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Daily Archives: June 29, 2016

MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Picks For FanDuel – 6/30/16

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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.

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

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3 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these 5 squads).

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks – 6/30/16

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It’s a small(ish) slate and we won’t be playing a ton, but here we go!

Daily Matchups for 6/30/2016

Pitcher

Madison Bumgarner This is a dream matchup for MadBum tonight. He’s facing a lackluster Athletics team which he has been able to hold to a .264 BA (23 for 87) with 21 strike outs to 7 walks. He has given up for HRs but this is being played in Oakland and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets 10 Ks tonight.

John Lackey- Can anyone stop these Cubs? Lackey is facing the Mets who love to strike out lately. He’s held them to a .261 BA (41 for 157) with 29 strike outs, 29 fly outs (spacious Citi Field) and 37 ground outs while only giving up 3 HRs. He’s a middle of the pack priced pitcher with a great matchup who will go overlooked with Bumgarner up as well.

Gio Gonzalez

Carlos Carrasco


Catcher

Wilson Ramos  Love him against a lefty in Finnegan. He’s 1 for 3 with a HR against him.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 6/30/16

P – Zach Davies (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers): $8,000. Davies has been spectacular this month. In five starts in June, he owns a 1.64 ERA, 0.788 WHIP, 36 strikeouts, and six walks in 33 innings pitched. One of those five starts came against the Dodgers, in which he threw seven innings, giving up five hits, one run, and he struck out six. The Dodgers offense has really struggled over the past seven days, which is a good sign for the young right-hander.

P – Carlos Rodon (vs. Minnesota Twins): $8,500. Rodon is coming off a very good start against the Toronto Blue Jays in his last start. Over his last 12 innings pitched, he has struck out 16 batters, which is a great sign for daily fantasy. The Minnesota Twins rank in the bottom of the major leagues against left-handed pitching in 2016, so this should be a great matchup for Rodon. Rodon faced the Twins on April 13th, going six innings, giving up three hits, zero runs, and he struck out six. Rodon can be a very high risk, high reward pitcher, so this could be a risky play.

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Could Jose Altuve Win The American League MVP Award?

Houston Astros’ second baseman, Jose Altuve, has had quite an impressive 2016 season so far. He has been so impressive that he could be a legitimate contender for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. He has some very tough competition that includes Mike Trout, Ian Desmond, Robinson CanoXander Bogaerts, David Ortiz and many more.

 

Altuve’s chances at the MVP award could drastically change considering there are still 84 games left in the season, but he is currently one of the favorites. His biggest competition will more than likely be Mike Trout, but Jose Altuve could have a huge advantage on Trout if the Astros continue to win. If Altuve leads the Astros to a playoff appearance, then he could be at a distinct advantage over Trout since the Angels will more than likely finish in the bottom half of the American League West.

 

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5 Potential Trade Targets for the Dodgers

The Dodgers are quite possibly the most disappointing team in baseball. Despite Clayton Kershaw, who is baseball’s most valuable player by leaps and bounds in 2016, LA sits 8 games behind the Giants entering Tuesday night’s slate of games and are just 5 games over .500.

Max wrote a few weeks ago about how the Dodgers lack of roster balance was killing them and nothing has really changed. Scott Van Slyke and Trayce Thompson are good ball players, but they can’t be starters on  a World Series contender, especially not when stars like Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig aren’t pulling their weight. Howie Kendrick is their left fielder. Kendrick is a second basemen though and the Dodgers are bending over backwards to find ways to get both Kendrick and Chase Utley in the lineup at the same time. That’s distressing because Kendrick is batting only .243 with virtually no power and a negative WAR. That’s not a guy you should be working to find a spot for; you should have better options.

Speaking of options, the Dodgers thought they had a lot of them for the 2-5 spots in their starting rotation. Unfortunately, injury has absolutely devastated their crop of starters and the healthy ones that remain haven’t been great. Scott Kazmir‘s ERA is closer to 5 than 4 and Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, and Alex Wood are all on the shelf. Anderson and McCarthy are on the way, but Wood was good but inconsistent before getting hurt and Ryu keeps having disappointing setbacks in his minor league rehab.

But all of those options just scream of pretty good. None of those guys are causing opposing managers to stay up at night dreading facing a tough pitcher.  The same can be said of the lineup as a whole.  It’s made up of a bunch of pretty good players, none of whom are really all that great.  The problem with this approach is that the Major Leagues are tough and almost everyone is pretty good.  So what’s another word for a majority of the Dodger’s roster right now? Average. Consider: the Dodgers only have three players worth more than 1 Win Above Average and the Dodgers’ 6th, 7th and 8th most valuable batters by that metric are starting pitchers.

Essentially, the Dodgers need an influx of talent to give them a jolt. They need a top half of the rotation starter and a left fielder.

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Who Will Be The Next Superstar Baseball Prospect Called Up?

Following the promotion of Lucas Giolito, MLB’s #1 overall prospect, many people are wondering who and when the next superstar prospect will be called up. There are quite a few people who come to mind when pondering this question. Some of those names include Alex Bregman, Manuel Margot, Alex Reyes, Orlando Arcia, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Judge, and many more.

 

It is difficult to predict when a prospect is going to be called up, but it can be even harder to predict if that prospect is going to be a superstar. Every one of those guys listed above have the potential to be something special, but who will make that superstar impact this year? Could it be Alex Bregman taking over third base for the Houston Astros? How about Alex Reyes toeing the rubber in St. Louis? Both of those individuals will be superstars, but they are not who I have in mind.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 29, 2016

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For the first time since 2002, I went to a game at Fenway Park. And this time, I went with my sons.

This was my record of the evening.

It is a “you CAN come home again” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 Corey Kluber, Jon Lester, Matt Carpenter, Brian Dozier, Matt Wisler, Carlos Gonzalez and Cheslor Cuthbert  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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

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Corey Kluber no hit the Braves into the 6th ands, 2 runs and 7 strikeouts to help the red hot Indians capture their 11th straight win, 5-3.

Jon Lester allowed 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run over 7 2/3 innings. The bullpen would blow his lead but he set up the Cubs 7-2 extra inning victory in Cincinnati.

Brian Dozier provided all the game’s offense, homering twice and driving in 4 as the Twins blanked the White Sox, 4-0.

Matt Carpenter reached base 4 times, homered and doubled, driving in 2 as St. Louis doubled up their cross state rival Royals, 8-4.

They all owned baseball on June 28, 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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