It’s Monday. It’s time to go back to the office.
It’s time hit the water cooler and talk about your crazy, or not so crazy weekend. It’s also time to talk about the NFL.
As most training camps are getting under way this week we want to prepare your bankroll for football and we are going to do that by going over my Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, July 27.
Once again we are faced with some major hurdles in the pitching department.
We know that John Danks is pitching, so we will look for bats against our dear friend Johnny! We will also be looking to target the game in Texas. Monday should make for an interesting slate.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, July 27
Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals– He is expensive, but he does have the best shot at a win tonight, at least in my opinion. The Reds bats aren’t always pushovers, but the ballpark shift from Colorado is huge. They are also coming off of a travel day so we may see some rest from the usual suspects.
Chris Heston, San Francisco Giants– The Brewers bats are wildly inconsistent and they can explode but if you’re like me I’m tired of waiting for the explosion. The fact that the D-Backs pitching staff had their way with the Brewers makes me feel great about Heston tonight.
Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs– I’m not one to say I told you so, but yeah, you’re going to want to play Kyle Schwarber, MMMKAY. He’s pretty good MMMKay. I don’t need to tell you what he’s been doing as the media has been doing that for me. If you can fit him in I suggest you do it.
Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians– The numbers this year have not been pretty, but the price tag on Gomes is why he is worth a mention. Just like Robinson Cano his price is not reflecting his potential and I think tonight is the night where we see Gomes pay off.
Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers– What do we have here? It’s a lovely Rightie, Leftie match-up. Everything lines up for this. Small Ballpark-Check. Rightie, Leftie- Check. A pitcher who has been struggling this season-Check.
Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox– The White Sox are officially on fire and after facing tough pitching from the Indians they get a bit of break versus the soft pitching in Boston. They also get another great hitters park.
DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies– The power numbers are not happening, the consistency is. DJ carries in a 17 game hit streak to the windy city. I suspect he will get to 18 against a suspect Cubs pitching staff.
Rougned Odor, Texas Rangers– Odor has homered in his last 2 games and in his 3 of 5. Odor has been on an absolute tear since coming up from the minors.
Tyler Saladino, Chicago White Sox– The price is much, much friendlier on DraftKings. Saladino is the Ozzie Guillen definition of a piranha. He draws walks and lately has had some decent pop to his bat. He is usually under owned and that is due to the team he plays for.
Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles– Given that Manny Machado has been the best hitter on the Orioles all season long, it’s not surprising they moved him to 3rd in the batting order. This should help with his RBI’s and Runs. The Orioles stand to benefit the most from the park shift changes from the weekend.
Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox– A right-handed hitter versus John Danks. I will be targeting John Danks and Hanley Ramirez will be one of the many right-handed hitting Sox I will be targeting.
Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals– I’m probably looking to punt mostly tonight. (Save for Ramirez) However, Escobar does bat lead-off and his price on FanDuel is tough to ignore.
Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies– Straight up fire emoji. I mean really. I know he plays half of his games in Colorado but going to Chicago to face the Cubs isn’t exactly a huge difference. In his last 3 games, he’s hit 4 home runs, is batting .583 and has 8 RBI’s.
Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles– The power numbers aren’t as good against lefties, but the batting average is. Jones is batting .348 against left-handed hitters this year and tonight he gets another leftie in Alex Wood.
Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners– Batting 7 for his last 12, Cruz continues to hit the ball. We are all waiting for the fall off but as long as he continues this pace, I’m sticking with Cruz.
- Anyone with Sox in their name.
- Colorado Rockies
- Chicago Cubs
- Texas Rangers
- New York Yankees
Good luck with my Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, July 27.
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