2019 Draft Kit

Minnesota “outfielder” Nelson Cruz ($3,900) is off to an incredibly hot start, slashing .320/.485/.520 with a 176 wRC+. The 38-year-old DH (outfield eligible on FanDuel) just continues to mash as the Twins three-hitter, a spot where he can rack up runs and RBI. I recommend jumping on the Cruz ship as he faces Aaron Sanchez, who is coming off a season with a 4.89 ERA. Until FanDuel finally adjusts Nelly’s price, we can enjoy this cruise.

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Christian Yelich hit his 6th homer and his…wait for it….here it comes…where’d it go…did I  leave it in the car…no, it’s right here under my ass…and his 7th homer and his…crap, this one is in the car, isn’t it…nope, under the other cheek…and his 8th homer!  Add in 7 RBIs and he’s hitting a zillion.  Can we just crown him with back-to-back MVPs and sneak him into Ariana Grande’s room already?  After he wins his 2nd straight MVP, there will still (!!!) be someone next March who is saying something like, “Grey, you are wildly handsome, but I just don’t trust Yelich.  Can you talk me into him?”  Which they will say right after I’ve written 1,200 words on Yelich.  Doode is a beast who powers the Milwakuee’s Best.  Don’t funk up my jam!  Which is what Mr. Smuckers says to his wife when she messes up his DVR recordings of The Voice.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

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Greetings! Tis I, the original Night King, only dragon glass cannot harm me, my friends, oh no. Only the rejection from the one I love can defeat me, and sadly, that seems to be happening as I type this miserable column.  Look how much Euron had to go through just to smash an already pregnant, on-the-way-out Queen. May the Seven have mercy, holy mother of Albright! I suppose I can’t criticize the situation too harshly, for I find myself in a similar predicament at the time of this writing; sending poetry, gifts, showing public displays of affection via instagram, seemingly all for naught. Euron really went full on Fred Durst and did it all for the Nookie, for he must know Cersei’s chances of keeping control of the iron throne are about as slim as George R.R. Martin finishing the Winds of Winter before ole boy kicks the bucket. You’ve got to be realistic about these things. Shoot, and his manipulation even paid off, whereas my situation is true love and I just don’t have what it takes to win her over. Maybe I lost my touch, or maybe I need to go back to the old me. Either way, Euron opened my eyes like I was the Three-Eyed Raven on molly this Sunday eve, and I sense some changes in my life will occur by the time your Sunday Funday given bloodshot eyes read this.

Below, I’ll touch on parts of the season premiere that stood out to me and also talk some of what we’ve seen so far in the first couple weeks of fantasy baseball. Both happen to be some of my absolute favorite things and I believe I was the FIRST fantasy writer to ever combine the two subjects, but who’s really keeping track……..I hate everyone. Let’s do this!

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How any more FAAB periods do we have to go? Is it the All-Star Break yet? There’s plenty of baseball left, as the Masters just concluded in a Tiger Woods win. Speed is as scarce as ever. There are very few dependable sources for steals. Smart owners are constantly on the lookout for a good opportunity to gamble on a guy in a plus situation to swipe a bag. You need a runner able to pull the trigger when they actually manage to get on just like Tiger in the hunt for a win, or an opp at a Perkins.

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After a mixture of smooth and rough waves last week, we’re looking for some smooth sailing here. This group of streamers is much more reliable and we have some guys that the Streamonator absolutely loves. What does make this time of year fascinating is the weather though, as any starters matchup can change if Mother Nature is unhappy. That’s why it’s imperative to check the weather before picking up any pitcher, as you don’t want to get stuck with someone who may not even make their start. So, with that in mind, let’s get to one of the hottest pitchers in the league.  

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FanDuel’s main slate for Monday consists of nine contests. But our focus is going narrow to basically just two of those games that we will hope leads us to a path of success. Both of these games that we are targeting have the highest over/under on the board as well as plenty of options to choose from. With that in mind, let’s dive right in and see which games we should look to attack when building our DFS lineups for Monday.

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As Ice Cube sang on the now-iconic song, It Was An Away Game, “Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God.  Today, German was away, carrying my whole squad.”  Then later on, he sings, “I felt ill after that big fat DeSclafani, pitching like he just pulled out of bed in jammies, but German killed those baserunners like every role by Allison Janney.  And my teams run deep so deep so deep I’d put your ass to sleep talking about how on one team Alex Cobb’s my number one, but I didn’t hesitate to call German Marquez my top gun.”  Imagine you were a Rockies fan who only watched home games, the team’s contract with German Marquez (9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.00) would be tré confusing.  After 100 pitches, he is so low effort throwing 97 MPH in the 9th inning, and occasionally drops in an off-the-table curve that is freaking brothers every way like M.J.  I can’t believe today German’s game was away.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

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With all of baseball in full swing we have a lot to dig into this week on the show. Always one to avoid all the heavy lifting we brought along our Prospects Live teammate Jason Pennini to run through all the happenings on all levels of baseball. Well, we didn’t quite have enough time to cover your local little league, but we were close. We start with all the happenings and hot performers in MiLB, running through Luis Robert, Carter Kieboom, and many others. We move onto the college ranks talking some of the recent draft prospects I’ve caught, and culminate in the coup de grace of Jason Pennini’s NHSI looks. It’s an all encompassing episode of the Prospect Podcast.

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