Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The daily grind: 8-22Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:50am
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.
The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:
Pitcher (to start):Yesterday I reported three solid options, but the promotion of Tyler Skaggs to face the Marlins has upped the ante. Keeper league owners should scramble to make the move and even more typical mixed leaguers could benefit from his upside.
Beyond the bright and shiny, there's Matt Harvey at home against the Rockies, Zach McAllister at Safeco, and Tommy Milone against the Twins.
Pitcher (bum): The Mets face Jeff Francis, which makes Harvey all the more palatable as a starter.
The A's are up against Liam Hendriks. The Australian has been downright terrible with an ERA north of 7.00 in 61.2 innings.
Jacob Turner is on the other side of the Skaggs match-up, but he's been a disappointment this season.
Hitter (power): Brandon Moss and Chris Carter against Hendriks have the upper hand. There's also Scott Hairston and Delmon Young.
Hitter (speed): Carlos Gomez has a juicy match-up and Coco Crisp should do quite fine as well.
Tomorrow is not the best day for pitcher streaming. Bartolo Colon is the lone option among the frequently available.
|Team||Player||Handedness||Opposing Pitcher||Team||Player||Handedness||Opposing Pitcher|
|Alberto Callaspo||R||Franklin Morales||Brett Wallace||L||Jake Westbrook|
|Brandon Moss||L||Alex Cobb||Brandon Belt||L||Tommy Hanson|
|Jemile Weeks||S||Alex Cobb||Angel Pagan||S||Tommy Hanson|
|Chris Carter||R||Alex Cobb||Mets|
|Coco Crisp||S||Alex Cobb||Andres Torres||S||Tyler Chatwood|
|Geovany Soto||R||Scott Diamond||Zack Cozart||R||Cole Hamels|
|Craig Gentry||R||Scott Diamond||Todd Frazier||R||Cole Hamels|
|Rays||Ryan Ludwick||R||Cole Hamels|
|Carlos Pena||L||Bartolo Colon|
|Cody Ross||R||C.J. Wilson|
|Omar Infante||R||J.A. Happ|
|Delmon Young||R||J.A. Happ|
|Ryan Doumit||S||Yu Darvish|
|Denard Span||L||Yu Darvish|
|Ben Revere||L||Yu Darvish|
Craig Gentry, Brandon Moss, and Delmon Young are among the few with enviable match-ups.
Dale Thayer blew the save, but the Padres held on to win anyway.
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