Welcome back to the daily DraftKings picks where we try to get super rich playing daily fantasy baseball. As usual I’ll do a brief recap of my lineups from the night before then throw out some picks that I’m brainstorming for tonight, and hopefully get some good feedback/tips/picks from you guys either in the comment section or on Twitter @kmarkobarstool.
Weird night last night. Half booms, half busts in my optimal lineup –
Secondary lineup fared much better.
Tiny bit of cash. Once again, picking pitchers was my downfall. (Not going to blame a weatherman for my own choices here, but to be fair, got a realllllll bad forecast from my main guy on Twitter who said the Pirates were good to go with a thumbs up emoji).
Blog picks were pretty good – Seager paid off with a huge night and value play Logan Forsythe chipped in with a good score. Carlos Gomez was so-so and Eaton was our only dud. I’ll take a 50%.
Anyway, on to tonight’s huge super Tuesday slate:
-Big night for aces. There are 3 top dogs going, each with massive upside and some troubling downside…
1) Max Scherzer. Probably the best pitcher not named Kershaw. But coming off some rocky starts.
2) Chris Sale. Can rack up 15 Ks in a game. But got rocked by the Red Sox last time out.
3) Chris Archer. Looks like the safest of the bunch…but the White Sox have been sneaky hot…
Up to you to decide which one you want.
For some value you got Corbin, Shoemaker, Wood and Niese as possible options. And don’t overlook how good Jimmy Nelson has been…
Obviously every big money bat at Coors is in play if you can afford it (Nelson Cruz has now homered in 4 straight and is facing a call-up at Coors), but I’ll give you some cheapies so you can try and fit the big pitchers in your lineup.
OF Yoenis Cespedes $4.5K
Welcome to NYC! Cespedes exploded onto the New York fantasy scene in a big way last night, pushing close to 30 points for the suddenly red hot Mets offense. Expect them to keep it going tonight against lefty Brad Hand, the cheapest pitcher on the board. I have no doubt the Mets will come back down to Earth eventually, but for now I think the train keeps rolling and they put up a good amount of runs. Hopefully Yoenis is right there in the middle of it.
1B Adrian Gonzalez $4K
The Dodgers are probably the top sneaky-stack of the night going up against the gas can Jerome Williams. Everybody knows I don’t like targeting Dodgers hitters, but going to break that rule tonight – mainly because A-Gon is sitting there at borderline value play territory. 4K for a guy with a great shot of going deep, or at the very least pitching in 10-15 points. Can’t ask for much more than that when you’re trying to squeeze guys like Scherzer, Sale and Archer in.
3B Kyle Seager $3.8K
Well, I believe there’s been an error in the DK algorithm. Really the only explanation here. Maybe they thought the Rockies would be going with a lefty tonight when they set the prices? Instead they’re calling up a righty to make his first start at Coors…tough break. Seager gave us 30 last night, gets a better matchup tonight and dropped a thousand bucks – One of those picks where I don’t even care if he ends up 0-5 with 0 points. This is 100% the correct play here.
C Yasmani Grandal $3.5K
Read: everything I said in the Gonzalez write-up. Dodgers have a great matchup tonight, and Grandal at 3.5K in the catcher spot is a no brainer. I’ll call his shot tonight – Grandal homers. If he doesn’t, full refund on this blog.
Hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your picks, good luck.