Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Fake Baseball presents: The Daily Fantasy Forecast 9-9

The Daily Fantasy Forecast 9/9

posted by Marcus Hall

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Daily Fantasy Forecast! Baseball is the main focus tonight once again with a full 15-game slate. Mother Nature looks like she wants to play nice tonight which is always a good thing. Let’s get cracking shall we?
Wade Miley - Miley’s matchup isn’t the best but I think the key thing to point out is that the Giants are just okay against LHP. Take out Pence & Posey and there’s not a lot to be scared of here. In a tough day of pitching I think Miley should get some serious consideration.
Jacob deGrom - deGrom’s a home tonight where he has a 23% strikeout rate, he gets a Rockies team that isn’t nearly as dangerous on the road.
Jordan Zimmerman - Zimm gets a Braves team that looks a little sleepy at the plate lately. I think Zimm cruises tonight.
Yadier Molina - Because not much excites me tonight at catcher. Decent matchup for Yadi tonight.
Carlos Santana - Good spot for Santana tonight against Trevor May. Santana’s sitting pretty against RHP with a .344 wOBA.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Fake Baseball presents: The Daily Fantasy Forecast 8-27

The Daily Fantasy Forecast 8/27

posted by Marcus Hall

Julio Teheran - I have a slight disclaimer with picking Teheran, this Braves offense is kind of unreliable. He may not get the run support needed, I think they’ll get it done against the Mets though.
Doug Fister - Fister’s in a good spot against the Phillies tonight.  I think you can pencil him in for a quality start.
Clayton Kershaw - Because I feel like I’m obligated to tell you that the best pitcher in the game is throwing tonight. Against Arizona. If you can afford him, grab him.
Wilson Ramos - Ramos is 6-for-11 against Kyle Kendrick lifetime.
Freddie Freeman - I’m putting my faith in this Atlanta offense tonight. I’ll take Freeman who’s 6-for-11 lifetime against Zack Wheeler.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Fake Baseball presents: The Daily Fantasy Forecast 8-12

The Daily Fantasy Forecast 8/12

posted by Marcus Hall
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Daily Fantasy Forecast. Hopefully you readers listened to my putting your eggs in King Felix’s basket advice, as well as the Zunino advice. Not the Verlander advice. My bad. Even though I’m a White Sox fan, it’s a bit depressing to wonder if we’re ever going to see dominant Verlander again.
Chris Sale - The top option today if you ask me and I don’t think it’s debatable. He’s the better of the 2 pitchers going tonight, the Giants are near the bottom of the league against LHP and Sale’s been a stud this year. Even with his price tag, I think you have to find a way to make it work.
C.J. Wilson - I think tonight’s the night that C.J. gets back on track. I love this matchup for him tonight against the Phillies at home.
Doug Fister - Last time out against the Mets, Fister threw 7.1 scoreless. He should have no problem putting up something close to that again.
Yan Gomes - Gomes is having a surprisingly solid season (check out that alliteration!) and he gets flyball pitcher Josh Collementer.
Anthony Rizzo - Let’s look at the numbers for Mr. Anthony Rizzo real quick. .918 OPS at Wrigley. .421 with 4 homers, 9 RBI and a 1.581 OPS against tonight’s Brewers starter Wily Peralta. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a big fan of this matchup.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

James Paxton

James Paxton (lat) is on track to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on August 2 in Baltimore.

Paxton will make what is expected to be his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma. He'll throw 75-80 pitches in the outing and should be activated next weekend if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf since early April with a strained left lat. He'll return to a stellar 2.25 ERA and .67 WHIP and is certainly worth a look as he nears activation.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat as soon as Friday.
Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain but said Friday that he's feeling much better and looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. "I hope to be back soon," he said. The Yankees' first baseman is batting .231/.330/.443 with 17 homers and 48 RBI over 76 games this season.

The Fake Baseball presents the Daily Forecast 7-25-14

The Daily Fantasy Forecast 7/25

posted by Marcus Hall

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TGIF!!!!! What better way to kick off the weekend than with some daily fantasy? A lot of studs on the mound tonight so I won’t waste anymore time. On to the forecast!
Alex Wood - It’s time for your daily “pitcher who’s throwing against the Padres” pick. They strike out alot. Wood’s price is also super friendly.
Felix Hernandez - I think this one was kinda obvious, no? The leader in the AL Cy Young race is having a great year and should keep it rolling tonight.
Jon Lester - It’s a contract year for Lester and he’s damn sure pitching like it. He’s got 142 K’s in 137 IP and he’s already thrown 7 scoreless against the Rays earlier this year. I know the Rays are playing hot baseball right now, but I don’t think it gets much better than Lester right now.
Miguel Montero - Nice matchup in a hitter’s park? I think he has a lot of success tonight.
Paul Goldschmidt - Yeah, I’m picking on Kyle Kendrick. He won’t have a fun time on the mound tonight.
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