MLB DFS – 9/4

Today’s holiday slate provides us with a nice afternoon/early slate on DK, and a small quiet slate in the evening.  I can’t really explain what FanDuel was thinking when they put their slate together and omitted all the early games, but here we are….

 

PITCHERS

Carlos Martinez … C-Mart day game chalk slate … Never a comfortable spot to be in.  He travels to San Diego to take on the Padres who just lit up Alex Wood on Sunday afternoon and as I’ve said for a few weeks now, I am not looking forward to picking on the Padres anymore.  This is a later start so you likely won’t have the Padres lineup out and there’s always some weird risk of Molina getting scratched which would hurt C-Mart.  I prefer him on DK where you are just eating the chalk and differentiating with SP2.

Jake Junis … The wind is the story here in Comerica.  Strong winds blowing out to left field and there was a little bad blood last time these teams met.  Then again, half the Tigers are gone now, so who cares.  Load up on Junis the Royals savior in September.

Dylan Bundy … Bundy has been near ace level his last five starts, especially his last one where he put it all together and went 9 innings of shutout baseball.  He should be safe enough to give you a good return today.

Mark Leiter JUNIOR … Mets coming back to Citi Field after being in Houston over the weekend and that emotional series.  Leiter’s got a ton of K% upside in his favor today against the Mets.

Rafael Montero … Call me crazy, but I might gamestack the pitchers in a Phillies/Mets September baseball game.  Fun times folks.  Montero has been on point lately…

 

LONGSHOT

Chad Kuhl … Aside from the fact that Anthony Rizzo absolutely murders the ball in PNC park, he might pitch well today.   Best hedge stack pitcher on the slate with a Cubs hedge.

 

 

FAVORITE STACKS

Milwaukee … Homer Bailey, no further analysis required.

Angels … I love the Angels today in 80+ degree temps against Chris Smith who struggles to strikeout batters, gives up lots of home runs and just got waxed by the Angels last week.

Cubs … Any Kuhl ownership I land on will immediately have a Cubs hedge stack along with it.  Rizzo and Heyward the top guys.

 

SNEAKY STACKS

Royals … I am monitoring the weather in Detroit.  Strong (20+ MPH) winds, but the question is are they more cross winds or blowing out to left field.  The reason here is specific to Comerica park where I have seen a massive boost in HR when the wind is pushing out to left.

Cardinals … Luis Perdomo is trash and Cardinals have started to drive the long ball again lately.

 

 

TOP POSITIONAL PLAYS

CATCHER

  • Alex Avila
  • Drew Butera – Anticipating Salvy getting the day off.
  • Manny Pina
  • Yadi Molina

FIRST BASE

  • Eric Thames – Owns Great American Ballpark
  • Eric Hosmer – Slams in Detroit
  • Anthony Rizzo – Murders in PNC
  • Edwin Encarnacion – Faces James Shields

SECOND BASE

  • Jose Ramirez – Streaky, but fadable.
  • Jonathan Schoop
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Kolten Wong
  • Day Game DJ

THIRD BASE

  • Nolan Arenado
  • Travis Shaw
  • Mike Moustakas
  • Brandon Phillips (2B on FD)

SHORTSTOP

  • Didi
  • Brandon Crawford
  • Andrelton Simmons
  • Jonathan Villar – Massive let down yesterday, looking for a bounce back today.

OUTFIELD – Tier 1

  • Mike Trout
  • Khris Davis
  • Ryan Braun – Go look up his BvP against Homer and his BvB vs the Reds…  Or just trust me and play him.
  • Brett Gardner

OUTFIELD – Tier 2

  • Kole Calhoun
  • Ben Zobrist
  • Lorenzo Cain
  • Matt Joyce – Price keeps rising and nobody plays him much while he continues to produce.  If you want to just game stack the LAA-OAK game I wouldn’t hate it.
  • Manuel Margot
  • Stephen Piscotty
  • Adam Duvall

OUTFIELD – Value Tier

  • Scott Schebler
  • Bradley Zimmer / Lonnie Chisenhall
  • Jorge Bonifacio
  • Andrew McCutchen
  • Nick Williams

 

DONGERS CLUB

  1. Kole Calhoun – OF – Chairman
  2. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  3. Nolan Arenado – 3B – Big game.
  4. Didi Gregorious – SS
  5. Khris Davis – OF
  6. Manny Pina – C
  7. Scooter Gennett – 2B
  8. Lorenzo Cain – OF
  9. BONUS ……………… Stephen Piscotty – OF

 

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