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Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

Who Owned Baseball May 1, 2016 (Daily MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 14 Padres along the way in the Dodgers razor thin 1-0 victory.

Nolan Arenado singled, homered, drove in three and showed some solid defense in the Rockies 6-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Marcus Stroman pitched 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts. He would earn the 5-1 decision for the Blue Jays over Tampa Bay.

Brett Lawrie went 3 for 3 with a homer to lead the White Sox past Baltimore, 7-1.

They all owned baseball on May 1, 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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MLB Fantasy Daily (DFS) Picks For FanDuel – 5/2/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

Johnny Cueto will return to Cincinnati Monday night to where he had success for the 1st few years of his career.

While I love the play, I hate the price.  Too steep to field hitters that I wanted to use, so I am going with Adam Wainwright for his value versus the Phillies at home.

I stacked the Cardinals against Jeremy Hellickson.

Since the Mets are red hot – and the tandem of Neil Walker and Michael Conforto have gone off, I placed them in against Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz. Read the rest of this entry

Daily Fantasy MLB Picks (DFS) For Draft Kings 5/2/16

Houston starts a huge homestand on Monday versus the Twins and rookie RHP Jose Berrios.   I am going with a 4 man offensive stack, and coupling that with Dallas Keuchel throwing at home, where he was 17 - 0 last year in his own park.

Houston starts a huge homestand on Monday versus the Twins and rookie RHP Jose Berrios. I am going with a 4 man offensive stack, and coupling that with Dallas Keuchel throwing at home, where he was 17 – 0 last year in his own park.  It is time for the “Stros to play with desperation.  They begin play tomorrow at 6 Games already behind the Rangers.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

Last week we were keying on the Tigers to have a better luck with their lot of hitters, and while I am still on that bandwagon for week 5 of play, I am going hard on the Astros this next stretch of play.

It is imperative that Houston begins the long journey back to respectability.  How better than to start than with the AL worst team in the Minnesota Twins?

I am also high on the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.  Buster Posey hit a HR on Sunday, and maybe he will show some power again at the Great American Ball Park.

The Braves play in New York to start off their week, and I am continuing the theme of playing against them every night with the opposing pitcher.

Good thing that Bartolo Colon is only listed at $6700.

I will be aiming heavy opposing the Phillies – with the St. Louis Cardinals in the next couple of days too. Read the rest of this entry

MLB Power Rankings 2016: Week 5 – May

The Bucs have the best Batting Average and OBP in the majors this year, and are waiting for the Starting Pitching to join them. Considering they have talent in the Minor Leagues to address this, and won 98 Games last year, it is not surprising to see them jump 10 spots in the rankings on a great week of play.

The Bucs have the best Batting Average and OBP in the majors this year, and are waiting for the Starting Pitching to join them. Considering they have talent in the Minor Leagues to address this, and won 98 Games last year, it is not surprising to see them jump 10 spots in the rankings on a great week of play – where so many of their fellow NL clubs (besides the Nats and Cubs struggled so mightily).

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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.

Game Records were before the results of the ESPN Sunday Night Game was played

Gone are the days right now where a Yankees and Red Sox Sunday Night matchup wasn’t important in the pantheon that are the weekly MLB Power Rankings.

Boston is still going to be in the top 10 as the AL East lone representative on the heels of their offensive output.

Every time I look up the Beantown Boys are into the double digits in hits for the game, and David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia are in the thick of it.

While they also didn’t make the biggest movers and shakers either, John Farrell‘s club is looking poised to be cracking the top 5 soon.

The NL West have all teams .500 or worse, and I am shocked at how that has translated for the Dodgers and Giants. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Archives May 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016 (Episodes 1286 – 1316)

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Paul Francis Sullivan (please call him Sully) does a podcast 365 days a year – unless it is a leap year – then he will do another 1. He has done a show everyday since Oct.24/2012. This to date represents a streak of 1285 days consecutively!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 1286 – 1316 of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

We will also archive all of his podcasts to date (in coming weeks) so they are easily accessible for all his fans. Check out all his Archived info here.

Our website followers have grown larger each year for his podcast.

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To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE. Read the rest of this entry

MLB Fantasy Daily (DFS) Picks For FanDuel – 5/1/16 (Chase Field Heavy)

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

As we promised – here is the 2nd lineup we do each day on FanDuel – with a heavy concentrate of player from Chase Field,

Sample Lineup 

P – Marcus Stroman, TOR @ TB, $7900

C – Welington Castillo, COL @ ARI, $3400

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, COL @ ARI, $4400

2B – DJ Lemahieu, COL @ ARI, $3400

3B – Brandon Drury, COL @ ARI, $2600

SS – Addison Russell, ATL @ CHC, $3100

OF – Carlos Gonzalez COL @ ARI, $3600

OF – Charlie Blackmon COL @ ARI, $4000

OF – David Peralta, COL @ ARI, $3400


$34, 900, 000 ($100 Left)

If you’re not familiar with the points breakdown, here’s the format utilizing a $35 million salary cap.  

Scoring System: https://www.fanduel.com/spring-training?t=lobby

1 Starting Pitcher (SP)

1 Catcher (C)

1 First Baseman (1B)

1 Second Baseman (2B)

1 Third Baseman (3B)

1 Short Stop (SS)

3 Outfielders (OF)

Game Types: https://www.fanduel.com/how-it-works

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 1, 2016

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It is Sunday and time for the SUNDAY REQUEST.

 

Good call.

Three years later we can have some perspective on some of the clear winners and losers of the Free Agent class before the 2013 season.

It is a “keep your promises” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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MLB Fantasy Daily (DFS) Picks For FanDuel – 5/1/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

I am still surprised on what the Astros have served up to us this year.  They are 7 – 17 and on the verge of being blasted out of their season.  It is this reason why I will stack this club against Rich Hill.

1st off…It is hard to sweep clubs, and teams that have the 1st 2 games of a weekend series tend to slack a little in the history of this game.

I also can’t fathom Rich Hill pitching like a CY Young winner all year as well.  Give me Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis as the Catcher option (he may DH, but is a great chance for the slot to use, and at $2700 he is a bargain.)

For this very theme I will pick Doug Fister as my Starter.  He is value priced at $6700, and I can’t see a better park to use the light throwing chucker.

To keep some payroll for another stack with the Detroit Tigers, I have implored Brandon Drury in my lineup for $2700.  This continues to be play every day right now, and he has performed well.

Justin Upton tends to bunch his HRs together, so I added him and Miguel Cabrera to the docket on Sunday.

If Miggy doesn’t end up playing, I would also not mind playing Chris Carter – as well (plus could then switch Drury for Nick Castellanos), as I am going to use Ryan Braun in the OF.

Weather plays a big factor, as does Sunday lineups, so watch for all. Read the rest of this entry

The good and the bad of the New York Yankees: Week 4

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April did not end in a pretty way for the New York Yankees. The only victory they were able to salvage was when Nathan Eovaldi took a no hitter into the seventh inning. It seems the only way this anemic offense can win is if the starting pitcher doesn’t allow a hit.

The hardest thing I ever had to do as a writer was remove my fandom from my duties of being fair in my analysis. It was one of the reasons my first gig in sports writing — covering the Yankees at YGY — became tiresome, especially when the team went through slumps. It’s one thing to be a homer and root for “your guys” to do well, but it’s delusional to sit their and think that “your guys” are the best at what they do simply because they are in pinstripes.

Thinking that Chase Headley is even a…

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