RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Night Slate

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Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where we’re remembering this guy. 

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/31):

Angels Orioles 7:05pm
Skaggs (5-5)
Norris (8-7)
 
Phillies Nationals 7:05pm
Lee (4-5)
Gonzalez (6-6)
 
Mariners Indians 7:05pm
Young (9-6)
McAllister (3-6)
Reds Marlins 7:10pm
Cueto (11-6)
Koehler (7-7)
Twins Royals 8:10pm
Correia (5-13)
Ventura (7-8)
 
Blue Jays Astros 8:10pm
Hutchison (7-9)
Cosart (9-7)
Pirates D-backs 9:40pm
Locke (2-2)
Collmenter (8-5)
 
Braves Dodgers 10:10pm
Teheran (10-6)
Kershaw (12-2)

 

Weather Watch:

  • None! (as of this posting)

 

The Pitchers (7/31):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta 

FanDuel FanDuel $12,100.00
 Fantasy Aces $7,800.00
StarStreet StarStreet $33,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $162,400.00
DraftKings DraftKings $13,800.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $22,750.00
Swoopt Swoopt $142,000.00

 
Johnny Cueto has a good matchup in Miami, but the Reds are completely broken offensively and Miami is the 12th best home hitting team, better than the 23rd best road record of the Braves, who were locked up really good by Zack Greinke last night.

 

MID-TIER PICK:

Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota

FanDuel FanDuel $8,700.00
 Fantasy Aces $6,000.00
StarStreet StarStreet $25,800.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $80,300.00
DraftKings DraftKings $8,400.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $15,650.00
Swoopt Swoopt $79,000.00

 
Difficult mid-tier today, and we’re not seeing the old, typical Cliff Lee out there, so we’ll dial it down and tap Ventura tonight at home against the Twins, who are having difficulty scoring runs in Kansas City so far. Ventura’s K-rate hast been modest, but he’s still over 10% on SwStr and the Twins whiff a bit more than average.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati

FanDuel FanDuel $6,300.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,900.00
StarStreet StarStreet $17,500.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $64,300.00
DraftKings DraftKings $6,400.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $13,250.00
Swoopt Swoopt $66,000.00

 
I’m not a Koehler fan, but any means, but the Reds lineup is awfully busted up right now, leading to anemic offensive results. Johnny Cueto is by far not the best matchup, either, but the Marlins are a better than average hitting team at home and they may squeak one out here. For the discount rack, squeaking out a win against an offensively challenged team is worthing checking out.

 

 

The Hitters (7/31):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP FOUR TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.15K)

TOP TEN DISCOUNT RACK PICKS (Below 4.6K):

  • Nick Markakis, Orioles, $4,550 (Leading off, strong lineup, RHP Weaver not as good away from Anaheim)
  • Dustin Ackley, Mariners, $4,500 (Leading off in goo d matchup vs. RHP McAllister)
  • Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, $4,450 (Good matchup in Houston vs. RHP Cosart, batting sixth)
  • Alcides Escobar, Royals, $4,450 (Good production, good matchup vs. Kevin Correia)
  • Ryan Ludwick, Reds, $4,450 (Batting fourth vs. RHP Koehler, who has reverse split issues with righties)
  • Jon Singleton, Astros, $4,150 (Batting sixth vs. RHP Hutchison, who struggles vs. lefty power)
  • Jarrod Dyson, Royals, $4,100 (Leading off in great matchup vs. RHP Correia)
  • Marc Krauss, Astros, 3,950  (Batting fifth vs. Hutchison, see Singleton)
  • Efren Navarro, Angels, $3,800 (Hitting well and facing RHP Norris on the road)
  • Munenori Kawasaki, Blue Jays, $3,700 (In the Toronto lineup with a good matchup, batting seventh, low MI price)

MINIMUM SPECIAL(s) (3,500): 

  • Jordany Valdespin, Marlins (Batting second vs. Cueto)
  • Jack Hannahan, Reds (Batting seventh vs. RHP Koehler)
  • Jose Ramirez, Indians (Surprise, you’re batting second vs. Chris Young. What? Who’s Asdrubal Cabrera? )

 

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What to do with Josh Gordon in your Fantasy Football draft

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Here is some help on how to prepare to draft Josh Gordon in your upcoming draft. First tip: Don’t just cross him off.

