What’s up everybody! I’m excited to be back for another season of DFS here at Razzball, and I’m even more excited to be covering Draft.com! And I’m even MORE excited for this Hot Pocket I have in the microwave. Only thirty more seconds! Anyway, Draft.com is a super awesome way to play DFS because (spoiler alert) you get to draft your players! So, let’s get into some picks. The first guy I’d like to highlight is Corey Kluber. You’ve got a few options at SP to go with early, but I like Kluber the most because, well, he was the best pitcher in all of baseball last year. I’m not always one to take a pitcher early, but if you can get another eight inning, eight strikeout, one earned run start like the one Kluber put out last time, you’re gonna be well ahead of the competition. If Klubot was playing Draft, he’d probably pick himself, and he’s a robot, so he knows more than me.

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Jon Gray, SP: Gray didn’t look so hot in his first start, but hopefully all that does is drive his price down. He’s got probably the most pitcher-friendly matchup in all of baseball on Wednesday against the Padres in San Diego. The Pads had a lowly .299 wOBA versus right handed pitching last year and Petco is a pitcher’s haven. Gray should rebound here.

Daniel Norris, SP: Norris is a nice late-round flier against the Royals. I mean, I know Norris wasn’t good last year, but the Royals just batted Cheslor Cuthbert in their cleanup spot. Cam Gallagher was their starting catcher yesterday, and I bet you think I made that name up, but you can Google it! As for Norris, he’s still got some upside as a 24-year-old and former top prospect.

Josh Donaldson, IF: Dongerson has a homer in his last two games, and he gets another chance at home against Carson Fulmer. Fulmer had a 5.79 ERA last season… in triple-A, and a 1.54 HR/9 in the majors.

Matt Carpenter, IF: For some reason, the Brewers thought it would be a good idea to sign Jhoulys Chacin and start him at Miller Park. Chacin had a 6.53 ERA on the road in 2017, and Milwaukee is among the best hitting environments in the league. Marp crushed righties to the tune of a 134 wRC+ last season.

Logan Forsythe, IF: On the surface, it looked like Forsythe was awful last season. That’s because he was! But, against lefties, he posted a .290/.418/.452 line. He can still hit lefties, so he should still hit Patrick Corbin, and you can probably get him late in your draft.

Bryce Harper, OF: Harper is back at his god-mode 2015 MVP level this year. He’s yet to strike out and has eight walks and four homers. If you have the first pick in your draft, he should be the guy you take. If not, hope that he falls to you.

Starling Marte, OF: People tend to forget about speed in DFS, but steals are worth four points on Draft. While others chase power bats, you can snag Marte in your draft.

Eddie Rosario, OF: Rosario is off to a cold start, which should make him a discount. He’s still batting cleanup in the Twins lineup, and opposing pitcher Ivan Nova gave up a .361 wOBA to lefties last year. Rosario hit 17 homers in the second half last year, so don’t give up on him yet.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

I regret to inform you that it is once again raining in New York. Better than snow, I suppose. While both TB-NYY and PHI-NYM will probably be delayed, there’s only a 13% chance of rain by 3pm, so they should still play. Otherwise, we don’t have much to worry about on the slate.

Doing Lines In Vegas

I’ll take the Phillies at +130 with Aaron Nola on the mound. They’re facing Noah Syndergaard, but Nola should keep them in the game, and their lineup isn’t bad.

  1. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give Kluber for Correa?
    **Correa can be kept thru 2019

    Who’s value is higher in this setup? Love Kluber, but I’ve won the league in the past without a true ace. Staff would be a bunch of unproven guys with upside – Clev, Jormont, Gausman, Lopez, Junis, Gibson. Also have Andrew Miller and Betances (still believe he can turn it around) to boost K’s and get occasional wins.

    Thinking about doing my Kluber, Beckham, Grichuk for his Correa, Willie Calhoun.

    Thoughts?

    • TroyKlauder says:
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      @omar:

      I’d rather have Correa. That second deal looks good for you, Calhoun should be up soon and can be an immediate impact bat.

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