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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 3, 2018

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This Wild Card Game wasn’t the thriller that the National League marathon was. But it was decisive win for the Yankees who still have visions of a World Series dancing in their heads.

Aaron Judge is the straw that stirs the Yankees drink… and boy did he stir it tonight!

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 3

American League Wild Card Game:

Receiving 1 WOO

Dellin Betances came out of the bullpen to throw 2 key shutout innings, striking out 3 Oakland batters, allowing no hits and no runs and earned the 7-2 decision for the Yankees.

Aaron Judge homered as the second Yankee batter of the game to give them a 2-0 lead. He would reach base 3 times altogether, adding a double and another run to beat Oakland, 7-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Khris Davis launched a 2 run homer to provide all of the A’s offense in the 7-2 Wild Card loss to the Yankees.

Lou Trivino stopped the bleeding with 3 innings of shutout ball, allowing a single hit and walk while striking out 4 Yankees. It was too little too late as Oakland lost the Wild Card Game, 7-2.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (9/23/18): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for September 23, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 9/23/18 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.

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!

Fanduel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (9/23/18): MLB DFS Advice

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FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Pitchers

J.A. Happ

#34 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
176 30.1 0.293 0.229 3.79
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.4 MPH 19.5 ° 0.305 0.248 0.420
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Blake Snell

#4 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Blue Jays Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
68 25.0 0.238 0.190 2.85
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.4 MPH 13.0 ° 0.313 0.249 0.408
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Aaron Nola

#27 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Braves Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
156 18.6 0.296 0.253 3.62
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.2 MPH 15.0 ° 0.298 0.254 0.392
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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Who Owned Baseball August 19, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Martin Maldonado missed the cycle by a single, going 3 for 4 with 3 runs, leading the Astros to a critical 9-4 victory over the A’s.

Starlin Castro hit 3 singles and 2 doubles, scoring 3 runs in Miami’s 12-1 thrashing of the Nationals.

Mike Clevinger struck out 7 Orioles over 6 shutout innings as the Indians blanked the Birds, 8-0.

Jose Urena threw a complete game, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, earning the 12-1 decision for the Marlins over Washington.

They all owned baseball on August 19, 2018

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

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Khris Davis hit a 3 run homer to bring the A’s to within one and then launched a dramatic 2 out, 2 run top of the 9th come from behind go ahead homer to sink the Rangers, 6-5.

Adam Duvall reached base 3 times, including a solo homer, to help the Reds win over the Cardinals, 7-3.

Trevor Bauer tossed 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Pirates, 4-0.

Tanner Roark struck out 11 Brewers over 8 scoreless innings, earning the 7-3 decision for Washington.

They all owned baseball on July 25, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 14, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Ty Blach made the relief performance of the year, throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings all after the 9th inning. Each pitch he threw for the first 6 innings had the game on the line and he did not let the Marlins rally and earned the 6-3 decision for the Giants in 16.

Mike Clevinger struck out 11 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Indians won, 5-2.

David Peralta homered twice as the Diamondbacks beat the spiraling Mets, 6-3.

Francisco Lindor homered, singled and stole a base to help the Indians top the White Sox, 5-2.

 

They all owned baseball on June 14, 2018

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

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Juan Soto hit two go ahead homers, driving in 4, leading the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

Evan Gattis homered twice and walked, driving in 5 runs as the Astros took a 13-5 slug fest in Oakland.

Michael Soroka took a no hitter into the 7th, finishing with 1 hit over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 4 in the Braves 2-0 blanking of the Mets.

Chris Sale struck out 9 Orioles in 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits to earn the 5-1 decision for Boston.

 

They all owned baseball on June 13, 2018

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

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Paul Goldschmidt went 3 for 5 with a pair of homers, driving in 3, as the Diamondbacks topped Colorado, 9-4.

Khris Davis homered twice in the A’s 7-2 win over the Royals.

Mike Montgomery allowed 1 run over 6 innings to lead the Cubs past Pittsburgh, 3-1.

Trevor Bauer threw 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 12 Tigers to earn the 4-1 victory for Cleveland.

They all owned baseball on June 8, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 5, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Max Scherzer struck out 13 Rays over 8 innings, allowing 2 runs and earning the 4-2 decision for Washington.

