Good morning, daily fantasy fantasy baseball players and baseball fans. This is Warren Gray back with the daily article on daily fantasy Baseball predictions. This column provides readers with a high level overview for the days baseball games. We will analyze which teams we predict to be the winners, slugfests, pitcher's duels, potential rain-outs, and starting pitchers who might be a pretty good option. Each day we scrutinize the day ahead in baseball and do our best to forecast the daily fantasy environment. These daily DFB projections are for July 27, 2015. A few teams have a day off today, only 18 teams are playing today. These daily DFB projections are for July 27, 2015. A few teams have a day off today, only 18 teams are playing today. Prepare for a very exciting day with multiple shootouts on today's schedule of games. We will examine the specifics of the outlier high scoring game shortly. It's time to examine the daily fantasy forecast for the day.
Projected Winners and Losers
In this section we examine which teams are projected to win today. Great Matchups describe games in which the odds of the projected winning team winning are relatively high compared to the average game. Average matchups indicate games that the projected winning team has a very good chance to win (but not great), and coin flips indicate games that are just too close to call with any confidence. Probable pitchers are listed in parenthesis.
- Chicago Cubs (Kyle Hendricks-RHP) -over- Colorado (Jorge De La Rosa-LHP)
- St. Louis (Lance Lynn-RHP) -over- Cincinnati (Raisel Iglesias-RHP)
- San Francisco (Chris Heston-RHP) -over- Milwaukee (Kyle Lohse-RHP)
- Baltimore (Kevin Gausman-RHP) -over- Atlanta (Alex Wood-LHP)
- Tampa Bay (Nathan Karns-RHP) -over- Detroit (Anibal Sanchez-RHP)
- Boston (Joe Kelly-RHP) -over- Chicago White Sox (John Danks-LHP)
- N.Y. Yankees (Ivan Nova-RHP) -over- Texas (Matt Harrison-LHP)
- Seattle (Mike Montgomery-LHP) -over- Arizona (Robbie Ray-LHP)
- Cleveland (Cody Anderson-RHP) -vs- Kansas City (Edinson Volquez-RHP)
High and Low Scoring Games
High scoring games are games in which the matchups indicate that a lot of runs could be scored. These games can be ideal for stacking daily fantasy players on the same MLB team. In larger tournaments, playing many players from the same team can increase the chances that they all have a big day together leading to a higher daily fantasy team score.
- Chicago White Sox -vs- Boston (7:10 PM)
- N.Y. Yankees -vs- Texas (8:05 PM)
- No Pitcher's Duels Today
Pitchers to Target or Avoid
Please keep in mind that these pitching recommendations provide best results when used over large sample periods. These picks simply represent the pitchers who have the best chances of having a good fantasy day compared to other available options.
Pitchers to Target
The following starting pitchers are predicted to be above average options today due to favorable matchups: Kyle Hendricks, Lance Lynn, Chris Heston and Kevin Gausman.
Pitchers to Avoid
These starters are projected to struggle today: John Danks and Joe Kelly. There are also other pitchers who should be avoided today, including: Ivan Nova, Matt Harrison, Jorge De La Rosa, Raisel Iglesias, Kyle Lohse and Alex Wood. These recommendations don't mean that a pitcher on the list is certain to have a bad game, but it does mean that we wouldn't bet on it.
Fantasy players who get rained out typically score zero points. The following games have a chance for rain delays: