It’s my last post of the year, so thanks to all who read each Thursday. It’s been a fun time, but these past few weeks have been frustrating with the expanded rosters when trying to set my DraftKings lineup. Who is going to play? Who will throw five innings and be pulled? I continue to wish that baseball would have the expanded rosters at the beginning of the season and not at the end.
Anyway, let’s get straight to the cash, homie.
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Stephen Strasburg, SP: $11,000 — He’s the second-most expensive pitcher of the day, behind Jose Fernandez. Usually I’d take Fernandez, but with his pitch-cap, I’ll take the sure thing of Strasburg against the Braves.
Rich Hill, SP: $4,300 — A few weeks ago, out of desperation, I told Sky I was starting Rich Hill in my seasonal league to try to clinch the playoffs the day before his debut, and that I wanted him to pray for me. He, on the other hand, was going to stack Rays against him. Conventional wisdom said that he was right, and I totally agreed. However, Hill has defied the odds and has been lights out since returning to the league in three starts. At his price and against the Yankees, I’m all in on Hill again.
Wilson Ramos, C: $3,100 — It’s a punt position in DFS, so you may as well take someone with a good matchup and someone that has some pop.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B: $4,200 — BVP is basically useless, but Pedroia has faced CC Sabathia plenty of times for one to get an idea of their history. It’s a plus match up for Pedroia and other Red Sox right-handed bats.
Miguel Sano, 3B: $4,500 — Sano has pretty even splits when it comes to batting average, but his power numbers have been mostly produced off of righties. He gets the erratic Trevor Bauer today, so sit fastball, Miguel.
Xander Bogaerts, 3B/SS: $4,100 — Again, righties against Sabathia should produce all day. Give Hill some run support, y’all.
Adam Eaton, OF: $4,400 — Another guy who has been red hot to end the season. He’s improving his draft stock for next year and playing his way into my DraftKings lineup.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Keep your eyes on Atlanta and Washington, as there is a 58 percent chance of rain at first pitch.
Doing Lines In Vegas