The daily grind: 9-13

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.

Today’s grind

The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:

Pitcher (to start): Today’s a big start for Wei-Yin Chen against the Rays. The O’s are in a dog fight for first with the Yankees, while the Rays have fallen to three games back.

Phil Hughes is 53 percent owned, but his match-up against the depleted Red Sox should reap some rewards.

Tyler Cloyd is underwhelming and he’s pitching on short rest, but the Astros offense is particularly pitiful these days.

Pitcher (bum): Liam Hendriks against the Royals. Need I explain myself?

Honorable mention goes to Fernando Abad against the white hot Phillies.

Hitter (power): I’m crossing my fingers that the Phillies throw Darin Ruf a start against the left-handed Abad. Andruw Jones is also on the docket with Felix Doubront opposing.

Hitter (speed): Ben Revere, Denard Span and Alcides Escobar round out the speed crew today.

Tomorrow’s grind

There are four solid options to choose from today. A couple are solid pitchers against good lineups, like Ross Detwiler against the Braves and Hisashi Iwakuma versus the Rangers. And a the other two are inconsistent youngsters who have great talent—namely Tyler Skaggs against the Giants and Andrew Cashner at Petco against the Rockies.

Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher   Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher
Angels         Brewers      
  Alberto Callaspo R Bruce Chen     Carlos Gomez R Jon Niese
Athletics         Cubs      
  Chris Carter R Joe Saunders     David DeJesus L James McDonald
  Coco Crisp S Joe Saunders   Diamondbacks      
  Jonny Gomes R Joe Saunders     Adam Eaton L Matt Cain
Blue Jays         Dodgers      
  Yunel Escobar R TBA     A.J. Ellis R Joe Kelly
  Rajai Davis R TBA   Giants      
Mariners           Brandon Pill R Tyler Skaggs
  Eric Thames L Yu Darvish   Marlins      
  Mike Carp L Yu Darvish     Carlos Lee R Bronson Arroyo
  Michael Saunders L Yu Darvish     Greg Dobbs L Bronson Arroyo
Rangers           Justin Ruggiano R Bronson Arroyo
  David Murphy L Hisashi Iwakuma   Padres      
Red Sox           Yonder Alonso L Tyler Chatwood
  Cody Ross R Aaron Laffey     Carlos Quentin R Tyler Chatwood
Royals           Cameron Maybin R Tyler Chatwood
  Salvador Perez R C.J. Wilson     Will Venable L Tyler Chatwood
  Alcides Escobar R C.J. Wilson   Phillies      
  Lorenzo Cain R C.J. Wilson     Domonic Brown L Lucas Harrell
Tigers         Reds      
  Omar Infante R Corey Kluber     Zack Cozart R Jacob Turner
  Delmon Young R Corey Kluber   Rockies      
  Brennan Boesch L Corey Kluber     Tyler Colvin L Andrew Cashner
Twins                
  Ryan Doumit S TBA          
  Denard Span L TBA          
  Ben Revere L TBA          
White Sox                
  Dayan Viciedo R Cole De Vries          
Yankees                
  Andruw Jones R David Price          

It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten to use Jonny Gomes around these parts. Teammates Chris Carter and Coco Crisp join him in a solid match-up.

Will Venable is hot these days and Tyler Chatwood is not. That combination could result in some stolen bases.

Cody Ross is owned at a 43 percent rate, but his match-up against Aaron Laffey is first rate if he’s available.

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Comments

  1. Bluff said...

    W/ERA/WHIP streamer for 9/14 – Iwakuma@Tex,De Vries vs CWS,Niese@MIL,Milone vs BAL,Detwiler@ATL?

    Venable is hot? 5/25 last 14 days 1/12 last 7 days is hot?

    Choose 2 H2H (help needed in every category but avg as i have a lead of .309 to .248) – Morneau,Gordon,Eaton,Aoki,Lawrie,Mayberry,Solano,A.Escobar,McCann,Utley,Maybin,Donaldson

  2. Brad Johnson said...

    Venable – 21/68 last 30, 18/2/8/7/.897 (OPS)

    I don’t look at periods shorter than 30 days (except the beginning of the season obviously).

    Gordon and Utley.

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