Andrew Heaney threw a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 4 Royals as the Angels took the razor thin 1-0 final.

Freddie Freeman got on base 5 times with a homer and a pair of doubles driving in 2 and scoring 3 as the Braves demolished San Diego, 14-1.

Miguel Andujar had a pair of hits, including a dramatic come from behind grand slam to spark the Yankees 7-2 victory over Toronto.

They all owned baseball on June 5, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Justin Turner drove in 5 runs while collecting 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, leading the Dodgers to a much needed 7-0 win over Miami.

Khris Davis went 4 for 4 with a 2 run homer and scored 3 in Oakland’s 10-5 pounding of the Blue Jays.

Kenta Maeda struck out 8 Marlins over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Dodgers finally broke their losing streak and blanked the Marlins, 7-0.

David Price took a shutout into the 9th and completed the 6-2 victory for the Red Sox over the Orioles.

They all owned baseball on May 17, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 5, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Manny Machado homered twice, the second one came with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th as a come from behind walk off shot to give the Orioles a stunning 7-6 victory over the Yankees.

Jose Martinez collected 10 total bases including a pair of homers and 3 RBI to help the Cardinals past San Diego, 8-4.

Jake Odorizzi took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 6 2/3 innings of 1 hit shutout ball as the Rays topped the Twins, 2-1.

Zack Greinke dominated his former teammates with 7 strong innings, striking out 6 Dodgers. He did not get the decision but the Diamondbacks won their 12th straight with a 3-1 final in 10.

They all owned baseball on September 5, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball June 28, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg dominated the Cubs, striking out 13 while allowing 4 hits and 2 runs to earned the 8-4 decision for Washington.

Marcus Stroman pitched into the 8th with 7 2/3 shutout inning, striking out 8 Orioles as the Blue Jays won 4-0.

Anthony Rendon got 3 hits, including a homer, to spark the Nationals to an 8-4 victory against the Cubs.

George Springer reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 runs as the Astros held on in an 11-8 slug fest against Oakland.

They all owned baseball on June 28, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball June 4, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Andrew Benintendi reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, drove in 3 and stole a base as the Red Sox topped Baltimore, 7-3.

Ariel Miranda went the distance, striking out 9 Rays to get the 7-1 decision for the Mariners.

Ender Inciarte got on 6 times, homered and drove in 5 to push the Braves past the Reds, 13-8.

Jeff Hoffman threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 Padres in the Rockies 3-1 win.

They all owned baseball on June 4, 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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Officlal Bets For The MLB Reports In 2017

At the MLB Reports, we put our money where our mouth is.  We have won over $2100 in the last 3 years from all bets.  We have made several wagers to begin the season in 2017.

Keep in mind these are not official predictions in any regard, however they are best value picks, and we often hedge bets later on with position of strength projected wins. 

Do yourself a favor and go to betdsi.com and find some props to play for yourself, along with several future bets and over/under win season totals for the campaign.

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Projected Top 5 Home Run Hitters In Major League Baseball For 2017

Having nothing to do with the ALL - Star Game, and a ton to prove after inviting himselfto the HR derby in San Diego, we placed a $125 bet on Stanton to win the event at +325 odds. He destroyed the field, This was the difference in us turning a small little profit for the year. ).

Having nothing to do with the ALL – Star Game, and a ton to prove after inviting himself to the HR derby in San Diego, we placed a $125 bet on Stanton to win the event at +325 odds – and he won the whole thing.  Now only if he could refrain from beingthe DL for 1 campaign.  It was another injury plagued season for the veteran in 2016, but I still claim he will lead the league in HRs one of these years and possibly challenge 50 HRs in the process.  He is our #1 pick to win the overall MLB HR crown in 2017.

With apologies to the pending Free Agents who cracked 40+ HRs in Mark Trumbo (47) and Chris Carter (41), I just don’t see them duplicating their 2016 campaigns. 

I also foresee a bunch of changes to the top 6 Home Run hitters in the American League in 2017. 

Newly signed Indians player Edwin Encarnacion is quite possibly the only returning top 5 guy that will be in there back to back seasons for the Junior Circuit.

Chris Carter. actually tied was the co-leader for the HR title with Nolan Arenado in 2016. and then was promptly non-tendered by the Brewers for his efforts. 

