Hopefully Hump Day treated you well. I know Tuesday’s picks were pretty on point for the most part and hopefully you liked the new editions to the Playbook. Thanks to @jcrag24 @bradzipro @PhamilyMan and @jintman for their feedback on what they would like to see added to the Playbook. If any of you have some suggestions they would be much appreciated as we do this for you. And when I say “suggestions” I don’t mean like “Hey Nomad I suggest you never again recommend Ike Davis.”
Look forward to hearing your input and I have one suggestion for you, that I mentioned in Tuesday’s article (ICYMI): Hopefully you have fallen into the habit of following our Player News feed here at FantasyAlarm.com, especially prior to game time. We keep you up to date on who is in and out of the lineup, weather, and with additional DFS fantasy insight to give you a last minute edge over the competition. Here is just one recent example, if you were following our player news, of where you could have benefited:
Ed Lucas: The player news piece was on Casey McGahee, but look a little further for the nugget you may have missed if you have yet to be checking our player news. (Click on items in blue throughout article as they are linked for more insight).
Good luck tonight and as always if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below.
Bookmark the following three sources to check daily after you read this piece.
|Nathan Eovaldi||P||9,300||20,998||7,200||Eovaldi's 1st pitch strike% equal to teammate Jose Fernadez's at 65.4% (top 15 in NL), as of two weeks ago he had lowest career run support of any current starter, but things are different this year as he has recieved 3 or more runs of support in 6 of his 8 starts as the Marlins 2nd in the NL in runs scored|
|Wei-Yin Chen||P||7,400||15,811||6,100||While others would rather Yang than Yin consider Chen has not allowed more than 2 runs over his last 5 starts (2.97 ERA), his 5.1 BB% (1.97 K/9) both inside top 15 among AL starters, and game in pitcher friendly KC|
|Tyler Skaggs||P||7,700||12,703||6,100||GPP only as upside is limited. Interesting more than anything: Angels have won five of last six games and are 6-1 in games. Skaggs could be in line for some run support as the team is 2nd in the AL in team OPS vs LHP this season.|
Six Pack of Hitters for the Night:
Discounted Dandy Hitter of the Night: Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera
|Jonathan Lucroy||C||4,100||6,593||3,300||7-16 (.438) w/ HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, and 2 BB to 0 K over last 5 gms; 7-21 (.333) HR career vs Wandy|
|Yan Gomes||C||3,700||6,693||3,000||Running hot 3 HR last 6 gms including 1 last night|
|Joey Votto||1B||4,800||7,291||3,600||Hitting .338 with all 6 HR at home|
|Mark Teixeira||1B||4,700||6,624||3,700||3 HR over last 6 gms and 7 of his 8 HR when hitting from left side of the plate|
|Garrett Jones||1B||3,800||4,183||2,600||Taken Cain deep twice in just 19 AB|
|Rickie Weeks||2B||3,000||6,042||3,000||Hitting .538 (7-13) over last 4 gms; 14-47 (.298) w/ 2 HR career vs Wandy|
|Daniel Murphy||2B||4,900||7,355||4,200||.391 (18-46) w/ 3 HR, 3 SB, and 7 BB to 3 K over last 11 games; has 6 gm hit streak going and has homered twice in last 4 gms|
|Jose Reyes||SS||5,200||8,648||3,800||All 3 HR vs RHP, hits better at home unsurprisingly, and hitting .348 (8-23) with 4 extra-base hits over last 6 games. A cheaper alternative could be Padres Everth Cabrera|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||SS||4,600||6,215||3,100||14 for 30 (.467) with 2 of his 3 HR over his last 7 games and game is in Rogers Centre (top HR hitting park in AL since start of last season)|
|Yangervis Solarte||3B||4,300||6,099||3,300||.364 (24-66) w/ all 4 HR vs RHP this year and 3 of the 4 coming on the road|
|Todd Frazier||3B||4,500||6,515||3,400||The new papa hitting about 75 points higher at home at .300 with all 7 HR coming at GABP and 6 of them off RHP|
|Michael Brantley||OF||Not||In||LU||Having a career yr, at least 1 hit in all but 1 gm this month w/ 3 HR, gets J.A. Happ-less, and people may shy away from him if he is in the LU since he was removed from Wed. game early|
|Khris Davis||OF||3,000||5,518||2,800||trending upward as he's 3 for 5 with two doubles over last 2 gms and his hitting .400 (12-30) vs LHP this season compared to .178 vs RHP|
|Eric Young Jr.||OF||His 28 runs scored lead the Mets and his 15 stolen bases are second in all of baseball behind Dee Gordon's 24.|
|Skip Schumaker||OF||3,700||4,683||2,300||LvsR matchup & did bat in the 2-hole in Game 1, so if there in Game 2 that only increases his upside|
|Billy Hamilton||OF||4,100||10,200||3,500||Hitting 110 points higher at .284 w/ a .318 OBP from the left-side|
|Brett Gardner||OF||4,200||6,618||3,700||Hitting .346 over last 6 gms w/ 3 extra-base hits and two steals and has LvsR matchup against a pitcher making MLB debut|
|Travis Snider||OF||2,700||4,770||2,300||LvsR matchup vs Gallardo, in hitter friendly Miller Park, and all 3 of Lunch Box Hero's HR this year have come of RHP and on the road.|
Bonus option to consider now that some lineups have come out:
Padres OF Carlos Quentin (click on his name to find out why).