Just a reminder, all full season roto-style fantasy games conclude Sunday Sept 29th. Any potential game 163s do not count in the season long contests.
Results are unofficial until the statistics change deadline on Thursday. After that deadline results become official and winners will be paid.
Here are what some talking heads think about fantasy baseball 2019:
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Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will hit fifth in Game 1 of the World Series against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Gurriel has been quiet in the postseason but has crushed opposing pitching at home this season. Gurriel is hitting only .261 in the playoffs at Minute Maid Park but the slugger slashed .311/.351/.615 during the regular season with 19 doubles and 19 home runs. Gurriel will have a tough matchup but posted a .916 OPS against right-handed pitching this season.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is starting and will hit third Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals. Brantley got off to a slow start to begin the playoffs but has turned it on over the last seven games. The veteran is hitting .346 during that span with five walks and has looked sharper at the plate. Brantley will face right-hander Max Scherzer in Game 1 and the veteran slugger slashed .323/.380/.549 against right-handed pitching this season.
Washington Nationals designated hitter Howie Kendrick will start and hit fifth in Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros. Kendrick will try to stay hot against some elite starting pitching and will face the dominant Gerrit Cole Tuesday night. Kendrick is coming off a NLCS MVP award and is slugging .474 in the playoffs with nine runs batted in. Kendrick has been money in the bank with runners in scoring position, going 5-for-10 with eight runs batted in during the postseason. The veteran, however, has a stingy Game 1 matchup.
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will start and hit cleanup against the Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. Bregman hit only .157 in the ALCS and now will face Nationals ace Max Scherzer to open up the Fall Classic. The 25-year-old will be a top contender for the AL MVP this season but has been quiet in the power department in the playoffs. He does possess a .435 OBP over his last 35 at-bats but is hitting only .227 against right-handed pitching in the postseason. The World Series will feature some premium pitching from both dugouts, which could lead to some low-scoring games over the next week.
Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto will try and turn his mediocre postseason around when the team plays the Astros Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. Soto enjoyed an elite offensive season but has struggled in the postseason. Through 38 playoff at-bats, Soto is slashing only .237/.326/.421 with only three extra-base hits. Soto will have a tough matchup in Game 1 against all-world starter Gerrit Cole. The 20-year-old slugger's road splits also depress his fantasy value in Game 1, posting an .877 OPS in 73 regular season road games compared to a 1.016 mark at home.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been fantastic throughout the playoffs and now will take his white-hot production into Game 1 of the World Series. Altuve is building upon an already impressive postseason career and is slashing .349/.417/.767 through 43 playoff at-bats with three doubles, five home runs, eight runs batted in and 10 runs scored. Altuve and Co. will face a very tough Game 1 starter in Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer. Altuve has produced against right-handed pitching in the playoffs, slashing .355/.429/.806 with six extra-base hits through 31 at-bats. Altuve is a must-play in DFS for Game 1.
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer will start and leadoff in Game 1 against the Nationals in the World Series. Springer is hitting only .152 in the playoffs but always is a threat when he's at the dish. The slugger will go up against the Nationals starter Max Scherzer Tuesday night and Springer has thrived against right-handed pitching this season. In 354 regular season at-bats against righties this season, Springer is slashing .299/.377/.621 with 17 doubles and 31 home runs. Scherzer is not your ordinary right-handed starter but Springer will be dangerous in Game 1.
Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will look to spark the team from the top of the lineup in Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros. Turner will go up against right-handed starter Gerrit Cole on Tuesday and Turner has produced against right-handed pitching in the playoffs. Turner is 9-for-30 (.300) with three extra-base hits against righties in the postseason after posting an OPS of .862 during the regular season. Gerrit Cole is on an all-time hot streak right now on the mound and Turner will have his hands full in Game 1.
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon will anchor a potent Nationals lineup in Game 1 of the World Series. Rendon and Co. will take on the Astros Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park and the veteran third baseman has delivered on the road in the postseason. Rendon is slashing .389/.522/.722 with one home run, three doubles and five walks in five road playoff games. It has been a fantastic run for Rendon, posting a 1.059 OPS in 10 postseason games with five extra-base hits and seven runs batted in.
Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Nationals first World Series game in franchise history on Tuesday night against the Astros. The Nationals ace has been fantastic in the playoffs this season, going 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP with 27 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. He even has come out of the bullpen and has delivered and will look to continue his epic postseason against the Astros. Scherzer was better on the road this season that at home, going 7-2 with a 2.64 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP in 12 regular season road starts. The impending pitching duel between Scherzer and the Astros Gerrit Cole is as good as it gets heading into Game 1.
Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night against the Nationals. Cole has been an unstoppable force for months now, going 19-0 since May 22. That includes going 3-0 in the postseason, posting a 0.40 ERA with 32 strikeouts in only 22 2/3 innings pitched. Cole is holding opponents to a .132 batting average in the playoffs and has been fantastic at Minute Maid Park this season. In 17 home starts in the regular season, the impending free agent went 12-2 with a 2.63 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP. It might be the World Series but Cole is unbeatable until proven otherwise.
New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia announced his retirement from professional baseball Monday, Oct. 21.
Houston Astros RP Ryan Pressly (knee) exited Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees with right knee discomfort Saturday, Oct. 19.
New York Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton (quad) is out of the starting lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS Saturday, Oct. 19.
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jason Martin (shoulder) has undergone surgery to repair a left shoulder labral tear sustained in early September. He will rehab at home this offseason and players typically need four to six months to fully recover.
Baltimore Orioles OF D.J. Stewart (ankle) underwent a successful microfracture procedure on his right ankle Thursday, Oct. 17. He is expected to resume baseball activities near the end of spring training.
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (elbow) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday, Oct. 16, the team announced. Freeman is expected to be healthy in time for spring training.
New York Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton (quad) was in the starting lineup Friday, Oct. 18, against the Houston Astros. Stanton had missed the previous three games in the series due to a quad injury.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the team's 4-1 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS. With the Yankees facing elimination, the offense came out swinging. A leadoff home run by DJ LeMahieu was backed up by a three-run laser from Hicks that hit the foul pole for an early 4-0 lead. Hicks is seeing the ball well at the plate right now and is 2-for-6 with one home run, two walks and three runs batted in over his last two playoff games. The smart money is Hicks cracks the starting lineup for Game 6 in Houston.
Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander allowed four runs in seven innings pitched as the Yankees held off elimination with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS. The first inning was killer for Verlander, allowing a leadoff home run to DJ LeMahieu and a three-run blast that hit the foul pole to Aaron Hicks. From there, Verlander would retire 20 of his final 21 batters faced, striking out nine. The pennant was there for the taking for the Astros but Verlander's bumpy start sends the series back to Houston for Game 6.
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