Mark Trumbo hasn’t been able to parlay his HR title into a Free Agent deal either.  I think this may play a huge factor in a 2017 regression of sorts.

Don’t get me wrong. i fully expect these gentlemen to eclipse 30+ HRs each still in 2017.

Since the top 5 overall Major League HR totals all resided in the AL in 2016 – I suspect this won’t be the case next year.

Ultimately, career years from Khris Davis and Brian Dozier will be hard to do again.

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Todd Frazier, Chris Carter and the Most “Average” 40-Homer Seasons Since 2002

An MLB hitter posting a season with at least 40 home runs is never not impressive, but is there a time when it’s not as impressive as it should be?

The answer to that question is yes.

Upon seeing players at the top of home run leaderboards for any given year, there could be a tendency to automatically think they’re some of baseball’s best. With regard to 2016, only eight sluggers surpassed 40 homers, but there are four that stand out: Mark Trumbo, Khris Davis, Chris Carter and Todd Frazier.

Despite mashing taters with the best of them this past season, their overall numbers – we’re talking about fWAR, in particular – don’t follow suit. Davis’ 2.5 fWAR is the highest, which just barely squeaks into the top-75 in 2016.

Obviously, this metric brings defense into the equation, but it intrigued me enough to investigate how their homer-rich performances rank against others in recent memory.

Using FanGraphs’ new splits leaderboard, I went all the way back to 2002 to see how the 40-homer seasons from these four stacked up, and it didn’t paint a pretty picture for a couple of sluggers.

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Who Owned Baseball July 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Gerrit Cole pitched the first complete game of his career, allowing just 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 6 Mariners to lead Pittsburgh in a 10-1 laugher.

Freddie Freeman reached base 5 times, homered, drove in 5 and stole a base to highlight the Braves’ 9-7 victory over Minnesota.

Lance McCullers struck out 10 Yankees, allowing 1 run over 6 innings and earned the 4-1 decision for Houston.

Khris Davis went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers as the A’s held off Texas, 6-4.

They All Owned Baseball on July 27, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball July 16, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Matt Shoemaker threw a complete game 6 hit shutout, striking out 13 White Sox and gave the Angels a razor thin 1-0 victory.

Adam Wainwright went the distance, allowing 3 hits and no runs to lead St. Louis past Miami, 5-0.

Khris Davis homered twice in the A’s 5-4 victory over Toronto.

Jake Lamb doubled twice and tripled, tying the game in the 9th and helped set up the winning rally in the 12th as Arizona topped the Dodgers 2-1.

They All Owned Baseball on July 16, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Kris Bryant went 5 for 5 with 3 homers, driving in 6 and scoring 4 to lead the Cubs in a wild 11-8 slugfest in Cincinnati.

Jon Gray struck out 8 Blue Jays over 7 innings, walking none and worked around a pair of homers to get the 9-5 victory for Colorado.

Nick Franklin singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 runs as the Rays snapped their losing streak, 13-7 over Boston.

Danny Duffy pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and struck out 8 Cardinals batters to earn the 6-2 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 26, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Tyler Duffey did not allow a hit until the 6th and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run as the Twins clobbered the Yankees, 7-1.

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs and allowed just 4 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 decision for the red hot Marlins.

Lonnie Chisenhall collected 9 total bases with his 4 hits, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Indians continued to roll, 9-3, in Detroit.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, including a homer and a pair of runs scored in the Braves 5-2 victory over the Mets.

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 13, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Khris Davis reached base 3 times, including a 3 run homer and drove in 5 as the A’s demolished the Rangers, 14-5.

Martin Prado got on base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 in Miami’s 13-4 drubbing of San Diego.

Edinson Volquez allowed no runs over 7 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 2-1 decision for Kansas City over Cleveland.

Max Scherzer held the mighty Cubs to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 11 over 7 to lead the Nationals to a potential playoff preview 4-1 victory.

They all owned baseball on June 13, 2016.

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MLB DFS Daily Picks For FanDuel – 6/14/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

Our new Draft Strategy is now here.  Please read after the post.

