We’re entering a weird time period for DFS players, and before we get into the Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for Saturday, July 25, I thought we’d talk about that.
Most of the fish have already been eaten up by the sharks at this point, nearly two-thirds of the way into the season.
The new and young players that weren’t eaten up have essentially been hardened by the DFS steel over the past few months, and now they’re playing like many three-year veterans.
But many of those players are now starting to get distracted in their preparation for their season Fantasy Football leagues.
And that’s the opportunity you’re looking for to swoop in and take their lunch money!
There are five games starting before 7pm ET Saturday, and 11 games in the night set, but there are no 10pm ET games.
Here are some links I stole from RotoDaddy’s Friday DFS articles!
Links for MLB Weather:
Batter vs. Pitcher:
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Saturday, July 25
I’ll try to give you a couple picks for each position – an expensive guy and a cheap guy – both who have decent value entering Saturday’s games. As always, check the team’s lineups as you get closer – a great spot to do that is on MLBStartingNine.com.
There are 10 left-handed pitchers going Saturday, including:
- Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox at Cleveland
- Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco vs. Oakland
- Gio Gonzalez, Washington at Pittsburgh
- Cole Hamels, Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs
- Hector Santiago, L.A. Angels vs. Texas
- CC Sabathia, N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota
- Danny Duffy, Kansas City vs. Houston
- Tommy Milone, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees
- A. Happ, Seattle vs. Toronto
- Chris Rusin, Colorado vs. Cincinnati
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox at Cleveland ($11,800)
The Indians actually score the second-most runs against left-handed pitching, but they also strike out a ton against lefties. I’ll bet on Sale against the Tribe on Saturday. Unfortunately, he’s the most expensive player on the day.
Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco vs. Oakland ($11,300)
Whoa, big expert! He chooses the two most expensive pitchers on the day! I love Bumgarner at home against an American League team, mostly because he’ll get two or three extra strikeouts by pitching against pitchers that don’t normally hit.
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP, Baltimore at Tampa Bay ($7,800)
If you are hunting for a bargain, Gonzalez might be your guy. The Rays are among the second-lowest scoring team against right-handed pitchers – and they rank sixth in total strikeouts vs. RHP.
John Jaso, Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore ($2,700)
Sure, the Rays don’t hit RHP well, but Jaso is back from injury and he scores more positive points on FanDuel than negative.
Matt Wieters, Baltimore at Tampa Bay ($2,400)
Same position, same game, other dugout. Wieters hits righties better, and a hitter with his ability and power at this price is too good to pass up.
Adam Lind, Milwaukee at Arizona ($4,100)
All 16 of his home runs this season have come against right-handers, and Rubby De La Rosa has a 6.32 ERA in July.
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City vs. Houston ($2,900)
Going cheap at first base can be a risky proposition, but Hosmer hits 50 points better against right-handers, and he hits 50 points better at home.
Brian Dozier, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees ($3,700)
No second baseman has scored more runs against lefties than Dozier’s 21 this season.
Joe Panik, San Francisco vs. Oakland ($3,100)
Chris Bassitt can’t keep Panik down – and the shortstop is batting .320 vs. righties, plus he’s batting .324 at home.
Todd Frazier, Cincinnati at Colorado ($4,900)
Right-handed power on the road in Colorado against LHP Chris Rusin, who has scored more than 10 FanDuel Fantasy points just once in his past seven games.
Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees ($3,100)
Plouffe is facing a lefty (Sabathia) and he his home OPS is .150 points higher than on the road, even though Target Field is a pitcher’s park.
Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets ($3,200)
I’m not scurred of Shelby Miller, as Peralta leads all shortstops against right-handed pitching this season (.315).
Jose Iglesias, Detroit at Boston ($2,700)
He’s batting .300 against right-handers, and he’s batting .301 on the road, with a .339 batting average in July.
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee at Arizona ($4,500)
He has 14 homers against right-handers (compared to just three against LHP), and Arizona is a nice hitter’s park.
Jason Heyward, St. Louis at Atlanta ($3,600)
He returns to Atlanta to face a right-hander in Shelby Miller.
Yoenis Cespedes, Detroit at Boston ($3,500)
He has good reverse splits against right-handers (.320 BA, 11 HR), he’s batting .311 on the road, and he’s going to face his former team, which is always fun!
Kevin Kiermaier, Baltimore at Tampa Bay ($2,300)
Because he’s so good defensively, you know he’ll never get yanked from the lineup, and he’s going up against a right-handed pitcher.
Good luck with your Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for Saturday, July 25!
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