Yesterday’s daily fantasy baseball picks crushed a moon shot right out of the park.
One of two top pitching picks, Mike Minor, struggled mightily, but it was irrelevant as he earned just enough daily fantasy baseball points to compliment our other high octane performances. Starting the process of learning daily fantasy baseball two weeks ago after being an NFL and NBA player for years was a daunting task, but now that I know what to look for I’m beginning to feel much more comfortable. My best advice to a fellow rookie daily fantasy baseball player would be to not place too much stock in batter versus pitcher numbers, unless the sample size is significant. What’s most important is matching up streaking hitters with good pitching matchups. It’s also helpful to mini-stack small groups of players from a particular spot in the lineup when you feel a pitcher is due to give up a big game.
Try and take me out with your best daily fantasy baseball roster in one of the $1 +.10 Head to Head games I’m sitting in. I’m also geared up for some exhilarating large field daily fantasy baseball tourney action in the $5 +.50 Throwdown. Don’t forget to join the MLB Freeroll either, it’s free money! I’ll be on Twitter as the action unfolds so shoot me a tweet and talk some smack!
Daily Fantasy Baseball Weather Report
Astros @ Cubs - 30% chance of rain. Rangers @ Cardinals - 30% chance of rain.
Cole Hamels - $10400 - 2.70 earned run average in June. Mets struggle against left-handed pitching and strikeout the seventh most in the majors.
Hisashi Iwakuma - $1200 - Carries a 3-0 record and a .92 earned run average at home.
Yadier Molina - $7400 - En fuego and hits lefties extremely well.
Adam Lind - $8000 - 14 hits in last 10 games. Hitting .321 against left-handed pitching.
Chris Davis - $9200 - Another player who is just on fire. Draws a good matchup against a non-intimidating right-hander.
Brian Dozier - $5400 - Playing out of his mind in the past week. Hits lefties well.
Brandon Phillips - $7200 - Batting .300 off lefties and is due for a big game.
Michael Young - $5100 - Price is starting to rise, but he’s still playing well enough to warrant a start with his price tag in any matchup.
Miguel Cabrera - $9900 - If you can afford him, the matchup with Jon Lester doesn’t get much better.
Johnny Peralta - $6500 - Matchup with Jon Lester bodes well for Peralta.
Hanley Ramirez - $5100 - May finally be coming around after dealing with an injury all year. Good righty matchup.
Ben Revere - $5400 - We like Hamels and he’ll need run support. Nice price tag and hits righties well.
Yasiel Puig - $6200 - At this price tag you don’t have a choice when he’s hitting over .500 against lefties.
Colby Rasmus - $6700 - Nice matchup with a struggling Jason Hammel.
Mike Trout - $9700 - With the way he’s hitting matchups don’t matter. If you can afford him he’s worth a play.
Jason Heyward - $5200 - Risky pick, but the Braves figure to score some runs in this one and he hits righties well.
Let me start off by saying that the Tigers at home against the struggling Jon Lester is probably one of the more stackable games you’ll find. Cabrera, Martinez, Peralta, and company all have elite performance potential. Wily Peralta has also been completely terrible for the Brewers. The problem is the Braves hitters have been largely hit or miss this season. I still think there’s some merit to playing a Braves stack or mini-stack in a large field tournament or two. The mammoth scoring potential is definitely there.
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Remember to visit tomorrow, we’ll break down tonight’s lineup and discuss Saturday’s top daily fantasy baseball options.