Get in as much MLB on Draft.com as you can before the summer is gone. Football is already pulling at our attention. The weather will (hopefully) begin to cool and windows can be left open through the night. There’s nothing quite like the strong sleep brought on by cool outside air moving through your bedroom. A good DFS lineup is a close second, though. Unearthing a gem like Jake Bauers on the right night is a great rush. Here are a few more plus plays.
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Stephen Strasburg, SP: Early. This is about the opponent as much as the pick. The Marlins are a bottom-five offense (a wRC+ of 88). Stras has been solid lately. He’s prone to occasional blow-ups, but this shouldn’t be one of them.
Jameson Taillon, SP: Middle. Taillon has gotten stronger as the summer’s worn on. His ERA is sub-3 for much of the last few months. Strikeouts are often there, as well, with a solid 8.21 K/9 this season.
Dylan Bundy, SP: Late. If you’re going SP late, look for upside. It won’t come without risk, and to be clear, Bundy is plenty risky. There’s double-digit upside there, though.
J.D. Martinez, IF: Early. In 15 at-bats against Happ, Martinez has not hit a home run. That has to change today, right?
Jake Bauers, IF: Late. Like many rookies, Bauers has had ups and downs. He provides power and speed on good nights. The Rangers are a prime team to run on, and Yovani Gallardo has been knocked around plenty this season.
Christian Yelich, OF: Early. It took Yelich some time to hit his stride as a Brewer. He’s found a groove, though. I was skeptical prior to the season that he could get his swing to produce this kind of power; consider me a convert after 19 second-half homers thus far.
Nicholas Castellanos, OF: Late. Though Castellanos slugs LHP a good amount better, he still has 15 home runs vs RHPs.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
The East Coast is our usual problem child again. Philadelphia and New York look the most concerning.
Doing Lines in Vegas