 

Every pick in a fantasy football draft  is a risk of some sort. Some risks you know in advance, some come thanks to a track record and others you will never see coming. But there’s risk in every pick.

Josh Gordon averaged six catches for 118 yards and almost a touchdown a game for the Cleveland Browns last year. This, even though he caught passes from Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden last season. Football Outsiders had him as the #9 wide receiver in the defense-adjusted yards above replacement (DYAR) last year despite missing two whole games. That’s the good news.

The bad news is everything else off the field that threatens to remove that wide receiving excellence from our midst. To rip someone who could probably put up 1,000 yards receiving with your old high school football coach lobbing passes at him out of the draft pool is just as damaging to the quality of the draft as any injury to a key person would be. We miss out, for sure.

But as the decision on Gordon’s suspension and the length of any such suspension looms, if you had to draft today, what would you do? What should you do? We’re here to help.

 

Don’t just cross him off

You may not trust him. Check. Got it, and I totally understand. But there has to be some point of a draft where you would pull the trigger. No, you say? Well, there should be. As long as he is in the player pool, you must have some place to put him on a list. It doesn’t have to be first round or first five rounds or even the first 15 rounds, if that’s your deal, but somewhere. Simply not addressing him and punting is irresponsible to some degree and certainly doesn’t prepare you to the fullest for your draft.

Just like that guy that you just can’t bring yourself to draft because of personality, the team he plays on, that he burnt you in the big game or had a down season the one year you had him, or whatever, there has to be a point where the possible production outweighs the bias. You have to find that spot for Gordon.

Don’t say you can’t. If someone told you to run out on a football field naked, there would be some of you that would do it without payment. “Sure, woohoo!” But others of you wouldn’t and would continue to balk and hold out until someone reached a dollar figure that would finally outweigh your fear, aversion and/or disgust with such an act. Finally you arrive at a point where, sure, ok, you’d do it for that.

That’s the dialogue you need to have with yourself as you flesh out exactly what point it becomes feasible, almost logical, to take Josh Gordon.

 

Find his value in your league

Just like we’ve talked about in your fantasy football draft preparation, do the math and find out where he would be ranked, full season, with those numbers. It’s little different that preparing for the drafting of an injured player. If you believe by your math that eight games of Gordon would be worth 50 catches, 900 yards and six touchdowns, do the quick math to find where that puts him in your stack.

Do the same exercise for a four game suspension and zero games, etc. Understand where Gordon’s projected stats would land him on your board and let that be a starting point for draft guidance.

 

Tweak for impact

Your statistical impact for Gordon based on an eight game schedule, etc is a raw number. After figuring that, in this scenario, chances are he’s going to land in the ninth/tenth round time frame in 12 team leagues. You may not trust he can stay out of trouble even after that or just consider him higher risk in general. It’s alright to move him back a bit, though you may have wanted to build that into your forecasted numbers already.

Similarly, if you are convinced he’s going to have that kind of impact over the last half of the season, it may make sense to bump him up a round to consider the Week 9-16 impact he’d bring you., hopefully at a time that can make the difference for a title.

 

Be ready to pull the trigger/Trust yourself

Don’t chicken out on draft day. Trust your preparation. Draft day is not the time to shrink away from what you feel. If you’ve done the above steps, you’ve accounted for the risk in taking a player like Gordon who, if he plays, is likely to produce far more that the other depth/lottery ticket type talent being picked around him. You’ve done the work, pull the trigger.

 

In Summary

Remember what we said at the beginning: Every pick is a risk of some sort. There are zero sure things in fantasy football, so don’t get hung up on risk when it comes to Gordon. Build that risk into your projections, understand his place in your draft and then be ready to pull the trigger confidently on draft day. Those who did that last year were paid beautifully for their diligence. Empower yourself with preparation and understanding and know what to do when the time comes.

 

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RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Night Slate

Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees

Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where we’re still digging the guys in the pinstripes.

