Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The daily grind: 8-7Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:52am
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):No exciting options; today's pitchers dabble in various brands of mediocrity. Ross Detwiler against the Astros may be the best, or maybe it's Wade LeBlanc against the Mets. There's also Patrick Corbin and Samuel Deduno to consider, although neither is anywhere close to a "must start."
Pitcher (bum): Corey Kluber got hammered his first time out and the Twins' lefty-heavy lineup won't be terribly friendly to him.
If you want a more established bag of suck, The Cubs and their shiny new call-ups face Ross Ohlendorf. Meanwhile, the Nationals will see Jordan Lyles. He's been struggling of late.
Hitter (power): Scott Hairston might be the best power option of the day. The new Cubs, Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, also have a good match-up for showing off some power.
Hitter (speed): Dial up the Twins, namely Denard Span and Ben Revere.
People paid anywhere between $8 and $100 FAAB to acquire Dan Straily in my leagues, but he's still available in most leagues.
Carlos Villanueva has been homer-prone his last three outings, but he's still done solid work. Not a bad play against the Rays.
Clayton Richard at home against a patchwork Cubs offense might just work out. On the other side of that match-up is Jeff Samardzija, who also stands to have a solid outing.
|Team||Player||Handedness||Opposing pitcher||Team||Player||Handedness||Opposing pitcher|
|Brandon Moss||L||Zack Greinke||Carlos Gomez||R||Mat Latos|
|Seth Smith||L||Zack Greinke||Norichika Aoki||L||Mat Latos|
|Anthony Gose||L||Alex Cobb||Brett Jackson||L||Clayton Richard|
|Rajai Davis||R||Alex Cobb||Josh Vitters||R||Clayton Richard|
|Shelley Duncan||R||Brian Duensing||A.J. Ellis||R||Jeff Francis|
|Eric Thames||L||Tommy Hunter||Brandon Belt||L||Joe Kelly|
|Mike Carp||L||Tommy Hunter||Angel Pagan||S||Joe Kelly|
|Trayvon Robinson||S||Tommy Hunter||Marlins|
|Michael Saunders||L||Tommy Hunter||Carlos Lee||R||Chris Young|
|Orioles||Greg Dobbs||L||Chris Young|
|Wilson Betemit||S||Kevin Millwood||Justin Ruggiano||R||Chris Young|
|David Murphy||L||Josh Beckett||Steve Lombardozzi||S||Armando Galarraga|
|Carlos Pena||L||Carlos Villanueva||Yonder Alonso||L||Jeff Samardzija|
|Red Sox||Carlos Quentin||R||Jeff Samardzija|
|Cody Ross||R||Matt Harrison||Cameron Maybin||R||Jeff Samardzija|
|Royals||Will Venable||L||Jeff Samardzija|
|Salvador Perez||R||Jose Quintana||Phillies|
|Alcides Escobar||R||Jose Quintana||Nate Schierholtz||L||Tim Hudson|
|Lorenzo Cain||R||Jose Quintana||Domonic Brown||L||Tim Hudson|
|Delmon Young||R||CC Sabathia||Travis Snider||L||Ian Kennedy|
|Twins||Starling Marte||R||Ian Kennedy|
|Ryan Doumit||S||Justin Masterson||Garrett Jones||L||Ian Kennedy|
|Denard Span||L||Justin Masterson||Reds|
|Ben Revere||L||Justin Masterson||Zack Cozart||R||Randy Wolf|
|White Sox||Todd Frazier||R||Randy Wolf|
|Dayan Viciedo||R||Jeremy Guthrie||Rockies|
|Yankees||Josh Rutledge||R||Chad Billingsley|
|Raul Ibanez||L||Anibal Sanchez||Tyler Colvin||L||Chad Billingsley|
There aren't too many batter match-ups worth getting giddy over tomorrow. I like the slew of Mariners against Tommy Hunter, but expectations must be tempered given that they are the Mariners.
Anthony Gose would be a good threat on the bases if he manages to get on. A start for him is never assured.
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart stand to gain from their match-up against Randy Wolf
Nothing to report.
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