Welcome to another week of fantasy baseball. There are 10 games today with the first games beginning at 7pm. My last article on fantasy baseball was Saturday and the players I recommended played well. Pitcher Francisco Liriano got the winning decision and pitched six and two third innings giving up one earned run. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun went 1-4 with a RBI and, Diamondbacks’ shortstop Jean Segura was 1-4 with a run scored. Most of baseball’s elite pitchers pitched Sunday, but there are still some good plays to be had today. Below are three players I like tonight:
The Houston Astros’ ace has struggled in his last two starts, giving up 11 earned runs. Those starts were on the road, where he is a much different pitcher. Tonight he gets to right the ship, facing off against baseball’s second worst team: the Minnesota Twins. Keuchel, who gets to face the Twins at home, has been one of the league’s best pitchers when not on the road. Last season he was 15-0 at home with a 1.46 ERA. This year, he is 1-0 sporting a 0.00 ERA. Minnesota is a bad hitting team. They are 12th in the American league in runs scored and 13th in batting average. I’m expecting Keuchel to handle the Twins tonight, and continue his home dominance.
With regards to power numbers, Cano has started the season hot. He has eight home runs and twenty four RBI. Tonight, he gets a chance to face Kendall Graveman. I have used batters in the past to pick on Graveman, who is a below average pitcher. Cano might have a paltry on base percentage (.301) but there is no denying he is thumping the ball. I like Cano tonight as a high risk high reward selection. If he goes off, it will be for multiple extra base hits.
Buster is one of baseball best hitting catchers. Tonight he has a favorable match up against lefty Brandon Finnegan. Posey hits left handed pitching well and has good numbers to start the season. His three year batting average against lefties is .313 with 17 home runs and 72 RBI. I like Posey to have a good game facing off against Finnegan.
Those are my daily fantasy baseball picks. Check back tomorrow for more selections.