Don’t look now, but we have 1 month and 10 days left of regular season baseball. What a scary thought! I’m sorry for ruining your Sunday brunch. I’ll turn your attention to my prized possession today, Brad Peacock. I think he has the best matchup today against the Athletics at home. He’s faced the A’s twice already this year posting a 2.19 ERA with 18 k’s in 12 innings. It’s looking to be another high strikeout day for Lord Peacock. He has struggled in his last 3 starts which I’m hoping might lead to lower ownership. I think what makes Peacock a great play today is his price at $17,700. He really allows you to pay up for some bats today.

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Dinelson Lamet, SP: $16,000– Lamet is a high strikeout option at a reasonable price today. He gets a Nationals lineup without Bryce Harper to worry about. He also gets the start in the pitcher friendly park. His home/away splits are a positive with a 3.75 ERA. Picking up a win might be difficult going against Gio Gonzalez.

Gio Gonzalez, SP: $23,400 – Gio has been one of the most consistent pitchers all season when it comes to limiting runs. Out of all the top dollar guys today I trust him the most. He gets the opportunity to go against a young and weak Padres lineup.

Didi Gregorius, IF: $8,000 – Didi has been homerless in his last 10 at bats and has a great opportunity to go yard today. He draws a favorable matchup against Rick Porcello who has given up more home runs to lefties than he has righties this season. I would look to stack the lefty bats in the Yankees lineup today.

Mitch Moreland, IF: $6,900 – I’ll turn your attention back to the Yankees vs. Sox game for one more recommendation. Mitch has 4 home runs in 20 at bats against Sonny Gray. Mitch is a great salary dump player with high upside.

Joey Votto, IF: $9,900 –  The more I look at this matchup the more I question why I picked up Sean Newcomb to stream in my season long today. The Red’s have dominated lefties this season and the fact that they get one in a hitter friendly park is scary. Votto has 5 home runs this month and can easily make it 7 today. I will likely be focusing on Red’s stacks today including Eugenio Suarez.

Chris Davis, IF: $7,800 –  DFSBot points to Chris Davis with the highest chance of going yard today. He’s been ice cold with 1 home run in the month August. I think he is worth a flyer at this price point.

Adam Duvall, OF: $8,800 – Duvall has 4 homers in his last 10 games and is going up against a rookie lefty. Duvall has fared well against LHP this season and seems to be riding a hot streak. He has the luxury of playing in the hitter friendly park today.

Domingo Santana, oF: $8,400 –  When you can get reasonably priced power bats in Colorado you have to jump on them. Santana has 20 home runs on the year and gets a favorable matchup today.

Giancarlo Stanton, OF: $9,900 – Stanton has been red hot post All-Star break. It’s a little surprising his price tag is still under $10k. Stanton goes up against DeGrom who he already has 3 home runs against lifetime. I think if you’re going to spend up for a guy today, Stanton is that man.

Joey Gallo, OF: $8,000 –  Gallo has been an absolute menace in August with 10 home runs. I like his matchup today against Gonzalez.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

I don’t see any trouble with the weather today.

Doing Lines In Vegas

There is only one favorite worth mentioning today and that is the Giants over the Phillies -235. Madbum is on the mound and has looked great since his return. The rest of the games today are going to be a little tight. Here are the games with run totals over 10 today, Brewers vs. Rockies, White Sox vs. Rangers and Athletics vs. Astros.

  1. coacher says:
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    I am looking to move up on Saves+Holds…our fifth category in 5×5 roto.

    I have 3 SPs and 3 RPs (Knebel, Diaz and Ziegler) but might add 3 more RPs. Who do you like from my list of FAs?

    Taylor Rogers, Seung-Hwan Oh, Jacob Barnes, Brandon Maurer, Matt Bowman, Brad Brach, Jose Ramirez, Pedro Baez, Bud Norris, Juan Nicasio, Matt Barnes, Ottavino, Belisile, Petit, Strickland, Peralta, Rzepczynski, Hildenberger, Leone, Lyons, S.Dyson, Neris, and some other bums.

    Should I look for SPs or do you like any of these guys?

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