The euphoric highs and the agonizing lows of daily fantasy baseball are like no other.
I experienced this firsthand last night, as after a late night Chris Young home run I was in striking distance of three major contests within the industry – DraftKings $100,000 Punch Out, DraftDay’s $109 Big League Blast Qualifier, and FanDuel’s DSBC Qualifier. By my excited math, I was one Yoenis Cespedes home run away from tying for 1st place in the DraftKings tournament. Additionally I would crack the top three on FanDuel with multiple players still in play and extra innings looming. Needless to say, I was excited. Before I let myself play out perfect scenarios on how to win it all, Yoenis promptly grounded out. After an anti-climatic 9th inning my dreams of winning a major industry tournament were dashed. In the moment I was a little disappointed that my slim hopes were broken. That said, after some perspective, and some sleep, I can’t complain about what proved to be a rather profitable night. I tell this story not to brag and certainly not for sympathy, but rather to layout the kind of excitement daily fantasy baseball can bring on a given Friday night. It really is like no other roller coaster and I’m already looking forward to the next ride. That said, tonight is a new night, so let’s get to it.
Always Check The Weather!
Thankfully there are no major weather issues this evening.
The Vegas Factor
Its a light six game slate tonight, and all but one game has an under/over (the total number of anticipated runs scored) of eight runs. The lone outcast is the Seattle@Oakland game where the number drops to 6.5 anticipated runs.
Daily Fantasy Picks For Today
Joe Mauer – Joe is 8-21 in his last six games and is 5-12 vs Anibal Sanchez in his career.
Mike Zunino – Mike is economically priced and the top prospect is now 2-7 in his career after hitting his first career homer last night.
Adam Dunn – Adam visits his home town having hit 8-17 in his last five games including four home runs.
Prince Fielder – Prince is batting .347 in his last fourteen games/
Jose Altuve – The diminutive second baseman is a career .344 hitter vs left handed pitchers.
Robinson Cano – Robinson is 7-17 in his last five games and is batting .321 vs right handed pitchers this year.
Ryan Zimmerman – Ryan has a six game hitting streak and is a career .316 hitter vs lefties.
Miguel Cabrera – No stats needed here. Miguel is simply the best hitter in the game and must be considered on a six game night.
Ian Desmond – Ian is batting .429 this month and .327 vs lefties this year.
Everth Cabrera – Cabrera is batting .421 in his last fourteen games and .405 vs lefties this year.
Mike Trout – Mike has homered in two of his last four games and is the unquestioned best outfielder playing tonight.
Brett Gardner – Brett is 17-39 in his last ten games.