The Dongers Club – MLB DFS – 9/22


This is it folks!  Home stretch is here for regular season MLB.  Next to last Friday slate of the season and guess what…



Pitching appears bleak today.

Justin Verlander … Houston at home against the Angels isn’t as easy of a slam dunk considering the Angels are still fighting for a final wild card spot.  JV has been really good since coming to Houston and really good in the second half.  He’s the top arm today by a mile.

Jon Gray … The Padres are on the verge of making a final playoff push…  Wait, they’re eliminated?  Damn.  Anyways.  I’m gonna keep going back to this well until it falls.  Oh, wait.  It’s died the last four nights in a row.  Well.  Jon Gray won me a ton of money last year when he pitched in San Diego?  How’s that for a reason?

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Masahiro Tanaka … Has pitched very well versus Toronto and the Jays are bad and completely mailing it in.  Tanaka needs a good start before the playoffs and I’ll consider him as a second lineup guy

Jeff Samardzjia … Yeah, it’s this bleak.  I won’t go Hill who likely doesnt pitch deep and the Dodgers are returning home after an east coast trip?   Shark shutdown mode tonight folks.


Longshot SP2 / Sneaky

Kyle Gibson … Tigers have mailed it in.  Twins winning every day it seems.


Nick Martinez … Texas wins 10-1 tonight and Martinez will limit Oakland’s HR upside…    Hedge it.

Hey, it’s late September baseball….  The pitching gets weird!



Diamondbacks … A lefty in Chase field with the roof “possibly” opening mid way through the game and Arizona needing a win?  Just eat the JD Martinez chalk.  Eat it.  All of it. Royals  … Salvy, Hosmer, Moose, Melky and my main man WHIT!  Royals will keep rolling and play loose all weekend.  I think we see some offensive fireworks from them the rest of the way.  Red Sox … If they can’t hit some HR in Cincinnati then they’re really the worst power team of all time. Sneaky / Tier 2Braves … Lively and the Phils go on the road where they’ll struggle.  Freeman will go yard tonight. Rangers … Love Odor, Gallo, Elvis and Beltre 


Yankees – I love Gardner and that is it.

Orioles – Something feels off and dead with this team.








  • Wilson Ramos
  • Buster Posey
  • Salvador Perez
  • Chris Iannetta

First Base

  • Freddie Freeman
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Justin Bour
  • Mitch Moreland

Second Base

  • Neil Walker
  • Scooter Gennett – Reds upset Boston tonight
  • Jason Kipnis
  • Whit Merrifield

Third Base

  • Nolan Arenado
  • Mike Moustakas
  • Jake Lamb – Lefty vs Lefty sneaky sneaky!
  • Evan Longoria – Camden Narrative


  • Trea Turner
  • Elvis in Oakland Andrus!
  • Tim Beckham – Narrative.  If he plays…

Outfield – Tier 1

  • JD Martinez
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Ryan Braun

Outfield – Tier 2

  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Jay Bruce
  • Brett Gardner
  • Jesse Winker
  • Mookie Betts
  • Marcell Ozuna

Outfield – Value

  • Steven Souza Jr
  • Melky Cabrera
  • Nick Markakis
  • Byron Buxton


  1. JD Martinez – OF – Chairman
  2. Elvis Andrus – SS
  3. Giancarlo Stanton – OF
  4. Carlos Gonzalez – OF
  5. Jason Kipnis – 2B
  6. Freddie Freeman – 1B
  7. Evan Longoria – 3B
  8. BONUS …………….. Andrew Benintendi – OF

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Steve Renner provides the ScoutDFS Leadership for MLB and NFL content along with providing advice for CFB and NHL as well. Overall his leadership leads the ScoutDFS experts to deliver you with the best in advice and analysis backed by his experience in DFS as well as Live Finals. He's also an avid defender of using Taysom Hill when it's Taysom Hill time.