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Draftster Recommendations: July 29

July 29, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments (0)
Brandon McCarthy brings a veteran presence to the New York Yankees rotation.
Brandon McCarthy should fare well against his ex-team on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Today we’ll offer up some tips for play for on Tuesday, July 29 on Draftster.com, with a specific focus on the outfield.

Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez ($3,200) comes super cheap on Tuesday in Wrigley Field against the Cubs and starter Edwin Jackson. There’s good reason for CarGo to be so discounted considering all the injuries this year have limited him to 10 homers in his worst season since he was a rookie with the A’s. He missed two games this weekend because of an ankle woe, came back Monday and looked very rusty (0-for-4 with two Ks), dropping his BA to a butt-ugly .152 mark over the last 20 games. So why in the hell would we recommend the struggling Gonzalez? Well, how about his career 7-for-9 mark with six RBI against Jackson? Climb aboard the CarGo express at such an inexpensive cost.

Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez had been on a serious roll since the All-Star break but that came screeching to a halt this weekend as he endured a 1-for-12 skid. He’s on his way to a career high in runs, but with a salary of $9,700 against Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb, we’re going to advise against investing in Gomez Tuesday.

We normally loathe recommending douchebags, but it’s hard to overlook what Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig ($8,600) accomplished this weekend in a three-game set San Francisco — not an easy place to hit. He went 5-for-14 with four runs, a double, three triples, two RBI and a walk. All three triples came Friday night as Puig tied the team mark. What we like about Puig — again, with the caveat that we hate to speak well of him — is that he’s making better contact this year. Go ahead and plug in Puig at home against Atlanta on Tuesday.

Need a starting pitcher for Tuesday? How about the Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy ($7,600)? All he’s done over three starts is go 2-0 with a 1.18 ERA, giving up just one homer in the process. He’s provided a nice boost to a rotation missing Masahiro Tanaka and Tuesday takes on his ex-mates in the Rangers, who have struggled to score runs lately. There’s no doubt McCarthy has been a tad fortunate to have such a low ERA in Pinstripes so far, but we still like his chances in Texas on Tuesday.

Quick Tip: The San Diego Padres-St. Louis Cardinals series figures to be fairly devoid of offense, so be sure to load up on hurlers from either team whenever possible this week.

Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below who you’re eyeing in Daily Fantasy Baseball play today.

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The Wire Troll: Emilio Bonifacio Second to None

July 27, 2014 | by Michael Seff | Comments (0)
Brush those trade rumours aside, Mr. Ackley, we don’t think you’ll be going anywhere. You may, however, find some new Fantasy owners after your torrid July, which includes a .358 average, 814 OPS, and five RBIs. No, Ackley’s season numbers don’t wow you, but the former No. 2 overall draft pick seems to be finding his stroke as of late.
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Draftster Recommendations: July 22

July 22, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments (0)
And lately, he’s been smacking the Rangers around (10-for-23 in the last five games), so go ahead and invest the $9,200 it will take to land him.
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2014 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Top 65 Prospects, Part VI

July 21, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments (0)
The Pirates’ first rounder from 2010 is still only 22, so we maintain our belief in him as a top 10 prospect despite this setback which derails any value he might have had this year. Now, we’ll have to wait until 2015 before this talented hurler is unleashed on the majors. This kid has the potential to average better than a strikeout per inning, and the valuable experience he accrued at Double-A last year should allow him to hit the ground running as soon as he’s healthy. Taillon hasn’t put together impressive won-loss records in the minors, but we’re not worried. A mid-season Eastern League All-Star last year, he really helped alleviate our worries about home run issues last year — and that was the one weakness he had. Every other part of the towering 6′6″ righty’s game should translate well into the bigs when he arrives.
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The Wire Troll: Joaquin Benoit Steps Up

July 20, 2014 | by Michael Seff | Comments (0)
The second half is officially underway, which means rumours about who stays and who goes from teams’ rosters is now all the rage. No one expected the San Diego Padres to be anything but sellers at the trade deadline, so the deal sending Huston Street up the coast to Anaheim was no surprise. For Fantasy owners, this means Joaquin Benoit is the man to own, just as he was last year for Detroit. For now, at least.
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