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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for June 14th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for June 14, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 6/14/18 slate for Monday. 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 14, 2018

 

Dan Straily

#58 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Giants Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
92 17.4 0.193 0.170 2.37
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
85.0 MPH 19.6 ° 0.307 0.240 0.441
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Lance Lynn

#31 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Tigers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
43 16.3 0.209 0.175 2.47
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
80.1 MPH 3.6 ° 0.243 0.207 0.266
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Justin Verlander

#35 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Athletics Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
48 25.0 0.261 0.213 3.61
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
87.8 MPH 24.9 ° 0.411 0.312 0.676
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Blake Snell

#4 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Yankees Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
79 25.3 0.343 0.219 6.53
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
79.5 MPH 20.1 ° 0.332 0.197 0.416
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for June 8th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for June 8, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 6/8/18 slate for Friday. 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/

 

Are you into collecting , , or cards? Looking for a subscription service that can deliver them to your door? Check out .

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 8, 2018

 

Stephen Strasburg

#37 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Giants Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
146 26.0 0.276 0.250 2.20
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
87.6 MPH 18.4 ° 0.260 0.234 0.308
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

J.A. Happ

#33 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
219 26.5 0.313 0.246 3.93
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
83.4 MPH 16.1 ° 0.343 0.267 0.484
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Chris Sale

#41 Throws: Left

Career vs Current White Sox Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
15 40.0 0.268 0.231 1.26
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
79.2 MPH 19.3 ° 0.281 0.223 0.269
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Masahiro Tanaka

#19 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Mets Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
87 27.6 0.299 0.228 3.80
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.7 MPH 11.6 ° 0.284 0.204 0.350
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for June 2nd, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for June 2, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 6/2/18 slate for the first Saturday of June. 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/

 

Are you into collecting , , or cards? Looking for a subscription service that can deliver them to your door? Check out .

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 2, 2018

 

 

Jhoulys Chacin

#45 Throws: Right

Career vs Current White Sox Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
15 13.3 0.201 0.200 2.20
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.8 MPH 17.6 ° 0.248 0.232 0.342
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Trevor Cahill

#53 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Royals Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
34 26.5 0.258 0.154 2.35
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
91.3 MPH 5.6 ° 0.360 0.394 0.431
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Masahiro Tanaka

#19 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
142 20.4 0.312 0.231 4.99
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
84.2 MPH 16.4 ° 0.294 0.232 0.407
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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Who Owned Baseball May 28, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Boston Herald Staff photo by Christopher Evans

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Andrew Benintendi singled, tripled and homered, driving in 4 to help Boston beat Toronto, 8-3.

Justin Verlander pitched 6 2/3 innings in Yankee Stadium, allowing 1 run and 4 hits and won the 5-1 game for the Astros.

Anthony Rizzo reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 as the Cubs shutout the Pirates 7-0.

Gio Gonzalez pitched a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out 3 Orioles and earning the 6-0 decision for Washington.

They all owned baseball on May 28, 2018

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice For May 28th, 2018 At DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for May 28, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 5/28/18 slate for Memorial Day Monday 2018. 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/

 

Are you into collecting , , or cards? Looking for a subscription service that can deliver them to your door? Check out .

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 28, 2018

 

 

Justin Verlander

#35 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Yankees Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
150 33.3 0.247 0.179 2.59
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
79.8 MPH 23.3 ° 0.206 0.154 0.235
* Statcast data only available back to 2015
Truth is, Verlander just dominates the Yankees. Earlier in the season he went 8 strong innings before getting pulled and then we saw Ken Giles give up a long ball and punch himself in the head. Verlander’s only downside is that it’s at Yankee Stadium. He could be golden for 6+ innings at 8+ strikeouts.

Gio Gonzalez

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
136 27.2 0.286 0.218 3.64
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
88.0 MPH 10.0 ° 0.339 0.217 0.475
* Statcast data only available back to 2015
He gets to face the Orioles. What’s better than that?

