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!
The daily picks are a mixture of Daily League specific advice and information for the more typical fantasy owner.
Pitcher (bum): Hiram Burgos is probably exploitable on a good day and he’s had a long rest. Most pitchers don’t like that.
Aaron Harang still seems like he’s a few starts from putting it all together.
Edinson Volquez will face a depleted Nationals lineup. It sounds like Harper could miss another game.
Garrett Jones draws Burgos.
Pitcher (to start): Jeanmar Gomez will face the Astros, who have turned into a feast or famine unit. They starve a lot more frequently than they feast, but Gomez is still hard to justify using.
Pitcher (bum): Jordan Lyles seems to be having trouble adjusting to life in the major leagues.
There are other exploitable pitchers, but I’ll draw the line at Vance Worley against the Red Sox.
Continue using Jones.
Daniel Nava is a good play against Worley.
Francisco Rodriguez is expected to join the Brewers soon. Don’t expect him to take over the closer’s gig immediately. In fact, I wouldn’t speculate on him unless you’re in desperate need of saves or don’t have any other use for the roster spot.
The Mets and Cardinals might see thunderstorms, but otherwise the coast is clear.