Sorry for talking the last few days off, I was on the road for a few days and just didn’t have the proper time to do research and post picks. I also like to play my picks with my own money, so I feel the pain if I stink it up. Luckily, my selections have yielded some decent results – and even with a few bubble-cashes, I’m a small winner on the year so far. Hopefully we can break through and have a big cash here today though.
Good luck, here are today’s batter plays:
Miguel Montero (ARI) vs Jordan Lyles (COL)
In 8 career AB’s he has 5 hits, 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s vs Lyles.
Brayan Pena (CIN) vs Edwin Jackson (CHC)
Just make sure he’s starting – in 9 AB’s he has 4 hits with 1 HR and 1 double.
Nick Swisher (CLE) vs C.J. Wilson (LAA)
Lots of history here, in 32 career AB’s Swish has 11 hits, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR and 7 walks vs Wilson.
Joey Votto (CIN) vs Edwin Jackson (CHC)
In 18 career AB’s he has 7 hits, 2 doubles and 2 HR’s with 2 RBI’s off Jackson.
Matt Adams (STL) vs Matt Garza (MIL)
Not a lot of history here, but in 6 career AB’s he has 5 hits with 1 double.
Second Base (There weren’t great matchups at 2B today, I’d roll with a cheaper guy because I think your edge is at other positions today)
Scooter Gennett (MIL) vs Shelby Miller (STL)
No power numbers but in 10 AB’s he has 4 hits off Miller.
Emilio Bonifacio (CHC) vs Tony Cingrani (CIN)
Shot in the dark here, but in 3 career AB’s he has 2 hits with a stolen base.
David Wright (NYM) vs Kyle Kendrick (PHI)
In 41 career AB’s he has 13 hits, 2 doubles, 2 HR’s and 2 walks.
Evan Longoria (TB) vs Felix Doubront (BOS)
In 17 career AB’s he has 6 hits, 3 doubles and 4 walks vs Felix0
Aramis Ramirez (MIL) vs Shelby Miller (STL)
Just make sure A-Ram is playing, he got bumped on the arm a few days ago. In 13 career AB’s he has 6 hits with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s.
Jhonny Peralta (STL) vs Matt Garza (MIL)
In 28 career AB’s he has 13 hits with 2 doubles and 1 HR.
Alcides Escobar (KC) vs Drew Hutchison (TOR)
Make sure Escobar is playing, he’s got a banged up knee but the Royals are still playing him. He’s 3-3 in his career off Drew.
Jon Jay (STL) vs Matt Garza (MIL)
Make sure Jay is starting, but in 12 AB’s he has 7 hits with 1 HR off Garza.
Dayan Viciedo (CHW) vs Max Scherzer (DET)
You could roll the dice here and be rewarded, in 22 AB’s he has 8 hits, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR’s – but does have 8 K’s.
Jason Kubel (MIN) vs Zack Greinke (LAD)
In 32 AB’s he has 10 hits, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 2 HR’s with 5 walks off Zack.