Just called up and already priced like an ace? That’s where we find Mike Soroka, (SP: $9,800) The price scares me a little bit, but I’m a big enough believer to Soroka and he’s been rolling since his promotion. What’s not to love? That pristine ERA? The 27 Ks in 23 innings? The fact that the Braves have a strong offense, giving him solid win potential? Or maybe you’re afraid of the D Backs offense that will be stepping into the box against him. They’re not a terrible offense but I don’t think I would describe them as elite. This isn’t his first taste of the show so he’s not completely green. Lock him in.
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Rich Hill, SP: $8,300 – The Curious Case of Rich Hill continues. When he’s on the mound he piles up the Ks. Then he gets hurt (often a blister) and is on the shelf for a while. Anywhoo, he’s taking the mound today and has a 9:1 K:BB ratio on the season, even if it’s only over 10 innings. He has the filthy stuff to continue that trend against the Nationals.
J.A. Happ, SP: $7,800 – This is a call to the bot, kinda like that call for fast food at 3 AM. Sounds good at the time but you may regret it in the morning. He has shown and ability to throw fairly deep into games, which nowadays means past the 6th.
Yu Darvish, SP: $8,700 – I’m not really sure what to make of Darvish, as he’s really struggled with walks this season. On the other hand, he has at least been ringing hitters up. Despite his struggles, Streamonator grades him as the number two option on the day. Hopefully he comes dialed in and ready to roll.
Buster Posey, C: $3,400 – Here we go again, another catch. Not quite the MVP candidate he used to be, but he does get to enjoy the thin air of the Mile High City. I still believe in you, Buster.
Luke Voit, 1B: $4,100 – Power, power, power. Oh yeah, and a favorable outlook from the robot. I’ll take that to the bank
Ryan McMahon, 2B: $3,700 – Gotta love the Coors effect. McMahon is a masher and he gets to crack a cold one today. In addition to the power, he’s raised his average over the past week. The only real risk here is that the Rockies might get weird and bench him. But since he just got the day off Tuesday, I feel pretty good about him taking the field.
Jose Peraza, 2B: $2,200 – If you’re hunting for value, you could do worse than Peraza. He could turn a nice profit for you and give you more to spend elsewhere.
Jose Ramirez, 3B: $3,400 – It’s amazing how quickly the fantasy world has soured on Ramirez and to be fair he’s given us very little reason to trust him. However, he’s raised is average up all the way over .200 so maybe, just maybe there are some signs of life. At this current price I think he well worth the gamble based on talent.
Miguel Andujar, 3B: $3,100 – It’s a good sign for his health that the Yankees are throwing him right into the lineup. Then again, with all their other injuries they don’t really have much choice. All that aside, the robot likes him and he’s got the talent to turn a profit.
Paul DeJong, SS: $4,300 – I’m not sure what’s gotten into him, but he’s been on an absolute tear through April and it’s continued into May. He’s batting over .320 with power and enough speed to make you happy. That’s really all you need to know to want him in your lineup today.
Andrelton Simmons, SS: $3,200 – He’s known as a glove guy but he’s raking over past week and has pretty good offensive numbers overall. He’s also got a favorable matchup today according to the bot.
Starling Marte, OF: $4,000 – Power and speed are money makers and Marte has both. He also has the robot on his side today. The average has been a struggle but its not quite as important in DFS where one swing of the bat can make your day. Do you feel lucky punk?
Nick Senzel, OF: $3,800 – Nice to see he brought the power with him from the minors (3 bombs already in only 26 ABs) That right there makes him very enticing. Batting leadoff is just icing on the cake.
Ramon Laureano, OF: $2,400 – Took him a bit to get going, and he hasn’t really gotten hot yet. But that could all change today with a solid matchup and his power speed combo. Sadly, this game will be played in Oakland and not hitter friendly Cincy.
Mac Williamson, OF: $2,300 – I couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring up another Giant. Sadly, they’re not an offensive powerhouse but I digress. Mac can crush the ball and should be able to take full advantage of the aforementioned Coors effect. My only hope is that the Giants are committed to keeping him in the lineup.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Rain, rain go away. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for summer weather. There’s rain forecast in Houston but the retractable roof takes care of that. We’ve also got chances of rain in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and Colorado. Fortunately none of it looks to be too heavy except possibly Detroit.
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