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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 17, 2018

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Mark J. Terril – AP

I guess Clayton Kershaw is getting sick of the “Kershaw can’t pitch in October” narrative. He was great in the Division Series, not so great in his first outing in the NLCS. But look at what we’ve got here!

Kershaw pitched like an ace, 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, putting the Dodgers on the brink of their second straight World Series and a date with the lone hole in his Hall of Fame resume.

Meanwhile Andrew Benintendi should have been credited with the save with an all time brilliant catch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to put the Red Sox up 3-1 over Houston.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 17, 2018

NLCS Game 5:

ALCS Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

Andrew Benintendi doubled twice, scored twice and made a game saving catch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to seal the Red Sox heart stopping 8-6 victory over Houston.

Ryan Brasier got 5 key outs from the bullpen, allowing no runs and helped Boston beat Houston, 8-6.

Clayton Kershaw dominated Milwaukee, striking out 9 in 7 innings and earning the 5-2 victory for Los Angeles.

Justin Turner reached base 3 times, driving in a run and scoring another to help the Dodgers beat the Brewers, 5-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Lorenzo Cain singled, doubled and drove in a run, but the Brewers fell short against the Dodgers, 5-2.

George Springer reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Astros lost a dramatic 8-6 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff came out of the bullpen in the first and threw 5 1/3 innings, striking out 8 Dodgers and allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run. But he took the hard luck 5-2 loss for Milwaukee.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado Rockies – 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Justin Verlander – 2 Astros, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Retroactively Awarding Division Series MVPs from 1995 to 2018

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports

The Division Series are now all complete. But before we move on to the ALCS or NLCS, why not award an MVP for the Division Series.

I can not understand why there is no MVP awarded to the top performer of the Division Series.

It is a post season series that will be the highlight of the year for the 2 teams that lose the League Championship Series. Sure the series could be over in 3 games. But when the ALCS and NLCS was best of 5, they awarded an MVP for THOSE series.

This has been a tradition on the Sully Baseball blog to award each season’s Division Series MVP. And I also list the past MVPs dating back to the first year the Division Series became an annual event.

And this listing also includes the MVPs for the 1981 Divisional Playoffs as well. Why not?

And now there are four new Division Series MVPs, whose post season heroics will NOT go unnoticed here!

THE DIVISION SERIES MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS OVER THE YEARS
2018
American League
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Martinez homered in the first inning of Game 1, setting a tone for the series. He would finish batting .357 with a .992 OPS, driving in 6 runs in the 4 game victory of the Red Sox over the Yankees.
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In the Astros three game sweep of the Indians, Bregman’s numbers stood out. He batted .556, slugged .1333 with an eye popping 2.048 OPS, homering twice and driving in 4.
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Moustakas batted .364 with a .916 OPS, driving in a pair including a walk off hit in the opener, and playing great defense as the Brewers made quick work of Colorado in a three game sweep.
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In an age of short outings for starting pitchers, Kershaw had an old school ace performance. He threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and walking none, silencing the Braves attack and setting up the Dodgers 4 game Division Series victory.

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 6, 2018

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Charles Wenzelberg

Sorry I missed a day of Who Owned October. I had to take care of something in the real world.

Naturally it was the day the Red Sox WON!

Meanwhile Gary Sanchez found his groove and Gerit Cole announced his presence with authority.

This entry will reflect in the standings both days. That means Clayton Kershaw, J. D. Martinez, Aaron Judge, Mike Moustakas, Alex Bregman, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Justin Verlander, Jeremy Jeffress, Chris Sale, Ronald Acuña, Jr., Touki Toussaint, Chad Green, Tyler Anderson and Nolan Arenado all are credited.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 5

American League Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Indians in 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 solo homer to earn the 3-1 win for the Astros.

Marwin Gonzalez went 4 for 4, including a double, driving in 2 as the Astros topped the Indians, 3-1.

Gary Sanchez homered twice, driving in 4 runs to make the difference for the Yankees 6-2 victory in Boston.

