DraftKings: Week One is in the books. The MLB 2014 season is now only a wee one week old and aww look it’s drooling. Or is that you? No it was me; I couldn’t stand that long awful thingy called winter in which there was no baseball. Now that it is back, we have enjoyed every second whether it is Puig’s blunders or some Trumbo-bombs. So hey, while you’re enjoying all this warm gooey baseball-ness why not make a lil money doing it? Everybody is doing it. Ok maybe not everybody but they should be. I started playing DFS myself this baseball season and I am hooked. On with the show …
This being my first run on Razzball lets go over the basics. First, while you’re here on the Razz check out the Stream-O-Nator and see who it likes for today’s pitchers. Secondly, click on the tab that says Hitter-Tron. Its going to give you some guys who can handle the wood. Wait, ew, nevermind they can do the batting thing more preferably than other guys. Man, this is just going downhill fast isn’t it? Click here on our sponsored DraftKings link to get to safety and I’ll get it back together. The Stream-o-nator seems to like Michael Wacha the most and at a $8,400 price tag he’s not a bad value. Not my cup o tea, though, and I’ll tell you why below as we discuss Draftkings picks for 4/7/2014 for 2014 Fantasy Baseball…
C.J. Wilson, SP: $9,400 – OK he got roughed up last week but today he strolls into Houston, and while they have looked better I am still picking on them.
Scott Kazmir, SP: $9,000 – Doing the trendy thing and rolling against the Twins here. Kaz is a former Indian and ask Masterson how well that went yesterday. Still it is called gambling ….
Michael Wacha, SP: $8,400 – It is about value here but the Reds scare me a little bit, Still Wacha will more than likely get you some K’s.
Pitching to avoid
Who’s on First
David Ortiz, 1B: $5,000 – Big spend here but hard not to like Papi vs Schneppers.
Jose Abreu, 1B: $4,400 – Jose gets his first trip to the launching pad known as Coors Field. The Hitter-Tron liked him as the best first base option for tomorrow at $37.7
Chris Davis, 1B: $4,500 – Crush meets Kuroda. This does not bode well for homer happy Hiroki.
Who’s not on First
The Keystone, Second Base
Suckland Base (avoid these big names)
Troy Tulowitzki, SS: $5,400 – Go get him big spender, he is at home against a lower-tier pitcher.
Alexei Ramirez, SS: $4,100 – Don’t wanna spend that much for Tulo? Alexei is playing in Coors today too.
Short Hops (ss not on your team, I hope)
Adrian Beltre, 3B: $4,500 – Adrian is off to a lil bit of a slow start, but HT says he’s #2. Lets hope he doesn’t #2 on your roster.
Nolan Arenado, 3B: $3,700 – Quite the value down there vs lower-tier pitching and at home. Hey, he had a two homer game Saturday. Enjoy.
3B to Ignore
Outfield: There are a few so I am just going to list them and you only need 3
Mike Trout, OF: $5,900 – Do I need to say anything else really? OK, the ‘Tron likes him as the second best OF.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF: $4,800 – ‘Tron’s number 5 OF on the day.
Josh Hamilton, OF: $4,500 – Enjoy the resurgence
Coco Crisp, OF: $4,100 – Touches all categories…stop that, Coco, that tickles!
Dexter Fowler, OF: $3,900 – I picked an Astro? I have to. Dex is hitting .500 this season just in case you ignore Houston like most of the fantasy world does.
Charlie Blackmon, OF: $3,200 – I think I am a little late on this boat but I will give him a whirl today because he is on the cheapie.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
They cancelled the Phillies Brewers game in Philly for Monday on Sunday? Huh, I believe that is unheard of. Yeah it might rain but is the weather guy ever really right? There is a chance of rain in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Cleveland tomorrow so plan accordingly.
Doing Lines In Vegas
COLvsCHW at 10. Like being a meteorologist in Seattle, the Vegas odds guy has it pretty easy when trying to predict the highest scoring game of the day when the Rockies are playing a home game. Sunny with a slight chance of 20 runs.
BOSvsTEX at 9. Oh Scheppers, you pamper my statline. You really do.