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When the leaves hint at turning and school has begun, and the penultimate Sunday of the fantasy season is at hand, Led Zeppelin always feels right. One pitcher channeling Celebration Day is the Yankees’ J.A. Happ. This guy is 6-0 with his new team and facing the moribund Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The Birds can only flail at Happ’s offerings: they hit .229 with a .683 against him lifetime. He’s #1 on theStreamonator for the excellent reasons stated above and a worthy first round pick. Now let’s look at a few more early-, middle- and late-round picks for your Draft…drafts!New to Draft? Scared of feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Well, be sure to read our content and subscribe to the DFSBot for your daily baseball plays. Just remember to sign up through us before you do. It’s how we know you care!
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP: Middle – Ryu is pitching at home against the last place in the NL West San Diego Padres. If that’s not enough for a solid mid tier pick he’s got a 1.29 ERA at home and 2.05 ERA in the last 30 days. He’s only a few spots below Happ in theStreamonator but could easily be overlooked. He’s even averaging over 6 innings a start, a rarity these days.
Trevor Cahill, SP: Late – This is a great bet for a late pick He’s at home in Oakland vs the Minnesota Twins, but it’s home cooking he loves. Cahill has a 1.49 ERA in 10 starts at home this year. One of the many unsung reasons the A’s are still battling the Yankees for home field in the AL Playoffs.
Francisco Lindor, IF: Early – This MVP candidate is pouring it on lately: 7 home runs in September. On top of that he’s playing at home where he has hit to a .306 batting average and .952 OPS. His opposition, Boston’s Hector Velazquez, has a 5.27 ERA in his last 30. Seems like a match-up to burnish those stats.
Mookie Betts, OF: Early – Another AL MVP candidate going head to head with Lindor, Betts is hitting .314 with a .928 OPS in September. He’s also hit .331/1.010 against righties and he’s facing right hander Adam Plutko, who has mostly lost his spot in the rotation for the AL Central champs. More stat burnishing for the MVP race.
Robinson Cano, IF: Middle – He couldn’t play in the playoffs if the Mariners made it, but he can help you win some cash today. He’s facing rookie right hander Adrian Sampson, and Cano hits righties to a .295/.841 slash line this year. He’s also slashing .450/1.222 in the last week.
Michael Brantley, OF: Middle – Another Indian facing Hector Velazquez of the Red Sox at home, he’s got a great trifecta today: .315/.940 verse righties, .332/.892 at home, .345/.940 in September. A perfect mid round pick who can bring home the bacon (Mmmmmm, bacon).
Ryon Healy, IF: Late – One piece of info that makes this a heady end game pick: he’s hit .293/.906 in day games this year, and today he’s got a day game in Arlington against the Rangers.
Victor Robles, OF: Late – This is pure speculation. Robles has an unlucky hit rate of 24% and is lofting the ball with a 56% fly ball rate. This Washington Nationals rookie is going to break out one of these games, why not today?
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
A chance of rain in our Nations Capital for the Mets and Nationals is the only disturbance on the horizon, other than some wind blowing in for Red Sox in Cleveland vs the Indians.