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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Mookie Betts, August 9, 2018 )

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Even when the Red Sox lose, they are interesting.

Seems tough to hit for the cycle in a losing cause. The Red Sox winning streak might be over, but don’t blame Mookie Betts, who homered to complete the cycle in the 9th.

His MVP case is getting more and more compelling while the Red Sox hope to start winning again in Baltimore.

 

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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BOSTON RED SOX
August 9, 2018 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado
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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
George Kottaras
September 3, 2011 vs. Houston

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Amazing that this was the first Cycle of the year. Still waiting for the first Marlins cycle ever.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees Woes and Emptying Out The Fridge – August 6, 2018

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Photo – Mary Schwalm, Boston Herald

Sitting outside of Sunken Diamond on the Stanford Campus, I gloat about the Red Sox sweep of the Yankees and point out that some of the problems in the Bronx won’t go away soon.

Meanwhile, I clear out a few unpleasant topics that I have been avoiding addressing.

Fixing all the left overs in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry Renewed with Jason Keidel – August 3, 2018

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WFAN writer and friend of the podcast, Jason Keidel, joined the podcast to talk about the renewed rivalry just as the Red Sox and Yankees began playing.

I didn’t realize it was going to be such a bizarre blow out game for the Red Sox.

Fueling the friendly rivalry in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Merits of a Four Pitcher Limit – June 21, 2018

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A proposal floated around baseball that would limit a manager to using four pitchers for a 9 inning game. At first I felt like it was a foolish suggestion.

But after some reflection, I think it has some merit.

Letting the pitchers pitch in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for June 13th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for June 13, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 6/13/18 slate for Wednesday. Like we’ve mentioned numerous times in all of our videos, weather is extremely important at this time of the season, and lineups are constantly changing. Make sure you keep an eye on both, but check back here for updates.  We are doing a promo for 50 customers. First 50 to use promo code LIFE99 on the LIFETIME Pass will get $400 off our Lifetime pass!  www.dailyrotohelp.com/memberships/

 

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Below is a list of our top MLB DFS pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FantasyAdvice22. Let’s bring home the bacon!

 

Best MLB DFS Pitchers for June 13, 2018

 

Mike Soroka

#40 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Mets Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
14 14.3 0.125 0.143 2.20
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
84.3 MPH 2.7 ° 0.397 0.370 0.543
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Jacob deGrom

#48 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Braves Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
162 26.5 0.278 0.224 3.49
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.1 MPH 17.4 ° 0.295 0.226 0.377
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

J.A. Happ

#33 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Rays Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
69 15.9 0.335 0.270 5.12
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
85.6 MPH 20.9 ° 0.306 0.263 0.415
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Chris Sale

#41 Throws: Left

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Making Sense of the Hanley DFA and Modern Free Agency – May 26, 2018

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Shockingly, Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment yesterday. But when you take two steps back, not only does it make sense for the Red Sox but it also reflects on why last year’s free agency market unfolded the way it did.

Reading the market in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Why I’ve stopped following the Red Sox this year – May 17, 2018

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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out.

They are the great sports passion of my life.

But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach.

I took the Cubs and Yankees to task for signing Aroldis Chapman and the Mets for signing Jose Reyes.

Could I take a similar stance for my beloved Red Sox?

It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad.

Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence.

Something is wrong there and I do not need to support it. I will be watching a LOT of baseball… just not the Red Sox until Wright is gone.

Doing what is right in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees and Red Sox Sprint While the Astros Run A Marathon – May 10, 2018

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The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.

Concentrating on the big picture in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dropping Yawkey Way and Hank Aaron as a Boston Sports Hero – April 26, 2018

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Yawkey Way’s name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing.

Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.

Honoring only those who deserve it in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for April 16, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for April 16, 2018

We have 9 games on the our Patriots Day MLB DFS slate for Monday, 4/16/18. Like we’ve mentioned numerous times in all of our videos, weather is extremely important at this time of the season, and lineups are constantly changing. Make sure you keep an eye on both, but check back here for updates.

