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.
Main big tourney lineup fell flat:
Obviously it was my secondary lineup in the Moonshot that did the best.
As usual. If I could somehow take the scores I get from my “just for fun” lineups in the $3 tournaments, and transfer them to my main lineups in the $20-$110 GPPs…that would be great.
Blog picks were mediocre across the board: Good game from Seager, blah from Gonzalez, double blah from Bautista, Cespedes and Grandal. Total bummer for a big Tuesday night slate, thought we’d get a lot more production from those guys.
(Oh and for those keeping track at home, as you can see I trotted out Logan Forsythe again using the “Kmarko day-after-recommendation” strategy – still works perfectly. If I were smart I’d roll out my same exact picks as last night tonight and probably go off for 200 points)
Let’s jump in to tonight and turn things around:
-It’s Harvey Day. And unlike his last few starts, I’m all on board for this one. The Marlins just got dominated by Bartolo and freaking Niese. Should be a bloodbath with Harvey out there.
–MadBum is obviously a dominant pitcher, and he no doubt has a great matchup with the Braves tonight. Just a little freaked out from his last time out getting demolished by the Rangers.
-Speaking of the Rangers, there’s a team I’m staying farrr away from opposing pitchers. Kazmir has been great but the Rangers are hot hot hot.
–Carlos Martinez seems like a solid mid range option, the Reds tend to always spoil my pitchers that I take against them though.
–Severino making his big start against the Sox tonight for 4.6K…anyone?
OF Bryce Harper $5.4K
We lost the Coors game to the day slate (read: Nelson Cruz), which means Bryce Harper becomes your top option for the night games. He’s cooled off considerably from the unreal run he was on earlier this season, but he’s still one of the scariest hitters in the game, and a matchup with a pitcher who struggles against lefties is the exact spot I want to spend up for him. You gotta think he wants to let out some pent up frustration, hopefully he does it on the ball instead of the ump.
3B A-Rod $5.1K
Always try to avoid listing more than 1 guy in the 5’s, but I think there are two guys I have to mention for tonight. One being Bryce, the other being A-Rod. Steven Wright’s knuckler has been hot garbage this year, and A-Rod has found the fountain of steroids youth, and the Yankees offense has been EN FUEGO. I feel just fine targeting their big hitters one more time, even at their increased price.
OF Carlos Gomez $4.5K
The dude is fitting in just fine at his new team and looks comfortable at the plate – which is good for us considering the Astros are the top offense to target on the night slate, and he’s a cheap 4.5K. I’d love to get some Correa and Altuve action tonight, but if I can’t squeeze those big salaries in, CarGo Jr is a great way to get some exposure at a discount price in that Texas heat tonight.
C Yasmani Grandal $3.5K
Grandal is not in the lineup tonight for the Dodgers. A.J. Ellis is starting at Catcher.
I told you yesterday if Grandal didn’t go deep, full refund on the blog. Instead I’m doubling down. That’s how a real man does it motherfuckers. Fact is he’s got arguably an even better matchup tonight against Harang and is checking in at a steep discount price at the catcher spot – and, he’s got the Kmarko trend I mentioned above working in his favor. If Grandal doesn’t homer TONIGHT, all DraftKings picks blogs will be completely free for the rest of the year. That’s my promise.
Hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your picks, good luck out there. If you’re thinking of signing up and playing some tourneys, use my link so we can get some bonus points and stuff – https://www.draftkings.com/r/kmarko