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7 Reasons Why Women Should Play Fantasy Baseball

Reason #8: You can be just like Rihanna and own Matt Kemp!

Reason #8: You can be just like Rihanna and own Matt Kemp!


By Haley Dennis
 
You are either here because you have been sitting on the fence about whether or not to play fantasy baseball, or you are here because you were investigating your boyfriend’s computer history, you jumped to conclusions when you saw the word “fantasy”, and you assumed that he’s the reason those ads keep popping up.

 

Whichever case it may be, stop being skeptical. Here are 7 reasons why you should join a fantasy baseball league.
 
 1. Learn more about the game
 
Let’s be honest, you probably know who Bryce Harper is (Yes, the hot young outfielder for the Nationals.), although you might not know that he bats left-handed but throws right-handed. When you play fantasy baseball, you will learn all the statistics needed to impress every man you have a conversation with about baseball. Try it at a bar. You won’t pay for a thing, all night.
 
2. We love to be social
 
As women, we cannot deny our love affair with the social life. Fantasy baseball is a six-month-long social event, from the draft, to the playoffs, and everything in-between. For example, you will be constantly talking to your competitors about possible trades, and then, shooting them dirty emails when they decline your request. You can also use fantasy baseball as a way to make small talk in the office, and you can use social media to brag about how awesome your team is doing, as your beating the pants off of all the men in your league. That brings me to my next reason…
 
3. You get to shamelessly talk smack
 
Forget being ladylike, when it comes to fantasy sports. Females are the minority in most co-ed leagues, so we have to learn to talk trash with the boys. This is probably the only time it will be acceptable to dauntlessly tell your boss (if you are in an office league) that “a team of blind kids with no arms or legs could do better than the garbage he has in his lineup.” Talking smack is an essential part of fantasy baseball. They go together like Derek Jeter and Supermodels.
 
4. Experience the feeling of winning
 
If you are like me (a Cubs fan), and you don’t really know what it feels like for your team to win a World Series, then, by doing well in fantasy baseball, you will have the opportunity to experience the ecstasy that comes from winning a championship with a team that you care about. I only hope it takes your team less than 105+ years.
 
5. You are the boss
 
This is your team. You put Mike Trout into this lineup, and you can take him out of it (not that you ever would, barring injury)!! You make all of the executive decisions. You draft your own players. You set your own lineup. What woman wouldn’t get excited about picking her own group of guys, from hundreds of candidates? It’s like the Bachelorette, but with more men, and they are all in baseball pants. Plus, where else, besides fantasy baseball, can you trade a man out, whenever you want, and not feel bad about it?
 
 6. It is not as tough as you think
 
Your excuse for not playing last year might have been, “It seems too challenging and too difficult to keep up with.” Well, I guarantee you, fantasy baseball is much easier to keep up with than the plot twists of a daytime soap opera. There are cheat sheets to help you scout players, mock drafts to give you a sense of what your draft day will be like, and experts to tell you why it could be a bad idea to draft Dan Uggla. You are running out of excuses. Better start thinking of a witty team name.
 
 7. 162 games
 
There are 162 games in a regular season of baseball. That means, you have six months of winning most, losing some, smack talking, learning new things about the great game of baseball, excuses to eat your feelings when your players end up on the DL, being the coolest woman in the office, and the sheer pleasure of annihilating all of the men in your league.
 
Ladies, embrace fantasy baseball. You won’t regret it. Trust me, I am a woman, and we are always right.
 
Haley Dennis is a 24 year old aspiring sports journalist who lives in Oklahoma. She uses fantasy sports to escape the realities of being a Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys fan and spends most of here free time defending Tony Romo. You can follow Haley at @hungoverhaley.
 

Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft Simulator


 
Sick of doing mock drafts that are filled-up with draft bots and idiots who aren’t taking the mock seriously after the first three rounds?

 

Luckily for all of us, our friends at FantasyPros.com have created an excellent mock draft simulator that takes mock drafting to a whole new level. Not only does it speed up the process by automating your opponents’ picks (using FantasyPros.com expert rankings – which include mine!), but it also offers you in-draft advice to help you make solid decisions. And best of all…it follows up with instant analysis of how you performed once your mock is over.

 

Not only will you get a feel for when players will be drafted (including when your coveted sleepers are likely to be taken), but you’ll also be able to test out different draft strategies. Want to know what will happen if you take some stud pitchers early…or wait on filling your bullpen until the late rounds? No problem, just mock draft your way to a solid plan of attack.
 
In addition to the great Draft Simulator tool you’ll find below, make sure you check out some other great drafting tools that FantasyPros has made available:
 

  • Come to your draft prepared with an easy-to-use Cheat Sheet Creator
  • Get in-draft help with FantasyPros’ Draft Assistant
  • Instantly analyze your draft with a brand-new Draft Analyzer
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    Click below to give the Draft Simulator a try. It’s free and you can draft as many times as you want. Enjoy!

     

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    Buy-Low, Sell-High, and Hold-Steady

    It is time to find a frustrated Starlin Castro owner and buy low?

    It is time to find a frustrated Starlin Castro owner and buy low?

    Buy Low, Sell High, and Hold Steady

     

    by Kipp Yates

     


    Buy Low: Starlin Castro
    Starlin Castro has had an awful season in terms of his usual production at the plate. He is hitting .235 on the year and has a .280 BABIP which could resemble in a little of bad luck but it isn’t an excuse. He hasn’t had a homerun since April 30th and currently has 10 hits in ALL of June. Castro doesn’t have the premier hitters behind him to help protect him in the lineup like he used to either. Castro is one of my favorite players in the MLB and I have asked numerous people about their opinion on his struggles. There are a ton of mixed answers and I think it’s just a stage in development. He is still only a kid at 23 years old but has already been to 2 all-star games. I am confident he will get back on track hitting soon. He has a ton of upside to be one of the best shortstops in the game and you can probably get him for next to nothing at this point. I think that it is worth the risk especially if you are in the lower half of your league. If you want him in a dynasty league you better get him now because his owner won’t let him go once he is back to normal.