Below is a list of our top MLB DFS pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FantasyAdvice22. Let’s bring home the bacon!

 

Best MLB DFS Pitchers for April 16, 2018

 

 

Adam Wainwright

#42 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Cubs Roster

AVG: 0.236 [21 for 89], BABIP: 0.284, K%: 21.4, BB%: 8.2
FIP: 3.56 Strikeout: 21 Groundout: 20 Single: 12 Flyout:10 Walk: 8 Double: 7 Pop Out: 5 Lineout: 4 Forceout: 4Field Error: 2 Home Run: 2 Grounded Into DP: 2 Sac Bunt: 1

 

Aaron Nola

#42 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Braves Roster

AVG: 0.283 [15 for 53], BABIP: 0.300, K%: 19.0, BB%: 6.9
FIP: 5.58 Groundout: 14 Strikeout: 11 Single: 8 Flyout: 5Double: 4 Walk: 4 Lineout: 3 Home Run: 3 Forceout: 2Grounded Into DP: 1 Sac Bunt: 1 Pop Out: 1 Field Error: 1

 

Luis Castillo

#42 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Brewers Roster

AVG: 0.111 [2 for 18], BABIP: 0.200, K%: 44.4, BB%: 0.0
FIP: 0.06 Strikeout: 8 Groundout: 6 Double: 1 Flyout: 1Forceout: 1 Single: 1

 

Hyun-Jin Ryu

#42 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Padres Roster

AVG: 0.133 [2 for 15], BABIP: 0.182, K%: 29.4, BB%: 5.9
FIP: 1.49 Strikeout: 5 Groundout: 3 Flyout: 3 Forceout:Single: 2 Sac Bunt: 1 Walk: 1

Luis Severino

#40 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Marlins Roster

AVG: 0.222 [4 for 18], BABIP: 0.200, K%: 15.8, BB%: 0.0
FIP: 4.87 Groundout: 6 Strikeout: 3 Pop Out: 2Single: 2 Flyout: 2 Home Run: 1 Field Error: 1Double: 1 Sac Fly: 1

 

Others to consider:  Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, dallas Keuchel

 

 

 

Best MLB DFS hitters for April 16, 2018

 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry is New and Different – April 10, 2018

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The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is renewed and we have never seen them quite like this. Both teams have won recently. Both teams have new casts. And NEITHER team is favored to win the AL Pennant!

Wanting to see the games start on in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast: It is never the wrong time to win 7 straight games – April 7, 2018

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Boston Herald Staff Photo by Matt West

Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week’s worth of games in a row.

Coming out of the gate strong in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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MLB Power Rankings/2018 Win Predictions + Playoff Predictions

Season Start Rankings (Left Of team in Parenthesis)

American League (1247 – 1183)

AL East (422 – 388) Win Predictions in Parenthesis For The Year

(3) NY Yankees 96 – 66 Division Winner #3 Seed

(7) Boston Red Sox 90 – 72   WC #1

(13) Baltimore Orioles 86 – 76

(16) Toronto Blue Jays 83 – 79

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Demons Purged and Waiting to be Purged – March 19, 2018

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It is Clayton Kershaw’s birthday. It may be unfair that some of his post season failures hang over his head, but baseball isn’t always fair.

Meanwhile it is the 100th anniversary of the Red Sox 1918 World Series title. I can not tell you how wonderful it is to never think about that year again as a Red Sox fan.

Dealing with ghosts, real or not, on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I have a vision about the 2018 World Series – March 3, 2018

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Jeff Curry – USA Today

In my sleep, I saw a clear and specific vision regarding Game 7 of the yet to be played 2018 World Series. Was it a prophecy? Was it a dream? Should I play PowerBall?

