The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice for tinkerers and daily fantasy players. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective, including notice of impending weather events, new injuries, and changes to platoon situations. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
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Pitcher (bum): You have a list to work from today: Ervin Santana, Tim Lincecum, Philip Humber, Kevin Correia, Kevin Slowey, and Ubaldo Jimenez all have meltdown potential. It’s going to be a tough day for Daily Fantasy as a result.
I mentioned Roy Halladay yesterday, but the possibility of rain makes him a poor choice today.
Hitter (speed): Will Venable and Eduardo Nunez have multi-steal capabilities. They’re both a little challenged with reaching base, so we’ll see how that works out. It’s probably too early to be playing steals-only options.
I’m a bigger fan of Dillon Gee against the Padres. Gee was on the cusp of becoming a fantasy regular before his injury last season.
Pitcher (bum): It’s another day with a deep list of exploitable pitchers.
The Angels have a pretty potent lineup and Bronson Arroyo is pretty mediocre. However, if you prefer a veteran who’s more past his prime, try Brett Myers against the Blue Jays. His starts are always a gamble.
Hitter (power): There’s no platoon to his advantage, but you should look into Nolan Reimold for tomorrow.
The Cubs and Pirates have expected game temperatures in the 30s, while several teams will play outdoors in the 40s, including the Tigers, Twins, Red Sox, Yankees, Marlins, Nationals, Angels, Reds, Padres and Mets. There is a chance of rain for the Phillies vs. Braves game, although it will probably come later in the game. Tomorrow is expected to be a soaker in Atlanta.