Each and every day, Iâ€™ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writersâ€™ reports to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. Make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league.
As always, make sure youâ€™re getting your daily fantasy sports fix by playing theÂ FP911Challenge! Don’t know how to play? Dan Stack’s got you covered with aÂ quick tutorial and some tips for this week.
Before we get to todayâ€™s games, letâ€™s take a spin through last nightâ€™s box scores to identify the Studs and Duds from Saturday, June 16th.
5 Good Nights
- Ervin Santana:Â 9.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
- Jason Hammel:Â 9.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 8 K’s, W
- Ryan Braun:Â 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- Pedro Alvarez:Â 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
- Matt Holliday:Â 7.2 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s
Honorable Mention: Matt Holliday,Â Yadier Molina, Casey McGehee, Mike Â Moustakas, Brian Roberts, Ryan Theriot, Ian Kinsler, Alexei Ramirez, Jesus Montero, Yunel Escobar, Homer Bailey, Doug Fister, Michael Fiers, Andy Pettitte, Tyson Ross, Jordan Zimmerman
5 Bad Nights
- Bruce Chen:Â 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER
- J.A. Happ:Â 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 6 K’s
- Lucas Harrell: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 K’s
- Bryce Harper: 0-7
- Giancarlo Stanton:Â 0-7
Dishonorable Mention:Â Jim Thome, Greg Dobbs, Shin-Soo Choo, Hideki Matsui, Ryan Zimmerman, Russell Martin, Dustin Pedroia, Nyjer Morgan, Desmond Jennings, Omar Infante, B.J. Upton, Matt Joyce, Luke Gregerson, Greg Holland, Brad Lidge, Chad Billingsley, Philip Humber, Joaquin Benoit, Ricky Romero, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ross Ohlendorf, Kevin Millwood, Jonathon Niese, Jeff Samardzija
Daily Grab Bag
Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
- Trout/HarperÂ Watch:Â With two of baseballâ€™s best prospects being called-up last month, Iâ€™m going to dedicate this space to keeping tabs on the youngsters for the near future. Hereâ€™s to hoping that you were able to grab one (or both)!
Bryce Harper: Harper went o-7 yesterday. (.289, 30 R, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 0-4 yesterday. Â (.326, 35 Runs, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 16 steals on the season).
A quick look at some of todayâ€™s pitchers to start (3 Up), pitchers to sit (3 Down), pitchers to take a flier on if you need a spot-start (Throwing Darts), and batters with advantageous or disadvantageous matchups (Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses).
Zack GreinkeÂ at Minnesota Twins
Colby LewisÂ vs. Houston Astros
Madison BumgarnerÂ at Seattle Mariners
Bud NorrisÂ at Texas Rangers
Edwin JacksonÂ vs. New York Yankees
Max ScherzerÂ vs. Colorado Rockies
Bartolo ColonÂ vs. San Diego Padres
Garrett RichardsÂ vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wei-Yin ChenÂ at Atlanta Braves
Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses
- Alex RodriguezÂ is 9-for-24 (.375) with three home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Edwin Jackson.
- Miguel CabreraÂ is 5-for-14 (.357) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jeremy Guthrie.
- David WrightÂ is 5-for-14 (.357) with one home run in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Johnny Cueto.
- David DeJesusÂ is 5-for-27 (.185) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Josh Beckett.
- Ben ZobristÂ is 1-for-9 (.111)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Josh Johnson.
- Justin MorneauÂ is 5-for-32 (.156)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Zack Greinke.
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of the great content on FantasyPros911.com, starting with some of our most recent updates:
- Matthew Dewoskin takes a spin on the closer carousel in this week’sÂ Blown Opportunities.
- Collin Hager invented his own system for analyzing a player’s fantasy value, and hisÂ HVaC rankingsÂ are always a must-read in my book.
- Dave Shovein takes a look ahead at next week’s pitchers inÂ Double Starters.
- Albert Lang is back with one of my favorite articles of the week:Â The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars.
- Don’t forget to check out Patrick DiCaprio and the crew on this week’s episode ofÂ The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show.
- It’s only June, but it’s never too early for fantasy football! Take a look at Paul Greco’s pre-season rankings, includingÂ Quarterback,Â Running Back,Â Wide Receiver,Â Tight End, andÂ Strength of Schedule.