 


Jakob Junis

#65 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Twins Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
31 25.8 0.406 0.333 6.37
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
79.5 MPH 20.4 ° 0.418 0.323 0.593
* Statcast data only available back to 2015
It’s not that I like Junis as a pitcher, it’s that this Memorial Day there aren’t that many pitchers that have plus matchups that could help your roster by saving money and allowing you to get some more bats in there.

Jacob deGrom

#48 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Braves Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
145 25.5 0.278 0.235 3.23
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.1 MPH 17.3 ° 0.298 0.236 0.382
* Statcast data only available back to 2015
I still hate the fact that he cut his hair. Did he give it to a charity? I hope so. Baseball-wise he has a matchup against the Braves that he has held down in the past. Couple that with the injury to Acuna, if New York can put up some runs on the board, I like deGrom’s chances at the W.

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Who Owned Baseball May 16, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Justin Verlander blanked the Angers with a complete game, 5 hit shutout where he recorded his 2,500th career strikeout in the Astros 2-0 win.

Justin Smoak homered, doubled and walked, driving in 3 to help the Blue Jays pound the Mets, 12-1.

Nick Pivetta struck out 11 Orioles over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Starlin Castro got 4 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another as the Marlins rallied to top the Dodgers, 6-5.

They all owned baseball on May 16, 2018

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.

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Combined Dodger No Hitter)

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Orlando Ramirez / USA TODAY Sports – SNLA

Now THAT was a show for the folks of Monterrey Mexico!

In a game that was drenched in rain, the fans who braved the weather were treated to a combined no hitter. Walker Buehler took the first six. Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore each threw a no hit inning and an unlikely group of arms etched their names into Dodgers history.

They knocked a more likely name off of this list… Clayton Kershaw.

Of course they did this against the Padres, still looking for their first No Hitter in Team History.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
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OAKLAND A’S
Sean Manaea – April 21, 2018
3-0 over Boston.
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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HOUSTON ASTROS
Mike Fiers – August 21, 2015.
3-0 over Los Angeles Dodgers.

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Hisashi Iwakuma – August 12, 2015.
3-0 over Orioles
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Jered Weaver – May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Did you take notes, Padres? THAT is called a no hitter. Please throw one!

Who Owned Baseball May 1, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Jon Gray threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Cubs in the Rockies 3-1 victory.

Matt Adams went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to help the Nationals clobber the Pirates 12-4.

Nick Tropeano allowed just 1 hit over 6 1/3 shutout innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Angels 3-2 walk off win over Baltimore.

Dee Gordon collected 5 hits, including a double, stealing 2 bases and scoring as Seattle topped the A’s, 6-3.

They all owned baseball on May 1, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 25, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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AP Photo/Michael Wyke

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Justin Verlander kept the Angels hitless into the 5th and finished with 7 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 9 strikeouts, no walks and a 5-2 decision for the Astros.

Jon Gray struck out 11 Padres over 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball to earn the 5-2 Colorado victory.

Nicholas Castellanos reached base 5 times, including a homer and 4 RBI in the Tigers 13-10 slug fest Game 1 win over Pittsburgh. He added another hit and RBI in the nightcap which Detroit dropped.

Matt Adams singled, doubled and launched a homer, driving in 6 runs as the Nationals demolished the Giants, 15-2.

They all owned baseball on April 25, 2018

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

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

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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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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,

 

Justin Verlander and Jose Altuve Owned October (Final #WOO Tally and Results)

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The World Series is over. The Houston Astros have their first ever title in franchise history. And it is appropriate that the two players with the highest WOO (Who Owns October) score would be heroes for Houston.

Mapping the entire post season, Justin Verlander won a game in the Division Series as a starter and another as a reliever over Boston, clinched the ALCS MVP by dominating the Yankees and pitched well in the World Series over the Dodgers.

Meanwhile Altuve homered 3 times in the opening game of the Division Series and finished the 4 game defeat of Boston with a .533 average and an OPS of 1.765. His slugging continued in the ALCS with 3 homers, a .974 OPS and big plays against the Yankees.

