We had a full 15-game slate for Friday June 14. There were 16 games if you included the remainder of the suspended St Louis-New York game. All prices and point values are based off DraftKings.
Jakob Bauers ($3,300)
Jakob Bauers had a career night at the plate, hitting for the cycle from the eighth spot in the order against the Detroit Tigers. He finished 4-for-5 with a double, triple, home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Bauers had not been a solid hitter for a long period of time this season, which made the feat even more incredible.
Bauers has not looked like a prolific hitter thus far in 2019. He had been on a prolonged cold streak, going 20-for-107 with five home runs, 14 RBI and 36 strikeouts. Bauers is up to eight home runs and 26 RBI. The Cleveland Indians continue their series with the Tigers today, but do not expect Bauers to have a similar night. Fade him today.
Eloy Jimenez ($4,000)
Eloy Jimenez had a monster night at the plate yesterday against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. He finished 3-for-5 with a pair of homers, six RBI and three runs scored. Jimenez is now up to 11 home runs and 25 RBI on the season.
This was the best game of Eloy Jimenez’s rookie campaign. He provided the power numbers that usually take him a full calendar month to achieve. He was 9-for-25 in his previous seven games and five of those hits have left the ballpark. The Chicago White Sox continue their series against the New York Yankees today and with the Yanks implementing a bullpen day, Jimenez will continue to hit.
Blake Snell ($10,000)
Blake Snell did not seem to have his regular stuff against the Los Angeles Angels at the Trop last night. He went 3.1 innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits. He also tallied four walks and three strikeouts but was not a factor in the decision. With the huge price tag and very limited production from Snell, you had to be disappointed in this outing.
Blake Snell has not looked like the dominant AL Cy Young Award ace that he was just one season ago. The 3.1 innings pitched was tied for his shortest outing of the season. The four walks is uncharacteristic of Snell, as he had four base on balls in the entire month of April. He has worked 38 innings in his past seven starts and has a WHIP of 1.37. His next scheduled start is on Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx against the division-rival New York Yankees. Expect Snell to bounce back and provide some length against the Yankees before they get their power sluggers back from their minor league rehab assignments.
Ryan Braun ($4,300)
Ryan Braun was held hitless in his five at-bats yesterday against the San Francisco Giants. Two of his at-bats ended with strike three and he left four runners on base. Braun has not looked like himself away from Miller Park and is in a miniature slump,, so fade him today.
Braun has looked like two completely different hitters at home and on the road and the splits show that. Away from Miller Park this season, he is batting .211 with almost a 300-point drop in his OPS. Compare that to a .315 average at home. He has been hitting .233 this past week. The Brewers will continue their series against the Giants this afternoon. Do not expect the former Most Valuable Player to begin hitting on the road today.
Jordan Montgomery of the New York Yankees threw live batting practice yesterday. He has not pitched this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. The Yankees are eyeing an August return for him.
The Athletics announced that Stephen Piscotty had melanoma removed from his right ear. The team expects him to be out of the lineup for a week while he recovers at home and awaits further results.
Rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays was pulled in the first inning after being hit by a pitch in the left hand. The official injury is a left hand contusion and X-rays came back negative.
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Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.