Seeing images of the future on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Yawkeys, The Marlins and The Afterlife – March 1, 2018

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AP – Wilfredo Lee

 

The Yawkey family have left a legacy not worth honoring. Meanwhile I figure out how the Marlins can save the off season and still build for the future and I bring the death of my Aunt Edith into the discussion.

Living a good life on this episode of Sully Baseball.

 

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – At the Angels original home, being positive about the Red Sox – February 15, 2018

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I visited Gilbert Lindsay Park, the site of Los Angeles Wrigley Field, the original home of the Angels. While there, I expressed my enthusiasm about the Red Sox, a team whose fan base seems to be indifferent about.

Let’s be positive on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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MLB Master Doubleheader Schedule For 2018

AT &T Park in San Francisco and O.co Coliseum in Oakland are part of this year’s first doubleheader opportunity available by ground in 2018. The Bay Area usually holds 3 – 4 doubleheader chances a year to attend full games in both parks.

Each year we write the full doubleheader master schedule to see all games you can in one year (within reasonable driving or ground distance to cover, if not see all of both games). 

This season is no different, although this amount of contests is rapidly dwindling each campaign with staggered start times for a lot of clubs (in particular in April and on Saturdays), coupled with the time per game increasing, it makes it tougher than ever to watch 2 full games at venues.

We will add much more to this list as the year goes on, and definitely one thing to watch for is the ESPN Sunday Night Games TBD’s as the summer progresses. 

Like Ernie Banks once said “Let’s Play 2.”

Tues Apr 3

SF 12:45/OAK 7:05

Wed Apr 4

LAA 1:07/SD 7:10

Sun Apr 8

PHI 1:35/WSH 8:08

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Wanting a World Series in Minnesota and Denver and other thoughts – October 1, 2017

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The regular season ends today. Brewers fans got some heart break last night but hope for the future. Red Sox fans should be elated. Angels fans should be angry.

And I for one am hoping that the World Series is played in the freezing cold of Denver and Minneapolis.

Saying good bye to the friend that is the regular season on this Episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Cooler Adrian Gonzalez and Media Bias for Cy Youngs – September 22, 2017

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There are at least 4 and maybe as many as 7 managerial openings in baseball at Bad things happen to teams when Adrian Gonzalez is on the active roster. Not saying he is the cause. Just making an observation.

Meanwhile Ken Gura ( @kengura463inCLE on Twitter ) has some thoughts on media bias.

Sorry buddy but facts might not back that up.

Pondering the hard questions on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox should NOT covet Giancarlo Stanton plus Remembering 1985 Cardinals – August 23, 2017

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Giancarlo Stanton is having an unbelievable season playing for the Miami Marlins. Should the Red Sox try to trade for him?

HELL NO!!!

Would YOU sign an injury prone player in his late 20’s to an 11 year contract? At the cost of one of your core players?

I hope not.

That plus I call for the name to be changed for Yawkey Way and I figure out which Cardinals team should have won.

Correcting mistakes of the past on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/1/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Saturday brings us another split slate, but a full slate. Unlike yesterday with so many great pitchers to choose from, we have a smaller selection which makes it easier to narrow down.

 

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel and DraftKings on 7/1/2017. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options, and of course, value plays.

 

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FantasyAdvice22. Let’s bring home the bacon!

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FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Pitchers

Chris Sale

Career vs Current Blue Jays Roster

AVG: 0.187 [25 for 134], BABIP: 0.194, K%: 21.9, BB%: 6.2
FIP: 4.34 Strikeout: 32 Flyout: 29 Groundout:22 Single: 16 Pop Out: 12 Walk: 9 Home Run: 6Lineout: 6 Grounded Into DP: 5 Double: 3 Sac Fly: 2 Double Play: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Forceout:Fielders Choice: 1

 