His stats in the World Series were not as robust but he still homered twice, including a dramatic 3 run game tying shot in the wild Game 5 victory and drove in 6 runs in the 7 game series.

While Verlander and Altuve got the highest totals, they were by no means the only October heroes.

Verlander’s 4 1/2 WOO total beat out Clayton Kershaw’s 3 1/2 and Kenley Jansen’s 3.

Altuve’s final of 4 barely beat Aaron Judge, who had 3 1/2 despite not even playing in the World Series. George Springer, who took the World Series MVP and Justin Turner, who had a huge post season, also had 3 1/2, barely behind Altuve’s total.

Looking back at the final tally is odd because it encompasses the entire post season. So yes, Trevor Story of the Rockies and Brian Dozier of the Twins are on there from their Wild Card Game losses. There are Yankee, Red Sox and Nationals players with a WOO total who saw their managers let go before the October tallies were done.

But in the end, Verlander and Altuve were good representatives of owning October. They certainly led Houston to the greatest baseball moment in the city’s history.

 

 

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Final 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,

Who Owns October (#WOO) and Who Owns the World Series (#WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 31, 2017

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Fox Sports

Was there any doubt this game was going to go to a seventh game?

Actually, YES! When Verlander looked damn near unhittable through 5 innings, it looked like it might end with a 1-0 final following up a 13-12 slugfest.

Ah, such is baseball. Rich Hill might not be happy they pulled him early again! But a 7th game is up for grabs for anyone and if they win, the champagne will taste just as good for Mr. Hill

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 31
2017 World Series Game 6:

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Kenley Jansen rebounded from several poor outings to give the Dodgers 6 critical outs, allowing no baserunners and striking out 3 Astros to save the 3-1 final.

Chris Taylor finally solved Verlander’s dominance with a game tying double that set up the go ahead rally as the Dodgers topped the Astros, 3-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

George Springer reached base 3 times, including a homer that briefly gave the Astros the lead but the rest of the lineup was cold in the 3-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Justin Verlander dominated the Dodgers for the first 5 innings before allowing 2 in the 6th. They were enough to take the hard luck 3-1 loss for the Astros.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2017,

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

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2016,

Justin Verlander – Astros 1 1/2, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Joe Musgrove – Astros 1, Brad Peacock – Astros 1, Alex Wood – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Dodgers 1/2, Charlie Morton – 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, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 2 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 2 1/2, George Springer – 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, 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, Joc Pederson – Dodgers 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, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 3, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 3, 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,  Charlie Morton – 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, 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,

Who Owns October (#WOO) and Who Owns the World Series (#WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 25, 2017

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Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

Well, THAT game was bananas.

The Dodger bullpen was untouchable against Chicago. And look at this! They allowed a a run in the 8th, 9th, 2 in the 10th and 2 in the 11th.

Meanwhile the Dodgers kept tying it, Charlie Culberson thought his homer knotted it up and a pick off attempt that hit an umpire may have turned the tide of the World Series.

Like I said… bananas.

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 25
2017 World Series Game 2:

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

George Springer reached base 4 times including a double and a go ahead 2 run homer in the 11th that put Houston up for good in the wild 7-6 game against Los Angeles.

Justin Verlander allowed 2 hits and struck out 5 over 6 strong innings. He did not factor in the decision but helped set up the Astros 7-6 win in 11 innings over the Dodgers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Corey Seager hit a 2 run homer that briefly gave the Dodgers the lead. They would drop the game in 11 to Houston, 7-6.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2017,

George Springer – Astros 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1/2, Corey Seager – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2016,

Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 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, George Springer – Astros 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, 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, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 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,

Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 20, 2017

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Hey look at that! The Astros are back. After being shutout for the first 4 innings, Houston’s bats finally woke up. Verlander and Altuve did their thing and now we have a do or die Game 7.

You know the Dodgers are happy about these teams beating the tar out of each other.

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 20

2017 ALCS Game 6:

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Altuve broke open the game for the Astros with a 2 run single and added a homer to beat the Yankees, 7-1.

