MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (5/10/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Clayton Kershaw dominated the Cubs offense in Game 2, but he couldn't duplicate it in Game 6 as the ace left hander allowed five runs - four earned - in just five innings of work. Regardless of how he pitched, the Dodgers failed to score a single run off Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs' bullpen,... Read More

For the first time since Billy Sianis vowed they’d never win another championship again, the Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series. Tonight’s undisputed hero was Kyle Hendricks, the 26-year-old right-hander who led baseball in ERA at 2.13. After giving up a leadoff single on his first pitch of the game, he wouldn’t surrender... Read More

The Chicago Cubs jumped on Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw very early on with a pair of runs in the first inning. Before the night was over, they’d tack on three runs against Kershaw, with two of them being solo home runs. The first came in the fourth inning, when rookie catcher Willson Contreras drilled one... Read More

Dodgers rookie Kenta Maeda pitched better than he had in his previous two postseason starts in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night, but it wasn't good enough for a Dodgers win. He allowed one earned run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings. He also walked a pair and struck out six. Maeda... Read More

Another day and another terrific performance from Javier Baez, who’s play continues to drive the Cubs. The 23-year-old super utility player picked up three hits tonight, capping off Chicago’s 8-4 victory with a three-RBI double in the eighth, putting the game out of reach. On defense he flashed a terrific glove, gunning down Adrian Gonzalez... Read More

With the Cubs locked in a 1-1 battle during tonight’s crucial Game 5 of the NLCS in Los Angeles, it was young shortstop Addison Russell that came up big at the most opportune time. In the sixth inning Russell stepped to the plate with one on and one out. For the second consecutive night, he... Read More

With Clayton Kershaw waiting in the wings, the Cubs knew they needed a huge victory tonight. Riding the arm of Jon Lester, they did just that, taking down the Dodgers 8-4 in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old recorded a quality start, surrendering just five hits and a run across seven innings of work. He’d also strike... Read More

If you did not own Anthony Rendon this season, you may have missed the excellent second half he put together. After posting a .254/.341/.406 slash line pre All-Star break, second half saw him post a .291/.357/.508 slash line. The power numbers also spiked from nine in 323 at-bats to 11 in just 244 at-bats. And... Read More

Dodgers rookie Julio Urias was good for three innings in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night, but it all came apart in the fourth inning when he allowed four runs before being pulled from the game. He allowed an RBI single and an RBI groundout, and then came the big blow -a two-run... Read More

Rookie Ryan Merritt might not have many innings under his belt, but does he ever have some important ones. On Wednesday night, he started against the Blue Jays in their elimination game and shut them out over 4.1 innings, allowing only two hits while striking out three. Before anyone gets too excited about his fantasy... Read More

Outfielder Coco Crisp helped sink the Blue Jays' hopes of the World Series Wednesday as the Indians shut them out 3-0. He finished the game 1-for-2, pushing his 2016 postseason average up to .214 to go along with two home runs, three RBI and one stolen base. Crisp remains part of the Indians' deep outfield,... Read More

Like teammate Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo had greatly struggled in the postseason. As one of the team’s top hitters, his bat carries extra weight in Chicago, and Rizzo responded masterfully tonight. Picking up three this and driving three runs, the 27-year-old finally woke up, homering to lead off the fifth after striking out his first... Read More

For the first time this season, the Chicago Cubs faced real adversity heading into Game 4 of the National League Championship Series tonight. Trailing two games to one, they were one loss away from facing elimination, but the team’s offense finally awoke from their deep slumber. At the forefront of the 10-2 victory was Addison... Read More

When Brad Boxberger went down at the beginning of the season, Alex Colome stepped into the closer role and never relinquished his new title. He cashed in on 37 of his 40 save opportunities — including each of his first 21 — and posted a 1.91 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and 71 K in 56.2... Read More

After a breakout 2015 campaign, Logan Forsythe got off to a hot start in 2016. He hit .341 with four homers in April, but managed just a .249 average the rest of the way. He finished the season with a .264/.333/.444 slash line to go along with 20 HR, 76 R, 52 RBI and six... Read More

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