Welcome to the 6-7-15 Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks. There is an eight game slate on Monday with games beginning at 7:05 ET. As always, check lineups and weather as the evening approaches for updates. The below values are based off of FanDuel.
6-7-15 Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks
Mike Bolsinger, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers, $6,000 – Lance McCullers (HOU, $6700) is an option tomorrow, but with a tough matchup on the road against Chris Sale, I prefer Bolsinger at home against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers should fare well against Arizona SP Rubby De La Rosa, so Bolsinger looks like a good get for a Win.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, Atlanta Braves, $2,500 – San Diego SP Ian Kennedy is reeling right now, even after a solid outing against the Mets last time out, I still like some Atlanta left handed hitters against Kennedy today. Pierzynski has no Batter-vs.-Pitcher history against Kennedy, but that should not ever be a negative if you think the matchup is favorable.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves, $3,900 – Adrian Gonzalez (LAD, $3900) is a solid option today against Rubby De La Rosa, but for my 1B spot I am going with Freeman against the aforementioned Ian Kennedy. Freeman sports a career line of six hits, with a pair of doubles, a home run and eight RBI in only 10 AB.
Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,600 – The Cardinals will be popular choices in DFS on Monday with a game in Coors Field against Rockies SP David Hale. The Cardinals have few at bats against Hale in the past, but a scattering of matchups against Hale as a RP for the Braves are not much to go on; even so, I am recommending most the St. Louis hitters today.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays, $4,800 – An MVP candidate up to this point of the season, Donaldson draws a great matchup against Brad Hand, a left handed SP for the Marlins. There is little Batter-vs-Pitcher data available against Hand, but that is little to keep me away from Donaldson today. Matt Carpenter (STL, $4300) looks to be a decent option if you are trying to save a few dollars.
Jose Reyes, SS, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,900 – As mentioned in the Donaldson snippet, there is little Batter-vs-Pitcher data available against Brad Hand, however the only hitter with previous numbers against Hand is Jose Reyes who has two hits, a home run and a pair of RBI in four at bats.
Joc Pederson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers, $4,000 – Pederson cooled down a bit this weekend, but a home game against Rubby De La Rosa looks pretty favorable to me; Joc hit a home run against De La Rosa only a few weeks back. Pederson in approaching Mike Trout levels of production at a discount price, so you might as well plug and play him until his salary gets out of control.
Matt Holliday $3,400 or Jason Heyward, OF, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,300 – Matt Holliday would be my choice if you are playing in a 50/50 or small league format, but if you are going with a tournament setting, I think Jason Heyward provides some more upside. Heyward has struggled this year, but he seems to have a hit almost every night out there; I am betting on him stringing together a few good at bats against David Hale and producing a solid outing today.
Chris Colabello, OF, Toronto Blue Jays, $2,900 – Colabello gets the final nod with a home game against Marlins left handed SP Brad Hand. If you can find a way to squeeze in Jose Bautista (TOR, $4900), it might be a good idea to stack the Blue Jays a little heavier.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 14: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a double in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)