Masahiro Tanaka allowed 1 run over 6 innings before handing the lead over to the bullpen as the Yankees topped Boston, 6-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Xander Bogaerts homered in the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Yankees.

Carlos Carrasco held the Astros scoreless for the first 5 innings. He would hand the lead over to the bullpen in the 6th but they could not hold it, dropping the 3-1 final for Cleveland.

Francisco Lindor homered to give the Indians their only run in a 3-1 loss to the Astros.

Joe Kelly kept the Red Sox in the game with 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit. But the damage was done in the Yankees 6-2 win.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1, Manny Machado – Dodgers, J. D. Martinez – 1 Red Sox, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Nolan Arenado Rockies – 1 /2, Ronald Acuña, Jr. – Braves 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1,Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Justin Verlander – 1 Astros, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (9/1/18): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for September 1, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 9/1/18 slate for Saturday. 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!

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FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Pitchers

Masahiro Tanaka

#19 Throws: Right
REGULAR SEASON GAMES THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2018 YEAR TO DATE
DATE OPPONENT RESULT IP H R ER HR BB SO GB FB Pit BF GSc Dec. Rel. ERA
Aug 27 vs CHW L 6-2 7.0 10 4 4 0 1 7 11 12 98 32 L(9-5) 3.97
Aug 21 @ MIA W 2-1 6.0 4 1 1 1 1 4 8 8 82 21 63 3.90
Aug 16 vs TB L 3-1 6.0 9 2 2 0 0 6 9 9 92 24 52 L(9-4) 4.03
Aug 10 vs TEX L 12-7 5.0 6 6 6 3 3 2 8 11 96 24 30 L(9-3) 4.08
Aug 5 @ BOS L 5-4 4.2 6 1 1 1 1 9 6 5 97 21 56 3.76
Monthly Totals 28.2 35 14 14 5 6 28 42 45 465 122 0-3 0 sv 4.40
DATE OPPONENT RESULT IP H R ER HR BB SO GB FB Pit BF GSc Dec. Rel. ERA
Jul 31 vs BAL W 6-3 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 8 5 7 105 23 72 W(9-2) 3.84
Jul 24 @ TB W 4-0 9.0 3 0 0 0 1 9 14 5 105 29 89 W(8-2) 4.09
Jul 15 @ CLE L 5-2 6.1 6 2 2 1 1 5 9 10 77 25 57 4.54
Jul 10 @ BAL L 6-5 4.1 6 3 3 1 2 5 7 8 80 22 42 4.68
Monthly Totals 25.2 18 5 5 2 6 27 35 30 367 99 2-0 0 sv 1.75
DETROIT TIGERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. MASAHIRO TANAKA
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jim Adduci 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Miguel Cabrera 12 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .286 .167 .452
Nicholas Castellanos 11 2 0 0 2 3 0 4 .182 .182 .727 .909
John Hicks 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jose Iglesias 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857
JaCoby Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mikie Mahtook 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258
Victor Martinez 12 3 1 0 1 5 1 3 .250 .286 .583 .869
James McCann 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .375 .750
Totals 66 17 3 0 3 8 4 15 .258 .296 .439 .735


 

