Top Daily Fantasy Baseball Pick
Gio Gonzalez: I hate to pick on the Marlins here but….never mind, I love picking on the Marlins. Only the Astros scored fewer runs than the Marlins last year, and that was before the off-season fire sale. The current Marlins are hitting a paltry .177/.203/.242 off of Gio, and yes, that includes Stanton. Last year, Gio struck out 19 of them in 14 innings, and while he did go 0-2 against them, that was from a lack of run support. The Marlins are trotting out Kevin Slowey, who didn’t even pitch in the majors last year, so Gio has a very good shot at redemption this time around. Gio won 21 games last year, and finished with an excellent 2.89 era while striking out over a batter per inning. He’s well worth the price tag considering all the questionable starters today.
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Yesterday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit Recap
Yu Darvish: Darvish was simply sensational, striking out 14 batters over 8 and 2/3 innings of perfect baseball en route to an easy win. Unfortunately he gave up a single on his 27th batter, which spoiled his bid for what would have been just the 24th perfect game in major league history.
Madison Bumgarner: Bumgarner made short work of the Dodgers, striking out four and allowing just 2 hits over 8 innings to pick up the win.
Pete Kozma: Kozma had a huge day, especially considering his price, as he went 2-4 including a solo HR.
Ryan Braun: Braun managed just one hit in 4 AB’s, but he made it count as it went over the fence for a two-run homer.
Yoenis Cespedes: Cespedes also managed just one hit in 4 trips to the plate, but he too made it count as he crushed a bomb to straight away center.
Jon Jay: The Cardinals leadoff man provided excellent value as he launched a 2-run homer, and also had an HBP and scored an additional run.
Melky Cabrera: The Melkman delivered a single and one run scored, going 1-4 on the day.
Kendrys Morales: Kendrys had a solid day going 1-4 with an rbi, a run scored and added a walk for good measure.
Jaime Garcia: Garcia struggled a little bit with control, walking four batters in 5 2/3 innings. However he gave up just two hits and one earned run to pick up the win, rewarding fantasy owners who gambled with him on the road.
Rickie Weeks: Weeks continued to be productive going 1-3 with two walks and a run scored.
Emilio Bonifacio: Bonifacio smoked a double for his only damage on the day, as he went 1-3.
Jarrod Parker: Parker struggled mightily in his debut, allowing 4 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings. He only tallied one strike out and ended up with a loss.
Marco Estrada: Estrada was roughed up, allowing 4 earned runs on 9 hits over 5 innings of work. However he struck out 8 batters and left with a no-decision.
Hyun-Jin Ryu: In his first ever MLB start, the young Korean left-hander did not disappoint, allowing just one earned run over 6 and 1/3 innings of work. He walked none, allowing 10 hits (all singles) and struck out 5, but ended up with a loss as the Dodgers gave him no run support.
Buster Posey: Buster had a quiet day at the plate, going 1-4 with a run scored.
A.J. Pierzynski: A.J. failed to register a hit, however he did get a HBP so he avoided the dreaded goose egg.
Paul Goldschmidt: Goldy usually rakes lefties, but he wasn’t able to solve Garica. He drew a walk but otherwise went 0-3.
Adam Lind: Lind had a day to forget, going 0-4 as the Blue Jays were stifled by Justin Masterson.
Adrian Beltre: Beltre had some great BvP numbers but they didn’t hold up in this one, as he went a very surprising 0-5.
Luis Cruz: The Dodgers only mustered two hits vs Bumgarner and Sergio Romo, and Cruz did not have one of them. He finished 0-3 on the day.
Jose Reyes: Not the start to the season that Reyes and the Blue Jays were looking for, as the leadoff man went 0-3 with a walk.
Seth Smith: Smith usually hits righties well, but not today as he went 0-2 and drew a walk.