Last night’s daily fantasy baseball picks were a mixed basket of hits and misses.
The Blue Jays bats I was banking on never ignited, but there was still enough room for value pick Maicer Izturis to do his damage. Right-handed Dodgers bats were the other group I was high on, and Yasiel Puig having a rare off night hardly mattered as he was near 100% owned. Hanley Ramirez though came through in a big way, as you can see pictured to the right. The past week is surely what the Dodgers had in mind when they took a chance acquiring him. Kris Medlen worked out as expected, and on a night with only one true ace on the mound it was a daily fantasy baseball success to come away with a solid performance and the win on a discounted price tag. All-in-all a decent, but uneventful evening of daily fantasy baseball picks.
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Weather Alert
Rockies @ Red Sox - 30% chance of storms. Rangers @ Yankees - 30% chance of storms.
Angels @ Tigers - 30% chance of storms. Mets @ White Sox - 30% chance of storms.
Felix Hernandez - $12000- King Felix should have no trouble dispatching a mediocre hitting Pirates lineup at home. 2.71 earned run average and nine strikeouts per nine innings.
Jordan Zimmerman - $12300 - Has a .92 earned run average at home and a 1.93 total average in June.
Carlos Ruiz - $4200 - Hitting .409 against lefties. Check to make sure he’s in the lineup.
Yadier Molina - $7900 - Should be worth every penny this evening as the Astros pitching has imploded of late. Lefty matchup with Bedard should pay dividends.
Nick Swisher - $4900 - The Tribe have proven they can put up runs in bunches, and all the lefty bats are in play tonight against Hammel.
Adam Lind - $8400 - Roberto Hernandez struggles mightily against lefties and gives up a ton of home runs.
Jason Kipnis - $8600 - Kipnis would be worth every penny of a max salary at this point given the matchup against a sub-par righty. One of the hottest hitters in baseball.
Ian Kinsler - $7300 - Andy Petite is struggling and Yankee Stadium is a hitter’s park. I’m a fan of all the Rangers right-handed bats.
David Wright - $7800 - Hitting .365 in June and crushes lefties.
Miguel Cabrera - $9900 - Tommy Hanson at Detroit means Miggy is set for another one of his signature performances. If you can afford him then it’s time to roll.
Maicer Izturis - $5000 - As long as he continues hitting it’s hard to not take a look given his price tag.
J.J. Hardy - $7900 - I love right-handed bats against Scott Kazmir this evening, and Hardy and the O’s offense could be poised for an explosion.
Giancarlo Stanton - $7500 - Excellent matchup against well below average lefty Scott Diamond.
Clete Thomas - $3600 - A lead-off hitter at this price is always too good to pass on. He’s been consistently producing over the past week now.
Marcell Ozuna - $6300 - Finally starting to come out of his slump and gets the aforementioned matchup against Scott Diamond.
Kyle Blanks - $6700 - Crushes lefties with a .329 average. Cole Hamels hasn’t been himself this season.
Shane Victorino - $6700 - All the Red Sox lefties are in play against an untested Roy Oswalt making only his second start of the season.
My favorite matchup by far is lefty Scott Diamond against the right-handed bats in Miami. Ozuna has been heating up at the perfect time to take advantage of the matchup, and Stanton has been quiet for the past week after storming back off the disabled list to start the month. Red Sox lefties and Rangers righties are two more groups of mini-stacks that will likely find their way into my rosters this evening. I think the upside gap between Zimmerman and Felix is fairly wide, with Hernandez possessing elite strikeout capability. Zimmerman however does have ridiculous splits at home and makes for an extremely safe option in head-to-head and double up action.
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