Zach Eflin

#56 Throws: Right
REGULAR SEASON GAMES THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2018 YEAR TO DATE
DATE OPPONENT RESULT IP H R ER HR BB SO GB FB Pit BF GSc Dec. Rel. ERA
Aug 27 vs WSH L 5-3 5.1 8 5 3 1 2 5 13 7 102 27 39 L(9-5) 3.99
Aug 22 @ WSH L 8-7 3.1 10 5 4 0 2 2 11 7 80 22 3.93
Aug 16 vs NYM W 9-6 6.2 7 4 4 0 3 5 6 16 96 30 46 W(9-4) 3.70
Aug 10 @ SD L 2-0 6.0 5 2 2 1 1 8 7 6 90 22 61 L(8-4) 3.57
Aug 4 vs MIA W 8-3 8.0 4 3 3 2 0 6 10 11 85 27 68 W(8-3) 3.61
Monthly Totals 29.1 34 19 16 4 8 26 47 47 453 128 2-2 0 sv 4.91
DATE OPPONENT RESULT IP H R ER HR BB SO GB FB Pit BF GSc Dec. Rel. ERA
Jul 29 @ CIN L 4-0 5.1 7 4 4 1 1 4 11 9 80 25 41 L(7-3) 3.64
Jul 23 vs LAD L 7-6 2.2 5 3 3 3 3 1 2 10 75 16 34 3.41
Jul 9 @ NYM L 4-3 5.0 5 3 3 1 0 4 6 10 84 20 49 3.15
Jul 3 vs BAL W 3-2 7.0 5 2 2 1 0 6 9 11 82 26 65 W(7-2) 2.97
Monthly Totals 20.0 22 12 12 6 4 15 28 40 321 87 1-1 0 sv 5.40

 

CHICAGO CUBS CAREER STATISTICS VS. ZACH EFLIN
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Albert Almora Jr. 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Javier Baez 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kris Bryant 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .625 .625 .625 1.250
Willson Contreras 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Kyle Hendricks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Heyward 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Tommy La Stella 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Rizzo 8 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Addison Russell 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Kyle Schwarber 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Ben Zobrist 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Totals 46 13 3 0 0 2 1 4 .283 .313 .348 .660


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Who Owned Baseball August 13, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Ronald Acuña led off both games of the double header with a homer. Over the two games, he reached base 7 times, driving in 5 runs, scoring 4 and stole a base as the Braves swept the twin bill from Miami, 9-1 and 6-1.

Nicholas Castellanos went 5 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI as the Tigers topped the White Sox, 9-5.

Mike Foltynewicz threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 7 Marlins en route to a 6-1 victory for the Braves.

Sean Manaea pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 3 Mariners. The A’s bullpen struggled but held on to win, 8-5.

They all owned baseball on August 13, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball August 8, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Rick Scuteri – AP

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Patrick Corbin pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless innings, 4 hits and 9 strikeouts as the Diamondbacks blanked the Phillies, 6-0.

Brandon Nimmo hit 3 doubles, driving in 3 and scoring 3 in the Mets 8-0 shutout of Cincinnati.

Heath Fillmyer got his first big league win, holding the first place Cubs scoreless over 7 innings allowing 3 hits in the Royals 9-0 win.

Joey Gallo homered twice and added a single to help the Rangers take an 11-7 slugfest from Seattle.

They all owned baseball on August 8, 2018

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for July 15th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for July 15, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 7/15/18 slate for Sunday. 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.

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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 July 15, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka

#19 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Indians Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
116 17.2 0.376 0.324 3.52
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
85.3 MPH 14.9 ° 0.343 0.302 0.459
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Zach Eflin

#56 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Marlins Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
28 10.7 0.314 0.250 5.37
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.3 MPH 16.8 ° 0.346 0.279 0.453
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Patrick Corbin

#46 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Braves Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
70 24.3 0.214 0.177 2.08
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
83.3 MPH 15.4 ° 0.282 0.224 0.296
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for July 9th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for July 9, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 7/9/18 slate for Sunday. 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.

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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 July 9, 2018

Zach Eflin

#56 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Mets Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
39 23.1 0.249 0.189 3.30
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
83.9 MPH 21.5 ° 0.331 0.247 0.491
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Mike Clevinger

#52 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Reds Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
10 30.0 0.212 0.200 0.47
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
77.7 MPH 19.8 ° 0.209 0.150 0.355
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Chris Archer

#22 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Tigers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
82 31.7 0.210 0.184 1.22
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
85.0 MPH 16.1 ° 0.344 0.239 0.526
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Jose Berrios

#17 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Royals Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
63 17.5 0.376 0.305 5.17
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
86.4 MPH 21.7 ° 0.334 0.258 0.472
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for July 3rd, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for July 3, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 7/3/18 slate for Tuesday. 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.