Jharel Cotton

 Matt Moore

Career vs Current Pirates Roster

AVG: 0.147 [5 for 34], BABIP: 0.143, K%: 12.5, BB%: 15.0
FIP: 5.48 Groundout: 10 Walk: 6 Flyout: 6Strikeout: 5 Single: 4 Pop Out: 3 Forceout: 2Home Run: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1 Field Error:Lineout: 1

Gio Gonzalez

Career vs Current Cardinals Roster

AVG: 0.245 [27 for 110], BABIP: 0.301, K%: 23.0, BB%: 6.6
FIP: 2.98 Strikeout: 28 Groundout: 23 Flyout:23 Single: 18 Walk: 8 Double: 7 Pop Out: 3Lineout: 3 Home Run: 2 Sac Bunt: 2 Grounded Into DP: 2 Forceout: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Sac Fly:1

 

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Classic Matchups – Milwaukee vs. Boston on May 31, 1980

The Milwaukee Brewers played in the American League East division from 1972-93. In 2017, the Brewers will play many of their old foes from the East in Interleague matchups.  Baltimore, Boston, Toronto, and the New York Yankees are all on the schedule this season.  To celebrate the glory days of the old AL East, I’ve created a “classic opponents” series of blog posts.  I’ll be covering great games, opposing teams, and even individual players from the East, particularly from Milwaukee’s golden baseball era of 1978-82.

Boston was a formidable opponent of those classic Brewers teams, with an impressive roster of their own.  Both teams had some memorable battles, including a couple of games in 1980 where the Brewers exploded for a truckload of runs.

The Matchup

Both Boston and Milwaukee were chasing New York when they met at Fenway Park on the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, 1980

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Mookie Betts and Byron Buxton Are on Opposite Ends of the Strikeout Spectrum

Since the 2017 MLB regular season is only a couple weeks old, we still can’t draw concrete conclusions based on player performance just yet. There are definitely certain trends we should be taking note of, though.

After all, don’t tell anyone associated with the Toronto Blue Jays that the first couple weeks can just be shrugged off as no big deal.

Two player trends that have been eye opening for different reasons involve Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox and Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins. One barely strikes out, but it seems like that’s all the other one does these days.

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The Yankees vs The Universe: Who Ya Got?

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The Yankees sure are stocked with contenders for mythical “Best-Ever” status. You know the usual suspects: Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, etc. – but they’re basically flush everywhere. In fact, if one were to compose the “All-Time Yankees Lineup,” it might be competitive with a composite “All-Time Major League Lineup” made up of players from every other franchise.

So, just for fun: The NY Yankees vs the rest of the Universe for “all-time” bragging rights. The rules: 1) To be considered for the Yankees lineup, a player must have spent the bulk of his career with the team, or barring that, have his career most closely associated with the team (the team logo on his HOF plaque might be instructive in this regard); 2) There will be no double-dipping: Since Ruth mans right field for the Yankees, he can’t be drafted by the Universe. READ MORE ON PLATE COVERAGE.COM

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 3, 2017

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The vastness of the cosmos is helping me deal with the inevitability of the Red Sox losing David Price for the season.

We are all on the pale blue dot on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 25, 2017

teamphoto_1978THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON: The first part of a series on the podcast that I will do for the next 31 Saturdays.

I look at the teams that if they had won the World Series, they would have done so under the best circumstances and with the best collection of players. First team I cover are my Red Sox and I look at the 1978 squad.

First of a month of Saturdays with this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Boston Red Sox Entire 2017 MLB Schedule On One Page Post.

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ALL TIMES  DISPLAYED IN EASTERN TIME ZONE

WEEK 1 (Includes Season Opener Sunday Apr 2, 2017)

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Toronto Blue Jays Entire 2017 MLB Schedule On One Page Post.

Rogers Home Opener will be on Monday Apr 10, 2017, to kick off the 29th year the ballpark has been playing games there. Last year the Jays drew 3.4 Million Fans. and that is the biggest total since the World Series Years - or the 1st 5 years of the venue.

