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.
Last night, pretty brutal.
Yuck. You know it’s a bad night across the industry when you’re cashing in tournaments with 97 points. Pretty brutal night especially for the blog picks, with Trout and Pillar barely chipping in and Altuve being a total dud.
As for tonight…well, check out the weather reports. There are about 7 games that will either get rained out completely or get delayed and end your pitcher’s night. Woof. Of course it’s the weather, so nobody ever really knows how it will play out, but either way there’s huge risk – you avoid a game that ends up playing and miss out on all the GPP winning bats from it, or you play them and the game gets called in the 4th.
I need the action so I think I’m just going to do 2 lineups tonight with guys stacked from nice weather games…should be really fun!
-Here’s a hint – if you have $14.9K laying around…play Kershaw.
–MadBum has been a little under par lately…which is still better than 98% of the pitchers in the MLB. But for him he’s struggled a little bit – could be a great bounce back spot. You know me, I love taking pitchers against the Dodgers.
-Pitchers I like but can’t consider because of rain concerns: Wacha, Pineda, Stroman, Porcello, Bartolo
-Pitchers I somewhat like and can target: Fiers and Robbie Ray.
-Some value guys to look out for – Matt Moore who came out of nowhere to look like the old Matt Moore, Adam Conley, and Jorge Lopez…I always like taking a shot on a guy making his first career start.
1B Paul Goldschmidt $5.7K
He’s the most expensive hitter on the board, but I’m past caring about appearances. He’s one of the best plays of the night and I’m playing him. It’s that simple. With all the weather concerns going on I think this DBacks offense is a great one to target, and
Goldy is one of the best hitters in baseball. Should have no problem racking up double digit points against Bergman.
3B Mike Moustakas $4.1K
Big day for Mike Moustakas, making his first official Kmarko Pick appearance. I know he was nervous about not being featured at all this season, but he snuck one in right at the end. Congrats. Now if you could reward me with a 450 foot moonshot over the right
field wall that would be great – got Shark on the mound and a monster wind blowing out of the stadium, so that’s what I’m banking on.
OF David Peralta $3.6K
One more pick from the DBacks who are one of the top offenses tonight WITHOUT a danger of rain. DraftKings hates Peralta for some reason and never has him priced the right amount for his upside, you just gotta pick him on the right day. 3.6K hitting in the heart of the order against Christian Bergman…sounds like the right day to me.
That’s it for me, hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your plays of the night. Maybe help me out getting a good hitter in my lineup, that would be nice. Also if you enjoy the blogs and are depositing tonight use my referral code, we’ll both get hooked up with a free ticket.