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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 July 3, 2018

Kyle Hendricks

#28 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Tigers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
3 0.0 0.441 0.500 3.20
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
71.9 MPH -16.0 ° 0.234 0.252 0.266
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Jake Odorizzi

#12 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Brewers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
50 42.0 0.236 0.196 1.55
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
80.5 MPH 28.6 ° 0.232 0.179 0.321
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Zach Eflin

#56 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
13 15.4 0.270 0.308 1.87
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.0 MPH 16.1 ° 0.238 0.251 0.286
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for May 31st, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for May 31, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 5/31/18 slate for Thursday. 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 May 31, 2018

 

 

Clayton Kershaw

#22 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Phillies Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
37 35.1 0.144 0.111 2.22
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.9 MPH 12.5 ° 0.224 0.192 0.296
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Jake Odorizzi

#12 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Indians Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
110 15.5 0.315 0.240 5.08
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
86.0 MPH 23.7 ° 0.353 0.278 0.502
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Jordan Lyles

#27 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Marlins Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
38 15.8 0.333 0.265 2.46
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
79.8 MPH -1.2 ° 0.259 0.095 0.159
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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Who Owned Baseball April 15, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the 8th inning and finished with 7 2/3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run while striking out 7 Astros. He would not get the decision but the Rangers prevailed in 10 innings, 3-1.

Clayton Kershaw gave the Dodgers a much needed head to head win over Arizona with 7 innings of 2 hit ball, allowing 1 run and striking out 12 in the 7-2 final.

Starling Marte went 5 for 5 with a homer and 4 runs scored as the red hot Pirates won again, 7-3 in Miami.

Andrew Benintendi singled, doubled and tripled, driving in the tying run as Boston came from behind to beat Baltimore, 3-1.

They all owned baseball on April 15, 2018

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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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Springer, Verlander, Morton and Kershaw owned the World Series

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It may seem strange, seeing Clayton Kershaw on this list. But as it turned out, despite his disastrous Game 5, Clayton Kershaw was tied with the highest WOWS total for a pitcher in the 2017 World Series.

Sure George Springer makes sense. He hit 5 homers and took the World Series MVP trophy. Yeah Charlie Morton makes sense. He was dominant as a starter in Game 4 and pitched 4 brilliant innings out of the bullpen to clinch Game 7. And Justin Verlander pitched well enough to win both Games 2 and 6.

But Morton’s WOWs total was 1 1/2 because of the bullpen meltdown in Game 4. And Verlander took the hard luck loss in Game 6, which also made his WOWs total 1 1/2.

And Kershaw was brilliant in Game 1 and pitched 4 shutout innings in relief in Game 7, earning him a 1 1/2 total.

So while Kershaw continues to lick his wounds and listen to how he is a post season failure, in at least one metric, he was a solid contributor.

This October, Kershaw was 3-0 with a 3.82 ERA. That includes the homers he let up in his victory over the Diamondbacks and his 4th and 5th inning meltdowns in Game 5 of the World Series.

Remember he threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 run, no walks and 11 strikeouts in Game 1, seemingly putting his post season woes to rest.

They will stick around another year, but maybe he had a better October than his Game 5 would let on.

Let’s look at the final tally.

 

Final WOWS Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2017,

George Springer – Astros 3 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1, Joc Pederson – Dodgers 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1,   Corey Seager – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2016,

Justin Verlander – Astros 1 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1 1/2, Charlie Morton – Astros 1 1/2, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Joe Musgrove – Astros 1, Brad Peacock – Astros 1, Alex Wood – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Dodgers 1/2,

 

Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Game 7 and Saying Good Bye to 2017 Baseball – November 2, 2017

 

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Game 7 of the World Series was kind of a dud but it didn’t mean it wasn’t a great October.

I watched the end of the game with my sons and gave my thoughts as we said good bye to another year.

