Daily Fantasy Baseball: DraftKings Picks for July 30


Jul 29, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) is congratulated after his home run by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) in the eighth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Fantasy Baseball: DraftKings Picks for July 30

Welcome back to the best place to get DAILY expert fantasy baseball picks for DraftKings and other DFL formats. Before we look at Thursday’s games, let’s review the picks from yesterday’s DK column.


2B Jason Kipnis (CLE) home vs. KC for $4,700: 17 FP

3B Aramis Ramirez (PIT) at MIN for $3,600: 6 FP

2B Jose Altuve (HOU) home vs. LAA  for $4,400: 5 FP

Xander Bogaerts (BOS) home vs. CWS for $3,500: 5 FP

OF Starlin Marte (PIT) at MIN for $4,400: 12 FP

OF Michael Brantley (CLE) home vs. KC for $4,600: 19 FP

OF  Chris Colabello (TOR) home vs. PHI for $3,900: 5 FP

OF Bryce Harper (WAS) at MIA for $5,500: 37 FP

Without further ado, let’s look at DraftKings contests for Thursday, July 30!

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Jul 29, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with Indians left fielder Tyler Holt (13) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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My selections are tailored toward DraftKings scoring system but these picks can also be helpful in H2H formats with daily rosters where some of my recommended players may be available to pick up off the Waiver Wire. Also, a majority of these selections would also be recommended for FanDuel, but you should first understand the differences between each baseball scoring system before plugging players in both.

Here are my best pitcher and hitter picks for DraftKings lineups in the evening slate of 11 games starting at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th.

Good Luck!

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Jul 25, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports


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  • SP Shelby Miller (ATL) at PHI for $9,700: Miller has a 2.27 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and has scored 18.9 FPPG; Faces the weak hitting Phillies as a road favorite; A bargain for less than $10K.

    SP Carlos Martinez  (STL) home vs. COL for $10,300: Martinez has been an elite MLB SP this year: 11-4, 2.34 ERA, 19.2 FPPG, and 121 K in 119 1/3 IP; Coming of 8 scoreless IP (29.8 FP) last time out; Facing a Colorado line up away from Coors as a huge -230 home favorite.

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  • 1B  Chris Davis (BAL) home vs. DET (Simon) for $4,600. Davis (24 HR, 65 RBI) has a good L/R matchup vs. Simon (4.46 ERA, 1.46 WHIP) and is 2 for 2 with a HR against him; He is on a recent tear where he has 13.3 FPPG in his last 8.

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    OF Josh Reddick (OAK) home vs. CLE (Carrasco) for $3,800: Reddick has hit .292 with 13 HR & 57 RBI this season; He’s hot going 7 for 13 with 3 runs, 1 HR, and 2 SB in his last 3 games; Reddick is an amazing 5 for 5 (with a HR) vs. Carrasco.

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