If this title doesn’t make any sense to you then you are probably not familiar with the New Zealand rap duo hiphopopotamus and rhymenoceros. Also known as the Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine and Bret throw it down hard like Roenis Elias did earlier this year against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. In that contest he had a season high 10 K’s in 7 innings that made all fantasy baseballers take notice. I’m not blown away that he K’d 10 Yankees, half those guys collect social security checks and can remember the Kennedy presidency. But it does set a little precedence here. I’m always a little weary of the second time around after success the first time around but I’m going to give this one a pass. The first time was in New York, bonus point, and this time it’s in Seattle, double bonus point, which should lead to another great day. With a price tag of $8,600 I’m a buyer on my budget play today. This Cuban doesn’t have a cool nickname yet, so I’m going to name him after one of my favorite Cuban dishes: Papas Rellenas! Writers Note: This dish is popular across Latin American cuisine but the first time I had it was at a Cuban restaurant. Here is a recipe and picture for you.
Every week I tell you all to play DraftKings and I have no idea if anyone is listening. I’m starting to think I sound like my mother beating a dead horse day after day after day after day after day. You get the point. I would like to find a way to get some of us together in a big razzball bragging rights league. If you play and would like to join me and the other writers…oh and TV on the radio host Nick, then leave your DraftKings handle in the comments and we’ll try to organize some events. Don’t worry we have all been taking it in the shorts lately with Kevin Correia, Jaime Garcia and Shelby Miller taking the 1927 Blue Jays out to the woodshed. No mas stack attacks! And now back to our regularly scheduled program. Below are good value plays tomorrow. I’m not going to tell you to grab all studs because you can’t afford it. If you play this entire lineup you got $500 bucks to spare, but I’m not saying that unless you really trust me. You can swap Jones out for the Dread Pirate and now you got no change. Before I move on, I have one last thing for you. The PROMO LINK. Just click and play already!
Jon Lester, SP: $9,300 – You can pay the high price tag for Chris Sale or Max Scherzer but I’m not biting. Mad Max has been beyond thunderous lately and Sale has awful numbers vs. the Tigers. Let these two duke it out while Lester and his .191 ERA against (over the last three years) gets Cleveland. The K potential is there with his 10.14 K/9 and the BB/9 is actually something to write home about at 2.45.
Carlos Corporan, C: $2,500 – I always punt play catcher and sometimes I get burned. I like to throw out a body and hope for the best. Jason Castro has been struggling lately and will probably sit with a lefty on the hill. Carlos the Corpse has hit 3 HR’s at home this year in 34 AB’s. Good enough for me. Next!
Chris Davis, 1B: $4,500 – It’s easy to plug in Miggy but I like to dig in the crates for that perfect record and what I found is success…vs Mark Buehrle. Davis has two dongs in only 16 AB’s and at this price it’s nice. I actually like a stack today vs Buehrle. I’m crazy yo’s!
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B: $3,500 – I like quick and easy plays at 2nd base. Pun point! In the classic form of SAGNOF I bring you the boneface. Steal me a bag and score me a run and I’m as happy as a 5 year old with a two toy happy meal! Double prize!! My Creeper of the Week Brock Holt is tempting but the price will cost you an extra $800 dollars that you can spend on my outfield stack.
Matt Dominguez, 3B: $3,300 – He’s a right handed masher who gets a lefty at home. Home to him is a hitter friendly park with no weather factors. Got it? Good! On the year he hits lefties at a .290 clip. Last year he was one of my pre-season low budget buys so I have a soft spot for the former first round draft pick.
Didi Gregorious, SS: $4,400 – I’ve been singing: Brace yourself as the beat hits ya, Dip trip, flip fantasia, Ah, Ah, Ah, What’s that? Didi Didi Bop, Didi Didi Bop Funky Funky. I’m playing him like Cantaloop got played back in ’93! He’s hot and a lefty vs. a righty at a hitters park. Oh yeah….Didi Didi Bop!
Adam Jones, OF:$4,800 – You got to spend your money somewhere and I’m predicting a good day for the O’s vs. the Beasthrle. Jones can hit him, career .385 in 26 AB’s with a homer, and I like the stack tomorrow. Everything in DraftKings has made little sense lately so I’m going against my instinct here and doing the exact opposite: Full Costanza!
Nick Markakis, OF: $4,400 – He’s been relevant which is shocking to most fantasy baseballers. The most boring man in the world has become a little exciting. He owns Buerhle posting a 4/2/8/.429 in 42 AB’s. Now by own, I mean in Markakis terms, he can hit him. I like the value here and I’m stacking blind.
Curtis Granderson, OF: $4,200 – I’m playing with history here and I love me some Grandy Man. The Grandy Man Can! He destroys Kyle Lohse (8 for 17, 2 HR’s, 4 XBH) and has started hitting dongs after a horrific April. It’s the off day, the options are scarce.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Only three contests in the late set are looking good for weather. That’s NYY @ SEA, ARZ @ HOU, and DET @CHW, but the rest have chances for rain. I’m not going to tell you to limit player options, but let’s keep an eye on that and hit me up in the comments for updates. I’ll throw you some last second changes if needed. Rain Rain go away come again another day! I need my friggin stack!
Doing Lines In Vegas
Nothing above 9 today in the late set. The CLE @ BOS, TOR @ BAL, and ARZ @ HOU all sit at 8 1/2. Everyone else is in the 7’s and that’s nasty. And I mean nasty as in bad and not bad as in good but as in Tampa Bay Rays hitting bad.