     

    Sell High: Domonic Brown
    It might be a little late to put him in this category but you should sell high. After going off in the month of May and early June he was finally living up to the hype he had as a top prospect a few years back. Domonic Brown has 19 HRs and 50 RBIs which puts him among the elite hitters in the game. I do think he will be solid in the 2nd half of the season but nothing like he has been. He has seen his average dip more than 15 points in the past 2 weeks. I would go after a more consistent and proven hitter to where you know what you are getting. Find a Phillies fan in your league and sell him the entire Phillies offense from the first half of the season for a high price.

     

    Hold Steady: Jean Segura
    It feels a little weird putting him into this category but I have seen a lot of people trying to sell high on Segura because they think he will regress. I might be a little biased but I really like Segura and I think he is legit. He has a very good bat and doesn’t strike out often. I do think his power will slow down a little as he has 11 HR’s on the season but Segura is a very good all-around player. He is going to hit for a high average, steal bases, and be among the top run producers in the game. The Brewers offense will get better when Braun gets off the DL as well. I wouldn’t sell high on Segura because he is going to help you in every category at a premium position.

     

    Waiver Pickup of the week: Anthony Rendon
    If you are in need of a second basemen go for Rendon. He has moved up to the #2 spot in the Nationals lineup and already has 8 multi-hit games since his call up. Bryce Harper is coming back soon to hit behind him, so he should provide a lot of runs.

     

    by Kipp Yates

     

    Kipp is the newest addition to our FantasyTrade411 family and will be covering Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football for us. Hailing from Georgia, Kipp is a big Braves and Falcons fan. Follow him on twitter @KippYates
     

    Fantasy Baseball: Buy-Low, Sell-High, Hold-Steady

    Is it time to sell, sell, sell Yasiel Puig?

    Is it time to sell, sell, sell Yasiel Puig?

    by Kipp Yates

     

    This will be a new series implemented on FantasyTrade411 that will help you with trades and what to do with guys that are struggling.
     
    Buy Low
     
    Cole Hamels
    Cole Hamels has been a great pitcher year in and year out on all of your fantasy teams. He is still somewhat young at the age of 29. Cole Hamels run support is the reason he can’t log any wins. He is an awful 2-9 on the season after going 17-6 in 2012. I can compare this to Cliff Lee in 2012 as he simply didn’t have help. He is having bad luck along with some minimal run support. Granted he did not pitch well at the beginning of April he has picked it up and has notched 8 quality starts. Cole Hamels is still your ace and 200 inning pitcher. The wins will come and he has performed well of late. Go Trade for Cole Hamels and thank me later!
     
    Sell High
     
    Yasiel Puig

    It is tough for me to put him in this category especially with Don Mattingly recently saying he will stay with the big club. I love Yasiel Puig and I think he will have a big impact and be a great fantasy player in the upcoming years. Puig however, is still very raw and will run into struggles soon. Teams will figure him out as they see him more and he won’t be seeing at bats every day with the big money in the outfield when Kemp and Crawford return. I love him as a player with high energy but the return for a player you can trade him for right now is absurd. I have seen guys like Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, and Dustin Pedroia be traded for Puig. That is absurd and he has a lot of value in some leagues right now. Sell him now for an above average player and you will appreciate it when you are chasing your fantasy baseball championship with a more consistent proven player. Make sure you Thank ESPN for driving his value up as well.
     
    Hold Steady
     
    Jason Heyward
    Jason Heyward was much anticipated to be an outstanding player this year. He has not returned numbers to fulfill his draft position in drafts this year. He was interrupted by an emergency Appendectomy that landed him on the 15 day DL. Heyward is still that same high upside player that can carry a fantasy team when producing. He has a 6 game hitting streak including 4 multi-hit games within it. He is a player that can do everything on the baseball field and he is starting to heat up. You should hold steady with him and enjoy the benefits later.
     
    Smart Pickups
     
    Wil Myers

    Myers is one of the best hitters in MILB and could be called up within the next week. He should provide Power and RBI’s along with a respectable Avg while in the big leagues. He is worth a pickup in every league if you have a spot on the roster.
     
    Zach Wheeler

    The #6 pick in the 2009 draft will finally be getting the call. He has one more start in AAA before he will see his 2013 Debut. He is worth a pickup in every league as he is a highly regarded RHP prospect.
     
    Gerrit Cole
    The #1 overall pick in the 2011 draft that can throw a fastball in triple digits. He hasn’t pitched particularly awesome this year in the minors but he is still worth a pickup. He could run into a few more struggles than Zach Wheeler because he relies too much on his fastball, but he if he sticks and pitches how he is capable, then he could help your team to a championship.

     

    by Kipp Yates 

     

    Kipp is the newest addition to our FantasyTrade411 family. He covers Fantasy Football and the NFL Draft. He is on the younger side, but do not underestimate him! He has a passion for football and would love to do anything to help. Kipp is newer to fantasy baseball and basketball but is looking to learn more every day. Follow him on twitter @KippYates

     

    Fantasy Baseball: Daily Notes for Monday, June 10th

    Daniel Murphy is already only one home run shy of his 2012 total

    Daniel Murphy is already only one home run shy of his 2012 total

    Welcome to our Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes! Just like last year, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports each morning to help ensure  you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. So make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league!
     
