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It’s official, DraftKings has broken me.  It started with Tyler Lyons getting destroyed at home by the Cubs on Monday and I never fully recovered.  The doctors say I’ve been catatonic since then only to wake late Thursday night shouting ‘they bat .188 against opposing LHP you !#@$)(%#$@%@!’  Needless to say, I’m typing this from what my wife has lovingly coined ‘the fun house’ and what with all the white padded walling and little cups of multi-colored, pill-form heaven, I have to say I’m feeling much better now.  Or is it I can’t feel anything?  When the doc asked me to take a look at some pictures to tell him what I saw, he said he was amazed by the findings.  In every single inkblot, I saw Daily Fantasy values.  Here I saw the Stream-o-Nator pointing out that Tanner Roark was a top 10 stream play on the day.  Here I saw the DFSBot tell me he was undervalued by $300 relative to what his expected outcome was, making him a great value play.  And here…well that was clearly Yngve Malmsteen covered in butter playing ukulele to a bunch of Travelocity Gnomes at the Grand Ole Opry.  Sadly, the doctor now says I can’t leave but at least there’s wi-fi here.  So without further ado, here’s some more Razzball picks for today’s DraftKings contests for 2014 Fantasy Baseball…

Lance Lynn, SP: $9,000 – The Braves currently lead the league in team K percentage at 24.3%.  Lynn currently has the 16th best K/9 ratio at 9.57.  If this were Business Time, we’d say the conditions are perfect.  I’d consider him a nicely priced SP2 for cash games today.

Jorge De La Rosa, SP: $7,700 – You down wit GPP?  It’s officially naughty by nature to even think of starting a pitcher in Colorado which makes these types of contrarian plays pay off big in tourneys if they hit.  Key word being ‘if’.  That ‘if’ might also apply to this game actually going given the weather reports…*sighs*.  George Of The Rose might nab you 6-8 K and a win with reasonable ratios against a Padres team that has the worst wOBA in the league.  Don’t know what wOBA is?  Sorry, trade secret like how to shoot a deck of cards out of your ass is a magic trick no Magician would tell a mere mortal how to do.  But Guru might let you in on what wOBA is.  Heck, he might let you in on both.

Yusmeiro Petit, SP: $7,900 – For now, the Marlins are one of the worst road offenses for the league.  Of course, they scored 13 runs at Dodger stadium all of just two days ago so just realize you came looking for a Petit value and might stumble on a grand mistake.

David Phelps, SP: $5,500 – You can’t get more contrarian than this.  I’m even going against the weather reports here!  Phelps has done nothing to prove this is a good idea.  However, the Pirates have proven to be one of the worst offenses on the road so far this year.  Well, one of the worst offenses in general but this team has been officially lost at sea away from Pittsburgh.  Don’t even go at this in cash games but in GPP he’s fair game.

Carlos Corporan, C: $2,300 – Completely a punt play here with the hopes that the less sucky side of his splits turns into a bomb.  He’ll probably bat 8th and he plays for the Astros.  How excited are we?!?

Drew Stubbs, OF: $3,900 – As Colorado players get more and more out of price range to roster, there are still some nice values to be had when a lefty takes the mound.  Not only has Stubbs been on fire of late, he’s slugging .622 at home and .515 against LHP on the year.  Welcome to Colorado, Eric Stults.  You can also call this a bit of a nod to Brandon Barnes.  I’ll take whoever bats higher in the lineup or both if they’re starting.  And while I’m at it, if Charlie Culberson gets some run at second on the night, well you have your cheap punt option at either 2B or SS for the measly price of $3,000.  Colorado games at home are like Christmas for Daily Fantasy players.  Like I even need to tell you a COL stack is in order…if the weather holds, of course.  *Shakes fist at weather Gods*

Scott Van Slyke, OF: $3,200 – He already has 2 HRs off of Wade Miley this year.  Can he make it three?  Will he ever grow that sweet mustache again?  Will he even start?  Stay tuned to Baseball Press to find out!