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/30):

Angels Orioles 7:05pm
Richards (11-3)
Gausman (4-3)
 
Mariners Indians 7:05pm
Hernandez (11-2)
Kluber (10-6)
 
White Sox Tigers 7:08pm
Noesi (5-7)
Scherzer (12-3)
 
Blue Jays Red Sox 7:10pm
Buehrle (10-7)
Workman (1-3)
 
Rockies Cubs 8:05pm
Anderson (1-3)
Wood (7-9)
 
Yankees Rangers 8:05pm
Kuroda (7-6)
Lewis (6-8)
 
Twins Royals 8:10pm
Hughes (10-7)
Duffy (5-10)
 
Braves Dodgers 10:10pm
Wood (7-8)
Greinke (12-6)
Cardinals Padres 10:10pm
Kelly (2-1)
Hahn (6-2)

 

Weather Watch:

  • Chicago White Sox @ Detroit
  • Seattle @ Cleveland

 

The Pitchers (7/30):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta

FanDuel FanDuel $9,800.00
 Fantasy Aces $19,000.00
StarStreet StarStreet $30,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $118,600.00
DraftKings DraftKings $10,600.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $19,000.00
Swoopt Swoopt $107,000.00

 

Greinke has been on his game, especially at home, so he gets the nod over King Felix in Cleveland and Scherzer at home vs. the White Sox, especially considering the inconsistent Braves are less lethal than the Indians or Chicago.

 

MID-TIER PICK:

Jesse Hahn, San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis

FanDuel FanDuel $6,900.00
 Fantasy Aces $16,400.00
StarStreet StarStreet $27,800.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $121,600.00
DraftKings DraftKings $9,300.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $16,400.00
Swoopt Swoopt $101,000.00

 

Using the home park, Hahn’s near Top $$$ status and the weaker Cardinals on the mid-tier pick. Hahn has been getting the Ks done as well, getting nearly Greinke-like point totals across the industry thus far.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota

FanDuel FanDuel $6,700.00
 Fantasy Aces $11,750.00
StarStreet StarStreet $20,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $84,600.00
DraftKings DraftKings $7,200.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $11,750.00
Swoopt Swoopt $67,000.00

 

I’ve targeted him, I’ve put him in the space. My on-again, off-again touting of Danny Duffy is on again, against the whiffy Twins in Kansas City tonight. He still hasn’t crept above 5IP/game for the season, but he’s rising somewhat and should be good against Minnesota, who aren’t particularly frisky on the road and against LHP.

 

 

The Hitters (7/30):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP FOUR TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.15K)

TOP TEN(ish) DISCOUNT RACK PICKS (Below 4.6K):

  • Brian McCann, Yankees, $4,550 (Nice middle of the lineup catching option with good matchup)
  • Nick Markakis, Orioles, $4,550 (Leading off, strong lineup, RHP Weaver not as good away from Anaheim)
  • Josh Willingham, Twins, $4,550 (Cleanup hitting, vs. LHP power)
  • Danny Santana, Twins, $4,500 (Leading off vs. LHP Duffy)
  • Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, $4,450 (Good matchup in BOS vs. Workman, batting sixth)
  • Scott Van Slyke, Dodgers, $4,400 (Good vs. LHP play at home in LA)
  • Jonny Gomes, Red Sox, $4,250 (Batting fifth vs. LHP Buehrle, cheap power)
  • Alex Avila, Tigers, $4,000 (Cheap catching option in good matchup vs. RHP Noesi)
  • Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs, $4,000 (Producing nearly 3 ppg out of the second slot in the lineup)
  • Munenori Kawasaki, Blue Jays, $3,700 (In the Toronto lineup with a good matchup, batting seventh, low MI price)

MINIMUM SPECIAL (3,500): 

 

Check back as lineups post as we may slide some more discount rack players in as surprise postings arise.

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RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

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Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where being burned before doesn’t mean never going there again.

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/29):

Angels Orioles 7:05pm
Weaver (11-6)
Tillman (7-5)
Mariners Indians 7:05pm
Iwakuma (8-5)
Bauer (4-5)
White Sox Tigers 7:08pm
Quintana (5-7)
Sanchez (7-4)
D-backs Reds 7:10pm
Cahill (1-7)
Leake (7-9)
Brewers Rays 7:10pm
Garza (7-7)
Cobb (6-6)
Phillies Mets 7:10pm
Hamels (5-5)
Gee (4-3)
Blue Jays Red Sox 7:10pm
Stroman (6-2)
De La Rosa (3-3)
Nationals Marlins 7:10pm
Strasburg (7-8)
Alvarez (7-5)
Rockies Cubs 8:05pm
De La Rosa (11-6)
Jackson (5-11)
Yankees Rangers 8:05pm
McCarthy (5-10)
Martinez (1-6)
Twins Royals 8:10pm
Gibson (8-8)
Shields (9-5)
Athletics Astros 8:10pm
Samardzija (4-8)
Feldman (4-8)
Braves Dodgers 10:10pm
Harang (9-6)
Beckett (6-5)
Cardinals Padres 10:10pm
Lynn (11-7)
Ross (9-10)
Pirates Giants 10:15pm
Liriano (2-7)
Hudson (8-7)