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    5 Good Nights, 5 Bad Nights

    It’s a fact of life that every baseball player goes through hot and cold streaks. It’s important not to let those streaks influence a player’s fantasy baseball value too much, but it is important to be aware of how a player is doing within a short period of time (a seven-day sorter is always a good tool to use). A player’s short-term numbers can be the difference between winning and losing in daily games, and it can also make a huge difference in year-long leagues. For instance, if you can keep finding the second basemen on hot streaks and dropping them for another streaking second basemen once they get cold, you can piece together a very useful middle infielder-by-committee for your roto team. So before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify who had a good night and who had a bad night on Sunday, June 9th.
     
    5 Good Nights

    • Dan Uggla: 2-2, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
    • Jarrod Saltalamacchia: 2-4,  2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
    • Daniel Murphy: 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, 1 steal
    • Jordan Zimmerman: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 Ks, W
    • Luis Mendoza: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 Ks

     

    Honorable Mention: Matt Carpenter, Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond, Freddie Freeman, Matt Holliday, Adam Lind, David Ortiz, Don Kelly, Cody Ransom, Carlos Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, Adam LaRoche, Dexter Fowler, Marco Scutaro, Brett Gardner, Jon Jay, Edwin Jackson, Kyle Lohse, A.J. Griffin, Felix Hernandez, Lucas Harrell, Hector Santiago, Jonathon Niese, Chad Gaudin, Bronson Arroyo, David Phelps, Mike Minor, Jose Alvarez, Jeff Locke,
     
    5 Bad Nights

    • Luke Gregerson: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, K
    • Matt Moore: 5.0 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, BB, 6 Ks
    • Bobby Parnell: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks
    • Josh Hamilton: 0-5
    • Mark Teixeira: 0-5

     

    Dishonorable Mention: Justin Morneau, Ryan Doumit, Clete Thomas, Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Jurickson Profar, Koji Uehara, Joe Blanton, Scott Diamond, Tyler Skaggs, Justin Grimm, Lance Lynn, Jonathan Pettibone, Clayton Richard, Josh Johnson, Justin Masterson
     
    Daily Grab Bag

    Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
     

    • Jim Henderson was activated from the DL, but it looks like he may not close for a week or so as the Brewers are trying to get Francisco Rodriguez his 300th career save.
    •  Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will not be activated from the DL today as originally expected, but he should rejoin the Marlins mid-week.
    • Pablo Sandoval is awaiting MRI results on his strained foot and it looks like a trip to the disabled list may very well be in his future.
    • Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.
    • Clay Buchholz left Saturday’s start with tightness in his neck and while he’s expected to make his next start, I’ve also heard rumblings that he may hit the DL.
    • After hitting .161 for the first two months or the season, Ike Davis was sent down to the minors yesterday and is droppable in all but the very deepest of leagues.

     

    3 Up, 3 Down, and Throwing Darts

    Starting and sitting the right pitchers on a day-to-day basis is often the lynchpin of winning any fantasy baseball league – roto, head-to-head, daily, and otherwise. In order to give you some help picking your pitchers for today, I’ve gone through all of the stats that I could (pitchers’ career numbers vs. certain hitters and lineups, home/road splits, lefty/righty splits, etc) and have made nine recommendations. I’m not going to proclaim that I’ll get these 100% correct all season, but anyone that does should be sitting on an island that they own in the Pacific – not writing fantasy baseball articles. The goal here is to play the odds the entire season and slowly build your “win” percentage closer to 100% than to 50%.
     
    Here are today’s recommendations with, 3 Up (three pitchers you shouldn’t think of sitting), 3 Down (three pitchers with some warning flags for today), and Throwing Darts (three pitchers that I’ll be taking a flier on):
     
    3 Up

    Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Houston Astros

    Clayton Kershaw vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jered Weaver at Baltimore Orioles
     
    3 Down

    Scott Kazmir at Texas Rangers

    Wade Miley at Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jeremy Guthrie vs. Detroit Tigers
     
    Throwing Darts

    John Lackey at Tampa Bay Rays

    Dylan Axelrod vs. Toronto Blue Jays

    Ricky Nolasco vs. Milwaukee Brewers
     
    Swings and Misses

    A hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher don’t always tell the whole story, but it can be informative if used correctly. I’m of the opinion that some information is better than none, and while there are other pieces to the puzzle of setting your daily lineup (splits, weather, etc.), I think a hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher can be very indicative of future success or failure. Some guys just own certain pitchers, and vice versa. As such, I’ve gone through today’s matchups and picked the best (and worst) matchups I could find. Anything less than 10-12 career at-bats is a relatively small sample-size (so take those with a grain of salt), but sometimes that’s all that is available.
     
    Swings

    • Paul Konerko is 4-for-11 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, R.A. Dickey.
    • Josh  Hamilton is 4-for-12 with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Freddy Garcia.
    • Colby Rasmus is 4-for-6 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Dylan Axelrod.

     

    Misses
    • Mark Trumbo is 1-for-9 in his career against today’s starter, Freddy Garcia.
    • Matt Wieters is 2-for-13 in his career against today’s starter, Jered Weaver.
    • Paul Goldschmidt is 2-for-17 in his career against today’s starter, Clayton Kershaw.

     

    If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please contact me @FantasyTrade411 or email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.

     

    Fantasy Baseball: Week 11 Waiver Wire Wonders and Streaming Saviors (Catchers Edition)

     

    Doumit man!  Stop pro-Kratz-tinating and pick these guys up off waivers!

    Doumit man, stop pro-Kratz-tinating and go grab these catchers off the waiver wire!!

