We’ve got some really strong pitching pitching options today with a couple bona fide aces in Max Scherzer ($12,000) and Jacob deGrom ($10,900) and they have the high price tags to match. They’re both great options as always but I’m a big fan of Jose Berrios (SP: $9,300) at his price today. He’s been a bit rocky recently but he last turn was encouraging. As long as he can keep the free passes in check he can dominate the Pale Hose. You can’t go wrong with Scherzer or deGrom, but save yourself a little to nab a top bat. Berrios is right on the edge of being an ace every time out as well. The talent is there and this matchup should allow him to showcase it.
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Lucas Giolito, SP: $9,100 – I’d like to change it up today and give you a guy to avoid. Giolito is turning into an Ace, but the Twins are pretty damn good. I don’t think he’ll give you a bad start but at his price I’m not a fan of the value.
Joe Musgrove, SP: $8,600 – When he’s on he deals. When he’s off…well, it’s ugly. The flashes of brilliance make him so tantalizing. The Cards aren’t a scary offense, so fire him up and hope for the best. Not the most glowing endorsement but the bot is in on him today.
Jose Suarez, SP: $6,200 – I was planning to go with Griffin Canning here, but with the news that the Angels will give him an extra day of rest let’s go with Jose. The O’s are a favorable matchup for opposing pitchers and Suarez has been solid, making him an option for all you bargain hunters out there.
Matt Olson, 1B: $3,700 – Unfortunately this game is in Oakland rather than Texas, but that won’t change the fact that Ariel Jurado carries an ERA near 5 into this start, and it’s even higher across his last few turns on the mound. Everyone has power this year, but Olson has half his bombs over the last month so he seems to be turning it up.
Cheslor Cuthbert, 1B: $2,800 – He’s a mid range option but that’s reflected in his price as well. You could certainly do worse than a guy batting around .300 with solid power in not quite full time action. Plus he’s got a cool name, that’s gotta count for something.
David Fletcher, 2B: $2,700 – We’re going to make Fletch happen. Actually, I guess he’s the one to make it happen since he’s the one actually on the field. He’s not a power guy, but he’s getting on base and often bats leadoff so he can score more runs. Save a little to spend elsewhere and get him.
Jose Ramirez, 3B: $4,000 – We’ve got signs of life people. It’s about time. Took him half a season but he’s finally starting to look like the player we were all hoping for when we took him in the first round of season long drafts. Fortunately, this is DFS and we could avoid him for most of the year. Now that he looks to be returning to form we can jump back in.
Colin Moran, 3B: $2,600 – There’s a righty on the mound so he should be in the lineup. His numbers are looking good on the season and even though the Pirates aren’t exactly a powerhouse, he can help you today.
Didi Gregorius, SS: $3,300 – What a game he had a couple days ago. That’s what he can do for you. He’s actually been rolling for the last month so this is more than just a flash in the pan. I’m in.
Oscar Mercado, OF: $3,800 – He’s powering up since the break and is absolutely tearing the cover off the ball right now. Power, speed, average…he’s a real triple threat. That’s what we like to see and I think he’s a great option today.
Hunter Pence, OF: $3,700 – As a Giants fan, I was sad to see him let go. But it’s great to see him doing so well with the Rangers. Fortunately he’s on an AL team now so he can take advantage of batting as the DH while he gets back to 100%. I love watching him play because he constantly looks like he’s out of control.
Ramon Laureano, OF: $3,100 – Not much more to say other than that he’s gone thermonuclear recently. He’s been contributing all over offensively, flashing the all around potential that had Grey (and me) so excited for him before the season. Ok…I was excited because Grey was excited. That was preseason, we’re worried about now. And right now he may be the hottest player on the planet.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Oh the weather outside is weather. And today the weather report is pristine. Clear sunny skies make for a perfect day out at the ballpark.
Doing Lines In Vegas