 

 

Weather Watch:

  • Chicago White Sox @ Detroit

 

The Pitchers (7/29):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals

FanDuel FanDuel $8,300.00
 Fantasy Aces $6,600.00
StarStreet StarStreet $28,100.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $110,700.00
DraftKings DraftKings $9,700.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $17,900.00
Swoopt Swoopt $106,000.00

 

 

Interesting slate tonight, with plenty of good pitchers available but hard to choose an optimal matchup. Ross is chosen due to St. Louis’ poor road runs creating track record this season and in the last 30 days. Ross should also get a decent amount of Ks from STL. Stephen Strasburg is interesting, as always, but the Marlins are just dangerous enough at home to hedge there and Cole Hamels at the Mets might look enticing, but the Mets have been better in the last 30 days, aren’t striking out as much and good at home.

 

MID-TIER PICK:

Dillon Gee, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia

FanDuel FanDuel $6,600.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,800.00
StarStreet StarStreet $22,200.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $75,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $7,700.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $13,150.00
Swoopt Swoopt $74,000.00

 

Phillies proved their collective impotence vs. RHP against Bartolo Colon Monday night, so we’re going back to the mid-tier Citi Field well again and tapping Gee as our pick here. Should be a good K game for Gee, even if he hasn’t pitched spectacularly at home this season so far.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle

FanDuel FanDuel $6,500.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,750.00
StarStreet StarStreet $20,800.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $91,200.00
DraftKings DraftKings $6,500.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $13,850.00
Swoopt Swoopt $88,000.00

 

Ty Wada came through huge in the discount rack Monday night, but the footing is just as shaky as always at this level. Still, with more sites making it harder to pick two aces at the top and let it roll, picking a nice low $$$ SP here is always worth looking at. Bauer should be able to get some Ks against the Mariners, who do hit better away from Safeco, generally. Bauer has been good at home, though, as have the Indians bats, even though Iwakuma is going against the guys tonight.

Bauer barely qualifies for the DR, as he is just more than 40 percent away from top price on a few sites, so if you wanted to go even deeper, the best shot might be Trevor Cahill, who is near minimum everywhere and has the broken Reds in Cincinnati tonight.

 

The Hitters (7/29):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP FOUR TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.15K)

TOP TEN DISCOUNT RACK (Below 4.6K):

  • Brian McCann, Yankees, $4,550 (Nice middle of the lineup catching option with good matchup)
  • Nick Markakis, Orioles, $4,550 (Leading off, strong lineup, RHP Weaver not as good away from Anaheim)
  • Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, $4,450 (Good matchup in BOS vs. De La Rosa, batting sixth)
  • John Jaso, A’s, $4,400 (Consistent production vs. RHP, good matchup vs. Feldman, leading off)
  • Justin Ruggiano, Cubs, $4,350 (Batting fifth vs. good LHP matchup)
  • Josh Reddick, A’s, $4,300 (cheap power option, batting seventh though, but good matchup vs. RHP Feldman)
  • Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs, $4,000 (Producing nearly 3 ppg out of the second slot in the lineup)
  • Eric Campbell, Mets, $3,950 (Sneaky play in the four-slot in the Mets lineup at home vs. LHP Hamels)
  • Brandon Guyer, Rays, $3,750 (Batting sixth vs. RHP Garza, might be a sneaky hit night for TB)
  • Munenori Kawasaki, Blue Jays, $3,700 (In the Toronto lineup with a good matchup, batting seventh, low MI price)

MINIMUM SPECIAL (3,500): 

  • Jordany Valdespin, Marlins (Batting second vs. Strasburg)
  • Donald Lutz, Reds (Batting sixth vs. RHP Cahill, he’s a tree of a man, great moustache)
  • Curt Casali, Rays (If you’d like to punt catcher for the minimum, the Rays like to oblige)

 

Check back as lineups post as we may slide some more discount rack players in as surprise postings arise.

