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Pitching Runs a Plenty with the Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks today. I can’t think of another where I would be content with any of the Top 10 options, besides Opening Day. As always, it is going to cost you to acquire one of these options, but pitching is critical to any success in DFS and especially on FanDuel, so spend up.

Once Baseball returned Friday, I was overjoyed and immediately submitted a lineup on FanDuel. Half an hour before game time I made a few changes. I ended up replacing Kyle Seager (he hit two homeruns) with Miguel Sano and Brandon Moss. I also feared the Sonny Gray vs Brian Dozier matchup, so I swapped in Jason Kipnis.

I am sure it is because of the negative end results, but late swaps having poor outcomes seem to hurt so much. I don’t seem to notice the times these same switches work well nearly as much. Either way, I now am second guessing my urges to make changes that aren’t due to players not in the lineups or due to the weather.

So today, I am going to submit two lineups. One with research and matchup based and the other solely with my gut. If all goes well, BOTH lineups will cash, but I am curious as to how it will go.

As always be sure to pay attention to the MLB Daily lineups and weather prior to locking your lineup. Sunday’s can be tricky with early start times and routine days off. I am writing this post early so if a player is recommended, please don’t assume he will be in the lineup today.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Sunday, 7-19-2015

 

Starting Pitcher(s)

Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs @ Atlanta Braves ($10,100)

Fellow pitcher Jon Lester nearly no-hit the same Braves team last night. Arrieta has been pitching very well, and the Braves lineup will not get any more fearsome overnight. Arrieta comes at a cost, but not as expensive as some of the other aces today. Love his matchup today.

Any of the other Top 10 options

Sure it may seem like an easy way out, but with a slate this loaded with aces can you really go wrong? Well, of course you can but I like all of these pitchers today.

 

Catcher

Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs @ Shelby Miller and Atlanta Braves ($2,700)

Schwarber is back, and his price is right smack dab in the middle of the catcher pool today. He can hit the ball well, and I really like his chances to find his way on base today.

 

First Baseman

Logan Morrison, Seattle Mariners @ C.C. Sabathia and New York Yankees ($2,400)

Morrison may not play today with a lefty on the mound in Sabathia, but if he does I certainly like his chances to get some points. If he doesn’t play I will see if Lucas Duda ($2,400) is in the lineup, or Ben Paulsen ($2,600)

 

Second Baseman

Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins @ Jesse Chavez and Oakland Athletics ($4,000)

Dozier has started up right where he left off before the All-Star break. Lefty, righty, ace on the mound maters not. At this point, Dozier is one of my go to players and today I can afford him.

 

Third Baseman

Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox @ Hector Santiago and Los Angeles Angels ($2,200)

Panda has been on a power drought, but he has not been terrible over his past 10 games. I am hoping the break helped him and today will be the day he hits a home run. Sandoval’s price make helps make him appealing, but he struggles mightily against left-handed pitching too.

 

Shortstop

Carlos Correa, Houston Astros vs Yovani Gallardo and Texas Rangers ($3,500)

Correa is coming off of a nice night on Saturday (7.5 pts) and Gallardo has cooled off somewhat over his last three starts. Correa can do some more damage today and I like him over most of the other affordable shortstops.

 

Outfielders

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates @ Taylor Jungmann and Milwaukee Brewers ($4,700)

McCutchen’s slow start appears to be in the past and he has been looking like the Cutch of old. Today he has a wonderful matchup against the youngster, so I am playing him as my big hitting outfielder today.

Eddie Rosario, Minnesota Twins @ Jesse Chavez and Oakland Athletics ($2,600)

Rosario has been swinging a hot bat as of late, and although he had a negative performance last night, I am not worried. Rosario faces the right-handed Chavez today. Decent price will leave me with some extra cash to use elsewhere in my lineups.

 

The Lineups

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The Gut

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Good luck today everyone!

 

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