It's Wednesday, the middle of the week. Some call it hump day. Whether you're agonizing over the week, or it's going well, you know that fantasy baseball is there to sooth your pain. Ray Flowers takes a look at the baseball landscape and points out some matchup numbers that you just mind find a wee bit interesting.
DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Jay Bruce gets going Wednesday agianst Charlie Morton. He's hit two homers and posted a 1.274 OPS over 23 plate appearances in the matchup. Others who like to see Mr. Morton on the hill include Skip Schumaker (.400 in 25 at-bats) and Brandon Phillips (.344 in 32 at-bats). The Reds as a team are hitting .317 the last seven days, so Mr. Morton might have a rough outing. Oh, and for the hell of it, Devin Mesoraco is Continue...
Thanks for your reply Mr. Ray, hopefully all publications are in the early hours of the day. On the other hand, you can follow me on twitter by private message to query pitchers you enjoy? Thank you for your articles.
rafael - Glad it is helping you. The article is posted when it's posted - when I can get to it. Most times it's posted around midnight PST. That's at least 10 hours before the first games of the next day. Sorry if that doesn't work for your time zone though. Doing best I can.
Good afternoon, Mr. Ray. Congratulations on your article daily trend of every day, it has served me for help, however, I'm playing the fantasy of ESPNdeportes.com and the time zone of Venezuela article is published too late, I wish I could post it earlier for my follow-up before 2:00 AM. Thanks again and God bless you!
Michael S. Suna - I dont have an issue with that deal. I assume you're getting Holland though, right?
Michael Magid - Well, if you look at his performance last night, that wouldn't explain it. He only started tipping after 11 batters? It's location with him. Might be some other things too.
Michael S. Suna
Would you swap altuve and burnett for pence considering that obp and slug are 2 of 7 categories. K/BB and QS are pitching addition categories.
Thanks. Are you giving any credence to the theory that he might be tipping his pitches?
Michael Magid - Danny Salazar's last three starts: 12.2 IP, 19 H, 15 R (14 ER), 7 BB, 19 K. #indians --- RT @dmansworld474: Salazar first 11 batters: 0-for-9, 2 bb, 4 k. Next 11: 7-for-11, hr, 2 2b, 2 k... /// He's simply having a VERY hard time locating his pitches. When he does he can't be hit. When he doesn't the walks and hits pile up.
Ray, I started Salazar last night, against your advice. What do you see as the problem with him so far this year? 4 innings and out is no way to go through life.
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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