    The catching position is always one of the most difficult to fill via free agency, but fortunately for you, I may have some answers.  Unless you’re ready to give up an arm and a leg for the Poseys, Mauers and Molinas of the fantasy world, keep reading and you’ll discover that there are in fact some decent options waiting for you in the abyss that is the waiver wire.

     

     

    WAIVER WIRE WONDERS

    (All suggested hitters are under 60% owned in both ESPN and Yahoo! leagues)

     

    Ryan Doumit, (Twins):  Doumit was a sneaky late-round pick in fantasy drafts because he was coming off of an 18 HR/75 RBI season and because he garnered both catcher and outfield eligibility.  Unfortunately for his owners he started the season very poorly and was subsequently dropped in a majority of the leagues he was drafted in. After hitting .194 in April, manager Ron Gardenhire began benching him in favor of prospect Oswaldo Arcia, who showed his power stroke almost immediately after being called up from Triple-A.  Eventually Arcia cooled off, and he was sent back down to the minors, which seemingly lit a fire under Doumit.  In the 13 games since Arcia’s demotion on May 24, Doumit has gone 15 for 51 (.294, and has stroked 5 HR and driven in 16 runs, including the game-winning RBI in the 11th inning vs. the Nats on Saturday.  He won’t be a viable source for a high batting average, as his .270 career average suggests, but his power potential and dual eligibility at the aforementioned positions makes him a hot commodity right now.  (51.5% owned on ESPN; 49% owned on Yahoo!)

     

    A.J. Pierzynski, (Rangers):  If you looked up the definition of “cagey vet” in the dictionary, A.J. Pierzynski’s name would appear next to it.  The 36-year old backstop has been making pitchers look silly for 16 seasons, and if you’re struggling to find a consistent catcher he could be a great addition to your fantasy team.  After a season to remember in Chicago in 2012, a year in which he hit 27 HR and had 77 RBI, Pierzynski signed a 1-year deal with Texas worth $7.5 million.  Prior to last season he had never hit more than 18 HR, so odds say he won’t replicate last year’s gaudy power numbers, but he’s currently hitting .301 and has hit safely in 12 of the 15 games he has played in since returning from an oblique injury.  Balls begin to start flying out of the Ballpark in Arlington as the summer heats up, so grab him if he’s still available in your league.  (39.4% owned on ESPN; 54% owned on Yahoo!)

     

    Erik Kratz, (Phillies):  Carlos Ruiz’s hamstring injury presented Erik Kratz with a great opportunity for increased playing time, and with what he’s done with the stick, manager Charlie Manuel will have to think twice about putting Ruiz back into the starting lineup upon his return. Ruiz went on the 15-day DL on May 21, and since then Kratz has 5 HR and 13 RBI, to go along with a respectable .260 batting average.  At 32 years of age he’s no spring chicken, but Kratz has injected life into a Phillies team that was once destined for failure.  The Fightins are 10-8 since he donned the “tools of ignorance”, so now would be a good time to pry him off the wire and ride out this hot streak.  (2% owned on ESPN; 4% owned on Yahoo!)

     

     

     

    STREAMING SAVIORS (Week of June 10-June 16)

    (All suggested pitchers are under 75% owned in both ESPN and Yahoo! leagues)

     

    • Bud Norris, Astros (6/11 @ Seattle):  In my column last Sunday I suggested picking up a number of Houston Astros players and they and they have rewarded me for my good faith.  The Astros are winners of 8 of their last 13 games and will have another relatively easy schedule this week.  Bud Norris has been the ace of the staff with a 5-5 record and a 3.43 ERA.  He has registered a quality start in 8 of his last 10 games and will be facing the Mariners Aaron Harang, who was shelled in his last outing vs. the Yankees to the tune of 6 ER in 2.1 IP.
    • Tim Hudson, Braves (6/11 @ San Diego):  From May 10 to May 27, Hudson have up 5+ runs in 3 of his 4 trips to the mound and was evidently on the outs with fantasy owners as his ownership levels dropped dramatically.  Since then he has bounced back in a big way, allowing only 1 ER in his last 14.1 IP.  He has an opportunity to even up his record at 5-5 when he faces the the Padres at PETCO on Tuesday.  He has performed well vs. the Padres in his career, sporting a 2.70 ERA against them, which is 5th best of all the NL teams he has faced.
    • Jorge De La Rosa, Rockies (6/13 vs. Washington):  De La Rosa has been a revelation for Colorado this season.  He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011 and came back to pitch three very ugly games last year (9.28 ERA in 10.2 IP).  He put all of that aside and has come on strong in 2013, becoming the ace of the Rockies staff.  In his last 10 games pitched he has a 3.24 ERA, which includes 6 quality starts, and he has given up zero earned runs in three of those games as well.  He faces a sputtering Nats team at Coors, who will be without star slugger Bryce Harper.  Going against the status quo for Rockies pitchers, De La Rosa has a better ERA at home (3.15) than he does on the road (3.57)
    • Tyler Lyons, Cardinals (6/8 @ Miami):  It’s really hard these days to not recommend a pitcher when he is playing against the Marlins, but in this case it would be even more difficult to abstain.  The Cardinals will enter the week with the best record in the majors, and well, the Marlins will have the worst, and it’s not even close.  Lyons, the rookie from Oklahoma State, has fared very well in his four starts, putting together a 2-2 record, accompanied by a 3.51 ERA and a sparkling 0.97 WHIP.  Pitching against the inept Marlins offense (.227 team batting average) and having the Cards offense (2nd in BA, 4th in runs scored) backing him, this should be as easy of a win as a fantasy owner could ask for.
    • Scott Kazmir, Indians (6/10 @ Texas; 6/16 vs. Washington):  Kazmir has resurrected his career with the Indians this year.  Prior to this season he had pitched only one major league game since 2010.  No one wanted to have anything to do with him and he’d fallen so far out of favor with MLB scouts and personnel, that he was forced to play for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League (the very same team that Roger Clemens made a spectacle with last year).  Come 2013, with Ubaldo Jimenez struggling early on and Brett Myers going down with an injury, Kazmir was called on by the Tribe to eat up some innings.  He has done much more than that though, winning 3 games for them and giving them a solid option in the rotation.  His 5.24 ERA isn’t pretty, but he gets strikeouts (12th in MLB with a 9.32 K/9) and has the 7th-highest scoring team in league hitting behind him.  Putting him in your lineup on Monday vs. the Rangers might not be a good idea, but his scheduled start at home against the Nationals is a good one.  He pitches much better at home, where he’s 3-0 with a 3.68 ERA, compared to 0-3 and a 6.66 ERA on the road.

