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.
Phillies fans have pretty much accepted that Kyle Kendrick is now a good pitcher, but I’m not buying. He’s reduced his repertoire from three pitches to two and while his command and control are very sharp at the moment, I’ve seen similar stretches from him in the past and they’ve ended in time. There’s a decent chance he holds it together through the end of the season and against the Astros there’s all the more reason to roll the dice.
Jenrry Mejia will be starting for the Mets against the Brewers. I wouldn’t try him, but he’s certainly interesting enough to mention.
What’s going on with Jarrod Parker‘s ownership (40 percent)? He should be owned in twice that number of leagues and that statement has been true for months now. Is it because he’s an Athletic?
Plenty of power choices today.
Carlos Ruiz is surprisingly over-owned for a guy who starts every couple of days—53 percent. However, I’m told he is expected to start today and Sunday and he doesn’t seem to have missed a beat during his time off. He will join John Mayberry Jr. with a strong match-up against Dallas Keuchel.
Joe Nathan blew his second save of the season, which at this late stage is probably all I need to say. Nevertheless, I will specifically state that Nathan’s job is very secure.