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RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

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Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where the slate is shorter but we still like the hitting targets.

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/28):

D-backs Reds 7:10pm
Anderson (6-4)
Bailey (8-5)
Brewers Rays 7:10pm
Lohse (11-4)
Odorizzi (6-8)
Phillies Mets 7:10pm
Burnett (6-9)
Colon (9-8)
Blue Jays Red Sox 7:10pm
Dickey (8-10)
Buchholz (5-6)
Nationals Marlins 7:10pm
Zimmermann (6-5)
Eovaldi (5-6)
Rockies Cubs 8:05pm
Flande (0-2)
Wada (0-1)
Yankees Rangers 8:05pm
Phelps (5-4)
Darvish (9-6)
Athletics Astros 8:10pm
Chavez (8-6)
Oberholtzer (2-7)
Pirates Giants 10:15pm
Worley (3-1)
Bumgarner (12-7)

 

Weather Watch:

  • Toronto @ Boston

 

The Pitchers (7/28):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees

FanDuel FanDuel $11,000.00
 Fantasy Aces $7,350.00
StarStreet StarStreet $29,600.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $119,500.00
DraftKings DraftKings $11,400.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $20,350.00
Swoopt Swoopt $106,000.00

 
Darvish is at home, which is meh, and he’s an okay favorite to win. However, his Ks should offset whatever additional offense is applied by the heat and coziness of Texas.

MID-TIER PICK:

Bartolo Colon, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia

FanDuel FanDuel $7,700.00
 Fantasy Aces $6,300.00
StarStreet StarStreet $22,100.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $87,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $7,300.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $14,750.00
Swoopt Swoopt $81,000.00

 

Colon is an average offering today, and the Phillies have been a little friskier lately, but still not altogether good against RHP. Colon is at home, which is better than Darvish’s meh home above, and is favored to win in what should be a lower-scoring affair.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Tsuyoshi Wada, Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado

FanDuel FanDuel $5,400.00
 Fantasy Aces $4,500.00
StarStreet StarStreet $13,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $64,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $5,400.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $8,150.00
Swoopt Swoopt $45,000.00

 

The Discount Rack is full of high risk, so we’re going with Wada, who is at home, though against the mighty Rockies. Colorado grades out well in hitting, except for their away numbers. That, a low Vegas number, Yohan Flande as his opponent and his very low $$$ number across the board makes him today’s selection on the Rack.

 

The Hitters (7/28):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP FOUR TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.15K)

TOP TEN DISCOUNT RACK (Below 4.6K):

  • Garrett Jones, Marlins, $4,550 (Good track record at home vs. RHP, though a tough matchup w/Zimmerman)
  • Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, $4,450 (Good matchup in BOS vs. Buchholz, batting fifth)
  • Didi Gregorius, Diamondbacks, $4,150 (Batting seventh in CIN, producing when playing)
  • Jon Singleton, Astros, $4,150 (Power option in the six slot vs. RHP Chavez)
  • Craig Gentry, A’s, $4,000 (Good lineup placement, typically, vs. LHP)
  • Chris Heisey, Reds, $4,000 (Batting fifth vs. Chase Anderson in Cincinnati)
  • David Peralta, Diamondbacks, $4,000 (Batting second vs. Homer Bailey, who has somewhat struggled vs. lefties this season)
  • Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs, $4,000 (Producing nearly 3 ppg out of the second slot in the lineup)
  • Marc Krauss, Astros, $3,950 (Power hitting, batting fifth in decent matchup vs. RHP Chavez)
  • Josh Thole, Blue Jays, $3,800 (Low cost catching in good matchup)
  • Munenori Kawasaki, Blue Jays, $3,700 (In the Toronto lineup with a good matchup, batting sixth, low MI price)

MINIMUM SPECIAL (3,500): 

  • Jose Molina, Rays, (Bargain basement catching punt option)
  • Jordany Valdespin, Marlins (Batting second vs. Zimmerman)
  • John Baker, Cubs (Did you want a second punt option for catcher? Here you go.)
  • Nick Ahmed, Diamondbacks (MI punt option, batting eighth)
  • Jim Adduci, Rangers (Batting fifth, great matchup vs. Phelps)

 

Check back as lineups post as we may slide some more discount rack players in as surprise postings arise.

