They call Draft fantasy for the people, and why not? It’s easy as Sunday morning. Sign up at Draft.com, do a quick snake draft of 3, 4, 6 or 10 players, and get a piece of the payouts. Here at Razzball, we recommend using Value-Based Drafting (VBD) to make the most of your roster. Using Rudy’s tools, you can easily sort values and take the projected points for the final player drafted at each position (P, IF, OF) and subtracting from all the players at that position, then re-ranking based on VBD. In other words, Razzball will give you the inside knowledge you need to dominate your DFS opponents.
Another Sunday, another jam-packed stable of starting pitchers. James Paxton? Just threw a no-no and is striking out the world. Luis Severino? Sharp as a tack with that fastball and playing on the hottest team in the majors. Corey Kluber and Dallas Keuchel? Haven’t they recently won Cy Young awards? And don’t forget Ohtani: no words for his all-around game. Of all those big guns, the guy with the best numbers against his opponent and killing it right now? Jacob deGrom of the New York Metropolitans. He’s well rested and gets to vault off his DL stint to face the Phighting Phillies, who have hit him to a tiny combined OPS of .530. Furthermore, he’s doing it in Philadelphia, where he’s 2-0 with a .978 WHIP in his young meteoric career. It’s Jacob deGrom for the win today. And hey, if you make the great decision to try out Rudy’s tools here at Razzball, you’ll find the Hittertron and Streamonator — the deGromonator fits right in!
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Blake Snell, SP: Middle – Did you know there is a starting pitcher on the lowly Tampa Bay Rays who has a 4-2 record with a 2.40 ERA and .945 WHIP? Amazing, right? Mr. Snell loves facing the Orioles, who have hit him to the tune of a .511 OPS. He’s a great target in the middle rounds after all the aces have been gobbled up.
Nolan Arenado, IF: Early – This Rockies thumper, who’s been hitting to a 1.084 OPS this year, gets to play at home in Colorado today. He’s facing the Brewers’ Brent Suter, against whom Arenado went 3-4 with a double and a home run the last time they met. Rocky mountain high time.
Christian Yelich, OF: Middle – This guy hits in the middle of the Brewers’ lineup and gets to romp in Colorado. He’s facing Jon Gray, who Yelich has hammered to a .333 BA with a 1.083 OPS in 12 at-bats. Score one for the Brew Crew.
Mike Moustakas, IF: Late – He’s hitting well over the last week, and the last remaining vestige of the Royals’ former glory actually likes facing Corey Kluber. In 39 at-bats, he’s hitting .462 with a 1.218 OPS. Let the Moose drag you to a win with one of your last picks in a larger draft.
Michael Conforto, OF: Late – Conforto has a 1.089 OPS versus his opposition, Aaron Nola, today in Philadelphia. He also hits well at Citizens Bank Park (1.012 career OPS). Look for him to bring a New York state of mind to Philly.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
A very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. If you’re lucky enough to have a mom who loves going to the ballpark, the only issue to look out for is in Pittsburgh for the Giants vs the Pirates, where there are thunderstorms forecast.
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