 7/27/16

PJon Gray (vs. Baltimore Orioles): $10,500. The Orioles have been horrendous over the last seven games. They are ranked last in OPS with a .599. Meanwhile, Jon Gray has been absolutely filthy over his last few starts. In his last three starts, Gray has struck out at least eight batters and he has only given up three runs in 20.1 innings pitched. Over his last 11 starts, he owns a 2.93 ERA.

P – Matt Moore (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers): $7,500. Over his last nine starts, Moore has thrown at least six innings. He is facing a Dodgers’ lineup who has struggled mightily against left-handed pitching. In 831 at bats against lefties, the Dodgers are batting .218, with a .295 OBP, and a .350 slugging percentage.

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Why Both the Yankees and Cubs Needed to Make the Chapman Trade

Aroldis Chapman is now a member of the Chicago Cubs. It had long been speculated that Chapman would be on the move at some point, as the Yankees currently sit 7.5 games back in the AL East, as well as 4.5 games out from the second wild card spot with a record of 50-48 and while this deficit may not seem too large, the Yankees have question marks all over their lineup and rotation. 39-year-old Carlos Beltran, who like Chapman is in a contract year, has been the team’s best hitter.  The rotation has failed to find consistency beyond Masahiro Tanaka. It all adds up to the Yankees -25 run differential on the season; the other three teams ahead of them in the AL East all have a run differential of +40 or better. The Chicago Cubs, on the other hand, lead the entire league in both record, 59-38, as well as run differential, at +150.

The deal that has been agreed to is as follows:

New York Yankees Receive:

  1. SS Gleyber Torres
  2. RHP Adam Warren
  3. OF Billy Mckinney
  4. OF Rashad Crawford

Chicago Cubs Receive:

  1. LHP Aroldis Chapman

New York’s Side of the Deal:

For the first time since I can remember, the Bronx Bombers have decided to sell pieces from their major league roster at the trade deadline rather than make a run at a championship. GM Brian Cashman picked a great time to do so. Just about every contender in the league is in the market for relief help, and Aroldis Chapman, a rental player who will become a free agent at season’s end, just so happened to be the best one available. As a result, the Yankees were able to demand a return package that was far and away greater than the one they had to give up for Chapman in March.

To continue reading about why the Cubs and Yankees needed to make the Aroldis Chapman trade, please visit Off The Bench.

Losing Chapman Bittersweet For Yankees Fans

For most teams in the Yankees’ situation, becoming a deadline seller would be a no-brainer. But New York has long suffered from ‘Yankee Pride,’ a mental block that prevented the front office to from making the right decisions for the franchise going forward. Trading Aroldis Chapman is the first true signal that they might have gotten past it.

Seemingly since the close of the World Series in 2009, the team’s last championship, the New York Yankees have been running out lineups of increasingly aging, immobile, progressively unwatchable former superstars, capable of winning 85 games– no more, no less.

Of course, that’s perception more than reality– the Yankees finished in second in 2010 and won the AL East in 2011 and 2012, making it to the ALCS in 2012– but for Yankee fans accustomed to winning, or at the very least, exciting baseball, a la the Core Four Era, it’s been a bit of a drag.

Since 2013, for instance, the Yankees have finished no closer than 6 games out in the division, making the playoffs for one measly day, while the Red Sox hoisted their third championship banner of the 2000’s. It’s been a pretty dramatic fall from grace.

But things seem to have come to a head this season. The team is in 4th place in the division….

To Continue reading about what Yankee fan Max Frankel (@OTBB_Max) thinks about What the Aroldis Chapman trade means for the Yankees Future, please check out Off The Bench.

Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/26/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/26/2016

Pitcher

STUD

Noah Syndergaard- Thor has absolutely dominated the Cardinals in the 1 start he had against them. He held them to a .067 BA (1 for 15) with 5 strikeouts and 4 groundouts. He is the best pitcher on the slate in my eyes. We are projecting Thor around 45- 50 FP today. This is obviously a play from yesterday as this game got postponed until today.