     

     

    LAST WEEK’S “STREAMING SAVIORS” RESULTS:

     

    Erik Bedard, Astros:  7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K and W vs. LA Angels;  4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K and L vs. KC

    Dan Straily, A’s:  7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K and ND vs. Chicago White Sox

    Kyle Kendrick, Phillies:  9.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K and W vs. Miami;  6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K and L vs. Milwaukee

    Michael Wacha, Cardinals:  4.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K and ND vs. Arizona

    Dan Haren, Nationals:  4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K and L vs. NY Mets

     

     

    By Seth Klein (@SethDaSportsMan)

     

    Seth is a writer for FantasyTrade411.com, specializing in fantasy baseball, basketball and football.  He was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, but has been a die-hard New York Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan since birth.  He has been playing fantasy sports since 1999 and has since developed a real knack for daily streaming and “working the wire”, which can be attributed to his keen analysis of in-season trends.  He is also a writer for BucketsOverBroadway.com, a New York Knicks website, and you can find him gracing the airwaves on @ThaSPORTSKRIB, a weekly show dedicated to sports.  Seth attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in “tardiness”, and is now a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist.  Feel free to send all your fantasy sports questions to Seth on Twitter: @SethDaSportsMan

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fantasy Baseball: Daily Notes for Thursday, June 6th

    So, uh, CarGo, huh?

    So, uh, CarGo, huh?

    Welcome to our Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes! Just like last year, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports each morning to help ensure  you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. So make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league!
     
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    5 Good Nights, 5 Bad Nights

    It’s a fact of life that every baseball player goes through hot and cold streaks. It’s important not to let those streaks influence a player’s fantasy baseball value too much, but it is important to be aware of how a player is doing within a short period of time (a seven-day sorter is always a good tool to use). A player’s short-term numbers can be the difference between winning and losing in daily games, and it can also make a huge difference in year-long leagues. For instance, if you can keep finding the second basemen on hot streaks and dropping them for another streaking second basemen once they get cold, you can piece together a very useful middle infielder-by-committee for your roto team. So before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify who had a good night and who had a bad night on Wednesday, June 5th.
     
    5 Good Nights

    • Carlos Gonzalez: 3-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI
    • Troy Tulowitzki: 5-5,  3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
    • Marlon Byrd: 2-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
    • R.A. Dickey: 8.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ks, W
    • Julio Teheran: 8.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 Ks, W

     

    Honorable Mention: Mark Trumbo, Kyle Seager, Paul Goldschmidt, Cody Ransom, Brandon Moss, Xavier Paul, Brett Gardner, Matt Dominguez, Anthony Recker, Anthony Rizzo, Jose Bautista, Gordon Beckham, Nick Franklin, Nolan Arenado, Hisashi Iwakuma, Dillon Gee, Cole Hamels, Alex Cobb, Bartolo Colon, Jason Marquis, John Lackey, Jeremy Guthrie, P.J. Walters, Jacob Turner, Clayton Kershaw, Joe Kelly, Alexi Ogando, Dylan Axelrod
     
    5 Bad Nights

    • Freddy Garcia: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks
    • Addison Reed: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, BB, 5 Ks, W
    • Dan Haren: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 Ks
    • Wilin Rosario: 0-5
    • Erick Aybar: 0-5

     

    Dishonorable Mention: Cody Ross, Eric Young Jr., Daniel Nava, Jason Bay, Jason Vargas, Yovani Gallardo, Kevin Gregg, Barry Zito, Jon Garland, Corey Kluber, Matt Garza
     
    Daily Grab Bag

    Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
     

    • Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is expected to return to the Marlins lineup on Monday.
    • Stephen Strasburg was officially placed on the 15-day DL with a sore lat muscle. As long as everything goes as planned, he’ll be eligible to return on June 15th.
    • Johnny Cueto was placed on the DL with soreness behind his pitching shoulder (for the second time this season) and Tony Cingrani will take his place in the rotation.
    • Jake Peavy will miss the next four-to-six weeks with a fractured rib and will be replaced in the rotation by Hector Santiago.
    • Mitch Moreland left last night’s game with a hamstring injury and while he’s currently listed as day-to-day, he did miss 31 games last year with a hamstring injury so this is something to monitor closely.
    • Wandy Rodriguez left last night’s start after a third of an inning with tightness in his forearm. The Pirates haven’t updated his status as of yet, but it looks like a stint on the DL is a very real possibility.

