Daily Archives: August 19, 2016
P- Max Scherzer (vs. Atlanta Braves): $13,600. Everyday is a good day to start Max Scherzer, unless he isn’t starting of course. In 162 career at bats against Scherzer, the Braves’ lineup is batting .204, with a .267 OBP, and a .358 slugging percentage. As you can tell by the numbers, they have not faired well against this righty. Over the last seven days the Braves’ offense has a .717 OPS, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball.
P- Matt Moore (vs. New York Mets): $8,400. Over his last 13 starts, Moore has gone at least six innings, which is great for any daily fantasy league. Over the last seven days, the Mets have a .740 OPS, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. They also rank in the bottom third of the league in almost every offensive category against left-handed pitchers in 2016. The Mets have struggled offensively all year long, so hopefully that continues against Moore on Saturday.
When baseball season is over and we have nothing to look forward to except a long, cold winter, who doesn’t love watching a team get the Hot Stove going with a huge splash via trade or free agency?
Nobody, that’s who. Even if it negatively impacts your favorite team, it’s at least entertaining to hop on social media and watch everyone freak out for a short period of time. But as we’ve seen over the past couple winters with the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, the offseason winners don’t always end up being the actual winters in October.
Actually, it seems like that almost never happens.
There’s nothing wrong with going after top-tier free agents once winter rolls around – especially if a team has a glaring need at that particular position. Sometimes it seems like a no-brainer, but it’s not that easy. The smaller deals that don’t grab as many headlines for one reason or another can end up having just as much – or even more – of an impact on a team’s ultimate success or failure in the following season.
Here are six free agents from last winter who mostly flew under-the-radar compared to other higher-priced ballplayers, but have worked out very well in 2016.
He was at the airport on his way to the Boston premiere with Bill Lee.
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Reynaldo Lopez, Kris Bryant, Dillon Gee, J. J. Hardy, Justin Ruggiano, Clay Buchholz and A. J. Reed all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.
See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports
Reynaldo Lopez struck out 11 Braves over 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run, earning the 8-2 decision for Washington.
Kris Bryant went 5 for 5, including 2 homers and 2 doubles as the Cubs outslugged Milwaukee 9-6.
Dillon Gee allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Twins as the Royals rolled to an 8-1 victory.
J. J, Hardy homered twice and doubled as the Orioles topped Houston, 13-5.
They All Owned Baseball on August 19, 2016.
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