Wil Myers, OF: $3,800 – It’s been a bumpy season so far for Myers and I have very little to say you should start him other than his price being reasonable and him having 2 career HRs against Jered Weaver in 3 career ABs.  Basically, maybe he Wil maybe he won’t be a good pick.

Elvis Andrus, SS: $4,100 – It was at first thought that Elvis had left the building but he’s come back lately with his greatest hits collection, going 11/26 over his last 7 games.  I think Yu and company dominate the Jays and the offense slowly breaks down Drew Hutchison and gets to the creamy center that is their bullpen in short order.

Tyler Moore, 1B/OF: $2,900 – Moore has had success in the past against lefties and was used as the platoon of LaRoche in the past against LHP.  Will he find that magic again?  Well he’s got the starting gig and Niese on the mound to find out.  Let’s find out if paying less for Moore gives us more for less.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

NYYvsPIT – As of this writing, there’s a 70% chance of rain at game time and the radar doesn’t get any kinder or better.  This is probably a PPD which hurts my GPP call above.  FML.

PHIvsCIN – This game is looking a bit spotty at 50% chance of rain at the kickoff.  But you’ll notice I suggested no one above from either team so you should be safe.  I mean, you listen only to me, right?

BOSvsDET – East coast, man.  They just don’t want baseball played there tonight, apparently.

COLvsSD – I come out of my catatonic state to see scattered Thunderstorms and a 50% chance of rain in Colorado?  Goodbye cruel world…

Doing Lines In Vegas

CLEvsOAK at 7.5 – I’m thinking this will be an over game as it’s gonna be a matchup of ‘good not great’ on the mound and both teams have respectable offenses.  This one is also a low end weather alert, though, so double check picking pieces from either team.

KCvsBAL and MINvsSEA at 8 – I like both games to be chalk full of offensive goodness.  If I have some spots in my lineup that are empty, I’ll look to here to fill my holes.  I mean plug my gaps.  I mean…gross.

From Around The Web

  1. Just Busted says:
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    Sky, loved the radio broadcast! You sure that wasn’t Dead Guy in that coffee mug?

    I was offered a trade and want your take, if you will.

    His Zobrist and Gray for my Andrus and G. Richards.

    My thoughts are that I have Desmond at SS, Gordon at 2B, and Yelich, Victorino, Ellsbury in OF and Heyward, Gyorko and Bruce (DL) on the bench. I want a stronger OF while backing Desmond ROS

    I see Grey as stronger than Richards ROS, but is Zobrist for Andrus worth the gamble?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Let’s just say it was closer to Spanish coffee than real coffee and leave it at that.

      I’m not a big Zobrist guy but it’s fair. Think if you really want OF help, just go for that. Zobrists value is tied to his MI eligibility moreso than what he’ll bring to your OF.

      • Just Busted says:
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        @Sky: Cheers!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ted Danson!

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Unlike yesterday there seems to be a bunch of useable pitching options tonoght. Which is nice to see after getting negative points from Eovaldi last night and Lyons earlier this week.

    I’m all over AJ Pierzynski tonight against Scherzer, I’m hoping in GPP’s people are scared off by the Scherzer name and don’t bother to see he’s hit Max well in the past. I think this game gets played. It’s cloudy here now and with 30% chance of rain at game time, I think they get it in.

    I’m also liking hitters in the Houston vs. White Sox game, poor pitching and that wind blowing out to right….. Ralphie likey

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m with you in Houston if the dome stays open. If I remember correctly AJ has a lo of hits but not much pop off Max (could be wrong).

      Pitching has potential if the weather holds. Already lost the NYY game.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Sky: 3XBHs one of each in fact, with 7 steaks.

