There was a limited slate with only
eight games on Monday June 10 after the Yankees vs Mets game was postponed to a
day-night doubleheader today. All points and values are based off DraftKings.
Sale threw a gem against the Texas
Rangers yesterday but was forced to take a no-decision after the bullpen gave
up the lead. He went seven innings and gave up one run (zero earned) on three
hits. He gave up one walk but finished with 10 strikeouts. Sale has been one
of, if not the hottest pitcher in the Majors for the past six weeks. Keep going
with Sale whenever he is on the slate.
Sale has been dominating since the
beginning of May and has double-digit strikeouts in seven of his last nine
starts. Sale gave up more than three earned runs in only one of those games. He
is doing his part and throwing a lot better than his 2-7 record shows on the
surface. He now has a 0.96 WHIP, which is sixth-best in MLB. Sale’s next outing
is scheduled for Saturday in Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles. The
O’s have a .297 OBP, which is 25th in baseball. Lock in Sale for his next
Escobar had a very productive day at
the plate against the Philadelphia Phillies, going 4-for-5 with two home runs,
a double, five RBI and three runs. Both offenses were electric last night as
the two teams combined for a MLB record 13 home runs. Keep plugging Escobar
into your lineups.
Escobar has been on a tear the past
week, as he has a .897 slugging percentage and is batting .299 on the season.
This was his second multi-homer game of the year. The Diamondbacks continue
their series in Philadelphia against the Phillies. Jake Arrieta is starting for
the Phillies and has been susceptible to the long ball lately. Look for Escobar
to continue his hot streak.
Suzuki did not get multiple hits
against the Chicago White Sox, but had a major impact. He went 1-for-4 but his
only hit was a grand slam. He also had a sacrifice fly. The home run was a
“garbage time” HR, but they all count the same. Fade Suzuki on
Suzuki’s value lands more on the
defensive side of the game. He is 3-for-11 with a home run and seven RBI in his
previous three games played, but expecting Suzuki to continue his ways with the
bat is too risky. Suzuki isn’t a player expected to do much offensively.
Eickoff did not provide the
necessary length against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. He went three
innings and gave up seven runs on five hits. He also had two strikeouts and two
walks. All five hits against Eickoff left the ballpark, including the first
three batters of the game belting solo home runs. Do not expect Eickoff to
bounce back in his next outing.
Eickoff was effectively wild in his
outing, missing his locations inside the strike zone. With a below-average
fastball at 89.5 MPH, he needs to hit his spots to have a chance. The first
three batters of the game took him deep, which obviously will make his line
look worse. This was tied for his shortest outing of the season with three
innings. His next scheduled start is on Sunday afternoon on getaway-day in
Atlanta against the Braves. The Braves do a very good job of getting on base, at
a .331 clip. Expect Atlanta to work counts and drive Eickoff’s pitch count up
early to make him not useful for DFS.
Pederson is in the midst of a cold
stretch and it continued last night against the Los Angeles Angels. He went
hitless in his five at-bats from the leadoff spot in the order with a strikeout
and left three runners stranded. Pederson has the ability to catch fire and
expand on his 18 HR season, but until he proves he can get hits again, he is
not worth looking at.
Pederson is currently one of the
coldest hitters in baseball, going 2-for-25 (.080) with eight strikeouts in his
previous seven games played. He is not getting the barrel of the bat on the
baseball or setting the table for the rest of the lineup to drive him in. The
Dodgers continue their series against the Angels tonight, but even with Felix
Pena coming off a putrid outing last time, you cannot expect Pederson to
provide offense with how bad he looks at the plate recently.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed Adam
Wainwright on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain.
Dellin Betances is scheduled to get a MRI today after experiencing renewed shoulder soreness.