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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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Dallas Keuchel, SP: Middle – Another former Cy Young winner, Keuchel has the luxury of facing opposing #4 and 5 pitchers. Today he gets to go against Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox, who are a weak and scuffling team. Keuchel is a great bet for a win and strong performance today at home in Houston.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP: Late – Streamonator likes this start, putting him 4th overall on the day for the match-up versus the not-so-amazin’ Mets in pitcher-friendly Citi Field. Meanwhile, he’s sitting pretty low down the rankings in Draft — way below your Greinkes and MadBums — so he may go unnoticed by your competitors as a late-round pick.
Jose Altuve, IF: Early – You can’t stop Gigante; you can only hope to contain him. The little big man has hit today’s White Sox starter Lucas Giolito to a .333 batting average and 1.933 OPS. Should be a big day at home for Altuve.
A.J. Pollock, OF: Early – He’s come vaulting off the DL and gets to hack at the cozy confines of Chase Field in Arizona against the weak and hapless San Diego Padres. Versus Sunday’s starter Clayton Richard, Pollock hits .294 with a 1.157 OPS. Grab him early and watch him fill up the box score with the best of them.
Rafael Devers, IF: Middle – He’s been heating up lately, and while he hasn’t yet faced today’s surprise Royals spot starter, Heath Fillmyer (Jake Junis was moved to the DL on Sunday morning), this should be a solid lefty-righty match-up for a solid mid-round target today.
Billy Hamilton, OF: Middle – He’s not having a great year, but this pick is all about the match-up. Against Jon Lester of the Cubs, Hamilton is hitting a robust .333 with a 1.030 OPS, 2 home runs, and 6 steals.
Joey Gallo, IF: Late – Mr. Gallo has been powering up to a .937 OPS over the last couple of weeks. Today he gets to hack against Michael Fulmer, whom he hammered in their prior match-up, going 2-5 with a double and a home run.
Danny Valencia, OF: Late – This part-timer isn’t always in the lineup, so check to be sure, but he’s starting to hit and has good numbers against today’s starter, Jake Odorizzi: .300 with a 1.317 OPS including 2 home runs.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Craig Ferguson may forget sometimes, but it’s a great day for America today. The wind is blowing out in San Francisco for Giants and Cardinals, and in Minneapolis for Twins and Orioles. Otherwise, it’s either absolutely beautiful or there’s a dome or retractable roof to handle the weather.
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