Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks To Click: Weekend Edition

The weekend is upon us, which means we have two full days of games to breakdown to pinpoint the players we’d like to add to our daily fantasy baseball rosters. Solid match-ups going this weekend include Blue Jays/Yankees, Reds/Nationals, Pirates/Cardinals, Rays/White Sox, Rockies/Diamondbacks, Orioles/A’s, Brewers/Dodgers, and Braves/Tigers. Here’s a list of players I’ll be looking to start and avoid when piecing together my rosters for Saturday and Sunday.


• Players listed in Green are swinging away in positive park factors per handedness
• Players listed in Red are swinging away in negative park factors per handedness
• Players listed in Black are swinging in neutral park factors per handedness



Start ‘Em – James Loney, Eric Hosmer, Mark Reynolds, Adam LaRoche, Ryan Howard

AVOID – Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Paul Konerko, Albert Pujols



Start ‘Em – Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Pena, Paul Konerko, James Loney, Lance Berkman, Chris Davis, Kendrys Morales, Prince Fielder, Ike Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Paul Goldschmidt

AVOID –  Travis Hafner, Lyle Overbay, Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Joey Votto




Start ‘Em – Brandon Phillips, Chase Utley, Neil Walker, Kelly Johnson, Danny Espinosa

AVOID – Jason Kipnis



Start ‘EmKelly Johnson, Omar Infante, Daniel Murphy, Neil Walker, Rickie Weeks, Marco Scutaro

AVOID – Howie Kendrick, Chase Utley, Darwin Barney, Mark Ellis, Josh Rutledge




Start ‘EmIan Desmond, Zack Cozart, Everth Cabrera

AVOID – Alexei Ramirez, Yunel Escobar, Mike Aviles, Troy Tulowitzki, Sean Rodriguez



Start ‘Em – Stephen Drew, Starlin Castro, Zack Cozart, Justin Sellers

AVOID – Alexei Ramirez, J.J. Hardy, Ruben Tejada, Jimmy Rollins, Everth Cabrera




Start ‘Em – Miguel Cabrera, Chris Johnson, Maicer Izturis, Trevor Plouffe, Evan Longoria, Todd Frazier, Pedro Alvarez, Martin Prado, Chris Nelson, Chase Headley, Pablo Sandoval, Kyle Seager, Josh Donaldson, Manny Machado 

AVOID – Brett Lawrie, David Freese, Jordan Pacheco



Start ‘Em – Maicer Izturis, Jeff Keppinger, Adrian Beltre, Kyle Seager, Will Middlebrooks, Manny Machado, David Wright, Michael Young, Pablo Sandoval, Jordan Pacheco

AVOID – Brett Lawrie, Placido Polanco, Pedro Alvarez, Juan Uribe




Start ‘Em – Melky Cabrera, Ben Zobrist, Michael Brantley, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen, Nate Schierholtz, A.J. Pollock, Nate McLouth, Andres Torres, Nelson Cruz

AVOID – Jose Bautista, Alex Rios, Alex Gordon, Josh Hamilton, Angel Pagan



Start ‘Em – Vernon Wells, Alex Rios, Matt Joyce, Josh Hamilton, John Mayberry Jr., Alfonso Soriano, Andre Ethier, Carlos Gomez, Will Venable, Hunter Pence, Eric Hinske, Dexter Fowler

AVOID – Ichiro Suzuki, Colby Rasmus, Mike Trout, Lucas Duda, Juan Pierre, Jay Bruce, Carl Crawford,  Ryan Braun




Start ‘Em – Kurt Suzuki, Mike Napoli, Russell Martin, Miguel Montero, Wilin Rosario, Nick Hundley, Buster Posey

AVOID – J.P. Arencibia, John Jaso, Joe Mauer, Jose Molina, Carlos Santana, Chris Iannetta, Yadier Molina



Start ‘Em – David Ross, Tyler Flowers, A.J. Pierzynski, Kelly Shoppach, Chris Iannetta, Dioner Navarro, Jonathan Lucroy, Buster Posey, Miguel Montero, Wilin Rosario

AVOID – J.P. Arencibia, Matt Wieters, John Buck

Mike Rose

Mike Rose

Mike is a die hard of everything Chicago and one that bleeds the crimson and blue of his beloved Jayhawks. He was a successful handicapper for years before establishing a sports content distribution company that covers all the major sports from an investing point of view for many highly acclaimed sports media outlets. He's in the learning phase of tackling the daily grind of fantasy sports, but has caught on quickly and expects his sports betting background to lead him and his readers to greener pastures. You can find him on Twitter @MikeRose77
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