Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice – 6/2
MLB Picks for your MLB Daily Fantasy Leagues
June 2nd, 2015
Daily Fantasy Baseball – High Cost / Value Picks – 6/2/15
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!
- Lance Lynn – St. Louis Cardinals
Lance Lynn comes into tonight’s matchup with a 3-4 record with a 3.41 ERA and 1.35 WHIP and has collected 67 strikeouts in 60.2 IP. Lynn is set at an affordable price and although he has struggled a bit in his last couple of starts, Lynn has gone at least 6.0 innings in all but two of his starts on the season. Lynn throws his fastball as much as any starter does in the league and has the ability to get K’s as he has a 9.9 K/9 ratio on the season. Historically, Lynn has fared well against the Brewers as in 10 starts against Milwaukee over his past three seasons, Lynn has posted a 5-2 record with a 2.35 ERA and has recorded 70 K’s in 65.0 IP. The Brewers come into this match up ranked 4th in MLB in total strikeouts and as Lynn is generally better at home I believe he can get us 7-8 innings with 8-10 K’s.
- Jason Castro – Houston Astros
Jason Castro is hitting just .227 on the season however, has shown some pop in his bat as he comes into tonight’s matchup against Baltimore with 5 homeruns and 12 RBI’s on the season. The majority of Castro’s power has come against right-handed pitching and I think he has a decent match-up with the rookie right-hander, Mike Wright, on the mount tonight for the Orioles. Wright has been solid in his three starts for Baltimore but did give up a couple of homeruns to LHB’s in his recent start against the White Sox. We’ll have to keep an eye out for Castro has he left last night’s game against Baltimore with a minor knee injury and in case he can’t go, as I want to save money for my other positions, I would just enter Castro’s backup, Hank Conger in place of Castro.
- Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds
Joey Votto’s average is bit down so far in 2015 as he is hitting at just a .282 mark (career .309 hitter) but the slugging first baseman does have 9 homeruns and 24 RBI’s on the season. Votto seems to be warming up a bit as in his weekend series against the Nationals, he hit .400 (4-10) with 2 BB’s, 4 R, 2 homeruns and 3 RBI’s. Votto has limited experience against Sean O’Sullivan of the Philadelphia Phillies as he is 1-3 lifetime against the righty, however, I like this match up as left-handed batters are hitting .372 and have a ridiculous 1.300 OPS against O’Sullivan on the season. Votto has a .323 average and .970 OPS against right-handed pitching over the last three seasons and at a somewhat affordable price, he is good option tonight at first base.
- Jason Kipnis – Cleveland Indians
Howie Kendrick did come up big for us last night and if Jorge De La Rosa was pitching in the night game today of the Rockies/Dodgers doubleheader, I would probably roll with him against, however as De La Rosa is going in the early matchup, I’m going to spend a little more money to get Jason Kipnis on my team on Tuesday. Kipnis has been on a tear as of late as he has hit .360 over the past week and is posting a .340 average with 5 homeruns and 25 RBI’s on the season. Kipnis has a great matchup against Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday as he has posted a career .500 (11-22) average with 2 homeruns and 9 RBI’s. Kipnis is hitting an incredible .403 and has a 1.075 OPS against right-handed pitching on the season and should be a safe play tonight.
- Starling Castro – Chicago Cubs
Starling Castro is hitting just .265 on the season with 4 homeruns and 25 RBI’s on the season but I do like him tonight as he is at a good price and has done great against left-handed pitching on the season. Castro will be going up against an average left-hander in Brad Hand of the Miami Marlins tonight and although Castro has yet to face Hand in his career, he is hitting .400 (10-25) against lefties on the season. Castro is hitting .303 in night games and has fared well against the Marlins as in his past three seasons he is hitting .313 (25-80) with 3 homeruns and 11 RBI’s against Miami.
- Lonnie Chisenhall – Cleveland Indians
You will start to notice that I’m going to be stacking the Indians left-handed hitters against Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals and for a small price-tag, Lonnie Chisenhall has some great value tonight. Chisenhall has really struggled at the beginning of the season and although he still is only posting a .214 average with 4 homeruns and 19 RBI’s on the season, Chisenhall is hitting .333 over the past week with a homerun and 3 RBI’s. Chisenhall has fared well against Guthrie in the past, as in his career he has posted a .529 (9-17) average with a homerun and 5 RBI’s. Chisenhall is hitting .368 against the Royals in 2015 and as he certainly can hit the ball at the park with any swing, he is a great value pick tonight.