Thursday, August 02, 2012
The daily grind: 8-2Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:54am
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.
Those in leagues with same-day moves should refer back to yesterday’s table. There have been some pitching changes between yesterday and today so unfortunately, it's not terribly accurate.
The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:
Pitcher (to start): Nathan Eovaldi has the match-up I'm most intrigued in. I must say, I lack respect for the Braves offense and I'm not entirely sure there's a reason.
Ross Detwiler is paired against the Phillies over-the-hill stars and scrubs lineup. Cole Hamels opposes so maybe don't bet on taking the W.
Pitcher (bum): The Cardinals should have no difficulty feasting on Alex White. Once upon a time I was really impressed with White, but then he hit the disabled list and his sinker has never looked the same.
The other bum of the day is Ross Ohlendorf. But there's probably an alternate universe where the Reds don't tattoo him, making the Cards a better play.
Hitter (power): Scott Hairston against Barry Zito and Todd Frazier versus Ohlendorf seem to be today's big boppers.
Hitter (speed): The fool who needs speed might want to look at Anthony Gose or Jemile Weeks for a day.
Joe Blanton's back on my "safe" list. Notice the quotations around safe there. The Diamondbacks do have something that resembles an offense so Joey Donuts isn't actually safe.
I'd be comfortable playing Felix Doubront against the Twins.
Chris Carter and Jonny Gomes are set to tee off with the platoon advantage against Brett Cecil.
David Murphy has the esteemed Jeremy Guthrie to defeat.
Hairston is back for another tour of duty, this time against Clayton Richard.
The Marlins and Nationals have a double header, so you normal fantasy players ought to double up on games where you can.
Now that Ernesto Frieri's job is secure, he blew his first save of the season. Apparently it was a wild game, but I was asleep for it.
Matt Belisle has a name that doesn't sound anything like its spelled. He also gave up a yakker to Matt Holliday yesterday. Rafael Betancourt's job remains secure.
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