Justin Verlander tossed 7 dominating shutout innings, striking out 8 Yankees and saving the Astros season with a 7-1 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Chad Green stopped the surging Astros with 2 1/3 no hit shutout innings. But it wasn’t enough as the Yankees fell, 7-1.

Aaron Judge homered for the Yankees only run in their 7-1 crushing by the Astros.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 3 1/2, Jose Altuve – Astros 3, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2 1/2, 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,

Justin Verlander – Astros 3, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2 1/2, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 2,  Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 2, David Robertson – Yankees 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, 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,

Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 14, 2017

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Well it is safe to say that Justin Verlander has worked out as a nice trade for Houston. Both he and Kershaw are former Cy Young winners trying to exorcise their October demons. One of them threw a complete game victory.

Meanwhile Carlos Correa and Yasiel Puig showed a flair for the dramatic, especially with homers that juuuuuuust cleared the wall.

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 14

2017 ALCS Game 2:
2017 NLCS Game 1:

 

Receiving 1 WOO

Carlos Correa drove in the Astros first run with a home run and ended the game with a walk off double in the 9th to top the Yankees, 2-1.

Kenley Jansen struck out all 4 batters he faced to close out the save as the Dodgers took game 1, 5-2, over the Cubs.

Yasiel Puig put the Dodgers on the board with an RBI double and added his first ever post season homer to seal the 5-2 victory over the Cubs.

Justin Verlander threw a dominating complete game, striking out 13 Yankees with only 1 walk to earn the 2-1 decision for Houston.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Albert Almora Jr. hit a 2 run homer to give the Cubs an early lead. They could not hold it and fell short to the Dodgers, 5-2.

Todd Frazier hit a bizarre game tying double that got stuck in the fence. It wasn’t enough as the Yankees fell to the Astros, 2-1.

Tommy Kahnle was pressed into service early because of Severino’s injury. He responded with 2 innings of no hit shutout ball in the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Astros.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 2, Greg Bird – Yankees 1 1/2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1, Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Justin Turner – 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 – Yabkees 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1/2, Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Kenley Jansen – 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, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1 1/2, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 1,  Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 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 5, 2017

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Well… it is safe to say Jose Altuve is ready for the big stage. When you hit 3 homers in a game, you join names like Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Albert Pujols and Adrian Beltre for all time players to smash a trio of taters. (Oddly Adam Kennedy is also on that list.)

Chris Sale, the Red Sox best hope for a victory in the post season, pulled his best Clayton Kershaw in October impersonation, and that is no compliment.

Meanwhile Terry Francona held back his ace one day but got an ace like performance from the replacement starter. The Indians took Game 1 and have a rested and ready Corey Kluber for Game 2.

Good Luck Yankees.

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
2017 American League Division Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO

 

Jose Altuve had a historic night at the plate, launching a trio of solo homers, as the Astros ran away with Game 1 against Boston, 8-2.

Trevor Bauer kept the Yankees hitless into the 6th and finished with 6 2/3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts to earn the 4-0 decision for the Indians.

Jay Bruce doubled and homered, driving in 3, to power the Indians past the Yankees, 4-0.

Justin Verlander worked out of trouble in 2 innings and finished with 6 innings and 2 runs to earn the 8-2 decision for the Astros over the Red Sox.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Starlin Castro got 2 of the Yankees 3 hits in their 4-0 defeat by Cleveland.

Jaime Garcia kept the Indians scoreless and hitless for 2 2/3 innings, striking out 3, but the Yankees were blanked 4-0.

Sandy Leon got a pair of hits, drove in a run and threw out a would be base stealer in the Red Sox 8-2 loss in Houston.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 1, Jay Bruce – Indians 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, David Robertson – Yankees 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2,

Who Owned Baseball August 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 9 and helping the Tigers stop the Dodgers winning streak with a 6-1 final.

Adam Conley threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to help the Marlins defeat the Mets, 6-4.

Chris Gimenez had 7 total bases, including a homer, scoring 3 times in the Twins critical 12-5 victory over Arizona.

