All picks are based off the slate of games starting at 4:05 PM PT / 7:05 PM ET and are selected from Fanduel.com. All picks are subject to change depending on various things that happen in life.
It’s Hump Day yet again and you know it’s my turn to spin some gold out of yarn and hand out some fresh daily fantasy baseball picks. It took two months but we finally have our first no hitter of the season. One of the hardest feats in sports, I bet you knew it would be Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants tossing the gem against the New York Mets.
I love watching a no hitter unfold (who doesn’t?). At the start of the game everything seems perfectly normal. By the 5th inning you have your first thoughts of “yah, maybe something special could happen.” Then comes the 7th and all of a sudden you are texting friends and watching the pitch count. Every strike is elation and every ball is deflation. A ball is hit in the infield and you are hoping its routine, praying it goes right to your best defender without any bad hops or weird bounces. A ball hit in the air takes the breath out of you. The wind could be your best friend or your worst enemy. Then it’s the 9th, there are two outs, and all your senses are on edge. The last pitch, the last swing, and finally sweet relief! Everybody celebrates and it doesn’t matter if your team is in first or last place, the only thing that does is that beautiful moment in history.
Anyways below you will find an array of thoughtful if not completely useless picks in which you may feel free to point and laugh at. You know the deal with the disclaimer and if not well, good luck.
LWOS DAILY FANTASY BASEBALL PICKS 06-10-15
Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians, $8,600
I’m a shameless Mariners fan and this year was supposed to be different. Expectations though have not yet been made in the first third of the season and some here in the Northwest are already getting a little antsy. As much as I don’t like going against my own team, Bauer is a good play against an under-achieving Mariners offense. An 89 wRC+ and 388 strikeouts (second worst in the league) against RHP, Bauer and his 8.96 K/9 is primed for a big day.
Miguel Montero, Chicago Cubs, $2,600
We are stacking today people and the unfortunate soul I think will get rocked till next Tuesday is Detroit’s own Shane Greene. Greene is posting a 5.40 ERA/4.25 xFIP and 5.68 K/9 and has seen his contact rate soar and swinging strike rate drop from last season. Not only that but he’s posting bad splits with a .324/.378/.519 slash line against lefties. Montero is a lefty. Montero also has power. That is all.
Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, $4,500
Rizzo is numero dos on my stack list and what a year he is having with a slash line of .332/.449/.608 with 11 HR and 10 SB. Rizzo is one of the catalysts of this young monster Chicago Cubs offense and is seeing and hitting the ball better than ever. I like the lefty-righty matchup as well.
Logan Forsythe, Tampa Bay Rays, $3,000
Forsythe continues to hit well for the Rays and is currently sitting on career highs across the board. The Rays are up against Jered Weaver who is not able to strike people out anymore. Look for Forsythe to take advantage of Weaver and his fastball that barely touches 84 MPH.
Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs, $4,200
Bryant has been everything advertised since his purposely delayed call up. The strikeouts are there which is to nobody’s surprise but he is countering that with an outstanding walk rate and power to all parts of the field. Bryant is the third and final player on my stack list and even though I don’t have the matchup, he does have a slash line of .297/.402/.497 this year against RHP.
Carlos Correa, Houston Astros, $2,700
Correa was just called up to the majors on Monday. He smacked his first Major League career homer on Tuesday. An outstanding power/speed prospect, Correa has major upside and I like the righty-lefty matchup against Jose Quintana.
Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Rangers, $3,300
Choo was just awful in the first month of the season (.096/.254/.173) but exploded in the second month (.295/.356/.533) and has continued that into June (.280/.379/.440). Oakland Co. sucks the power out of hitters but Choo has the ability to make a major impact without putting any balls over the fence.
Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers, $3,000
I have chosen Ethier a few times already this season but as long as he swings a hot bat and is at a modest price, then I will take no hesitation in selecting him again and again. A strong matchup against a vulnerable Jeremy Hellickson has me hoping for a big day.
Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates, $3,100
Polanco has been on fire the last 15 days racking up 16 hits in 47 at-bats, throwing in 2 HR and 4 SB. You could say he has under-achieved so far this season but he is still very young (not everybody can be Mike Trout and Bryce Harper). Polanco has the lefty-righty matchup as well against one of the N.L. Central’s punching bags, Mike Lohse.