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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings – 4/18/16

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

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P – Noah Syndergaard (vs. Philadelphia Phillies): $12,100. Syndergaard is a must start on todays lineups. He is facing a very soft offense, who strikes out 27% of the time.

He is striking out 14.5 batters per 9 innings, so clearly this matchup could be an elite scoring performance from the man known as Thor.

“Thor” is averaging 33 points per game on Draft Kings this year. He comes at a steep price, but he is clearly worth the money. I was between Syndergaard and Jose Fernandez, but Syndergaard had a much better match-up.

P- Hector Santiago (vs. Chicago White Sox): $7,400. Santiago isn’t my favorite pitcher when it comes to daily fantasy, but he is the best mid-tier pitcher available on Monday.

He will be facing the Chicago White Sox, in which he has had a good amount of success against them.

In 68 career at bats against Santiago, the White Sox are hitting .176 with 25 strikeouts. That is a 37% strikeout rate, which means his strikeout potential on Monday could make him a very good option.

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MLB Schedule For Week 2 Of 2016: April 18th to April 24th (96 Games)

Fenway Park will host its annual 1105 AM start time for Patriots Day tomorrow. Make sure you get your fantasy picks in, and to also figure outyour viewing schedule as well to accommodate the time.

Fenway Park will host its annual 1105 AM start time for Patriots Day tomorrow. Make sure you get your fantasy picks in, and to also figure out your viewing schedule as well to accommodate the time.

MLB Scheduling 2016

Day + Date     Away and Home, Times Start In EST

Week 3

Monday Apr.18 ( 8 Games)

D’Backs @ Giants 10:15

Rockies @ Reds 4:10

Angels @ White Sox 8:10

Brewers @ Twins 8:10

Blue Jays @ Red Sox 1105 AM. (Patriots Day)

Nats @ Marlins 7:10

Mets @ Phillies 7:05

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MLB Power Rankings 2016: Week 2 – April


Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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Disclaimer:  We based these rankings on best strength to win the World Series.  Therefore some teams that have an easier division to play in, with the least path of resistance to the postseason overall may be ranked a lot higher than a club who is equally talented, yet may play in a juggernaut of a division.

The Cubs will top our list for a second straight week despite losing 2 out of 3 games to the Rockies at Wrigley Field this weekend.  The biggest reason is the pitching.

Jake Arrieta is 3 – 0, and has picked up right where we he left off in 2015, and Jon Lester has thrown awesome too.  The Bullpen has also been good.

The bats are too solid not to come around and gel as the season moves along.  They are playing .750 baseball after a 4 – 2 week still.

Bryce Harper is the best player on the planet, and has homered in 6 straight contests at Citizens Bank Ball Park (4 overall in a row for the MLB this year.)  Just were a Jonathan Papelbon last minute meltdown from going a perfect 7 – 0 for the week.

Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg. Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy are their top players – and all performing like it, the rest of the club is following through in their secondary roles.  This team is scary.

I have the Royals as the top American League club.  This squad is 8 – 1 in games that are not started by back end of the rotation man Chris Young.

The reigning 2 time pennant winners have company on the top of the Division to make it interesting, however this team has the better pedigree the last few years.

Some may say with a weekend series win – that the Dodgers should be put in front of the Giants, yet they are still only one game ahead of San Francisco.

With the Giants – there is no real weakness, while with the Los Angeles team, the Bullpen is not giving everyone confidence in the back half of games.

The Dodger Blue is still in the top 5, so I am high on them. Kenta Maeda could be the steal of the winter with how this guy is throwing so far.  Reinforcements are starting to come back. Read the rest of this entry

2016 MLB Mock Draft Version 1

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

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The 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft is quickly approaching and it’s time to make the first mock draft a few months out. The draft will be held on June 9th, 2016. There is still two months until the draft, so these predictions are subject to change.

If you have any questions or comments about this article, the draft, or baseball in general, please feel free to Tweet me @dynasty_digest

  1. Philadelphia Phillies: Jason Groome (LHP; Barnegat High School)
  2. Cincinnati Reds: Riley Pint (RHP; St. Thomas Aquinas High School)
  3. Atlanta Braves: Alec Hansen (RHP; University of Oklahoma)
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Can The Boston Red Sox Solve The Pablo Sandoval Situation?

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Andrew Martin (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner baseballhistorian.blogspot.com) 

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A mere 18 months after signing a lucrative free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox, third baseman Pablo Sandoval has for all intents and purposes become a pariah with his new team.

Having lost his starting job at the end of the recently concluded spring training, his future with the team is unknown, and at the same time feels untenable. With four seasons remaining on his deal, it’s incumbent upon the Red Sox to find a solution, but what can be done?


DFS Picks For DraftKings – 4/17/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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APRIL 17, 2016

Lets start off by saying that the game between the Rangers and O’s today has been PPD already due to rain.  Make sure you switch out all of your fantasy selections off of this.

I like the Cubs, Nats and Cardinals all to win their games here, but also like Jarred Cosart to lead the Marlins in avoiding the sweep to the Braves.

All of those clubs I picked just there are perfect for stacking.  Love Bryce Harper no matter what the price because he will draw walks even if it is a slow day/  He had homered in 5 straight games and destroys Philly pitching in that short porch at CBP.

I went with Buster Posey at Catcher because he will play in the night game for sure.

Starting Pitchers 

1. Jon Lester, ($9600) vs. COL

2.  Gio Gonzalez ($9ooo) vs PHI

3. Michael Wacha, ($8000) vs CIN

4..  Jarred Cosart  ($5500) vs ATL
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 17, 2016


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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request

I took a look at not only current players but also which numbers should be retired now!

It is a take the shirt off my back episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Melvin Upton Jr. Jake Arrieta, Trevor Plouffe, David Price, Stephen Piscotty and Carlos Beltran  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 April 16, 2016 (Daily MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings



Melvin Upton Jr. got three hits, including a walk off 2 run homer that ended a 14 inning marathon for the Padres over Arizona, 5-3.

Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a pair of RBI as the Twins scored late to beat the Angels, 6-4.

Jake Arrieta dominated the Rockies with 8 shutout 5 hit games and 8 strike outs and got the 6-2 decision for the Cubs.

David Price threw 7 innings, 2 runs and recorded 9 strikeouts t0 help the Red Sox beat Toronto 4-2.

They all owned baseball on April 16, 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.

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