Jesus Aguilar reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 3 as the Brewers slugged past the Rockies, 8-4.

They all owned baseball on August 20, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 9, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 8 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 6 Pirates as the Tigers cruised to a 10-0 final.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, driving in 3 to lead the Mariners past Oakland, 6-3.

Madison Bumgarner threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 7 Cubs to give the Giants the 3-1 win and take the series against the champs.

Ryan Zimmerman got on base 5 times, hit 2 homers, drove in 5 and scored 4 in the Nationals 10-1 blow out of Miami.

They all owned baseball on August 9, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Jose Altuve reached base 5 times, scored 3 and drove in 3 as the Astros rolled over Philadelphia, 13-4.

A. J. Pollock got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 4 to lead the Diamondbacks past Atlanta, 10-2.

James Paxton worked out of a few jams to throw 7 innings of 4 hits shutout ball, striking out 10 Boston batters and earning the 4-0 decision for Seattle.

Mike Leake allowed no earned runs over 7 innings, striking out 6 Rockies in the Cardinals 8-2 win.

They all owned baseball on July 24, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 19, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Nolan Arenado had the game of his life, going 5 for 6 with 3 homers, 4 runs scored and 7 runs batted in to lead the Rockies in an 18-4 thrashing of San Diego.

Brandon Moss got 3 hits including a homer and a game tying double in the 9th as the Royals walked off against the Tigers, 4-3.

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Brewers in 7 innings, allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision but the Pirates walked off the 3-2 final in extra innings.

Alex Meyer took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 7 innings of 1 hit ball, striking out 7 Nationals while the Angels rolled to a 7-0 final.

They all owned baseball on July 19, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast Tigers should emulate the White Sox and remembering 1987 Blue Jays – July 13, 2017

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With the second half of the season looming, the Tigers should look at the White Sox wild rebuilding strategy and say “Hey! WE should do that!”

Plus I remember the Blue Jays team that should have won.

You need to fall before you rise on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball May 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Robbie Ray threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 10 Pirates for the 3-0 Arizona win.

Austin Hedges hit a 2 run homer and a 2 run double to propel the Padres past the Cubs, 6-2.

Eric Skoglund threw 6 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout ball, whiffing 5 Tigers, in his big league debut and earned the 1-0 decision for the Royals.

Elvis Andrus singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 runs and scoring a pair as the Rangers outlasted Tampa Bay, 9-5.

They all owned baseball on May 30, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball April 27, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Matt Carpenter hit a walk off grand slam and drove in 5 in the opening game and reached base twice and drove in another run in the night cap to help the Cardinals sweep a double header against Toronto, 8-4 and 6-4.

Francisco Lindor hit a come from behind 2 run homer that gave Cleveland a 4-3 lead over the Astros that they would hold.

Taijuan Walker struck out 11 Padres in 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, earning the 6-2 decision for Arizona.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a complete game 3 hit shutout against the Red Sox as the Yankees swept, 3-0.

They all owned baseball on April 27, 2017

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Justin Verlander Takes To Twitter With Typical JV Response To Pitch Tipping

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Verlander was hit hard on Saturday in his start against the Cleveland Indians, as he gave up 9 earned runs, tying a career high, which included 3 home runs in just four innings of work.  The response from both James McCann and Brad Ausmus, was that JV could have been tipping his pitches without knowing it.

As you can see, he’s very concerned with effort!

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Who Owned Baseball April 4, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Ian Kinsler reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring twice as the Tigers won their opening 6-3 over the White Sox.

Justin Verlander pitched into the 7th and struck out 10 White Sox in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and getting the 6-3 victory for the Tigers.

Gerardo Parra doubled and singled twice, driving in 3 and scoring a run as the Rockies held on to the 6-5 final in Milwaukee.

Clayton Richard threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 5 Dodgers as the Padres blanked LA, 4-0.

