This is Warren Gray back with the daily article on daily fantasy Baseball predictions. This column offers readers a high level overview for the days baseball games. We will scrutinize who is predicted to be the winning teams, high scoring games, low scoring games, potential weather issues to avoid, and starting pitchers who might be good daily fantasy plays. In each edition of our daily series we examine the baseball games in search of the best baseball games to target for daily fantasy plays. Today's daily fantasy predictions are for July 28, 2015, and as usual for a Tuesday we have a full docket of games to pick from today. Get ready to load your daily fantasy line up with players from multiple teams projected to put up high run totals today. Those games also include at least one likely pitcher's duel for those who love to watch pitching dominate. We will take a look at the details of both of the outlier games shortly. It's time to study the daily fantasy forecast for the day.
Projected Winners and Losers
Now we will analyze which teams are predicted to win today. Great Matchups describe games in which the odds of the favorite winning are relatively high compared to the average game. Average matchups indicate games that the favorite has a 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 (Dallas Beeler-RHP) -over- Colorado (Yohan Flande-LHP)
- St. Louis (Jaime Garcia-LHP) -over- Cincinnati (Mike Leake-RHP)
- San Francisco (Matt Cain-RHP) -over- Milwaukee (Wily Peralta-RHP)
- Toronto (Felix Doubront-LHP) -over- Philadelphia (Adam Morgan-LHP)
- Baltimore (Ubaldo Jimenez-RHP) -over- Atlanta (Julio Teheran-RHP)
- Seattle (Hisashi Iwakuma-RHP) -over- Arizona (Zack Godley-RHP)
- N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard-RHP) -over- San Diego (James Shields-RHP)
- Detroit (David Price-LHP) -over- Tampa Bay (Jake Odorizzi-RHP)
- Boston (Wade Miley-LHP) -over- Chicago White Sox (Jeff Samardzija-RHP)
- N.Y. Yankees (Chris Capuano-LHP) -over- Texas (Martin Perez-LHP)
- Houston (Collin McHugh-RHP) -over- L.A. Angels (C.J. Wilson-LHP)
- L.A. Dodgers (Brett Anderson-LHP) -over- Oakland (Sonny Gray-RHP)
- Miami (Jose Fernandez-RHP) -vs- Washington (Jordan Zimmermann-RHP)
- Cleveland (Trevor Bauer-RHP) -vs- Kansas City (Chris Young-RHP)
- Minnesota (Mike Pelfrey-RHP) -vs- Pittsburgh (Charlie Morton-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.
- N.Y. Yankees -vs- Texas (8:05 PM)
- Philadelphia -vs- Toronto (7:05 PM)
- Pittsburgh -vs- Minnesota (8:10 PM)
- Washington -vs- Miami (7:10 PM)
- Detroit -vs- Tampa Bay (7:10 PM)
- Oakland -vs- L.A. Dodgers (10:10 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 above average fantasy day compared to other available options.
Pitchers to Target
Pitchers who should be very good targets today due to favorable matchups include: Jordan Zimmermann, Jose Fernandez, David Price, Jake Odorizzi and Sonny Gray. It is a very good day for pitching matchups as the following pitchers are also very good choices: Brett Anderson, Dallas Beeler, Jaime Garcia, Matt Cain, Ubaldo Jimenez and Hisashi Iwakuma.
Pitchers to Avoid
Adam Morgan has a very bad matchup today and in my opinion should be benched. We expect these starters to be relatively bad options today: Chris Capuano and Martin Perez. There are also other pitchers who should be avoided today, including: Charlie Morton, Mike Pelfrey, Yohan Flande, Mike Leake, Wily Peralta, Julio Teheran and Zack Godley. These avoid 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 avoid players from the following games to avoid the potential rainout: Cincinnati at St. Louis (30% chance of rain) and Pittsburgh at Minnesota (40% chance of rain).