The offseason begins on this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owns October (#WOO) and Who Owns the World Series (#WOWS) Tallies Updated For November 1, 2017

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I will NOT change it to Who Owns November. October is a state of mind, even if the post season begins in September (as it did in 2014) or ends in November (as it did tonight.)

The Astros are the World Champions… that’s a sentence I think a lot of Houston fans thought they would never be able to say.

Charlie Morton became the unlikely hero to throw the final pitch of the World Series. But he was no “One batter and done” like Mike Montgomery’s surprise save for the Cubs in last year’s World Series. He went long to earn the title.

Meanwhile George Springer matched Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley’s single Series record with 5 homers. The game was a dud but don’t blame the Astros (or Clayton Kershaw for that matter.)

So who owned October and the World Series?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From November 1
2017 World Series Game 7:

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Charlie Morton came out of the bullpen to throw 4 solid innings, striking out 4 Dodgers, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. He threw the pitch that ended the 5-1 game for the Astros that clinched the World Series.

George Springer led off the game with a double and scored. He would add his record tying 5th homer of the World Series to seal his MVP as the Astros topped the Dodgers 5-1 to win it all.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Clayton Kershaw threw 4 dominant shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 4 Astros. The Dodgers would fall 5-1.

Joc Pederson singled and scored the only Dodger run as they fell to the Astros, 5-1.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2017,

George Springer – Astros 3 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1, Joc Pederson – Dodgers 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1,   Corey Seager – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2016,

Justin Verlander – Astros 1 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1 1/2, Charlie Morton – Astros 1 1/2, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Joe Musgrove – Astros 1, Brad Peacock – Astros 1, Alex Wood – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Dodgers 1/2,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 4, Aaron Judge – Yankees 3 1/2, George Springer – Astros 3 1/2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 3 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 2 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 2 1/2, Greg Bird – Yankees 2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1 1/2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1,  Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Enrique Hernandez – Dodgers 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Joc Pederson – Dodgers 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Albert Almora Jr. – Yankees 1/2, Andrew Benitendi – Red Sox 1/2, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Daniel Descalso – Diamondbacks 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Todd Frazier – Yankees 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2,  Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2,  Addison Russell – Cubs 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Cubs 1/2, Corey Seager – Dodgers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Justin Verlander – Astros 4 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 3 1/2, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 3, Charlie Morton – Astros 2 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 2 1/2, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2 1/2, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 2,   Dallas Keuchel – Astros 2, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1 1/2,  David Price – Red Sox 1 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1 1/2,  Jake Arrieta – Cubs 1, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Sonny Gray – Yankees 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Brandon Morrow – Dodgers 1, Joe Musgrove – Astros 1, Brad Peacock – Astros 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, CC Sabathia – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Alex Wood – Dodgers 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Brian Duensing – Cubs 1/2, Carl Edwards Jr – Cubs 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Dodgers 1/2, Collin McHugh – Astros 1/2, Lance McCullers Jr – Astros 1/2, Andrew Miller – Indians 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1/2,

Sully Baseball Podcast – Breaking Down the Chain Reactions of an Insane Game 5 – October 30, 2017

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Game 5 of the 2017 World Series was absolutely bonkers. It was a chain reaction of dramatic moments that happened last night and banal events from a few nights before that all added up to be the sum total that was the game.

I give Clayton Kershaw a break, criticize the Dodgers and hope that the series goes 7 to become an all time classic.

Connecting the dots in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owns October (#WOO) and Who Owns the World Series (#WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 24, 2017

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Well here we go. The World Series has begun and I am adding Who Owns the World Series to the post season Sully Metrics.

Clayton Kershaw made his World Series debut. Like he fellow multiple Cy Young winning Cooperstown bound compadres who kicked butt in their first World Series start (a la Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez), Kershaw did NOT disappoint.

In fact he was Kershaw-esque!