     

    3 Up, 3 Down, and Throwing Darts

    Starting and sitting the right pitchers on a day-to-day basis is often the lynchpin of winning any fantasy baseball league – roto, head-to-head, daily, and otherwise. In order to give you some help picking your pitchers for today, I’ve gone through all of the stats that I could (pitchers’ career numbers vs. certain hitters and lineups, home/road splits, lefty/righty splits, etc) and have made nine recommendations. I’m not going to proclaim that I’ll get these 100% correct all season, but anyone that does should be sitting on an island that they own in the Pacific – not writing fantasy baseball articles. The goal here is to play the odds the entire season and slowly build your “win” percentage closer to 100% than to 50%.
     
    Here are today’s recommendations with, 3 Up (three pitchers you shouldn’t think of sitting), 3 Down (three pitchers with some warning flags for today), and Throwing Darts (three pitchers that I’ll be taking a flier on):
     
    3 Up

    Max Scherzer vs. Tampa Bay Rays

    Gio Gonzalez vs. New York Mets

    Shelby Miller vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
     
    3 Down

    Zack Greinke vs. Atlanta Braves

    Ian Kennedy at St. Louis Cardinals

    Jon Lester vs. Texas Rangers
     
    Throwing Darts

    Dan Straily vs. Chicago White Sox

    Jhoulys Chacin vs. San Diego Padres

    Bud Norris vs. Baltimore Orioles
     
    Swings and Misses

    A hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher don’t always tell the whole story, but it can be informative if used correctly. I’m of the opinion that some information is better than none, and while there are other pieces to the puzzle of setting your daily lineup (splits, weather, etc.), I think a hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher can be very indicative of future success or failure. Some guys just own certain pitchers, and vice versa. As such, I’ve gone through today’s matchups and picked the best (and worst) matchups I could find. Anything less than 10-12 career at-bats is a relatively small sample-size (so take those with a grain of salt), but sometimes that’s all that is available.
     
    Swings

    • Nelson Cruz is 10-for-19 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jon Lester.
    • Adrian Gonzalez is 8-for-17 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Tim Hudson.
    • Justin Upton is 5-for-9 with one home run in his career against today’s starter, Zack Greinke.

     

    Misses
    • Ben Zobrist is hitless in 10 career at-bats against today’s starter, Max Scherzer.
    • David Freese is 1-for-10 in his career against today’s starter, Ian Kennedy.
    • Dustin Pedroia is 2-for-17 in his career against today’s starter, Derek Holland.

     

    If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please contact me @FantasyTrade411 or email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.

     

    Fantasy Baseball: STAT Scout (Total Bases)

    Mitch Moreland hit a home run as this article was being published (seriously)

    Mitch Moreland hit a home run as this article was being published (seriously)

    By Paul Giordano

     

    Consistently coming up short in a specific stat category?  Not sure of who to go after to help your team compete? Well then this page will be your new best friend.
     
    Every week I will scout a new statistical category.  You will be able to compare league leaders with some under the radar type players.  I will provide a key pick up for both shallow and deep league formats.  Lastly, I will give an analysis of the pros and cons for each of the players.

     

    This week in STAT Scout:

     

    Total Bases

     

    League leader (tied) Chris Davis + Miguel Cabrera: 141 total bases

     

    Shallow leagues – Mitch Moreland: 101 total bases

     

    Mitch Moreland is having the breakout season that the Rangers front office had hoped for.  Mitch is a power hitting first baseman, who plays in a great ballpark in Texas. He is hitting .286 this season with 52 hits, 11 homers, and 26 RBI.  The 101 total bases tells you that he is getting a good amount of extra base hits, whether they be homers or doubles.  More evidence of this can be shown in the fact that he is Slugging .555 this season.

     

    On the negative, you don’t know if Mitch can keep that average up.  Texas had high hopes for the first baseman this year, but I don’t think anyone thought he would be this effective.  Mitch could be riding a hot streak.  Also, with prospects like Profar and Olt his playing time could be in jeopardy later in the season.

     

    Overall, he is worth a grab in many leagues.  I was shocked to see his ownership so low.  Fact of the matter is, he is a power hitting first baseman who plays on a fantastic offense in a great ballpark.  I would predict that Mitch keeps us his pace in both homers and doubles.

     

    Deep Leagues – Kendrys Morales: 96 total bases

     

    Kendrys has been a star this season in Seattle.  He has been one of the very few offensive standouts, on a not so offensive team. Kendrys seems to be returning to his 2009-2010 form. So far this season, he is hitting at a surprising .298 clip.  He has 59 hits, 16 doubles and 7 homers with 31 RBI.  He is slugging .485 with an on base of .368.

     

    On the negative, he doesn’t play in a very friendly ballpark out in Seattle.  And he has not played up to this level since his infamous walk off grand slam injury back in 2010.

     

    Kendrys is not a household name at the moment, so he is probably available in numerous leagues.  If you are in need of a solid all-around hitter, who is going to touch a lot of bags this year better scoop him up now while he is there.  Watch with a careful eye though as his age and the ballpark might catch up to him.

     

    To all of my fantasy faithful, I hope this has helped.  Competing in every statistical category is a challenge in fantasy baseball but hopefully some of these helpful hints can help bolster your squad’s chances this week.

     

    Next week on STAT Scout we will take a look at some pitchers again, and examine the art of the strikeout (K’s).
     
    Paul Giordano is a 20th century history teacher from Westchester, New York.  He currently coaches basketball at the varsity level and has coached softball and football in the past.  He is an avid sports fan who is going for the fantasy triple crown this year, he won his football and basketball championships – now it’s time for baseball season. 

     

    Fantasy Baseball: Daily Notes for Wednesday, May 29th

    It's not even the second half of the season yet, but Adam LaRoche is already heating up

    It’s not even the second half of the season yet, but Adam LaRoche is already heating up

    Welcome to our Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes! Just like last year, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports each morning to help ensure  you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. So make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league!
     