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RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

Mariners' Hernandez delivers a pitch in the fifth inning against the Rangers during their MLB American League game in Seattle

Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where the King is at home and in control.

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/25):

D-backs Phillies 7:05pm
Miley (6-6)
Kendrick (4-10)
Blue Jays Yankees 7:05pm
Buehrle (10-6)
Kuroda (6-6)
Red Sox Rays 7:10pm
Lester (10-7)
Price (10-7)
Nationals Reds 7:10pm
Roark (9-6)
Simon (12-4)
Padres Braves 7:35pm
Hahn (5-2)
Wood (7-7)
Athletics Rangers 8:05pm
Hammel (8-7)
Williams (1-4)
White Sox Twins 8:10pm
Danks (8-6)
Correia (5-12)
Indians Royals 8:10pm
Tomlin (5-7)
Ventura (7-8)
Marlins Astros 8:10pm
Hand (1-2)
Keuchel (9-6)
Mets Brewers 8:10pm
Wheeler (5-8)
Gallardo (5-5)
Pirates Rockies 8:40pm
Morton (5-9)
Anderson (0-3)
Tigers Angels 10:05pm
Smyly (6-8)
Skaggs (5-5)
Orioles Mariners 10:10pm
Gausman (4-3)
Hernandez (11-2)
Dodgers Giants 10:15pm
Greinke (11-6)
Lincecum (9-6)

 

Weather Watch:

  • Pittsburgh @ Colorado

 

The Pitchers (7/25):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore

FanDuel FanDuel $11,300.00
 Fantasy Aces $7,600.00
StarStreet StarStreet $33,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $164,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $12,500.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $22,750.00

 

 

The King is rolling and is at home and it really hasn’t mattered regarding the level of offensive acumen he faces.  In his last five starts he has dispatched the Angels, A’s, White Sox, Indians and Red Sox and been excellent in doing so.

MID-TIER PICK:

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego 

FanDuel FanDuel $7,700.00
 Fantasy Aces $5500.00
StarStreet StarStreet $23,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $104,500.00
DraftKings DraftKings $7,700.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $14,000.00

 

Wood’s last four starts have been excellent, if short. He’s gone seven IP in two and six in the other two games, but has given up only six earned runs between those starts. He gets the Padres in Atlanta and is favored to win.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle

FanDuel FanDuel $5,900.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,300.00
StarStreet StarStreet $16,400.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $63,200.00
DraftKings DraftKings $6,400.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $12,250.00

 

He may not beat the King, but Gausman has been solid in four of his last five starts. He gets the Mariners, who are still bottom ten in offense and he has a good SwStr% at ~9.0 and fanned 23 batters in 26.1 IP. A decent bet in a soggy discount rack.

 

The Hitters (7/25):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.15K)

TOP TEN(ish) DISCOUNT RACK (Below 4.6K):

  • Josh Willingham, Twins, $4,550 (Power vs. LHP Danks at home)
  • Danny Santana, Twins, $4,500 (Still raking for Minnesota, leading off)
  • Josh Harrison, Pirates, $4,500 (vs. LHP at Coors, high in lineup)
  • John Jaso, A’s, $4,400 (Top of the lineup in great matchup vs. RHP Williams)
  • Matt Dominguez, Astros, $4,350 (Batting cleanup vs. LHP Hand)
  • Josh Reddick, A’s, $4,300 (Even though he bats low, power, power, power vs. RHP in good matchup)
  • Gaby Sanchez, Pirates, $4,200 (Cheap vs. LHP play in Coors, batting fourth)
  • Tommy La Stella, Braves, $4,100 (still a worthy play vs. RHP at this price, batting second)
  • Jordy Mercer, Pirates, $4,100 (vs. LHP in Coors play)
  • Jesus Guzman, Astros, $3,850 (Power bat vs. LHP Hand in Houston)
  • Brandon Guyer, Rays, $3,750 (Batting third vs. Lester)
  • Chris Dickerson, Indians, $3,650 (Batting second vs. Ventura in KC)

MINIMUM SPECIAL (3,500): 

 

Check back as lineups post as we may slide some more discount rack players in as surprise postings arise.

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RotoAdvice Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Night Slate

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Check out the Daily RotoAdvice Top Picks where there’s trouble settling in on an ace.

