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Welcome to our second FanDuel Freeroll of the season. And congrats to fyeabaseball who took 1st out of 337 entries and won a cool 75 toad hides. I came in 70th and am a disgrace to my family. This week’s freeroll is on Friday the 13th which means Peyton Hillis will jinx a Ricky Nolasco no-no.

Here are some possible plays for Friday’s games:

P: Ricky Nolasco: Ricky is 5-1 against the Astros with 2 complete games.

C: Ryan Hanigan: He is a pretty decent 5 for 5 against against Jordan Zimmerman. I think that is good. Let me get my calculator out.

1B: Justin Morneau: Morneau is 2 for 4 off Matt Harrison.

2B: Rickie Weeks: Jair Jurrjens has given up 3 hits in 7 at bats to Weeks.

2B: Robinson Cano: Cano has hit Ervin Santana very well in his career going 11 for 32 against him with 4 donkaruskis.

3B: Jack Hannahan: Your deep thought for today is that Hannahan is 6 for 11 off Luke Hochevar with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 ribbies.

3B: Chone Figgins: Bartolo Colon has allowed 5 hits in 12 at bats to Figgy Cent.

SS: Derek Jeter: He’s been hitting well early and is 17 for 38 with 3 home runs against Ervin Santana.

SS: Asdrubal Cabrera: Luke Hochevar has not pitched well against the current Cleveland roster and Cabrera has hit 7 of 19 against him.

OF: Austin Jackson: Jackson is 3 for 6 against Jake Peavy and has been hot to start the season.

OF: Cameron Maybin: Maybin is 4 for 10 off Aaron Harang with a homer and has been playing wellish. Not Welsh.

OF: Shin-Soo Choo: Choo is 13 for 23 against Hochevar with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 10 RBIs.

Now let’s take a look at some of the early bargains at each position in FanDuel so far this season. There is a balance you have to make with value versus bad assness. You’ll see that Miguel Cabrera has been dominant so far AND has the most points per $1,000 spent (for non pitchers). So there is a win/win situation, but that’s not always the case. Jeff Samardzija is a risky player who really paid off last time but Felix Hernandez who costs a whole Yugo more is safer and put up 25 FanDuel Points in his first start. In hindsight you would choose Samardzija everyday, but we aren’t always going to be that lucky. That’s what makes the game fun I guess.

Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija: $2,500 — 8.4 Points/$k | 21 FDP/g

Lance Lynn: $3,900 — 4.9 Points/$k | 19 FDP/g

Tommy Hunter: $3,100 — 4.8 Points/$k | 15 FDP/g

Lucas Harrell: $3,500 — 4.6 Points/$k | 16 FDP/g

Jason Hammel $4,300 — 4.0 Points/$k | 17 FDP/g

Catchers

Alex Avilla: $3,500 — 2.0 Points/$k | 7 FDP/g

A.J. Ellis: $2,400 — 1.8 Points/$k | 4.3  FDP/g

Yadier Molina: $2,800 — 1.6 Points/$k | 4.6 FDP/g

Carlos Santana: $3,600 — 1.2 Points/$k | 4.5 FDP/g

Josh Thole: $2,700 — 1.2 Points/$k | 3.3 FDP/g

First Basemen

Miguel Cabrera: $4,400 — 2.2 Points/$k | 9.7 FDP/g

Carlos Pena: $3,600 — 2.2 Points/$k | 8 FDP/g

Adam Laroche: $3,000 — 1.8 Points/$k | 5.5 FDP/g

Eric Hosmer: $3,800 — 1.3 Points/$k | 5 FDP/g

Prince Fielder: $4,200 — 1.3 Points/$k | 5.7 FDP/g

Second Basemen

Omar Infante: $2,700 — 1.9 Points/$k | 5 FDP/g

Ian Kinsler: $4,300 — 1.4 Points/$k | 6 FDP/g

Kelly Johnson: $3,700 — 1.4 Points/$k | 5 FDP/g

Ruben Tejada: $2,500 — 1.3 Points/$k | 3.2 FDP/g

Aaron Hill: $3,300 –  1.3 Points/$k | 4.3 FDP/g

Third Basemen

David Freese: $3,300 — 1.5 Points/$k | 5 FDP/g

Pablo Sandoval: $4,000 — 1.5 Points/$k | 6 FDP/g

Evan Longoria: $4,100 — 1.5 Points/$k | 6 FDP/g

Chone Figgins: $2,600 — 1.4 Points/$k | 3.6 FDP/g

Jack Hannahan: $2,400 — 1.4 Points/$k | 3.3 FDP/g

Shortstops

Zack Cozart: $2,700 — 1.9 Points/$k | 5 FDP/g

Rafael Furcal: $3,100 — 1.4 Points/$k |4.4 FDP/g

Jhonny Peralta: $3,100 — 1.2 Points/$k | 3.7 FDP/g

Starlin Castro: $3,600 — 1.0 Points/$k | 3.5 FDP/g

Dee Gordon: $3,800 — .9 Points/$k | 3.5 FDP/g

Outfielders

Austin Jackson: $3,200 — 2.1 Points/$k | 6.7 FDP/g

Corey Hart: $3,600 — 1.7 Points/$k | 6 FDP/g

Yoenis Cespedes: $3,000 — 1.6 Points/$k | 4.8 FDP/g

Matt Kemp: $4,800 — 1.5 Points/$k | 7 FDP/g

Nick Markakis: $3,700 — 1.4 Points/$k | 5.2 FDP/g

 Matt Joyce: $3,600 — 1.4 Points/$k | 5.0 FDP/g

Andre Ethier: $3,700 — 1.3 Points/$k | 4.8 FDP/g

Chris Young: $3,700 — 1.3 Points/$k | 4.7 FDP/g

Emilio Bonifacio: $3,600 — 1.2 Points/$k | 4.2 FDP/g

Jay Bruce: $3,900 — 1.2 Points/$k | 4.5 FDP/g

  1. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    It seems like none of the games that start before 7pm are eligible. So alot of the guys you talk about aren’t options for me unfortunately.

    Speaking of disgraces, I came in 228th last time thanks to nobody but my SP scoring more than 3.5 points…ouch!

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, The guys I mention up top are for the freeroll on Friday.

    • Doc

      Doc says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Oh, sorry. I understand now. Didn’t realize it was only for 7pm games onward.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Doc, Yeah, sorry, that is what I was talking about.

  2. Chris says:
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    Is there a way to change it? Or at least change it in the future? I really want to start Miggy….

  3. and1mcgee says:
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    Figgins went 0 for 4 versus Colon earlier this year. I’m pretty sure 3 of those at bats were vs Colon, anyway. It was on oat 3 am, give me a break! I picked him up for this reason and yeah. I remember!

  4. john says:
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    Need to bolster pitching staff or do I??? Thought I did well and I know its early but im runnin Haren Bumg, Latos, Morrow, J.Johnson, Minor, Lynn and Pineda on DL. 10 team 5×5 h2h.

    Thinking of trading phillips for Wainright or possibly even Zimmerman. I would use waiver to fill 2b and drop kendrys. Altuve, Espinosa Weeks. I feel they are solid options to replace.

    So a do i need more pitching, most guys league have 1 or 2 more pitchers.

    If so is wainright the right target?? Please help. Thanks.

  5. fyeabaseball says:
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    i can’t believe i missed this. i came in second on a 25 team league tonight though. do you guys do freerolls often?

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