Daily Archives: May 9, 2016
Aaron Hill of the Milwaukee Brewers had a great offensive game this past Saturday night.
Hill had three homers and seven runs batted in, including the go-ahead grand slam in the 10th inning, as the Brewers won 13-7. Hill is now the ninth Brewers player in franchise history to drive in seven runs in a game.
In case you missed it last fall, I posted on my blog a story I wrote about infielder Ted Kubiak – the first Brewers player to drive in seven runs in a game. It happened for Kubiak in 1970, which was a great highlight in the midst of a disappointing 65-97 season. Ted was fascinating to interview and provided a great deal of information, not just about his time with the Brewers and the seven RBI game, but his coaching career and what he’s up to now.
Again, if you missed it, here’s the link to the Ted Kubiak story…
The 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft is quickly approaching and it’s time to make the first mock draft a few months out. The draft will be held on June 9th, 2016. There is still two months until the draft, so these predictions are subject to change. If you have any questions or comments about this article, the draft, or baseball in general, please feel free to Tweet me @dynasty_digest. If you enjoyed this article, please follow my blog for more updates (dynastydigest.sportsblog.com).
- Philadelphia Phillies: A.J. Puk (LHP; University of Florida)
- Cincinnati Reds: Kyle Lewis (OF; Mercer)
Atlanta Braves: Corey Ray (OF; Louisville University)
Colorado Rockies: Jason Groome (LHP; Barnegat High School)
Milwaukee Brewers: Riley Pint (RHP; St. Thomas Aquinas High School)
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P- Kevin Gausman (vs. Minnesota Twins): $8,200. Gausman has proven he is a great play in daily fantasy over his first few starts in 2016. He is currently averaging 18.8 points per game on DraftKings this season. He will be facing the 26th ranked offense on Tuesday, whom ranks as the 4th worst in the MLB when it comes to striking out. To top it all off, there is an 11 MPH wind blowing towards home plate, so the baseball should stay in the ballpark on Tuesday.
P- Derek Holland (vs. Chicago White Sox): $6,200. Holland hasn’t been spectacular in 2016, but Tuesday could be the day to turn it around. He is facing the Chicago White Sox, whom are ranked as the 18th overall offense in the MLB. When it comes to facing left-handed pitching, the White Sox are hitting a mediocre .237. There will also be some very favorable weather for Mr. Holland on Tuesday. In Texas, it is expected to see winds upwards of 20 MPH towards home plate, which means there is a very slim chance of any power production.
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Last year the Houston Astros traded for Carlos Gomez with the hopes that he would bolster their offense for a playoff push. This trade included top prospects, Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers on July 30th, 2015. Since that date, Carlos Gomez has done nothing but disappoint Astros fans. You can’t blame the Astros’ front office for this move considering Gomez was a star prior to his arrival in Houston.
Before joining the Astros, Gomez spent six years with the Milwaukee Brewers. In his last three seasons with the Brewers, he had a .276 BA, 66 home runs (22 per season), 197 RBIs (65 per season), 247 runs (82 per season), and 111 stolen bases (37 per season). Since joining the Astros, he has played 68 games, with a .228 BA, 4 home runs (average of 9 per season), 17 RBIs (average of 40 per season), 25 runs (average of 60 per season), and 12 stolen bases (average of 29 per season). Since the start of 2016, he is striking out 33% of the time and only walking 3.9% of the time, compared to a career strikeout rate of 22.7% and a walk rate of 5.7%. Based on these frightening statistics, it could be time for the Houston Astros to bench Gomez or even send him packing.
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It is only May. But the Cubs are playing at a clip we have not seen since the 1984 Tigers. If they play .500 the rest of the way, they will be a 90 win team.
They may ALREADY be a playoff team.
It is a “To Hell With Curses” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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