So who owned October and the World Series?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 24
2017 World Series Game 1:

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Clayton Kershaw used his World Series debut to dominate Houston with 11 strikeouts over 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run and no walks to earn the 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Justin Turner kept his October heroics going with a dramatic 2 out, 2 run go ahead homer that put the Dodgers on top for good over Houston, 3-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Alex Bregman  hit a game tying homer, which was pretty much all of Houston’s offense in their 3-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 runs over 6 2/3 solid innings. But he took the hard luck 3-1 decision as the Astros fell to the Dodgers.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2017,

Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2016,

Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 4, Aaron Judge – Yankees 3 1/2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 3 1/2, Greg Bird – Yankees 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1 1/2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1,  Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Enrique Hernandez – Dodgers 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Albert Almora Jr. – Yankees 1/2, Andrew Benitendi – Red Sox 1/2, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Daniel Descalso – Diamondbacks 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Todd Frazier – Yankees 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2,  Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Addison Russell – Cubs 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Cubs 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 3, Justin Verlander – Astros 3, David Robertson – Yankees 2 1/2, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2 1/2, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 2,  Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 2, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1 1/2,  David Price – Red Sox 1 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1 1/2,  Jake Arrieta – Cubs 1, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Sonny Gray – Yankees 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Brandon Morrow – Dodgers 1, Charlie Morton – Astros 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, CC Sabathia – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Brian Duensing – Cubs 1/2, Carl Edwards Jr – Cubs 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 1/2, Collin McHugh – Astros 1/2, Lance McCullers Jr – Astros 1/2, Andrew Miller – Indians 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1/2,

Sully Baseball Podcast – Previewing the World Series and Honoring Dusty Baker – October 22, 2017

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The Astros chucked away the tyranny of the save and won a pennant along the way. It was the greatest moment in Astros history.

The World Series is set up and the Dodgers and Astros have tons of feel good storylines on both sides.

Meanwhile, Dusty Baker was fired and I give him credit where it is due.
October is heating up on this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 19, 2017

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So 40 years and a day after Reggie Jackson sunk the Dodgers with 3 homers, Enrique Hernandez picked the Dodgers on his back with 3 homers of his own.

The Dodgers are World Series bound and it wasn’t even close tonight. The player known as Kiki etched his name into Dodger lore and Clayton Kershaw is now 4 team wins away from erasing any doubt of his Cooperstown legacy.

Meanwhile the Cubs… well, they showed just how hard it is to repear.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 19

2017 NLCS Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Enrique Hernandez tied single game post season records with 3 homers and 7 RBI, including a grand slam, to mash the Dodgers into the World Series with an 11-1 drubbing of the Champion Cubs.

Clayton Kershaw threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run, striking out 5 Cubs to earn the 11-1 decision for the pennant winning Dodgers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Kris Bryant homered to provide all the Cubs offense as they were hammered by the Dodgers, 11-1.

Brian Duensing was the only Cubs pitcher to prevent the Dodgers from scoring, tossing a pair of shutout innings as the defending champs saw their reign end in an 11-1 blowout.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 3, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2 1/2, Jose Altuve – Astros 2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Greg Bird – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 1 1/2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1 1/2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1,  Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Enrique Hernandez – Dodgers 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Albert Almora Jr. – Yankees 1/2, Andrew Benitendi – Red Sox 1/2, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Daniel Descalso – Diamondbacks 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Todd Frazier – Yankees 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2,  Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Addison Russell – Cubs 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Cubs 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2 1/2, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 2,  Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 2, David Robertson – Yankees 2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1 1/2, David Price – Red Sox 1 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1 1/2,  Jake Arrieta – Cubs 1, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Sonny Gray – Yankees 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Brandon Morrow – Dodgers 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, CC Sabathia – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Brian Duensing – Cubs 1/2, Carl Edwards Jr – Cubs 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 1/2, Collin McHugh – Astros 1/2, Lance McCullers Jr – Astros 1/2, Andrew Miller – Indians 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1/2,

Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 6, 2017

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The Dodgers scored as many runs before a single batter was retired as the Red Sox have in 2 whole games. Stephen Strasburg went from throwing a memorable masterpiece to a heartbreaking loss and Joe Girardi made one of the great managerial blunders in post season

Yup… it was an amazing day of baseball as only the playoffs can give us.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 6
2017 National League Division Series Game 1
2017 American League Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Kris Bryant broke up a no hitter in the 6th with a 2 out RBI single and would later come around to score as the Cubs blanked the Nationals, 3-0.

