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Monday, August 06, 2012
The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every-morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
The Fanduel picks are a mixture of Daily League specific advice and information for the more typical fantasy owner.
I've watched a lot of Phillies games in the past couple of weeks. Chase Utley is smashing the ball although his numbers don't show it and Domonic Brown is having great at-bats (generally). Both could be nice, cheap pick-ups for a stretch run.
Those in leagues with same-day moves should refer back to yesterday’s table.
The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:
Pitcher (to start): It's definitely been a down year for streamable pitchers and today is no exception. Scott Diamond has a decent match-up with the Indians, except he's already 46 percent owned despite a mediocre fantasy skill set.
Chris Tillman at least is widely available and he should be able to handle the Mariners.
Pitcher (bum): Even the bums are scarce today. Erik Bedard, Aaron Cook and Drew Pomeranz have their share of rough outings, but they're frequently quite solid too.
Hitter (power): Carlos Quentin may unlock his power against Travis Wood. I'm not sure if Tyler Moore is capable of bouncing Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche or Bryce Harper from the lineup, but he'll have a favorable match-up if he does. David Murphy against Cook looks good too.
Hitter (speed): Not a big day for speedsters. Ben Revere has a solid match-up and Carlos Gomez is starting most days.
Patrick Corbin's not an exciting pitcher, but he's serviceable and not too many pitchers who meet that description are on the waiver wire.
Samuel Deduno has just been flat lucky, but the Indians aren't terribly good so maybe his luck will hold one more outing.
Wade LeBlanc is a combination of the above. He's definitely been lucky, but he's also usually serviceable. Hopefully he'll hold up against the Mets. And it speaks volumes that the top recommendation of the day has to be qualified with a "hopefully."
Ross Detwiler is yet another service-oriented starter.
Let's try some newbies, Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters against Ross Ohlendorf.
The Twins coterie has a lovely match-up on its hands.
Look for Scott Hairston against LeBlanc.
Ryan Cook is on very thin ice after blowing his fourth save on Saturday. I've been saying all along that Cook isn't really a fireman, but I also thought he'd survive the season. Now it looks like a committee could form, including Grant Balfour and Sean Doolittle among others.
Chris Perez blew his third save of the season yesterday. It was a five-run doozy.
Andrew Bailey's rehab is progressing well. It is unclear who will handle the closer job in Boston once he returns, though it will likely depend on Alfredo Aceves' recent performance. He blew a save on Saturday.
Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:58am
It’s hard enough following one’s own fantasy team without having to keep track of an entire sport’s daily transactions. To assist you, here’s a column dedicated to recapping the most notable trades, signings, promotions, demotions and role changes across the majors over the past week as they relate to fantasy. We'll do this on a weekly basis. If you feel I've missed anything important, please don't hesitate to keep the conversation going in the comments below.
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