Daily Archives: April 28, 2016

Is Justin Turner Playing Hurt?

With the first month of the season nearly behind us, I think we need consider that something might be wrong with Dodger third baseman, Justin Turner. In the early-going, we could go with “he’s just slumping” out of the gates; but now, 22 games in, you begin to realize you can’t keep making excuses for him. Something is not right with J.T.

To date, Turner’s slash line is way down (Now: .250/.333/.338 vs Last Season: 294/.370/.491). In 68 ABs he has not yet hit a home run, and he only has 5 RBIs. He’s also already made 2 errors at third base in only 20 games; last year, he made 9 total miscues there in 100 games.

So what’s up with J.T.? The Dodgers aren’t publicly saying anything about Turner’s health, but you can see he doesn’t look like himself at the plate or on the field…

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings 4/29/16

P- Juan Nicasio (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $5,800. To me, this seems like a no brainer. First of all, Nicasio’s price point helps the flexibility of the rest of the lineup. Second, he is facing the 25th ranked offense in Major League Baseball at his home park. Third, he has a great strikeout rate, which will lead to great points on Friday. In 20 innings this year, he has a 4.50 ERA, 21 strikeouts, and 11 walks. In 2016, he has started against the Cardinals, Tigers, and Diamondbacks, whom all have great offenses. This match-up seems to be in Nicosio’s favor and it could be a great game for daily fantasy on Friday.

P- Aaron Sanchez (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): $7,100. Sanchez had a rough game last game, but prior to that, he had only give up 3 earned runs in 3 starts. He will be starting against the Tampa Bay Rays, whom he has already dominated this year. The Rays are ranked as the 29th overall offense in Major League Baseball, which shows how terrible they really are when it comes to hitting. In Sanchez’s 2016 debut, he threw 7 innings against the Rays, giving up 1 earned run, 5 hits, 0 walks, and 8 strikeouts. Sanchez will be hungry after his rough start last week, so he should put up a huge game on Friday.

 

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A Look At the Early AL Rookie of the Year Field

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We’re one month into the six-month season, and I felt that it’s time for a way-too-early look at the awards field. True, a lot can happen in the next five months, but as of this moment, which players have really helped their case for these major hardware come November. First up is the Rookie of the Year. In the American League last year, it came down to a pair of highly touted shortstops–Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor. Let’s see how the field shapes up after a month into the 2016 season!

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Detroit Tigers To Call-Up Top Prospect Michael Fulmer

Fulmer, Michael Tigers uniformThe Tigers are poised to call up the organizations top prospect and the Sons of ’84’s #68th ranked prospect for 2016, Michael Fulmer.

Fulmer is a right handed 23-year old who was acquired in the the Yoenis Cespedes trade from the New York Mets last season.  Michael was drafted in the 2011 first round compensation portion with the 44th pick out of Deer Creek, HS in Oklahoma.

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Who Owned Baseball April 27, 2016 (Daily MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

MLB Reports

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Dustin Pedroia cracked three hits, two of them homers and one of those being a grand slam as the Red Sox pounded the hapless Braves, 9-4.

Brandon Belt singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 and helped the Giants finish their sweep of the Padres, 13-9.

Chris Tillman pitched a shutout into the 7th, finishing 6 2/3 innings, no runs, 2 hits, struck out 9 Rays and won the 3-1 match up for the Orioles.

Jeremy Hellickson threw 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 Nationals and earned the 3-0 decision for the Phillies.

They all owned baseball on April 27, 2016.

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