Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice – 7/28/15
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July 28th, 2015
Daily Fantasy Baseball – 7/28/15
Here is my lineup for tonight’s games. Please note that I’m using the salary cap based on FanDuel prices.
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Also, as this is written the day before/morning of the games, please check the lineups and weather to ensure you have all active players going tonight and that any pitching matchups mentioned below haven’t changed. Good Luck everyone!
Pitcher – Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets
I’m going with the Noah Syndergaard tonight as the Mets rookie has been everything as advertised and has a solid matchup against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Coming into the matchup, Syndergaard has posted a 2.97 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP while striking out 82 batters in 78.2 IP. Syndergaard was a little wild in his recent matchup against the Nationals last Wednesday as he walked 5 batters, however as he only has given a total of 20 free passes on the season, I’m not overly concerned. Syndergaard currently has an impressive 9.4 K/9 ratio and faces a Padres team that ranks 2nd in MLB in total strikeouts against RHP. Syndergaard got knocked around a bit at San Diego earlier in the season, but as the rookie has been almost unhittable at home (1.74 ERA & 0.87 WHIP in 6 starts), I think he tremendous upside at a reasonable price tag of $8,800.
Catcher – Robinson Chirinos – Texas Rangers
I’m going to with Robinson Chirinos as my catcher today as although the Rangers catcher is hitting just .225 on the season, he has shown that he has some pop in his bat as he has belted 9 homeruns and driven in 33 RBI’s on the season. Chirinos has a great matchup against the left-handed Chris Capuano of the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Capuano is allowing opponents to hit .298 on the season against him and RHB’s have posted a .308 average and .904 OPS against the veteran lefty. Chirinos has fared a bit better against LHP on the season as he has posted a .243 average with 3 homeruns and 10 RBI’s against LHP. Chirinos has been hitting the ball well as of late as over the past week is hitting .353 (6-17) with 5 RBI’s and with a good matchup against a below-average lefty, I think he shows some good value on Tuesday.
First Base – Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks
I’m going with one of the best young players in the league in Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt as the slugging first baseman is having another monster season hitting .346 with 22 homeruns, 75 RBI’s and 17 SB. Goldschmidt has a solid matchup against Hisashi Iwakuma in which in his career he is 1 for 1 with that once hit being a homerun. Iwakuma has pitched better as of late, but has struggled with the homerun ball all season as he has given up 10 homeruns in just 42.0 IP on the season. Iwakuma has actually had more difficulty with RHB’s on the season as he allowing RHB’s to have a .273 average and .833 OPS against him. Goldschmidt has a .335 average and 1.044 OPS against RHP on the season and has been solid on the road hitting at a .337 mark. Goldschmidt has a big night last night going 1 for 2 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 3 BB and I think he continue his success in Seattle tonight.
Second Base – Jason Kipnis – Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis has slowed down a bit in July but the second baseman is hitting .320 during the past week and is currently posting a solid .326 average with 6 homeruns, 38 RBI’s and 11 SB on the season. Kipnis has a solid matchup against the right-hander Chris Young of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Young has pitched far better than anyone would have expected so far this season posting a 3.32 ERA and 1.07 however, as he doesn’t have an overwhelming arsenal, I think we’ll see more games like his last outing in St. Louis (3.0 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 HR) as the season progresses. Kipnis has fared well against Young as in his career, Kipnis has posted a .500 (4-8) average with 2 doubles and a homerun. Kipnis has crushed RHP on the season as he is currently is posting a .369 average and 1.000 OPS against righties. Young struggled in his only start against Cleveland this season and I expect that he will struggle against and Kipnis and the other LHB’s of Cleveland will have a decent day.
Shortstop – Carlos Correa – Houston Astros
Carlos Correa has made his mark on MLB early in his career as the rookie phenom is currently hitting .288 with 8 homeruns, 27 RBI’s and 5 SB’s in 41 games this season. Correa has a solid matchup against the left-handed CJ Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday in which in his earlier matchup in June, Correa went a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and homerun against Wilson. Correa has posted a .305 average and .941 OPS against LHP’s on the season. Correa has been great at Minute Maid Park as he is hitting .318 with 3 homeruns and 10 RBI’s in 66 AB’s at home and I think he’ll once against have success against Wilson and the Angels on Tuesday night.
Third Base – Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs
Kris Bryant played a hero last night with a walk off homerun in the 9th inning and as he facing a below average lefty and has a price tag of just $3000, I think he is almost a must play today. On the season Bryant is hitting just .254, but he does have 14 homeruns, 59 RBI’s and 10 SB’s to his credit. Bryant will be up against Yohan Flande of the Colorado Rockies tonight who is making a spot start for the Rockies as he has been coming out of the bullpen so far this season for the Rockies. Flande is currently posting a 4.24 ERA and 1.29 WHIP and is allowing RHB’s to have a .275 average and .668 OPS against him. Bryant has hit collected 4 homeruns and 20 RBI’s in just 69 AB’s against LHP and although he is hitting just .190 in July, I think he’ll be anxious to get back in the batter’s box tonight to try and collect a few more homeruns after last night’s heroics.
Outfield – Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez probably has clinched the NL player of the month for July as the slugging outfielder is currently hitting .405 with 10 homeruns and 23 RBI’s in the month of July. Gonzalez has been on absolute fire over the past week as he is hitting .571 (12-21) with an incredible 7 homeruns and 15 RBI’s. Gonzalez will be up against the left-handed Dallas Beeler of the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday who comes into this matchup with a 6.43 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and is allowing LHB to have a .500 (7-14) average against him on the season. For a price tag of just $3,000, it almost should feel like stealing to get Gonzalez on our team for this price.
Outfield – Brandon Moss – Cleveland Indians
As I mentioned under the Kipnis write-up, I’m just not that big of a believer of the right-handed Chris Young of the Kansas City Royals, and with the success that Brandon Moss has had against him in his career, I think Moss shows great value tonight. On the season Brandon Moss is hitting just .220 however, the right-fielder has displayed his power as he does have 15 homeruns and 48 RBI’s. Moss has been great against Young as in this career, he has a .294 (5-17) average with 4 of his 5 hits being homeruns. On the season, Moss has played well against the Kansas City Royals as he has posted a .297 (11-37) average with 4 homeruns and 10 RBI’s. When picking Moss, we generally are relying on the homerun ball to get us some solid points and based on his numbers, it’s favorable that he will be able to take one deep tonight.
Outfield – Dexter Fowler – Chicago Cubs
Dexter Fowler is a good value pick tonight as although the centerfielder is hitting just .237 on the season he does have 9 homeruns and 16 SB. Fowler is the leadoff man for the Cubs so we like getting the extra at-bats and has a good matchup against the left-handed Yohan Flande of the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Fowler is a switch hitter who has actually fared better as a RHB on the season as he has posted a .321 average and .797 OPS. Fowler has been seeing the ball well as of late as in his last two games he is 2-5 with 3 BB, 4 runs scored and a homerun. Fowler is hitting .313 (5-16) against the Rockies this season and I can see him doing some damage tonight.