Daily Archives: April 22, 2016
Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Majority Owner/Lead Analyst)
Texas was the 20th squad to see all of their run totals of a game all see zeroes on Friday night. The White Sox and Jose Quintana provided the opposition – and knocked out one of the best clubs to be left in this category.
So there are now 10 clubs left in this quest to be last team bageled in 2016.
The 4 American League teams remaining are overall favorite Toronto, and the potent offensive of Baltimore are also alive Surprisingly, the A’s have to be blanked, and not surprising, the Astros are still on the board.
I fully expect the O’s, Jays and Astros to lead the league in HRs 1, 2 and 3, so this is about right. Oakland on the other hand is the odd man still there. Kudos to them for a great start to the campaign.
In the NL, the Rockies are always hard to keep from scoring – and are blessed with a nice run scoring home stadium. Pittsburgh, Arizona and Los Angeles are worthy choices of being left in the running.
Washington should be a tough out here as well. Read the rest of this entry
Curtis Granderson hit two homers, including a grand slam, and added another hit to lead the Mets past Atlanta, 6-3.
Mookie Betts singled, doubled and tripled twice to spark the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory in Houston.
Jeff Samardzija pitched into the 8th, finishing with 1 earned run over 7 2/3 innings. He also singled and doubled, driving in 3 to help the Giants snap a skid and top the Marlins, 8-1.
Jose Quintana threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and earned the 5-0 win for the White Sox against Texas.
They all owned baseball on April 22, 2016.
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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
I will open up by saying that most good fantasy players will play several lineup entries into the contests. To save face, all of us also will put at least one roster up that takes Coors Field into consideration.
This website knows all to well what the home ballpark in Colorado does for the hitter. How about hitting .315 as a BA for positional hitters for the Rockies 0 even in the ‘humidor era’?
All the exposing the balls to that room has done is take away the sick amount of homers that were hit. The spacious outfield is still prone to lots of base knocks.
The reason why I won’t post that lineup is because it won’t help you win any money. The more players that are wagered on (and not unique) makes it unlikely to win any serious money. You must factor it in to just break even though.
With savings to the lineup placed forth by putting in a Danny Espinosa, and creative other value priced Nats in Michael Taylor, we are able to secure Bryce Harper. I love adding Taylor to offset Harper’s $5900 price tag. With him leading off a lot, it provides decent chances to at least provide value.
As for the Catcher, I can always switch out before the lineup locks should Matt Wieters not be confident in starting (he never played Friday). Stephen Vogt, Francisco Cervelli or Miguel Montero would be all right to take the spot. Read the rest of this entry
Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)
P – Michael Wacha (vs. San Diego Padres): $8,900. This is by far the best pitching match-up on the daily fantasy slate for Saturday. Wacha is averaging 15.5 points per game this year on Draft Kings, so he is a pretty solid option.
He is facing the San Diego Padres, whom is the 29th worst offense in baseball. In the one game that Wacha threw against the Padres in his career, he absolutely dominated them. In 28 at bats, he held them to a .107 opposing batting average, 3 hits, and 7 strikeouts.
Wacha will be traveling to San Diego for this game, but their stadium is very pitcher-friendly, so this is good news for Wacha. In 2016, he has a 1-0 record, in 16.1 innings pitched, 2.76 ERA, 15 strikeouts, and only 3 walks.
P – Jhoulys Chacin (vs. New York Mets): $6,400. Chacin has been a strikeout machine in his first two starts this year. In 11.1 innings pitched, he has a 2.38 ERA, 14 strikeouts, and 0 walks.
His first two games came against two tough offenses, the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins, and he took care of business. He faces a Mets offense on Saturday that has really struggled in 2016.
The Mets are ranked as the 26th worst offense in Major League Baseball. New York also have the 9th most offensive strikeouts, 134, which could be a great source of points for Chacin on Saturday.
Chacin could give up 3-4 runs on Saturday, but his first two starts suggest he should continue to rack up strikeouts and limit his walks. All signs point towards the RHP having a pretty good game and he is only $6,400.
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Hi, my name is Josh Robbins. I would like to share my Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) strategy with you throughout the MLB season during weekdays. Fanduel is my preferred game of skill.
Welcome to the 3rd week of the 2016 MLB season.
3-Strikes: Here’s what you expect from my daily articles:
My Top 3 Starting Pitchers (aces, mid-level, bargain)
My Top 3 Stacking Options (multiple players from the same team)
My Top 3 BVP (Batter vs. Pitcher) Options
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The 3nd week is well underway, and we had some great shows to listen to over the last week – courtesy of the following BBBA shows.
Sully Baseball talked about the passing of Prince, the horrible uniforms of the D’backs, and the lunacy of specialty MLB Hats On certain Days. Sully also interviews Stacey Gotsulias about the Yankees and around the league. He pulled no punches in addressing the Curt Schilling fiasco. And how sure hall of famers to be 5 years ago are not now.
Hall Of Very Good Interviewed Bobblehead Hall Of Fame founder Phil Sklar
“BBA Live” Broke down the weeks worth of action.
You can either click all of these links for the individual shows, are just scroll down past to listen to them on this post.
To see all of the updates live as they happen every week click here.
Pete Kelich (Special Guest Writer, Former MiLB Prospect, visit his site tommyjohninsider.com)
My name is Pete Kelich and I am a former minor league pitcher with the San Diego Padres. I had Tommy John surgery in May of 2014 – and navigated my way to a successful recovery. My goal is to help others that are going through the same obstacle with insight into my personal experience.
Check out www.tommyjohninsider.com for more information. My objective of this blog is to highlight setbacks during Tommy John rehab and the importance of dealing with them in the right way.
The Mental Roller Coaster
The most difficult part of Tommy John rehab is understanding that there WILL BE some bumps along the way. Unfortunately, TJ surgery has one of the longer and more intricate recovery processes already. So combined with the inevitable distractions and setbacks, it can really be a difficult rehabilitation to get through mentally and emotionally.
Part of the reason why it can be such a mental and emotional roller coaster is the fact that as a player, you want to be out on the field doing what you love. You continue to see your friends or co-workers lacing up their spikes each day and after a while, that gets to be frustrating.
For me personally, it wasn’t a jealousy issue at all. It was purely the fact that I wanted to be playing the game I loved.
To put a positive spin on this topic, what sitting out for over a year will do for you is really make you appreciate each and every time you are able to lace them up.
While going through rehab and the early stages of the rehab throwing program, I realized how much I took for granted.
Even more so, I realized the importance of making each throw count and being smart during throwing sessions. Read the rest of this entry
Thoughts on a wild night of baseball including a no hitter, a few sweeps and a dumb loss in Fenway
It is a second time as good as the first on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Kris Bryant, Edinson Volquez, Robinson Cano, Erick Aybar, Matt Wisler, Colby Rasmus and obviously Jake Arrieta all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.
See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports