Charlie Morton Loves Pitching in The Bronx; Rockies Hunting for Shark

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Here’s a quick overview of some predictions that are jumping off the spreadsheets for tonight’s games.
 

MLB Fantasy Roundup for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

Pitching


 
Charlie Morton ($12,100). Somehow, someway Morton suddenly has the Yanks (and a bunch of other teams’) number. The stats are ugly for the pinstripe offense over the last few meetings, and there is no expectation they’ll improve tonight. And location does not seem to matter either. Earlier when the Yankees took three of four from the Astros in Houston, it was Morton who delivered the lone victory for the home team. Look for Morton to rack up 8, 9 or 10 Ks easy.
 
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Value Pick: Jake Arrieta ($7,500). The verdict that Arrieta was over the hill as a quality starter in MLB was seemingly premature. He’s been a bit rocky on the road (5.12 ERA), but should bring in respectable DK points for the money.
 

Second Base

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Gleyber Torres ($4,700). Torres is creeping up in price in Draft Kings and no surprise there. He’s well worth the salary investment. Look for Torres to give Morton all he can handle at the plate tonight.
 

Third Base

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Nolan Arenado ($5,400). You’ve heard the joke before but Nolan Arenado hits Jeff Samardzija so well, he’ll be sending a limo to the Giants hotel to make sure Samardzija gets to the ballpark on time. Arenado is tonight’s most expensive third-sacker but arguably worth the price. Most importantly, he kills the entire Giants’ pitching staff, not just tonight’s starter, to the tune of .387 (41 hits in 106 ABs, including 3 HRs, 21 RBI and a 1.049 OPS).
 

Outfield

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Charlie Blackmon ($5,500). Tonight’s starting pitcher for the visiting San Francisco Giants is having a tough against left-handed hitters so far in 2018, and Blackmon is a pricey but solid pick against the righty hurler. The Rockies’ centerfielder is hitting .273 off Samardzija over 33 ABs, with a home run and 3 triples. He has struck out 10 times as well, but Samardzija has yet to show last year’s form on the mound as of yet.
 
 
Remember this is for speculation only, not meant to be taken as gospel. We exist under the manta that “You can’t predict baseball” but it’s fun trying. Good luck with your lineup and let’s go Yankees!
 
Dept. Of Corrections: This is indeed a three game series against the Astros, not two as we posted yesterday.
 

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