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

We Will Give You – Daily

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

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Who Owned Baseball May 17, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Chase Anderson took a no hitter into the 8th and a shutout to 2 outs in the 9th. He let up a pair of solo homers in the 9th before being relieved but earned a rare victory against the Cubs, 4-2 in Milwaukee.

Joc Pederson homered twice, driving in 3, in the Dodgers 5-1 win over the Angels.

Danny Salazar struck out 7 Reds in 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run to get the decision in Cleveland’s 13-1 laugher.

Khris Davis hit three homers including a walk off 2 strike 2 out grand slam that was the difference in the A’s 8-5 stunner against Texas.

They all owned baseball on May 17, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball May 9, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Todd Frazier knocked 4 hits, a pair of homers including a go ahead grand slam in the 12th that propelled the White Sox past Texas, 8-4.

Aaron Sanchez held the Giants to 3 hits and 1 run and earned the 3-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Jake Lamb reached base 4 times, including a triple and a homer, driving in 4 to lead the Diamondbacks to a 10-5 victory in Colorado.

Jose Fernandez struck out 11 Brewers in 7 innings, allowing no runs and 4 hits and getting the 4-1 win for the Marlins.

They all owned baseball on May 9, 2016.

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Odds To Win The Overall Homer Crown In 2016 MLB Baseball: Battle Of The Big Fly’s

Stanton has light tower power - and should lead the NL in Homers if he can remain healthy for a whole year. While it doesn't lock up a postseason berth having an MVP type season - coupled with a CY Young caliber pitcher on the field, it should translate in a chance to contend for the year.

Stanton has light tower power – and should lead the NL and MLB in Homers if he can remain healthy for a whole year.   In just 74 Games Played last campaign, the big slugger belted 27 HRs.  The problem is always staying on the field.  There is no reason to think he can’t crack 50+ HRs if he played a full season.  To aid his efforts as the biggest favorite to win this years MLB Homer crown – is that Marlins Park is bringing in the fences and also lowering them.

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I am flat-out wondering why these guys failed to include Chris Carter on this list?  For a prolific Home Run Hitter over the last 3 years (90 bombs), this guy is getting no respect.

I mean they have Corey Seager, Matt Adams and Freddie Freeman at the +20000 clip, but no word for a guy who finished 2nd in 2014 MLB Homers?

Carter is headed to the best home run park in the Major Leagues in Milwaukee, and will not be on a competitive club, where his AB may be in question.  Sure the guy might fan 250 times in 600 AB this season, but he may crack 40 taters for all we know.

I have requested this gambling website send me the odd for Carter (you can request a player that wasn’t listed), and I will get back to you shortly.

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WHO OWNED BASEBALL – THE FINAL RESULTS FOR 2015

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The regular season is over. My daily tally for Who Owns Baseball is at an end. Every day I determine which player had the best individual day on a winning team to earn a full WOB and on a losing team for a 1/2 WOB.

These are final leaders in each categor for Who Owns Baseball

NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

JOEY VOTTOCincinnati Reds

(Final Total – 7 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place (TIE):

Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks.
Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates.
(Final Total – 7 WOB.)

NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Alex Brandon / Associated Press

CLAYTON KERSHAW – Los Angeles Dodgers

(Final Total – 13 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place:
Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
(Final Total – 11 WOB)

Third Place
Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers
(Final Total – 9 1/2 WOB.)

AMERICAN LEAGUE HITTER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Rob Carr – Getty Image Sports

MIKE TROUT – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

(Final Total – 10 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place:
Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
(Final Total – 6 1/2 WOB)

Third Place
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
(Final Total – 6 WOB.)

AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

DALLAS KEUCHEL – Houston Astros

(Final Total – 10  WOB.)

Second Place (TIE):

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics.
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox.
(Final Total – 7 WOB.)

THE WINNERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2013

NL Batter: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

NL Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Batter: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

AL Pitcher: (3 Way Tie) R. A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays
Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

2013

NL Pitcher: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Batter: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL Pitcher:  Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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Who Owned Baseball October 4, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

 

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Brandon Wade – Getty Images

Cole Hamels settled down after a shaky first inning to throw a complete game, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, striking out 8 and topped the Angels, 9-2 to clinch the AL West title for the Texas Rangers.

Chris Davis homered twice and reached base 4 times altogether, driving in 4 and helping the Orioles beat the Yankees, 9-4.