Player Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders, stats by FanGraphs. 

Dollar values found on Fantasy Alarm and on related game-specific sites.

The Daily goes through the top pitchers and hitters, their values and discounts for tonight’s action. As always, check weather and lineups before games.

The Slate (7/24):

Marlins Braves 7:10pm
Alvarez (6-5)
Harang (9-6)
Padres Cubs 8:05pm
Ross (8-10)
Jackson (5-10)
White Sox Twins 8:10pm
Noesi (4-7)
Hughes (10-6)
Indians Royals 8:10pm
Kluber (10-6)
Duffy (5-10)
Mets Brewers 8:10pm
Gee (4-2)
Garza (6-7)
Tigers Angels 10:05pm
Scherzer (11-3)
Richards (11-2)
Orioles Mariners 10:10pm
Chen (10-3)
Iwakuma (8-4)

Weather Watch:

  • Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota
  • Miami @ Atlanta

 

The Pitchers (7/24):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City

FanDuel FanDuel $9,500.00
 Fantasy Aces $6,400.00
StarStreet StarStreet $29,200.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $127,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $9,000.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $18,450.00

 

Tonight’s other choices: Max Scherzer in Anaheim against the second best hitting team of the last 30 days or his opponent, Garrett Richards who has to face the equally hot Tigers. Also, Hisashi Iwakuma at home against the hearty Oriole lineup or Tyson Ross in Chicago against the suddenly spry Cubs, who are tenth in RC+ in the last 30 days. So, surprise, we go with Kluber, who has the softest hitting competition on this tier, the Royals, and a better chance to win given his competition is Danny Duffy.

 

MID-TIER PICK:

Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

FanDuel FanDuel $6,900.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,900.00
StarStreet StarStreet $19,000.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $99,200.00
DraftKings DraftKings $6,900.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $14,750.00

 

 

Between he and Phil Hughes at home against the White Sox, we’ll go with the NL Braves. Marlins have been a bit worse lately, especially on the road, strike out a little more, etc. Though you are just waiting for the fork to emerge out of the back of Harang annnny game now.

 

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Edwin Jackson, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego

FanDuel FanDuel $5,900.00
 Fantasy Aces $5,700.00
StarStreet StarStreet $14,200.00
FantasyFeud FantasyFeud $41,000.00
DraftKings DraftKings $5,800.00
FanThrowDown FanThrowDown $11,050.00

 

 

Jackson and Baltimore’s Wei-Yin Chen are the best shots in the rack tonight, but Jackson’s Cubs have picked it up a little lately at the plate and the Padres, well, haven’t. Jackson also gets his share of Ks, which will be helped by the Padres’ swing and miss ways.

 

The Hitters (7/24):

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

TOP TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

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Top Hitters on Fantasy Aces :

TOP FIVE $$$$ PICKS (5.2K and higher):

TOP TEN MID-TIER PICKS (4.6K-5.2K)

TOP TEN(ish) DISCOUNT RACK (Below 4.6K):

  • Yan Gomes, Indians, $4,550 (nice vs. LHP play and hitting the ball well)
  • Danny Santana, Twins, $4,500 (Leading off again for Minnesota)
  • Corey Hart, Mariners, $4,500 (Middle of the order, vs. LHP)
  • Mike Aviles, Indians, $4,500 (vs. LHP play vs. Duffy, batting second)
  • Oswaldo Arcia, Twins, $4,400 (Great power, great matchup vs. RHP)
  • Sam Fuld, Twins, $4,300 (Leading off vs. RHP, great matchup)
  • Ryan Raburn, Indians, $4,300 (Calling this a Legacy vs. LHP play, still believe the guy hits lefties hard)
  • Rickie Weeks, Brewers, $4,200 (Batting fifth in good matchup and strong lineup)
  • Tommy La Stella, Braves, $4,100 (still a worthy play vs. RHP at this price, batting second)
  • Jarrod Dyson, Royals, $4,100 (don’t love the matchup but leading off at home)
  • Alexi Amarista, Padres, $4,100 (Leading off vs. Edwin Jackson)
  • Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs (Out of the minimum specials, still batting second and producing over 3ppg)

MINIMUM SPECIAL (3,500):

 

Check back as lineups post as we may slide some more discount rack players in as surprise postings arise.