Fantasy Baseball Final: June 8, 2015
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Only eight games were on tap tonight, but there was still plenty of action to go around for everyone. There weren’t many great options at pitching outsde of Chris Sale, who threw eight innings and racked up 14strikeouts against the Astros. He definately was the player to own tonight if you were able to fit him in. Some of the early winners include the Blue Jays hammering the Marlins 11-3, the Reds over the Phillies 6-4 and the Royals over the Twins 3-1.
IF YOU ONLY READ ONE THING…
Another day, another Josh Donaldson home run. The 29-year-old is having a sensational first season with the Blue Jays — hitting .310 with 16 homeruns and 43 RBIs. He continues to be the best player for Toronto and is slowing becoming and early candidate for A.L MVP. The Jays as a team completely destroyed Brad Hand and the Marlins, ending the starting pitcher’s day after just 2/3 of a inning. The lefty was tagged for six runs on six hits while striking out just one before getting the hook. Outside of a Giancarlo Stanton home run, Marco Estrada was surprisingly good — pitching seven innings of three-run ball, giving up seven hits while striking out six. If you were brave enough to go with Estrada in DFS, the righty yeilded 21 DK points for the low cost of $5,500. Not a terrible investment by any means.
JUST AS WE EXPECTED…
It was a high scoring affair at Coors Field, but not for the team we expected. The Rockies came out swinging tonight, and John Lackey was the victim. The Cardinals starter gave up ten runs (eight earned) on 12 hits in just four innings of work. Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado were responsible for most of the damage, as they both took Lackey yard on the night. For Tulo, it was his fifth home run in the last ten games, and he is hitting a cool .466 in that span. He started off the season slow, but it looks like fantasy owners who drafted Tulo early in their drafts may finally be seeing the elite player we are accustom to seeing year after year.
BUT WE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING…
Raise your hand if you went with David Hale tonight in your cash games. *crickets*. That’s what I figured. For $4,200 on DK tonight, the Rockies starter was probably the steal of the night, but I don’t think anyone really benefited from his start. The righty pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out seven. Outside of the two solo bombs to Kolten Wong and Jon Jay, Hale was able to keep the Cadinals bats in check and pick up his second win of the season. We shouldn’t expect many nights like this from him, especially at Coors Field, but for those few DFS players who took the risk tonight, it certainly paid off very nicely.
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Carlos Correa made his major league debut and went 1-for-4 with an RBI.