    If you’re looking for full daily gaming lineups, sign up as a FantasyTrade411 Member for exclusive access!
     
    5 Good Nights, 5 Bad Nights

    It’s a fact of life that every baseball player goes through hot and cold streaks. It’s important not to let those streaks influence a player’s fantasy baseball value too much, but it is important to be aware of how a player is doing within a short period of time (a seven-day sorter is always a good tool to use). A player’s short-term numbers can be the difference between winning and losing in daily games, and it can also make a huge difference in year-long leagues. For instance, if you can keep finding the second basemen on hot streaks and dropping them for another streaking second basemen once they get cold, you can piece together a very useful middle infielder-by-committee for your roto team. So before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify who had a good night and who had a bad night on Tuesday, May 28th.
     
    5 Good Nights

    • Adam LaRoche: 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
    • Brian McCann: 2-5,  2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
    • Matt Carpenter: 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, 1 steal
    • Hyun-Jin Ryu: 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 7 Ks, W
    • Rick Porcello: 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 11 Ks

     

    Honorable Mention: Neil Walker, Chris Coghlan, Jose Bautista, Marcell Ozuna, Jean Segura, Desmond Jennings,  Matt Harvey, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Edinson Volquez, Hiroki Kuroda, Jorge De La Rosa, Jeanmar Gomez, Tyler Lyons, Jordan Lyles, Mat Latos
     
    5 Bad Nights

    • Kevin Gausman: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, BB
    • Michael Kickham: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 Ks
    • Mariano Rivera: 0.0 IP, 3 H, ER
    • Joe Mauer: 0-5
    • Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-5

     

    Dishonorable Mention: Juan Pierre, Reed Johnson, Jamey Carroll, James Loney, Yuniesky Betancourt, Starling Marte, Andy Dirks, Rickie Weeks, Norichika Aoki, Jose Veras, Grant Balfour, Glen Perkins, Brandon Morrow, Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Maurer, Scott Diamond, Paul Maholm, Kevin Slowey, Alfredo Figaro, Nathan Karns, Zach McAllister
     
    Daily Grab Bag

    Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
     

    • Brett Lawrie has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury. He is eligible to return on June 12th, which looks like a very real possibility right now.
    • Jered Weaver (elbow) has been activated from the disabled list and will start against the Dodgers today.
    • Jayson Werth (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac and should be back with the Nationals at some point next week.
    • Josh Reddick (wrist) is continuing his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento and should be back with the A’s for their game against Chicago on Friday.
    • Kyuji Fujikawa will require Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm and will miss the rest of the season. Kevin Gregg‘s job as closer just got all that much more secure (unless the Cubs decide to turn into sellers).

     

    3 Up, 3 Down, and Throwing Darts

    Starting and sitting the right pitchers on a day-to-day basis is often the lynchpin of winning any fantasy baseball league – roto, head-to-head, daily, and otherwise. In order to give you some help picking your pitchers for today, I’ve gone through all of the stats that I could (pitchers’ career numbers vs. certain hitters and lineups, home/road splits, lefty/righty splits, etc) and have made nine recommendations. I’m not going to proclaim that I’ll get these 100% correct all season, but anyone that does should be sitting on an island that they own in the Pacific – not writing fantasy baseball articles. The goal here is to play the odds the entire season and slowly build your “win” percentage closer to 100% than to 50%.
     
    Here are today’s recommendations with, 3 Up (three pitchers you shouldn’t think of sitting), 3 Down (three pitchers with some warning flags for today), and Throwing Darts (three pitchers that I’ll be taking a flier on):
     
    3 Up

    Anibal Sanchez at Pittsburgh Pirates

    Lance Lynn vs. Kansas City Royals

    Jordan Zimmerman at Baltimore Orioles
     
    3 Down

    Brandon McCarthy at Texas Rangers

    Erik Bedard at Colorado Rockies

    Kyle Kendrick vs. Boston Red Sox
     
    Throwing Darts

    David Phelps vs. New York Mets

    John Danks vs. Chicago Cubs

    Joe Saunders at San Diego Padres
     
    Swings and Misses

    A hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher don’t always tell the whole story, but it can be informative if used correctly. I’m of the opinion that some information is better than none, and while there are other pieces to the puzzle of setting your daily lineup (splits, weather, etc.), I think a hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher can be very indicative of future success or failure. Some guys just own certain pitchers, and vice versa. As such, I’ve gone through today’s matchups and picked the best (and worst) matchups I could find. Anything less than 10-12 career at-bats is a relatively small sample-size (so take those with a grain of salt), but sometimes that’s all that is available.
     
    Swings

    • Albert Pujols is 21-for-38 (.553) with five home runs in his career against today’s starter, Chris Capuano.
    • Adrian Beltre is 13-for-31 (.419) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Brandon McCarthy.
    • Michael Young is 33-for-93 (.355) with two home runs and 16 RBI in his career against today’s starter, John Lackey.

     

    Misses
    • Elvis Andrus is 3-for-18 (.167) in his career against today’s starter, Brandon McCarthy.
    • Nelson Cruz is 1-for-17 (.059) in his career against today’s starter, Brandon McCarthy.
    • Neil Walker is 1-for-11 (.091) in his career against today’s starter, Anibal Sanchez.

     

    If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please contact me @FantasyTrade411 or email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.

     

    Fantasy Baseball: Daily Notes for Tuesday, May 28th

    It's not The Bible, Kelly Johnson is currently the 3rd-best 2B on ESPN's Player Rater

    It’s not The Bible, Kelly Johnson is currently the 3rd-best 2B on ESPN’s Player Rater

    Welcome to our Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes! Just like last year, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports each morning to help ensure  you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. So make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league!
     
