The 2015 Major League Baseball season is just around the corner as we all get prepared for the upcoming fantasy season. This includes everyone looking to cash in during week one of the season on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.
That being said the real test early on is to figure out which hitters you are going to use to start the season along with which ones you might avoid. We will also want to take a look at which teams are playing in certain ballparks to open the season. This could be a deciding factor especially if you find a stadium such as Coors Field and a matchup you like.
That being said this gives us a chance to take a look around Major League Baseball for a list of hitters to watch during spring training and consider using the first week of the season. Here is our complete list of hitters to use week one of the 2015 Major League Season on your fantasy rosters.
Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles:
The Orioles power hitting first baseman has been approved by Major League Baseball to use a supplement similar to Adderall. This is great news for the Orioles as well as fantasy owners as we just saw Davis crush over 50 home runs two seasons ago. Davis has already gotten started in spring training hitting his first long ball. Just don’t forget he will miss the first game of the season due to his final game of his suspension.
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays:
Bautista is just one a few Blue Jays we like the first week of the season simply based on his matchup against the New York Yankees in their stadium. Last season, the Yankees stadium finished ranked number one according to ESPN Park Factors in the homerun category ahead of Coors Field. Others to consider include Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin and Edwin Encarnacion.
Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks:
We’re looking for Trumbo to bounce back after a injury filled 2014 season. That being said the Diamondbacks open up the season at home against the San Francisco Giants. Last season Chase Field yielded the second highest rating among runs scored in Major League Baseball.
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies:
While we would have loved this matchup a little more if this series was at Coors Field but it still looks to be promising to start the season. For his career Tulowitzki is a .345 career hitter in 23 games at Miller Park including six doubles, five homeruns and 14 runs batted in.
Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles:
It is uncertain that Wieters will be ready to go opening day but considering the red hot start last season we like our chances to open the season. The Orioles also open the season at Camden Yards a stadium known for being a hitter’s ballpark.
Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres:
While we wouldn’t recommend him opening game against Clayton Kershaw we do like his matchups in game two and three while he looks to get revenge on the team that traded him to the San Diego Padres this off-season.
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds:
Votto along with Jay Bruce for the Reds and Andrew McCutchen are all good starting points in their first series of the season. Great American Ball Park finished fourth behind Yankee Stadium, Coors Field and Rogers Centre in the home run department.