Hello, baseball fans. Here are the game overviews for today for daily fantasy Baseball, provided by Warren Gray. Look here every day for a quick rundown on the day's games. We include weather issues, low and high scoring games, pitching recommendations, and other information to prepare you for daily fantasy baseball. Here we look for an advantage over our competition by determining the best odds on which players to stay away from target each day. Over the course of the season, we will come out on top. Today's daily fantasy predictions are for July 26, 2015, and as usual for a Sunday we have a full slate of games to pick from today. Prepare for a couple of games today to provide plenty of runs. Those games also include at least one likely pitcher's duel for those who love to watch pitching dominate. We will evaluate the details of both of the outlier games shortly. Without further introduction, let's get into the overview for today.
Projected Winners and Losers
Now we will investigate which teams are predicted to win today. Great Matchups refer to games in which the odds of the projected winning team winning are much higher than we normally see. Average matchups indicate that the projected winning team has a very good chance to win, and coin flips indicate games that are just too close to call with any confidence. Probable pitchers are in parenthesis.
- Pittsburgh (Gerrit Cole-RHP) -over- Washington (Joe Ross-RHP)
- St. Louis (Michael Wacha-RHP) -over- Atlanta (Matt Wisler-RHP)
- Chicago Cubs (Jason Hammel-RHP) -over- Philadelphia (Aaron Nola-RHP)
- Cleveland (Danny Salazar-RHP) -over- Chicago White Sox (Carlos Rodon-LHP)
- L.A. Angels (Andrew Heaney-LHP) -over- Texas (Nick Martinez-RHP)
- L.A. Dodgers (Zack Greinke-RHP) -over- N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom-RHP)
- Arizona (Jeremy Hellickson-RHP) -over- Milwaukee (Matt Garza-RHP)
- Baltimore (Wei-Yin Chen-LHP) -over- Tampa Bay (Matt Moore-LHP)
- N.Y. Yankees (Nathan Eovaldi-RHP) -over- Minnesota (Kyle Gibson-RHP)
- San Francisco (Tim Hudson-RHP) -over- Oakland (Kendall Graveman-RHP)
Coin Flips (50/50 Matchups)
- San Diego (Odrisamer Despaigne-RHP) -vs- Miami (Mat Latos-RHP)
- Colorado (Kyle Kendrick-RHP) -vs- Cincinnati (Michael Lorenzen-RHP)
- Houston (Dallas Keuchel-LHP) -vs- Kansas City (Yordano Ventura-RHP)
- Toronto (Mark Buehrle-LHP) -vs- Seattle (Taijuan Walker-RHP)
High and Low Scoring Games
High scoring games are games in which the metrics indicate that a lot of runs could be scored. These matchups are particularly ideal for stacking daily fantasy players on the same team, hoping for a big day from multiple players. Stacking players on the same team is an ideal strategy in large tournaments in which there are plenty of opponents to beat out. Offensive players depend on each other to score points from runs and RBIs, so choosing players on a team who you expect to score a lot of runs is typically a very good strategy for daily formats in which you are up against a large number of opponents. These are also the matchups in which you most likely want to stay away from the starting pitchers and possibly even the bullpens.
High Scoring Games
- Cincinnati -vs- Colorado (4:10 PM)
- Detroit -vs- Boston (8:05 PM)
Pitcher's Duels (Low Scoring Games)
- L.A. Dodgers -vs- N.Y. Mets (1:10 PM)
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 pretty good fantasy day compared to other available options.
Pitchers to Target
Pitchers who should be very good targets today due to favorable matchups include: Zack Greinke, Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole. It is a pretty good day for pitching matchups as the following pitchers are also pretty good choices: Michael Wacha, Jason Hammel, Danny Salazar and Andrew Heaney.
Pitchers to Avoid
Starters who are expected to be poor options today due to unfavorable matchups include: Michael Lorenzen and Kyle Kendrick. There are also other pitchers who should be avoided today, including: Shane Greene, Eduardo Rodriguez, Joe Ross, Matt Wisler, Aaron Nola, Carlos Rodon and Nick Martinez. These stay away from recommendations are best used over the long term. Of course pitchers may have great success despite a lower statistical chance of success before the game, but over the long run using these metrics should provide an advantage.
If players games get rained out, they can't score fantasy points. It is recommended to stay away from players from the following games to stay away from the potential rainout: Washington at Pittsburgh (30% chance of rain), Atlanta at St. Louis (30% chance of rain), Cincinnati at Colorado (30% chance of rain) and Toronto at Seattle (60% chance of rain).