Fantasy Sports Fix: 2016 Daily fantasy baseball picks
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about daily fantasy sports, but I’m back with some baseball picks for this week. I pored over the stats for a bit and found some players I think will produce for you and your team this week.
Ichiro Suzuki, outfield, Miami MarlinsIchiro Suzuki, outfield, Miami Marlins
Ichiro Suzuki, outfield, Miami Marlins
Last week, he broke Pete Rose’s record for most career hits, but he is not playing all that regularly. I hope that changes against the Rockies and pitcher Jorge De La Rosa as Ichiro has a career batting average of .500 against De La Rosa.
Jose Altuve, second base, Houston AstrosJose Altuve, second base, Houston Astros
Jose Altuve, second base, Houston Astros
Even for the price, he’s probably still worth a pick-up here as he’s facing Jhoulys Chacin, a pitcher he hits well as evidenced by his .714 slugging percentage against him.
Jerad Eickhoff, starting pitcher, Philadelphia PhilliesJerad Eickhoff, starting pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
Jerad Eickhoff, starting pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
He’s scored over 20 fantasy points in three of his last 10 starts, and he sports a solid 3.49 ERA coming into Thursday’s contest against the Twins. I smell another strong outing for the young pitcher here in Minnesota, so pick him with confidence.
David Ortiz, designated hitter, Boston Red SoxDavid Ortiz, designated hitter, Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz, designated hitter, Boston Red Sox
Even in his umpteenth season, he’s still mashing the ball hard as ever, and he has 59 RBIs, 18 home runs and a .342 batting average at this point. He might put a big dent in your fantasy wallet, but he’ll certainly repay you when he plays the White Sox and struggling pitcher James Shields this Thursday.
Max Scherzer, starting pitcher, Washington NationalsMax Scherzer, starting pitcher, Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer, starting pitcher, Washington Nationals
Scherzer has a new team this year and it seems to have improved his game. He pitches very well against his Friday opponent, the Brewers. The Brewers’ combined batting average against Scherzer is .115 and he is playing at the top of his game right now averaging 27 fantasy points per game over his last four starts.
Eric Hosmer, first base, Kansas City RoyalsEric Hosmer, first base, Kansas City Royals
Eric Hosmer, first base, Kansas City Royals
In six at-bats against Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Hosmer has four hits. He’s also been playing well lately as he has six RBIs in his last five games. He’s a safe bet to put up a nice total Friday night in Kansas City against the Astros and even though he’s hitting just .244 against left handed pitchers this season, I expect one of his hits to be a home run.
Matt Andriese, starting pitcher, Tampa Bay RaysMatt Andriese, starting pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Andriese, starting pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
He’s sporting a perfect 6-0 record with a great ERA of just 2.61. He doesn’t get a ton of strikeouts, but you can pretty much guarantee four to six on a good night. I believe he will have a good night against the Orioles this Saturday and he won’t do much damage to your fantasy wallet either.
Bryce Harper, outfield, Washington NationalsBryce Harper, outfield, Washington Nationals
Bryce Harper, outfield, Washington Nationals
He has four RBIs in his last four games and I believe he will have a big game against the Brewers this Saturday. Harper is hitting .500 against pitcher Chase Anderson and he also hits right handed pitchers at a slightly higher rate.
That’s it for this week, but tune in next week as I go over some fresh fantasy baseball prospects.
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