Will we get a pair of 30/30 seasons this year? Ronald Acuna is already there and could legitimately push for 40/40.  This is Starling Marte’s, (OF: $4,200) age 30 season so it seems fitting that he should join the club. If he wants to complete his quest, he sits at 23/24, he better put in some work today. That should be all the motivation he needs to help out your team. He’s coming on strong and Coors is just the place to keep it going.

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Mike Clevenger, SP: $11,900 – Not much more to say here other than that he’s worth the high price. He’s been rolling this year and gets to face the Tigers. You want him.

Jose Berrios, SP: $8,800 – When in doubt, pick on the Pale Hose. August has been brutal for Berrios but I think he can take advantage of the match up. 

Chris Paddack, SP: $7,000 – Paddack has been showing signs of wearing down in the latter part of the season and the Padres are attempting to counter that by giving him extra rest. As much as it pains me, the Giants still represent a favorable match up for opposing pitchers. The bot is on-board with Paddack rebounding so give him a look.

Matt Olson, 1B: $3,600 – Since the calendar flipped to July Olson has been doing quite well for himself. Despite playing in Oakland he brings plenty of power to the table. He’s been raising his game and I’m all about it.

Josh Bell, 1B: $4,300 – I wasn’t going to pick Bell because of his price but the bot is all over him and so is Vegas (more on that below) He went through a rough patch but I think he’s righted the ship and getting back on track. 

Ryan McMahon, 2B: $3,500 – Rockies in Coors are a go for me. Fire him up and get ready for that one magical swing.

Jeff McNeil, 2B: $2,900 – He’s been getting regular time at or near the top of the order and that’s great news for fantasy. Unfortunately, you can’t quite count on him for big power although he has been improving. He hits for average which makes him a safer play with the potential for a lot more.

Jose Osuna, 3B: $3,200 – Colorado is always a great spot to hunt for hitting options. Osuna has seen a spike in production in August and has respectable numbers for the season. The bot says he gets a big boost today so keep him in mind. 

Hunter Dozier, 3B: $3,300 – The Royals have struggled offensively this season but that hasn’t stopped Dozier from chugging along. He’s got what it takes to make an impact for you today.

Kevin Newman, SS: $4,000 – I don’t love the idea of spending this much on a short stop but I also don’t love the other options and he’s been playing well, providing an excellent average with some counting stats, so here we are.

Jon Berti, SS: $3,300 – It doesn’t matter what team a guy plays for, batting leadoff is a favorable spot for fantasy. It also helps that Berti has been playing quite well atop the order for the Marlins. Everyone has power, but he’s got speed too and has even managed a strong average. Enjoy the results.

AJ Pollock, OF: $3,500 – Injuries hold him back from being a regular here. As it stands he’s healthy and ready to roll so that makes him an option today. 

Michael Conforto, OF: $3,300 – August has been good for him and I see no reason that it should stop now. He knows your team is counting on him and he won’t want to let you down.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

The forecast for today reads clear, clear, clear…holy shizz the weather in Miami is about to be a downpour. Fortunately, the Marlins have one of those fancy retractable roofs so as long as they remember to close it, there shouldn’t be any issues.

Doing Lines In Vegas

I’ve been writing this long enough, and paying attention to baseball long enough, to not be surprised by a high over in Coors. But today we have something that I’ve never seen. No, it’s not a low over. Today the line is set at 14…14! I didn’t even know the dial went that high. Hammer that game, get as many Pirates and Rockies as you can. Run, grab them now.