They all owned baseball on April 4, 2017 

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Will Justin Verlander Be A Hall of Famer?

verlander-justin-surpriseEarlier in the week I updated what had become an annual blog entry for me around the greatness of Miguel Cabrera, who is undoubtedly already a Hall of Fame lock. It got me thinking around looking in to Justin Verlander’s career and if there is potential to be elected to the Hall of Fame one day. Now, if you would have asked me two years ago, I wouldn’t have written anything, but the way JV reinvented himself this past season, it revitalized hopes that he could be in the Hall someday. Please bare with me as this is a little long, but a case will be made…

Before diving in to statistics and whatnot, there has always been one key milestone for pitchers that essentially ensures that they are Hall of Fame locks, and that’s 300 wins. We must acknowledge that 300 wins is really no longer feasible with today’s 5-man rotations, pitch counts, and bullpen specialist. We must also acknowledge that today’s game has changed where a slightly higher ERA is acceptable compared to the day an age where voters were looking for career ERA’s in the mid-2’s. Hitters are stronger these days; ballparks tend to be smaller, etc.

Here’s the other thing that JV and other pitchers have going against them and it all plays in to what I just wrote, only 6 pitchers have been elected to the Hall in the last seven years (Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Bert Blyleven). Take it back further to 2005 and add just Bruce Sutter and Rich Gossage to that list, making it 8 in the past 12 years. What I think we are seeing is pitchers being scrutinized more highly than hitters.

With this laid out, let’s look at Justin Verlander so far…

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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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Odds To Win The 2017 MLB Divisions

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It is coming to that time where we all start making our predictions, and also plunk down more cabbage on the yearly bets. The 1st week of the February usually will come out with Player Prop Bets, and Teams Win Totals of Over and Under.

I don’t need to remind our long term readers that we have excelled in this foray since the beginning of introducing Gambling 101 as a category to mlbreports.com.

We look to continue our 70% best bet percentage.  I am looking to bounce back in the regular season in particularly as I made up the most of the money in player props, HR Derby and World Series Odds.

Today we are focusing on the MLB Divisions.

The AL East is the strongest Division in the game as 4 clubs are at least half decent. and even Tampa Bay is not that bad. Read the rest of this entry

With No Top 50 ALL – Time Contracts Signed This Winter – Who Is Next To Make The List?

Signing Cespedes would not take care of all of New York's postional roster troubles, and injuries may ultimately ravage them again for the next campaign. Many of the Mets Starters are coming off health concerns in 2016. I am not sold they should be placed at such a valuable odd until they sign some players.

Signing Cespedes  has signed the biggest contract of the offseason thus far at 4 YRs/$110 MIL.  it is ranked tied for 60th ALL – Time even though the Annual Average Value is tied for 2nd ALL – Time among position players.  With power having been devalued and a firm new set of penalties for Luxury Tax Threshold Abusers, it may take until the winter of 2018 – heading into 2019 – for another player to ink a contract that places them in the top 50 ALL – Time Salaries.

The winter has seen a lot of great Free Agents sign like Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman, Dexter Fowler, Kenley Jansen, Ian Desmond, Mark Melancon and Edwin Encarnacion, however none of them were historic by any means.

While Cespedes’s $110 MIL pact over 4 years is $27.5 MIL per year, which ties him for the  2nd best AAV ALL – Time for a position player with Alex Rodriguez, (trailing Miguel Cabrera‘s 8 YR/$248 MIL extension that started in 2016) – only brings him in for a tie for about 60th on the ALL – Time Biggest Contracts list.

To crack the top 50 list ALL – Time right now, you need to bring in a deal that makes at least $120 MIL for the life of the contract.

During last years offeseason, David Price ($217 MIL), Zack Greinke, ($206.5 MIL) Jason Heyward, ($184 MIL), Chris Davis, ($161 MIL), Justin Upton ($132.8 MIL) and Johnny Cueto ($130 MIL) all inked pacts in excess of that.

Early in the season, Stephen Strasburg shocked the world with his new 7 YRs/$175 MIL deal soon afterwards. Read the rest of this entry

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