Chris Tillman- I absolutely love Tillman here tonight against the Rockies. He’s held them to zero hits in 15 ABs with 9 strikeouts. Tillman comes into this matchup with 127 IP, 104 hits, 48 BBs, 108 Ks, a 3.18 ERA, and 14 Wins tied which is tied for the ML lead. He’s coming off a terrific outing against the Yankees where he pitched 7 innings allowing 4 hits while striking out 7. He ended up with 51 FPs. Tillman has lasted at least 7 innings in his last 4 games and should be able to do the same again tonight.

MID RANGE

Marcus Stroman- He hasn’t faced the Padres much, but he has held them to 1 hit in 9 ABs with 3 Ks. The Padres struggle against RHP and Stroman is coming off his best outing of the season against Arizona where he lasted 8 innings, giving up 8 hits, with no walks and 6 Ks, the W and 51 FP on FD. I could see a similar outing out of him again tonight.

Steven Wright- This is more of a GPP option as he can easily give up too many runs to help a cash game. Wright has only seen the Tigers’ bats 10 times and has given up 3 hits but he is coming off his best game of the year where he pitched 8 innings, allowing only 4 hits, 1 walk, and 9 Ks against Minnesota and he took the win and 60 FP. He’s now got 4 straight wins.

VALUE

Sonny Gray- This should be an under-owned GPP play tonight. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s less than 5% owned. Gray has struggled this season with 101 IP, allowing 114, 38 walks, 80 Ks, and a massive 5.49 ERA. He’s actually dominated the Rangers in his career to a tune of .197 BA (29 for 147) with a 19.3 K% and 31 Ks and 4 HRs. I think he could be the sneaky play of the day.

Ervin Santana- Here’s another sneaky play that has a great matchup tonight. Santana gets to face the Braves who he has had success with. He’s held the current Braves’ roster to a .219 BA (25 for 114), with an 18.9 K%, 23 strikeouts and 22 groundouts but he has given up 6 HRs. I like him to be a sneaky pick.


CATCHER

STUD

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 26, 2016

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It is a Tuesday and I am answering a question from superfan @CU8SFAN (aka Cubs Fan with an 8.)

I give a defense of the defunct stat “Game Winning RBI.” Yeah it is flawed and stupid, but it had its odd merits.

It is an “embrace the narrative” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adrian Beltre, Aaron Sanchez, Jay Bruce, Jeremy Hellickson, Javier Baez, Danny Valencia and Dallas Keuchel all owned baseball yesterday all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Who Owned Baseball July 25, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Adrian Beltre got 4 hits including 2 homers. The second one was a 2 out, 2 run, come from behind walk off shot to propel the Rangers to a 7-6 final over Oakland.

Aaron Sanchez threw 7 innings with no earned runs and 7 strikeouts to earn the 4-2 decision for the Blue Jays over San Diego.

Jay Bruce slammed a pair of 2 run homers to help the Reds sink the struggling Giants, 7-5.

Jeremy Hellickson threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but set up the Phillies 4-0 blanking of the Marlins.

They All Owned Baseball on July 25, 2016.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Andrew Benintendi Could Be Promoted By The Boston Red Sox Very Soon

Following the promotion of Alex Bregman and David Dahl, Andrew Benintendicould be the next star prospect called up to the big leagues. The Boston Red Sox organization could use an everyday outfielder in left field, and Benintendi could be the answer.

 

Benintendi was drafted seventh overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft. Since stepping on the field as a Red Sox prospect, Benintendi has done nothing but impress. He has proven his bat is above average, possesses above average speed, and he has very good defense in centerfield. Over the past two years, he has started every game in centerfield, but the Red Sox have switched him to left field over the last two games. Many people believe this position change is prepping one of their top prospects for a move to the big leagues.

 

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Daily Lineups For FanDuel MLB DFS – 7/26/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

Our new Draft Strategy is now here.  Please read after the post.  You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers.  This process wheels them all in alignment.

Now here is what we are going to do for today’s MLB DFS FanDuel style.

We Will Give You – Daily

3 – 7 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these squads).

3 – 5 Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget). 

If you are looking for daily picks in roster form for DraftKings exclusively, our DK preferred site is dynastydigest.sportsblog.com

If you are looking for more players themselves than stacking options (as oppose to full lineup cards with a lot of advance for both FD/DK, plus the additional website of www.fanpicks.com) – please visit we refer you to dailyrotohelp.com (for player picks all day)

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