Shelby Miller finally recorded another win, throwing 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 7 strikeouts, as Atlanta was victorious over St. Louis, 6-0.

A. J. Pollock went 3 for 5, homering and driving in a pair to have the Diamondbacks crush Houston’s hopes to host the Wild Card Game with a 5-3 final.

They all owned baseball on October 4, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Rick Porcello allowed 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run over 7 innings but was saddled with the 3-1 Red Sox loss in Cleveland.

Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 with a triple and two runs scored. His Astros would fall just short to Arizona, 5-3.

Tanner Roark threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. He would not factor into the decision as the Nationals lost to the Mets, 1-0.

Dee Gordon captured the NL Batting Title with a single, double and homer, scoring both Marlins runs along the way but Philadelphia won, 7-2.

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Who Owned Baseball October 3, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES

Max Scherzer threw his second no hitter of the season, walking none and striking out 17 Mets along the way for the 2-0 Washington final.

Corey Kluber struck out 9 over 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks and earning the 2-0 decision for the Indians over Boston.

Christian Yelich had a terrific double header. In all he went reached base nine times, going 5-5 in one game and 3 for 4 with a walk in the other, combining for 3 runs scored and 2 RBI as the Marlins beat the Phillies twice, 7-6 and 5-2.

Colby Rasmus homered twice and added a single to lead the Astros closer to a playoff spot, 6-2 over the Diamondbacks.

They all owned baseball on October 3, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Noah Syndergaard allowed 2 hits and 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 10 Washington batters. But the Mets were no hit, 2-0.

Marco Estrada pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, striking out 9 while giving up 3 hits and walking none. He would get a no decision as the Blue Jays lost to Tampa Bay 4-3.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 3 times and homered in the Diamondbacks 6-2 loss to the Astros.

Josh Hamilton‘s two homers off the Angels (on their dime) was almost the greatest middle finger in recent years. Unfortunately for him, the Angels made a dramatic rally in the 9th inning to put the Division Clinching on hold and beat the Rangers 11-10.

 

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Who Owned Baseball October 2, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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PAUL BEATY/AP

Chris Sale set the single season strikeout mark for a White Sox pitcher with 274, finishing the game with 7 whiffs in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits in the 2-1 final over Detroit.

Carlos Correa kept Houston’s playoff hopes alive by leading a mind boggling offensive attack. He reached base 4 times, including a homer and a stolen base, scoring 4 and driving in 4 as the Astros obliterated the Diamondbacks 21-5.

Jake Arrieta finished his regular season with another shutout performance, striking out 7, allowing just 2 hits over 6 innings and sealing the 6-1 Cubs victory in Milwaukee.

Daniel Castro collected 3 hits including a homer, driving in a pair in the Braves 4-0 blanking of St. Louis.

They all owned baseball on October 2, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run over 7 innings but got a no decision as the Rangers fell to the Angels, 2-1.

Brad Miller went 3 for 3 with a homer in the Mariners 4-2 defeat to the A’s.

Eugenio Suarez homered and singled, driving in 3 in Cincinnati’s 6-4 loss in Pittsburgh.

 

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Who Owned Baseball October 1, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

AP Photo - Patrick Semansky

AP Photo – Patrick Semansky

Manny Machado reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, a pair of stolen bases, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI to help Baltimore win a rain soaked 6-4 game over the Blue Jays.

Jake Odorizzi topped Miami with 7 innings, one unearned run and 7 strikeouts and earned the 4-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

Socrates Brito came off the bench and went 3 for 3, including a triple and a stolen base, scoring twice and driving in a run, scoring in the game winning rally in Diamondbacks come from behind victory, 8-6.

Jerad Eickhoff pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 10 and 4 hits to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 3-0.

 

They all owned baseball on October 1, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Albert Pujols doubled and homered, scoring twice, but saw the Rangers beat his Angels 5-3.

Trevor Bauer was terrific for 7 innings, giving up 2 hits and a run and 3 walks. He got no decision as the Twins won in Cleveland, 4-2.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled twice and singled in the Mets 3-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Ryan Weber went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, no walks and 10 strikeouts. He would get a hard luck loss as the Braves lost to the Nationals, 3-0.

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