Rogers Home Opener will be on Tuesday Apr 111, 2017, to kick off the 29th year the ballpark has been playing games there. Last year the Jays drew 3.4 Million Fans. and that is the biggest total since the World Series Years – or the 1st 5 years of the venue.

ALL TIMES  DISPLAYED IN EASTERN TIME ZONE

WEEK 1 (Includes Season Opener Sunday Apr 2, 2017)

INTERLEAGUE GAMES IN MAROON

APR  2017

Sunday, Apr 2  MLB OPENING DAY

DAY OFF

Monday, Apr 3

Blue Jays @ O’s 3:05 Oriole Park  (Camden Yards) Home Opener, Baltimore, MD  (Baltimore Orioles)

Tuesday Apr 4 

DAY OFF

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Odds To Win The 2017 MLB League Pennants: You Will Never Guess Who May Have The Best Value

No teams in the AL would be faoored against the Cubs should they face the reigning Champs, so it mau be easier to bet them just to win the Pennant

No teams in the AL would be favored against the Cubs should they face the reigning Champs, so it may be easier to bet them just to win the AL Pennant.

There is a reason why these odds value favorites are not any real difference for the Odds To Win The World Series and these will be any different. 

Basically, you could just go ahead with a World Series bet for anyone you think that can win the Title, and then simply hedge when it comes  to the Fall Classic.

I always say that MLB Power Rankings should have a lot to do with odds to win any type of Division, League Pennant or World Series.

The 1st thing that jumped out to me here was that the LA Angels are at 35/1 for the Junior Circuit.  Should they face any of the Senior Circuit’s top clubs, they would probably all be +150 underdogs.

If you were to pick the Angels at +3500, and then parlay that into a +150 wager in the World Series, than the overall odd shoots +8750 rather than the +7500.

Personally, the Angels have had a great winter to shore up the defense – and have addressed a few roster spots with a deeper bench. 

Is it that foreign to think that the Los Angeles Angels could jump out quickly if Mike Trout can carry them?

In their 1st 60 games of the season, the Halo's effectively miss the Indians and Red Sox on the docket, and only have to play 3 games versus the Tigers as well. Yes, they play a huge chunk of their games vs the AL West, but they have improved against all of the clubs as of right now. Mike Scioscia's squad gets to play 4 games at Tampa - and 4 games vs the Twins, 3 vs Toronto and Atlanta at home, with 3 at Kc and Miami. The club are slated to host the Braves for 3 games. Did I mention they play the A's 10 times in their 1st 60 contests as well? I could see them with 34 or 36 wins at the 60 game mark In an exhausting stretch from Apr 3, to May 15, the team also plays 43 games in 46 nights, with 20 of them at home, but that is a great itinerary to kick off the campaign.

In their 1st 60 games of the season, the Halo’s effectively miss the Indians and Red Sox on the docket, and only have to play 3 games versus the Tigers as well. Yes, they play a huge chunk of their games vs the AL West, but they have improved against all of the clubs as of right now. Mike Scioscia’s squad gets to play 4 games at Tampa – and 4 games vs the Twins, 3 vs Toronto and Atlanta at home, with 3 at KC and Miami. Did I mention they play the A’s 10 times in their 1st 60 contests as well? I could see them with 34 or 36 wins at the 60 game mark In an exhausting stretch from Apr 3, to May 15, the team also plays 43 games in 46 nights, with 20 of them at home, but that is a great itinerary to kick off the campaign.

Lets say they are 8 or 10 games over at that point, I could actually see the organization spending a little bit more money in the 2nd half to acquire talent. 

Also if they can withstand until Albert Pujols gets back healthy everyday as the permanent DH.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the Astros, M’s and Rangers still better for the Division, but the gap is not that much….Particularly if the Astros don’t add a Starting Pitcher, the Mariners don’t add a slugging First Baseman, and Texas is hesitant to spend more money on payroll.

