Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks To Click: May 16, 2013



An abbreviated nine-game slate is set to go on the diamond Thursday. Match-ups include the Brewers/Pirates, Mariners/Yankees, Tigers/Rangers, Giants/Rockies, and Nats/Padres. Here’s a short list of players I’ll be looking to add when putting my daily fantasy rosters together.


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Garrett Jones ($8,825) Lefties raking Burgos for a .382 AVG and 3 HR.

Value: Lyle Overbay ($7,065) The Yanks first bagger is running hot batting .296 with 5 extra base hits (1 HR) and 9 RBI over the last week. He’s 11-for-24 with 5 2B vs. Harang lifetime.

Avoid: Brandon Belt – 0-for-10 with 2 Ks vs. Jhoulys Chacin.



Derek Dietrich ($7,569) Hit safely in every game since call up; most damage vs. righties.

Value: Neil Walker ($7,156) The Pirates got their second baseman back earlier this week, and he responded with a 2-for-3 night his second game back. Burgos has been raked for a .382 AVG and 3 HR versus lefties to date, so look for the switch-hitting Neil to have success here.

Avoid: Ian Kinsler – 3-for-25 with 6 Ks vs. Justin Verlander.



Troy Tulowitzki ($10,605) Major statement game for Rockies who’ve dropped nine straight to Giants. Tulo has no fear stepping into the box vs. Cain whom he’s batting .340 against with 10 extra base hits (4 HR) and 6 RBI.

Value: Jean Segura ($8,019) Salary still hasn’t caught up to output. Jean batting .395 vs. lefties with 8 extra base hits (2 HR) and 10 RBI.

Avoid: Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-9 with 1 K vs. Yu Darvish.



Pablo Sandoval ($10,135) Not many Giants have hit Chacin for power, but the KF Panda has taken care of business in going 7-for-17 with 4 extra base hits (2 HR) and 4 RBI against him. His 7 career HR at Coors are the most he’s hit away from AT&T, and he’s in a HR groove having launched three in the last week.

Value: Pedro Alvarez ($6,386) Loading up with lefties vs. Burgos and Pedro’s already taken him yard.

Avoid: David Wright – 1-for-8 with 3 Ks vs. Adam Wainwright.



Carlos Gomez ($8,822) “Mini CarGo” gets the call here with him crushing LH pitching to the tune of a .421 AVG and 1.213 OPS with a pair of bombs and only 7Ks through 38 plate appearances. He’s 5-for-8 lifetime vs. Liriano with 3 extra base hits (2 HR) and 3 ribbies.

Value: Will Venable ($7,684) 3-for-3 lifetime with 2 extra base hits and a SB vs. Stephen Strasburg. He’s a streamers wet dream at Petco where he’s batting .327 with 4 HRs to date and does his best work against righties.

Avoid: Carlos Gonzalez – 4-for-34 with 10 Ks vs. Matt Cain.



Buster Posey ($8,667) Slim pickens to choose from at the catcher position this evening, so we’ll have to settle for Posey here who doesn’t have any power numbers that jump off the page in this BVP match-up, but he has hit safely in 4-of-7 ABs against Chacin with 2 BBs.

Value: Miguel Olivo ($3,876) 2-for-3 with a HR, 2B, and RBI vs. Mat Latos.

Avoid: John Buck – 1-for-8 with 1 K vs. Adam Wainwright.



Yu Darvish ($19,227) The Japanese import is throwing out of his mind right now having led the Rangers to wins in each of his L/5 trips to the bump, and is on pace for 300+ Ks! Texas has graced him with 6.8 runs of support per game which has made his job that much easier. He’s won all three of his career starts vs. Texas who’s only hit him for a .095 BAA; can you say domination?!

Value: Jose Fernandez ($10,641) Kids been dealing of late in going 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA & 1.06 WHIP L/3 starts; Reds might be more concerned with getting to Philly on getaway day making the rookie stud a fabulous value play in the series finale.

Avoid: Mat Latos – 4.76 ERA & 1.71 WHIP L/3 starts and sports a career 9.26 ERA & .340 BAA through three Sunshine State outings.

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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