MLB Roundup & Fantasy Analysis from April 3rd's Action
The Marlins, yes those Marlins, in that ridiculous stadium with 20 foot walls and fishtanks and the obscure statue in centerfield...they are 3-1. Not only are they 3-1 but they are hitting on all cylinders. Casey McGehee, hitting behind Giancarlo Stanton has a Major League leading 8 RBI. The fish will probably flounder but their approach has been great thus far. They have a strong bullpen, young starters with potential so hey, why not them?
SELL HIGH ON BONIFACIO!!! Don't say I did't tell you. I just did. Loudly (hence the exclamation points)
Brandon Belt is raking. He's 6-18 with 3 HR and 5 RBI thus far.
Paul Goldschmidt absolutely OWNS Tim Lincecum. After homering and doubling off Timmeh!! yesterday Goldy is a sizzling 12 for 23 lifetime with 6 bombs! Yowza, hope you had him in your daily lineups like me yesterday! $$$
Don't jump the gun on Pedro Strop (yet), Veras pitched a lot and was unavailable and is definitely still the closer in Chicago.
Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with a BB, SB, RBI and a run scored. The Mariners lead-off hitter has sneaky fantasy value with the suddenly potent Seattle lineup.
Xander Bogaerts was 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored as the Red Sox topped the Orioles.
Yangervis Solarte lead the Yankees to their first victory with a 3-for-3 effort while scoring twice and driving in a run. Solarte is not fantasy relevant yet. Dexter Fowler continued his hot hitting with another 2 hit performance with a run and an RBI.
Chris Colabello collected 6 RBI as the Twins edged the White Sox 10-9 in a wintery slugfest. Jose Abreu continues to prove he can flat out hit with a 2-for-4 performance and 4 RBI. Josmil Pinto slugged a homer (his bat will get him in the lineup consistently very soon). Marcus Semien homered along side Adam Dunn (2) and Alejandro De Aza (3). Jose Quintana did stike out 8 over 6 IP but the bullpen got hammered.
Mike Olt started at 3B and homered for the Cubs as Jason Hammel was very solid allowing 1 ER over 6.2 IP with 5 K. Pedro Strop got the save due to Jose Veras being unavailable after a high workload the previous day.
Casey McGehee continued his hot start with a 2-for-3 performance driving in 3 RBI driving his season total to 8. Giancarlo Stanton is equally locked in as he was 2-for-4 driving in 1. Steve Cishek nailed down his second save with 1 K.
Paul Goldschmidt is still Tim Lincecum's worst nightmare as he hit his 6th homer in 23 career AB off the Giants starter. Mark Trumbo also launched a dinger for the Snakes.
Brandon Belt is unconscious right now and has 3 HR on the season after adding one Thursday. Brandon Hicks hit a solo job and Angel Pagan swatted a 3 run bomb in the game. Pagan was 3-for-5 on the day is now hitting a robust .421 over his first 19 AB.
My Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) Picks to Click for Friday:
Jose Abreu - why? THE DUDE CAN RAKE and Jeremy Guthrie doesn't miss many bats. BOOM.
Jennry Mejia - VALUE!!! His talent is immense and his price is LOW! Not many people will have the Roto-Balls to start him...do you?