    If you’re looking for full daily gaming lineups, sign up as a FantasyTrade411 Member for exclusive access!
     
    5 Good Nights, 5 Bad Nights

    It’s a fact of life that every baseball player goes through hot and cold streaks. It’s important not to let those streaks influence a player’s fantasy baseball value too much, but it is important to be aware of how a player is doing within a short period of time (a seven-day sorter is always a good tool to use). A player’s short-term numbers can be the difference between winning and losing in daily games, and it can also make a huge difference in year-long leagues. For instance, if you can keep finding the second basemen on hot streaks and dropping them for another streaking second basemen once they get cold, you can piece together a very useful middle infielder-by-committee for your roto team. So before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify who had a good night and who had a bad night on Tuesday, May 27th.
     
    5 Good Nights

    • Kelly Johnson: 4-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 steal
    • Carlos Gomez: 2-3,  2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
    • Yadier Molina: 2-2, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI
    • Jeff Samardzija: 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K’s, W
    • Aaron Harang: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K’s, W

     

    Honorable Mention: Andrew McCutchen, Jose Altuve, Jhonny Peralta, Mike Morse, Didi Gregorius, Adrian Gonzalez, Wil Nieves, Joe Mauer, Prince Fielder, Ben Zobrist, Evan Gattis, Alfonso Soriano, Justin Verlander, Yu Darvish, Jason Hammel, Mike Leake, Ubaldo Jimenez, Phil Hughes, Jonathon Niese, Bud Norris, Jhoulys Chacin, Mark Buehrle, Tyler Skaggs, Alfredo Aceves, Dan Straily
     
    5 Bad Nights

    • Jake Odorizzi: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, BB, 2 Ks
    • Tyler Cloyd: 2.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, BB, 2 Ks
    • C.J. Wilson: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 4 Ks
    • Matt Kemp: 0-5
    • Michael Young: 0-5

     

    Dishonorable Mention: Craig Genry, Mitch Moreland, Jordan Pacheco, Daniel Nava, J.D. Martinez, Matt Adams, Robbie Grossman, Cory Rasmus, Tim Hudson, Jose Fernandez, James Shields, Zack Greinke, Clayton Richard, Francisco Liriano, Gio Gonzalez, Jose Quintana
     
    Daily Grab Bag

    Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
     

    • Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) has begun running and is in the last stages of getting ready for a rehab stint. Don Mattingly has said he’d like to see Ramirez play four or five rehab games, so it looks like Hanley may be back in the Dodgers lineup during the first week of June as long as everything goes as planned.
    • Bryce Harper (knee) is not in tonight’s lineup, but his injury is not expected to require a trip to the disabled list.
    • With Chris Perez hitting the DL with a shoulder injury, Vinnie Pestano (and maybe Joe Smith and Cody Allen) should see some save chances over the next couple weeks.
    • With Nick Franklin being called up to man second base for the Mariners, Dustin Ackley has been sent down to Triple-A.
    • This is still up in the air, but the Cardinals are considering calling up prospect Michael Wacha for a start against the Royals on Thursday.

     

    3 Up, 3 Down, and Throwing Darts

    Starting and sitting the right pitchers on a day-to-day basis is often the lynchpin of winning any fantasy baseball league – roto, head-to-head, daily, and otherwise. In order to give you some help picking your pitchers for today, I’ve gone through all of the stats that I could (pitchers’ career numbers vs. certain hitters and lineups, home/road splits, lefty/righty splits, etc) and have made nine recommendations. I’m not going to proclaim that I’ll get these 100% correct all season, but anyone that does should be sitting on an island that they own in the Pacific – not writing fantasy baseball articles. The goal here is to play the odds the entire season and slowly build your “win” percentage closer to 100% than to 50%.
     
    Here are today’s recommendations with, 3 Up (three pitchers you shouldn’t think of sitting), 3 Down (three pitchers with some warning flags for today), and Throwing Darts (three pitchers that I’ll be taking a flier on):
     
    3 Up

    Chris Sale vs. Chicago Cubs

    Matt Harvey vs. New York Yankees

    Mat Latos vs. Cleveland Indians
     
    3 Down

    Brandon Morrow vs. Atlanta Braves

    Edwin Jackson at Chicago White Sox

    Edinson Volquez at Seattle Mariners
     
    Throwing Darts

    Kevin Gausman at Washington Nationals

    Jorge De La Rosa at Houston Astros

    Tyler Lyons at Kansas City Royals
     
    Swings and Misses

    A hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher don’t always tell the whole story, but it can be informative if used correctly. I’m of the opinion that some information is better than none, and while there are other pieces to the puzzle of setting your daily lineup (splits, weather, etc.), I think a hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher can be very indicative of future success or failure. Some guys just own certain pitchers, and vice versa. As such, I’ve gone through today’s matchups and picked the best (and worst) matchups I could find. Anything less than 10-12 career at-bats is a relatively small sample-size (so take those with a grain of salt), but sometimes that’s all that is available.
     
    Swings

    • Andre Ethier is 7-for-17 (.412) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Joe Blanton.
    • Miguel Cabrera is 5-for-13 (.385) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jeanmar Gomez.
    • Adrian Gonzalez is 7-for-19 (.368) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Joe Blanton.

     

    Misses
    • Alexei Ramirez is hitless in 17 career at-bats against today’s starter, Edwin Jackson.
    • Paul Konerko is 1-for-12 (.083) in his career against today’s starter, Edwin Jackson.
    • Jacoby Ellsbury is 1-for-12 (.083) in his career against today’s starter, Cliff Lee.

     

    If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please contact me @FantasyTrade411 or email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.