MLB – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:50:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MLB DFS Plays for 4/30/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/30/mlb-dfs-plays-43016/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/30/mlb-dfs-plays-43016/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:18:35 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64705 The overwhelming theme of Saturday’s group of games is the familiar positions in which each pitcher finds himself. The same players that have been fighting to rebound remain on watch to finally break through, while some of the weaker pitchers are lucky to be placed in a favorable matchup, yet again. Unfortunately, this leads to uncertainty

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/29/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/29/mlb-dfs-plays-42916/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/29/mlb-dfs-plays-42916/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:49:25 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64694 Friday begins with a single afternoon game loaded with fantasy impact, followed by the rest of the league at night. One of the most noteworthy storylines of the day is the continuation of the early trend for the 2016 season – that is, two more top pitching prospects will be making their Major League debuts. Currently,

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/28/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/28/mlb-dfs-plays-42816/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/28/mlb-dfs-plays-42816/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:49:48 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64678 Thursday features the lightest slate of games this week, with eight matchups split neatly in half between the afternoon and night slates. Interestingly enough, there are both high-scoring environments – Colorado and Chicago are hosting games – yet solid pitching matchups, making roster construction a bit more difficult than usual. Currently, we are using xFIP

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/27/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/27/mlb-dfs-plays-42716/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/27/mlb-dfs-plays-42716/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:13:38 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64666 Outside of one late-afternoon game, Wednesday includes another loaded night of baseball. The headliner of the day – outside of fantasy baseball purposes – is Jake Arrieta, returning to the mound after pitching his second career no-hitter. Following closely behind Arrieta’s encore is the first career start of Minnesota’s Jose Berrios, one of the best

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/26/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/26/mlb-dfs-plays-42616/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/26/mlb-dfs-plays-42616/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:25:52 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64656 Another set of only night games is on Tuesday’s schedule, with all thirty teams in action. There will also be no shortage of pitching options, as many teams will be throwing their ‘ace’ against offenses that should be contained. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another – especially

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/25/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/25/mlb-dfs-plays-42516/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/25/mlb-dfs-plays-42516/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:21:35 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64636 Nearly the entire league is back in action on Monday, with the entire slate of games taking place at night. Simply based on matchups, there are an abnormal amount of pitching options to use, with a slimmer pool of hitters to target. This works out well for roster construction. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/24/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/24/mlb-dfs-plays-42416/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/24/mlb-dfs-plays-42416/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:41:13 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64624 Another week of baseball concludes on Sunday, and there are actually quite a few matchups that tend to lean in one direction or another. In addition, we should see the return of Jacob deGrom to the mound, as well as the debut of Atlanta’s Aaron Blair one day after the Rays unveiled Blake Snell. Currently,

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/23/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/23/mlb-dfs-plays-42316/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/23/mlb-dfs-plays-42316/#respond Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:23:44 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64615 As always, Saturday features all thirty teams in action, although the early read is that the matchups tend to favor the hitters, since many teams are approaching the back-end of their rotations. There are also a handful of relative unknowns throwing Saturday, including the debut of Blake Snell for the Tampa Bay Rays. Currently, we

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/22/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/22/mlb-dfs-plays-42216/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/22/mlb-dfs-plays-42216/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:40:10 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64604 All thirty teams are in action on Friday night, providing a massive pool of players for any combination of slates. Unfortunately, there are some weather concerns, so the number of options might slowly shrink before the night is over. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another –

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MLB DFS Plays for 4/21/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/21/mlb-dfs-plays-42116/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/21/mlb-dfs-plays-42116/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:44:12 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64586 Thursday is commonly known as ‘getaway day’ throughout the league, as many teams are playing afternoon contests in anticipation of travel. Often, this presents some nice buying opportunities for pitchers, and the early slate contains no shortage of top arms. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another

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