Tag Archives: Mike Leake

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.29.11

Happy Friday and welcome back to Spot Starting.  Let’s find that last pick of the week to put your team over the top.

For games on Saturday July 30th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Bartolo Colon 44% /  44% (NYY) vs. BAL

Aaron Harang 37% / 27% (SD) vs. COL

Derek Holland 33% / 22% (TEX) @ TOR

Mike Leake 20% / 10% (CIN) vs. SF

Zach Britton 15% / 21% (BAL) @ NYY

R.A. Dickey 14% /4% (NYM) @ WAS

Jason Marquis 13% / 8% (WAS) vs. NYM

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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.

Today’s Games (6/1/11)

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.28.11

Well, after 5 straight quality start picks we were due for a clunker and boy did we get one from Brandon McCarthy last night.  Let’s hope Anibal Sanchez stops the bleeding tonight and that we pick a gem for tomorrow and we have some of our favorite options going.

For games on Thursday April 28th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Kyle McClellan 43% / 42% (StL) @ HOU

Scott Baker 28% / 10% (MIN) vs. TB

Fausto Carmona 18% / 8% (CLE) vs. KC

Livan Hernandez 7% / 6% (WAS) vs. NYM

Jeff Niemann 5% / 1% (TB) @ MIN

Brad Penny 3% / 1% (DET) vs. SEA

Chris Capuano 2% / 0.1% (NYM) @ WAS

My Pick: Scott Baker vs. Rays

Alternate: Kyle McClellan vs. Astros

Deep League Special: Chris Capuano vs. Nationals


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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.26.11

Happy Monday, welcome to Spot Starting.

For games on Tuesday April 26th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Zach Britton 47% / 55% (BAL) vs. BOS
Chris Young 23% / 7% (NYM) @ WAS
Wade Davis 17% / 43% (TB) @ MIN
Brandon McCarthy 17% /21% (OAK) @ LAA
Bud Norris 17% / 3% (HOU) vs. StL
Mike Leake 7% / 6% (CIN) @ MIL

My Pick: Brandon McCarthy at Angels

Alternate: Bud Norris vs. Cardinals

Deep League Special: Mike Leake @ Brewers

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.21.11

If I slept through Tuesday, woke up and you told me the Twins and Phillies games were both shutouts, I would certainly would have assumed Roy Halladay and Carl Pavano had good nights, but that’s baseball as they say and that’s why they play 162. For the second straight day my alternate pick (Randy Wolf) turned in an excellent start while my main pick got hit around.

For games on Thursday April 21st these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Jeremy Guthrie 39%/32% (BAL) vs. MIN

Kyle Lohse 23%/22% (StL) vs. WAS

Scott Baker 22%/5% (MIN) @ BAL

Josh Tomlin 14%/17% (CLE) @KC

J.A. Happ 14%/6% (HOU) @ NYM

Jeff Niemann 6%/0.4% (TB) vs. CWS

Brandon McCarthy 6%/3% (OAK) @ SEA

My Pick: Scott Baker at Orioles

Alternate: Jeremy Guthrie vs. Twins

Deep League Special: Brandon McCarthy vs. Mariners

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