Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice – 6/6 (Late Games)
2015-06-05 11:00:00 EDT
Daily Fantasy Baseball – High Cost / Value Picks – 6/6/15 (Late Games)
Here is my lineup for tonight’s games. Please note that I’m using the salary cap based on FanDuel prices.
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!
- Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves
There are a lot of “aces” on the mound on Saturday but I’m going to try and save some money by taking Julio Teheran so I have the salary to load up on the limited good hitting matchups. Julio Teheran is posting a 4.87 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP and has collected 49 strikeouts in 61.0 IP. Although Teheran has struggled on the season he is holding the current Pittsburgh roster to just a .176 average. Pittsburgh ranks 8th in MLB in total strikeouts against right-handed pitching and although his K totals are down a bit in 2015, Teheran generally has around a 8.0 K/9 ratio and I think he can put together a good performance against the Pirates.
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- Brian McCann – New York Yankees
Every time I’ve doubted Brian McCann he has come through and although he has a tough matchup against Garrett Richards on Saturday night he will at least be hitting at Yankee Stadium from the left-side of the plate. McCann is hitting .250 on the season but does have 8 homeruns and 33 RBI’s. McCann is slugging .512 against right-handed pitching on the season and is hitting .311 at Yankee Stadium on the season.
- Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera saw his 6 game hitting streak come to an end last night however, is still hitting .327 with 11 homeruns and 36 RBI’s on the season. Cabrera is only hitting .250 against John Danks of the Chicago White Sox but has hit .326 against left-handed pitching over his past three seasons. Cabrera is hitting .351 on the road this season and has hit 5 homeruns at U.S. Cellular Field in his last three seasons.
- Ian Kinsler – Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler has had an awful season to date as the veteran second baseman is hitting just .265 with a homerun and 23 RBI’s. The good news for Kinsler is that he has a great matchup against John Danks in which he has posted a .341 average with 4 doubles, 4 homeruns and 5 RBI’s. Kinsler is hitting .272 on the road this season and .281 against left-handed pitching on the season.
- Jose Iglesias – Detroit Tigers
Jose Iglesias is having a solid year hitting .329 with a homerun and 7 RBI’s on the season and has hit .3014 over the past week. Iglesias is just 1 for 6 lifetime against John Danks of the Chicago White Sox however, his one hit was a home run. Iglesias has been outstanding against lefties on the season as he is hitting .425 (17-40) with a 1.077 OPS. Iglesias is hitting .350 against the White Sox so far in 2015 and is hitting .352 on the road on the season.
- Chris Johnson – Atlanta Braves
I’m going to go with Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves tonight as although the third baseman has missed the majority of May due to injury and is hitting just .263 with 6 RBI’s on the season, he has a very favorable matchup against Jeff Locke of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. In his career against the left-handed Locke, Johnson has posted a .444 (4-9) average with two doubles and a homerun. Johnson is hitting .333 over his past week and .444 (9-18) against left-handed pitching on the season.
- Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
Trout has been struggling as of late as he is hitting just .190 over his past week and .143 in June, however the reigning AL MVP still is hitting .284 with 14 homeruns and 31 RBI’s on the season. Trout will be going up against Adam Warren of the New York Yankees in which he 1 for 2 against lifetime. Trout has 12 homeruns and 25 RBI’s against right-handed pitching on the season and over the past three seasons has hit .410 at Yankee Stadium.
- Kole Calhoun – Los Angeles Angels
Going to stick with another Los Angeles Angel in the left-handed hitting Kole Calhoun who is hitting .276 with 5 homeruns and 25 RBI’s on the season. Calhoun had a big first game against the Yankees last night going 3 for 4 with a BB, 2 R’s, and a RBI. Calhoun is hitting .291 during night games in 2015 and as Calhoun has a good combination of speed and power, I like his chances for another big game at Yankee Stadium.
- Yoenis Cespedes – Detroit Tigers
With my last outfield spot, I’m going to take Yoenis Cespedes who is hitting .288 with 7 homeruns and 28 RBI’s on the season. Cespedes is hitting just .186 against left-handed pitching on the season, but out of his eight hits against lefties, three of them have been homeruns. John Danks is coming off his best start of the season recently against Houston, but has generally struggled on the season and I think Cespedes and the Tigers will have a big day against the White Sox on Saturday night.