All picks are based off the slate of games starting at 4:05 PM ET/ 7:05 PM PT and are selected from fanduel.com.
Alright folks it’s another Wednesday and I’m back in the cockpit, locked and loaded, with another slew of extremely bad puns to shoot at you. I have to say it’s been an entertaining year in the MLB so far and to think we still have over 5 months left! Yay! The weather is starting to warm up in most of the upper parts of the country, well except for poor Denver, Colorado. If it wasn’t for legalized marijuana I don’t know what people in that city would do for three quarters of the year. Just kidding, I know they are desperately trying to build a time machine to go back to February 2nd 2014. Ouch I really shouldn’t have brought that up but it happened, so let’s just accept it and move on. And I bet you didn’t think there was going to be a football reference on a fantasy baseball article but this is America!
Anyways, this Top Gun has the picks for the day that are right on target like a drone strike on an ISIS camp. See I can do puns and similes too, I’m not just a one trick pony. Oh and as always this is my disclaimer for my fantasy baseball picks stating 60% of the time, I’m right every time.
LWOS DAILY FANTASY BASEBALL PICKS 05-13-15
Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates, $9,500
Liriano has been stellar in his first 6 starts off the season tossing 38.2 innings with a 2.79 ERA/3.53 FIP and a 10.4 K/9 rate. The .189 BABIP is not going to last but everything else (BB/9, contact%, and Swstr%) are right around his career average. Did I mention he’s facing the Philadelphia Phillies? Yah he’s facing the Phillies.
Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,700
The slow start to the season is slowly fading away in memory as Martin has been tearing it up lately slashing .429/.417/.886 with 4 HR and 1 SB (hey, that SB is pretty good for a catcher).
Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers, $4,400
What more is there to say about Gonzalez? The man is leading all of baseball with a 1.9 fWAR and a 212 wRC+. His line looks like something out of MLB The Show: .373/.432/.720 with 9 HR in 132 PA. He will be facing Jarred Cosart from the Miami Marlins, may Gonzalez have mercy on him. I rest my case.
Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates, $3,000
Walker is doing a nice job this year, hovering right around his career numbers with a .288/.360/.423 line through 125 PA. He faces off against Hamels who he is 1 for 10 against but with only 1 strikeout. Hamels is on pace to give up a career number of walks and homeruns and while that won’t last, I like for Walker to take advantage. Also the homers will come once the weather heats up.
Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners, $3,000
A notoriously slow starter, Seager is still trying to get started. But with 2 HR in his last 5 games I’m hoping he’s finally finding his power stroke. I like the lefty-righty matchup against Shields, and he’s been struggling a bit, giving up 10 earned runs in his last 2 starts.
Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves, $3,000
When you think of Simmons it’s more of him doing some acrobatic, I can’t believe what I just saw, defensive plays that make you wonder what planet he was born on. But Simmons has been pretty darn good this season. Now he’s never posted an ISO above .127 so the .177 he is putting up now is more than likely not going to last but ride ‘em while he’s hot.
Yoenis Cespedes, Detroit Tigers, $2,900
Cespedes is doing his usual thing striking out and not walking a bunch of other times but at least hitting for power some times. His .202 ISO is right around his career average and he has a favorable matchup against Ricky Nolasco who has been bad to start his season but has for some reason not given up a homerun yet.
Chris Colabello, Toronto Blue Jays, $2,400
Michael Saunders is on the DL and with Bautista not really playing in the outfield, Colabello should get regular playing time as long as he produces. I wouldn’t be picking him if he wasn’t and at this price I’m hoping for a huge steal.
Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins, $3,100
Recently off the DL, Yelich had to take a couple of games to get back into form but has went 3 for 9 with 1 HR and 2 SB in his last 3 games and here’s hoping his back is all good to go. Yelich is young and possess that great speed/power combination that has the ability for a huge fantasy day.