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.

Kendrys Morales, 1B: $4,600 — Morales has pretty even splits against right-handed and left-handed pitchers this year, and anyone who faces John Danks is a plus match up in my book.

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.

Bryce Harper, OF: $5,700 — It’s Bryce Harper vs. a practically unknown righty.  He won’t choke this one away.

Christian Yelich, OF: $3,800 – He’s been on a tear in September and let’s hope he can carry that over to the first day of October.  His price is perfect in a match up against Jake Odorizzi.

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

Vegas predicts that the Angels and Rangers will have the most runs scored, setting the over/under at 9.  I’m not in on the action, as I think Andrew Heaney can slow down the Rangers bats.

  1. Pacochu says:
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    The DK league is currently empty. Any chance it actually gets all 20 people before lock?

    • waterloo

      waterloo says:
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      @Pacochu: Tough to tell. Not as many people doing DFS this time of year.

  2. Walter Collins says:
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    Ok. I’m up in ERA by over 1.5 (4 – 6.5) in my championship week. In order to match the innings amount and therefore compete in SOs I need to pick up a couple pitchers before week’s end.

    Given my ERA and WHIP lead, these are the peeps I am looking to snag:

    Rich Hill
    JA Happ

    I’ve got Arrieta, Duffy, Rodon, Severino, and McCullers still to throw.

    Your thoughts? Thanks again for keeping up the game this late in the season. You guys are fucking killing it.

    • waterloo

      waterloo says:
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      @Walter Collins: Thanks, man. We love baseball here. Arrieta isn’t going to pitch for rest of season. They are going to use him in Wild Card game. I’d be shocked if he pitched again. I like both Hill and Happ a lot, with Happ slotting ahead of Hill.

      • Walter Collins says:
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        @waterloo: Damn, you’re right. I thought the WC game was more than five days away from Arrieta’s start tomorrow, but the WC Game is scheduled for Oct. 7th.

        One nice thing is that the motherfucker I’m playing won’t be able to start Cueto on Sat. for the same reason right (Game 1).

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