Thursday, September 06, 2012
The daily grind: 9-6Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:57am
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): Definitely Marco Estrada against the Marlins. That's a good match-up on any day and today it's a great match-up.
I think you can get away with using David Phelps, but he's a definite step down from Estrada.
Pitcher (bum): Justin Germano is an organizational soldier, not a major league starting pitcher. He's out there to absorb innings and it wouldn't shock me if the Nationals battered him.
The Rangers vs. Royals features Scott Feldman vs. Luke Hochevar. That sounds like a high scoring game in the making.
Hitter (power): For power, Raul Ibanez and Tyler Colvin take top honors for the day. They both have the platoon advantage against decent pitchers.
Hitter (speed): David Murphy and Alcides Escobar might be the best plays for speed today/
Late night action will provide the tolerable pitching match-ups.
Tyler Skaggs is set to oppose Andrew Cashner at Petco in a game that makes no promises. Both pitchers are very talented and very much unpolished, so anything could happen. I'm using both throughout my various leagues.
A.J. Griffin is back from the disabled list to face the Mariners (which is good) and Felix Hernandez (which is not)
Our old favorite, Rajai Davis, is back with the platoon advantage.
The Twins have a lovely match-up against Jeanmar Gomez that could result in a whole heap of runs.
I like the Phillies against Jeff Francis, especially Erik Kratz and John Mayberry. Both hitters are among the hottest in baseball.
All's quiet in the trenches.
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