Ground Ball and Fly Ball Picks
So I’ll call my first GB/FB article a success, with both Ben Revere and Mike Moustakas absolutely crushing out of nowhere. Although some picks like Kelly Johnson and Adam Jones did not pan out, I was pleased with the type of outs they were getting (as talked about here). Given the smaller slate of games in Daily Fantasy tonight, I won’t have as many picks tonight but hopefully I can find some diamonds in the rough again.
Fly Ball Pitchers:
Jered Weaver (Opp – Orioles)
Target: Adam Jones – Jones did not pan out last night, but he did only have 2 ABs against Santiago and one was a walk, the other was a SO. Luckily we get to see Jones in action again against Weaver who is one of the most extreme fly ball pitchers in the game. Jones is also helped by Angels park which favors righties.
Chris Tillman (Opp – Angels)
Target: Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar – Both are extreme GB hitters but also are extremely overpriced on FanDuel and DraftKings. I won’t be playing either, maybe Aybar, but I’m interested to see how they do.
Ground Ball Pitchers:
Alex Cobb (Opp – Cardinals)
Target – No one. Sadly most of the Cardinals are GB hitters. Matt Adams is your best bet, but not a strong FB hitter.
Sadly, that’s it for tonight. I probably won’t play any of these plays but I’ll be following them closely.View all posts by Max J Steinberg