The Angels did win 98 Games in 2014 and 85 games in 2015, before receding to 74 victories last campaign. 

Mike Trout is due for one of those just carry the club on his back seasons, (not that he hasn’t been awesome individually in that time span.

If the Cubs make the World Series, than only the Boston Red Sox or Cleveland Indians may even come close to an even match for an opponent, with the reigning champs still holding a distinct advantage.

Boston’s +270 is a brutal look at an odd for the AL.  I am not infatuated with the odd of +600 for the World Series either.  They play in a tough AL East where all 5 teams could compete.

Both the Indians and Astros are fairly pitted for their odds towards the AL Pennant.

Texas continues to be the oddball 2nd favorite in the AL West despite having a poor winter thus far. 

News that they will probably sign Mike Napoli should buoy some spirits, and I am willing to acknowledge that when it happens, yet I feel they still need more.

If the Rangers also swing a Jurickson Profar for a Tampa Bay starter like Jake Odorizzi, then I could par them up with Houston.  As of right now, they are two players short.

I still love the odds for the Nationals even though I wish they wouldn’t have come to near Spring Training without a proven Closer.

The more we draw near to the regular season, the less I like the Yankees too in 2017.  They are going to be way too dependent on Gary Sanchez setting the world on fire to contend in my opinion.

New York’s rotation does not instill confidence despite having a lock down Relief Core.  Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are in their mid 30’s now – where the speed doesn’t play as good.

Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius clubbed 20 HRs each in 2016, but so did 116 other players last campaign. 

These guys never walk either with OBP’s of .300 and .304 respectivelY.  Chase Headley is average at best.

For the Bronx Bombers to duplicate even their 84 win season last year, I think Sanchez will have to destroy 40 – 50 Jacks into the seats. 

Detroit has better Starting pitching and a world-class offense compared to the Pinstripers, yet are behind them in the odds?

Speaking of Detroit.  For being the 2nd favorite team in the AL Central, they possess the 6th place odd out of all 2nd place listed clubs. 

The Tigers can beat up the White Sox and Twins all years, and the Royals are all of a sudden not looking as good either,  I am all over the Motown Boys.

St. Louis, for the record, are the 5th out of 6th 2nd place listed odds, and are fully valued at +1250.

The Cubs are the cream of the crop, but wagering the club for +180 is not worth it.  You are better off wagering them to win the Fall Classic at +370 instead. 

There is no AL team that Chicago would be an underdog against.  Having said that, the money is not there to plunk down any cabbage for this.

I only wish you could bet the field in the NL vs the Cubs.  The Dodgers are also not a good at +435, mostly because Chicago sits in their path.

If I were to bet the Mets ever to win the NL Pennant, it would be in the mid season when I could see their rotation in action and remain healthy.

Odds To Win The American League

Blue Bold Means Good Vale with #value confidence in parenthesis

Maroon Bold Means Bad Vale with # value confidence in parenthesis

Boston Red Sox +270 (3)

Cleveland Indians +445

Houston Astros +680

Texas Rangers +900 (1)

Toronto Blue Jays +960 (3)

Seattle Mariners +1250

NY Yankees +1350 (2)

Detroit Tigers +1550 (5)

Baltimore O’s +1550

KC Royals +1850

LA Angels +3500 (1)

TB Rays +3700

Oakland A’s +7000

Minnesota Twins +7000

Chicago White Sox +7000

Odds To Win The Nationals League

Chicago Cubs +180 (5)

Dodgers +435 (4)

Washington Nationals +600 (2)

NY Mets +735

SF Giants +740

St.Louis Cardinals +1250 (4)

Colorado Rockies +2400

Pittsburgh Pirates +2400

Miami Marlins +3800

Arizona D’Backs +5000

Philadelphia Phillies +6000

Cincinnati Reds +7500

Atlanta Braves +9000

Milwaukee Brewers +10000

SD Padres +10000

Odds courtesy of betdsi.eu

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