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Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Hunter Greene, Juan Soto, Shohei Ohtani (5/16)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 16, 2022

Greetings, friends. We’re back for another baseball season. More importantly, we have a fun new series this year.

Welcome to the Daily Opener.

Every morning, I’ll be with you to recap the previous day of baseball and talk about what stood out to me. We’ll find fun stats. We’ll lament some injuries. We’ll take a peek at the day ahead. And we’ll have a few laughs.

Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.

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Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)


(Answer included at the bottom of the article)

Q: Barry Bonds is the all-time walks leader, with 2,558 walks in 12,606 plate appearances. Most of the Top 10 for all-time walks leaders is LEFT-HANDED HITTERS. Who are the only TWO RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS in the Top 10?


  1. Both Hall of Famers
  2. One played most of his career in the 80s and 90s, the other in the 90s and 2000s

Studs and Duds

Here are some of the best and worst performances from the weekend.

Studs (Pitchers)

Studs (Hitters)

Duds (Pitchers)

Duds (Hitters)

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Trivia Answer

A: Rickey Henderson and Frank Thomas

Today’s Starting Lineup

  • No national games, and today’s ESPN+ game is Braves vs. Brewers featuring Ian Anderson vs. Freddy Peralta at 7:40 p.m. ET.
  • No early games, but there are two 6:40 p.m. ET games: Tigers vs. Rays and Nationals vs. Marlins.

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Mike Maher is an editor and content manager at FantasyPros and BettingPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive, follow him on Twitter @MikeMaher, and visit his Philadelphia Eagles blog, The Birds Blitz.


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