MLB ballplayers may be set apart as a different breed in terms of talent, but men finding out they’re going to be a father?  That’s an almost universal boost of pure “life is good” feeling. Add that to Justin Verlander‘s normal ace of all aces bag of tricks, and today could be one of those sublime virtuoso performances. He’s 9-4 with a 2.05 ERA and .83 WHIP and facing the bottom-dwelling Detroit Tigers.  If that’s not a number one pick, then I’m a Chinese jet pilot.  Now let’s look at a few more early-, middle- and late-round picks for your Draft…drafts!

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“Kenta, do you love me? ‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya.” Kenta Maeda will be doing his own In My Feelings challenge as he takes on the Padres in what could be the most valuable start of the night on Draft. Maeda has incredible numbers this year, with a 28.7% K-rate and a 2.89 FIP, which makes it really surprising to see guys like Freddy Peralta and Luke Weaver projected for more points. Furthermore, Maeda has the best matchup that any righty could ask for at San Diego – their .287 wOBA versus righties is dead last in all of baseball, and their 25.9% is second-highest. As Drake would say, I’m down for ya always.

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Now that America has celebrated its birthday, the temps will only get hotter. Along with the weather, we’re going to start to see the usual second-half hot streaks emerge. The poster boy for that the last few seasons has been Brian Dozier. Take advantage on Draft.com of those poor season-long numbers to pluck some mid-year turnaround values.

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You don’t need me to tell you to start aces, so today I’ve chosen to highlight some pitchers who are not in that group but will provide great value. Depending on the size of your draft on Draft.com, you can take advantage of this by jumping on hitters. We are fortunate enough to have a few ace-level guys going on this fine Monday and it’s never a bad idea to lock one up in the first round. But with solid pitching options behind them, you have a great opportunity to grab a bat or two and give yourself a top-notch offense.

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His season has ridden under the radar, like rain in the desert of Arizona, but today Zack Greinke has an indisputable three-headed monster of a start lined up. He is at home where he is 4-1 with a 2.44 ERA and .994 WHIP. He is facing the lowly San Diego Padres, who hit him to a Mendoza-like .177 batting average with a .489 OPS.  And last but not least, over his past three starts, he has pitched like the former Cy Young award winner he is: 3-0, 0.92 ERA, .864 WHIP. It all adds up to a sure thing with your top pick today.  Now let’s look at a few more early-, middle- and late-round picks for your Draft…drafts!

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Gerrit Cole and his insane K-rate will be bringing the fireworks against the Rangers on today’s July 4th matchup. Cole always has high strikeout upside, but he’s got even more against a Rangers lineup that strikes out 25.3% of the time against righties, the fourth highest mark in the league. Cole should have no problem outperforming his Draft projection today. I’m looking to snag him in my drafts.

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This may be my only chance to lead with a Bieber pun, so I’m shooting my shot. Here’s hoping it’s Neil Diamond level, not Smash Mouth cover bad. If you’re going to fade the top pitchers on Draft.com tonight, the Biebs is a great gamble. To quote The Jewish Elvis, “Then I saw this Ace, now I’m a Bieleber.”

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Going into the season, there was a lot of hype surrounding Luis Castillo. And why not? After all, he was pretty damn good last year, with a 3.12 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. The WHIP is especially noteworthy because it would have tied him for 7th best in the league, had he thrown enough innings to qualify. And he tacked on 98 Ks in only 89.1 innings. Fast forward to this season and… well, he hasn’t been good. In roughly the same number of innings, the ERA is above 5 and his WHIP has risen to 1.41. So why am I telling you all of this and then leading with him? Well, I’m glad you asked, citizens of the Internet. And if you didn’t, I’m going to tell you anyways. First, because Stream-o-Nator says you should start him. Second, because I have him in a season league and I’d really like him to do well.  Third, he gets the White Sox and their anemic offense and that elite upside is still there. Go big, take a chance and reap the rewards. (Don’t @ me if this one doesn’t pan out.)

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When the early spring rolls around, there are these wonderful gatherings in the northeast known as maple festivals.  Now, thanks to big James Paxton, there’s a maple festival every 5th day in the Pacific Northwest. The Big Maple himself, pride of Ladner BC, gets to face the grovelling Kansas City Royals today at home in Seattle.  Paxton beat the Royals earlier in the year 4-2, pitching 6 innings with 10 strikeouts. At home he’s got a 1.098 WHIP and 12.1 K/9.  It all adds up to a dominating start and better bet than the other top starters today.  Now let’s look at a few more early-, middle- and late-round picks for your Draft…drafts!

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If you’re looking for a late round pitcher to snag on Draft, turn to Indians starter Shane Bieber. He’s torn up opposing batters in his three starts this year, as he’s got 22 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings with only five earned runs allowed. His only matchups this year, the Twins and Tigers, aren’t particularly tough, but neither are the Cardinals – their .313 wOBA versus righties ranks them 15th in the majors. Leave it to Bieber!

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