Carlos Correa homered, doubled and walked, driving in 4 as the Astros rolled again over Boston, 8-2.

Yan Gomes got on base 3 times including a dramatic walk off single in the bottom of the 13th in Cleveland’s wild 9-8 win against the Yankees.

Kyle Hendricks threw 7 shutout innings to earn the 3-0 decision for the Cubs over Washington.

Clayton Kershaw pitched into the 7th, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 at the Dodgers took the opener against Arizona, 9-5.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 Red Sox in 5 2/3 innings to get the 8-2 victory for the Astros.

Josh Tomlin came out of the bullpen in the 12th and retired all 6 Yankees he faced, striking out 3 and setting up the walk off 9-8 finale in Cleveland.

Justin Turner homered in the first inning, reached base 4 times altogether, driving in 5 runs to lead the Dodgers past Arizona, 9-5.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Zack Godley was pressed into service in the second inning and gave the Diamondbacks 5 frames of relief, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 5. But it was too little too late as Los Angeles took the game, 9-5.

J. D. Martinez got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Diamondbacks 9-5 loss to the Dodgers.

David Price came out of the bullpen to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings and stop the bleeding. Nothing else worked however and the Astros clobbered the Red Sox, 8-2.

Gary Sanchez hit a startling 2 run homer off of Kluber in the first inning and added another hit. But the Yankees had an equally shocking meltdown and fell in 13 innings to the Indians, 9-8.

Stephen Strasburg took a no hitter into the 6th and allowed just 2 unearned runs and 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 Cubs along the way. He would be charged with the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Nationals.

Christian Vazquez reached base 3 times and scored but the Red Sox were once again pounded by Houston, 8-2.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 1, Jay Bruce – Indians 1, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1, Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, David Robertson – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, David Price – Red Sox 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1,

Who Owned Baseball – The Final Regular Season Tally for 2017

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The 2017 regular season is over and the final tally of Who Owned Baseball has been made.

And with it, it turned out there was a 4 way tie for National League pitcher.

Let’s review.

COREY KLUBER was the American League pitcher who owned baseball with 14, well above Chris Sale (8 1/2) and Ervin Santana and Luis Severino (8).

JOSE RAMIREZ was the American League hitter who owned baseball with 8, edging Mookie Betts (7) on the final day with Jose Abreu finishing third with 6 1/2.

GIANCARLO STANTON was the National League hitter who owned baseball finishing with 10 1/2, with Nolan Arenado at second with 7 1/2 and Bryce Harper third with 6.

CLAYTON KERSHAW, CARLOS MARTINEZ, MAX SCHERZER and STEPHEN STRASBURG all tied as the National League pitchers who owned, deadlocked at 8. Zack Greinke almost joined the scrum with a 7 1/2 total.

 

They all owned baseball in 2017

Thanks for following for another season. In the postseason, I will be tallying Who Owned October and Who Owned the World Series.

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Who Owned Baseball June 29, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Corey Kluber set an Indians record with his fourth straight start with 10 or more strikeouts. He went 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while finishing with 12 K’s as the Indians topped the Rangers, 5-1.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 Angels and allowed no earned runs over 7 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for the Dodgers.

Carlos Correa reached base 3 times, including a pair of homers, drove in 4 and scored twice as the Astros made quick work of Oakland, 6-1.

Randal Grichuk went 3 for 4 with a homer, added a walk, scored 3 and drove in 5 to help the Cardinals come from behind against Arizona, 10-4.

They all owned baseball on June 29, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Ervin Santana threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 6 Orioles and getting the 2-0 Minnesota victory.

