I feel like I haven’t wrote a DraftKings piece in an eternity, but in reality it’s only been ten days. I was tied up last week in San Diego with Nick and Grey on the 32in32in32 tour. What a great time we had drinking beers, heckling drafters, and taping a segment for the TV on the Radio thing we do here. You can watch it here. It’s football season and I’m all about cross-promoting with the football side of the site. Jay has been working his butt off and we need to show him some love. Go sign up for an RCL league or if you’re man enough, commish one and win the adoration of everyone at Razzball. Frequent commenter Jef with 1 F took it a step further and used the comments section to fill it up with regulars. Thanks for that Jef. Invite your friends. Invite your enemies. How about your frenemies? Hey Jack can we get on with the DraftKings stuff already? Yes we will.
By my title you can see I like me some Corey Dickerson today at home. Shocker special isn’t it. The hottest Colorado hitter at home against a pitcher he’s already hit a dong off of. His price tag isn’t cheap ($4,600) but that isn’t stopping me from making sure I have him and a few more Rockies in my line up today as they face off against fantasy surprise Alfredo Simon. Simon has been really solid this year giving up three or fewer runs every time out except 3. The Indians, Dodgers and Rockies have nicked him up for 5 runs and today he’s going to get lit up like a Christmas tree in Denver. Now our Pacific Northwest Skysquatch has a theory that every first game in a series at Coors is usually an offensive let down and to be fair he is right some of the time. I say not today my friend, I’m taking the over and liking the Rockies to put their Garfunkel up the Simon. I mean this is gambling isn’t it? On the flipside, I can also be horribly wrong but I like the hitter side in this re-match from that 5 earned run hurt they put on Simon in Cincy.
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Chase Anderson, SP: $7,100 – This has to be the worst late contest pitching day ever on DraftKings. With Yu Darvish going on the DL, we are left with only Stephen Strasburg as an elite arm. Chase has been really solid of late and has already pitched well against the Marlins back on July 7th at home. Today he gets to pitch in Crayola Canyon and comes in at the nice price. Does anyone remember the nice price? Over his last 5 starts, he has a K/BB of 30/9 and has given up only 6 ER over that time. Start him with confidence because as much as I like any starter against the Padres, I’m staying away from John Lackey today vs those hot hitting friars.
Jake Odorizzi, SP: $8,300 – with a K/9 of 10.20, a BB/9 of 3.30 and an FIP of 3.31 you have to buy in on Jake the Snake today. He was almost my lead in but I wanted to try and do a hitter for once…once with out a pitcher at the top. To be honest it felt weird and probably won’t again. I get that he’s in Arlington which might scare some people off with their hot August nights, but I think he’s a solid bet for 7 K’s and 2 ER’s or less. Now that you have the perfect pair of Anderson Odorizzi, you can move on to some hitters. Is it me or does Anderson Odorizzi sound like an Italian NBC news corespondent?
Jon Singleton, 1B: $3,800 – Jack’s gut pick of the day. I love the price and I love the potential for dongage. He gets his first trip to historic hitter friendly Fenway Park against a team he has gone 0-11 against. I’m thinking he’s due to get a hit and why not against newbie Allen Webster. If you spend your dollars elsewhere and forgot 1st base then throw your money at Singleton. Hi, I’m a lefty and you’re a righty, care to see my dong?…wait! what?
Bryce Harper, OF: $3,600 – This seems way too cheap for a guy that has been a Met killer over the last three years. Career against the Mets at Citi field is 9/4/9/.293 and has gone 4 for 10 with a dong against Dillion Gee. Sometimes I can’t help but play the splits and the history card and at the price above he can’t be passed up. Harper has been an utter disappointment this year but still has time to save face and help his team to the playoffs. I wonder sometimes if Matt Williams lack of lineup skills have anything to do with this?
Jake Marisnick, OF: $ 2,500 – Not every player needs to have a dong but a swipe is good too in DraftKings. This is a cheap play for a guy that can do both. He’s been swinging a hot stick and can definitely chip into the point total while costing as much as a back-up catcher. If you fill up on the Colorado/Cincy double stack attack, then he might be that last player to close you out.
Todd Frazier, 1B/3B: $4,700 – He’s at Coors today where the Coors Correction makes everyone Bichetter! Considering that Jay Bruce and Billy Hamilton are $4,600 each, I like this Red in the Mile High double stack. He’s been a little dong deficient the last month and now looks like a time to get it going in this righty vs. lefty game.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
I love when it’s August because the weather is nice for baseball and the beach. It’s hot in Texas, duh, and beautiful most other places today. There is some rain in Miami but the retractable roof neutralizes that effect. The CIN@COL has a chance for scattered showers so I’d watch that one like a cyclops with a monocle.
Doing Lines In Vegas
The CIN@COL game is sitting pretty at 9 1/2, but we all knew it was going to be high. The one that might be over looked is the HOU@BOS game that Vegas has at 9. Two questionable arms going head to head in a weird hitters park. Yummy!