        Saw that we lost the Yankees game, I think the Sox game will be a go. The NY weather report is much worse than it is here. From what I gather from local news and the reports on daily baseball data is 30% chance at game time and if it does rain it’s going to be light. I hope they get the game in, I have AJ and Rajai in all of my lineups. Also the wind blowing out to left might mean some balls heading toward, into, and over the monster.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: definitely. Rajai should be in leadoff, even better

  3. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    I raise an Absolut in your general direction in honor of your Yngwie Johan Malmsteen reference. Cheers!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Guru: guitar player myself. My musical inclinations don’t pop out much on here. Mainly because most are inclined toward said inclinations. Liv Tyler forever

  4. Allan says:
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    Got a roster question. With Cobb potentially coming back Thursday I gotta drop a pitcher. I got Cole, Madbum, Teheran, Shields, Gray, Bailey, Iwakuma, and Kazmir. Shallow league I know. Who do I let go for Cobb?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allan: jeez man that’s crazy. I’ll just say Kazmir. I’m guessing your streaming options have potential Cy young candidates. That’s crazy!

      • Allan says:
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        @Sky: hah thanks for the help. I had Jofer too until this week. Was supposed to be a 12 team league but several guys dropped out due to stupid stuff like wives having twins. So now its an 8 teamer. They have no priorities.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Allan: ha clearly! That sucks though. Condolences

  5. Ryan says:
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    Time to give up on heyward?

    Brandon Moss was dropped and is killing it right now and had a great season last year.

    I don’t even need the stolen bases that heyward is “supposed” to get

    Heyward is my worst OF hands down and Eric hosmer is my only other player Im willing to drop

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ryan: Sounds like a shallow league if Moss is on waivers. Go for it.

  6. Nation says:
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    What? This whole time ive been following this site and im just finding out now that Sky resides in the city of my alma mater?

    Next time im up i’ll have a mug or three of w/e rogue/ninkasi/oakshire poison you want.

    Oh, baseball, fantasy stuff… um… just traded Matt Cain for Brett Lawrie in an 11 team roto league where I drafted Miller and have been using Bonifacio who has recently cooled off.

    Should I be looking to upgrade more there? Or should I jsut be happy that I was able to pawn off Cain for more than a bag of hot wing bones to a giants fan for Lawrie?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m game!

      Lawrie looks to be putting things together. Top 10 2B is in line. You done good!

  7. Sange76 says:
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    Asking around.

    Wieters, Jose Fernandez and votto owner.
    12 team h2h points keeper league.

    My plan when Jose went down was to just try to win with offense. Cano, Adam jones, pence, Craig, Mauer, Morneau, Alex Gordon, prado, bogaerts, Jose reyes.
    Now down votto along with Wieters too
    Staff is Cain, Garrett Richards, Beckett, Masterson, Ian Kennedy.

    Should I take an offer of my Adam jones for verlander and Yelich now
    Wait and make a deal with my Cano for either scherzer or king Felix (that owner is waiting for sale to come back)
    Or screw the pitching, keep My offense and pray to the waiver gods?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Any waiver pitchers to be aware of? Not a Verlander fan. Cano for a big name pitcher I don’t mind at all.

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Sky:
        I have been riding waivers this week, but we only get 50 moves a season and I’m at 25. I planned on dropping Kennedy or Masterson for key hell soon depending on how they go. After that it’s pretty slim.
        I like Yelich and think verlander will bounce back like last seasons second half but I hesitate to give up on jones. I could have Gerrit Cole instead in that deal if I wanted.
        The other deal would be cano and either Craig or Morneau for scherzer or Felix plus dozier. He’s just waiting for sale to come off the DL next week before commiting.
        What’s your favorite idea from the bunch to keep me afloat? I’m a 2nd place team in our points league.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Was saying more in terms of keeper, re: Verlander. Prefer Cole there.

          Like second option more

          • Sange76 says:
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            @Sky:
            Thanks brother! I figured the same. Max/ Felix plan a. Cole plan b.

            Didn’t notice my phone autocorrected Keuchel as “key hell”. That can’t be a good sign. Ha!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Sange76: Ha! Well maybe it’s the key out of hell? Let’s hope you don’t have to find out!

  8. costaricanchata says:
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    are tulo and arenado good plays tonight ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah I’d say all Rockies are in play tonight. Tulo is just hard to work in but is almost guaranteed to be a cash game fixture.

  9. Joe says:
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    Sky who should ina start for saturday matt Garza @cubs or josh tolmin vs A’s?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Joe: I’d go Garza there. Don’t trust Tomlin at all.

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