Clayton Kershaw went 9 innings, striking out 10 Cardinals and walking none. He didn’t let up a run until a wild pitch in the 9th. He would not get the decision but the Dodgers won in 13, 2-1.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of homers, driving in 3 and scoring 3 as Cleveland held on, 8-7, in Cincinnati.

Anthony Rendon homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 to lead the Nationals past the Mariners in a 10-1 thrashing.

 

They all owned baseball on May 23, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 17, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Clayton Kershaw threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Giants and earned the 6-1 victory for the Dodgers.

Christian Bergman held the A’s to 2 hits, no runs and struck out 9 over 7 1/3 innings as the Mariners prevailed, 4-0.

Kurt Suzuki reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 8-4.

Jose Altuve doubled twice and tripled twice, driving in a run and helping the Astros top Miami, 3-0.

They all owned baseball on May 17, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball April 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Trea Turner gave the Nationals their first cycle in 9 years, driving in 7 runs to help take a wild 15-12 Coors special against the Rockies.

Ian Kinsler went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Tigers clobbered Seattle, 19-9.

Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 strong innings, striking out 7 Giants, allowing 1 run and 1 walk to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory.

Dallas Keuchel went the distance, working out of jams throughout the game as the Astros topped Cleveland, 4-2.

 

They all owned baseball on April 25, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 14, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 8 Arizona batters to earn the 7-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 A’s in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits as the Astros rolled, 7-2.

David Freese collected 3 hits including an RBI single and an RBI double to help the Pirates win against the Cubs, 4-2.

Brad Miller reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to lead the Rays past the Red Sox, 10-5..

They all owned baseball on April 14, 2017 

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21 Cool Stats, Facts and Observations From MLB’s Opening Day

It’s only been a couple days since the MLB made its triumphant return around the country in games that actually count, but a lot of cool stuff has already happened.

As ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says frequently, the beautiful part of baseball is you can head to the stadium every single night and see something that’s never happened before. With all the action taking place, we’ve taken the time to set aside as many tweets as we can find containing cool stats, facts or just a plain old observations of what’s going on.

Since baseball is played on a daily basis, there are tons of opportunities for this kind of stuff to happen, so we can safely assume the the following 21 tweets are just the beginning of something wonderful in 2017.

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Who Owned Baseball April 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings of 2 hit ball allowing one earned run and one unearned run, earning the 14-3 opening day decision for Los Angeles.

Yasmani Grandal clobbered a pair of homers to power the Dodgers in a 14-3 laugher over San Diego.

Dallas Keuchel kept the Mariners off the board over 7 shutout frames, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and got the Astros a 3-0 win.

Khris Davis slammed 2 homers to lead Oakland past the Angels, 4-2.

They all owned baseball on April 3, 2017 

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The 10 Best Cy Young Performances Since the 2000 Season

While there’s a certain amount of joy in watching two baseball teams slug it out for nine innings, not much can beat a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel.

The game hums along at a nice pace (the commissioner definitely likes that) and every play — whether it’s someone collecting a base hit, stealing a bag, executing a hit-and-run, making a play in the field or something else — gets magnified along the way.

Hitters are forced to face a lot of failure on any given night, and the chances of coming up empty always skyrockets when one of the league’s top hurlers toes the slab. Especially when they’re in the midst of a Cy Young season.

Every award-winning performance is a special one for pitchers, but they’re not all created equally. Since the dawn of the new millennium, we’ve been blessed with some truly dominant pitching performances, but which ones have been the most dominant?

Using FanGraphs’ version of WAR (referred to as fWAR here), we ranked the 10 best Cy Young seasons since 2000 (there was a tie at no. 10, so we handed it to whomever compiled their respective fWAR in the fewest number of innings).

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 25, 2017

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The Dodgers have a window of opportunity to win the World Series. They have some of the big building blocks in place.

But this has been a strange off season where they have been big spender to essentially stand pat.

Bleed Dodger Blue in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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