The daily grind: 9-20

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

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): Not the best day to stream pitchers.

Tyler Skaggs squares off against Clayton Richard today. Both pitchers are streamable for different reasons, but neither is particularly desirable.

If that’s not floating your boat, Ross Detwiler and Tommy Milone are respectable pitchers, but both are facing decent offenses in the Dodgers and Tigers.

Pitcher (bum): I expect the Phillies to get to Jeremy Hefner, but maybe that’s unreasonable. If you want something more sure-fire, the Reds are likely to be rude to Jason Berken.

Hitter (power): Today features some good power bats on the wire, all with the platoon advantage. These include Seth Smith, Brandon Moss, Andruw Jones, Domonic Brown and Delmon Young.

Hitter (speed): Carlos Gomez is back again. He could provide a little pop too.

Tomorrow’s grind

Some guy named Chris Carpenter is starting today. I need not warn you that it’s been a long time since he has faced major league hitters, but here I am warning you anyway.

Jarrod Parker against the Yankees? Kyle Kendrick versus the Braves? I don’t think so, but you might. If you use either, good luck.

Martin Perez is up against the Mariners. Obviously, the match-up is great, but I haven’t bought into Perez’s readiness quite yet.

Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher   Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher
Athletics         Astros      
  Jonny Gomes R CC Sabathia     J.D. Martinez R Jeff Locke
Indians         Brewers      
  Travis Hafner L Luis Mendoza     Carlos Gomez R Edwin Jackson
Rangers           Norichika Aoki L Edwin Jackson
  David Murphy L Hisashi Iwakuma   Cardinals      
Rays           Jon Jay L Chris Volstad
  Carlos Pena L Carlos Villanueva   Cubs      
Red Sox           David DeJesus L Chris Carpenter
  Cody Ross R Miguel Gonzalez   Diamondbacks      
Royals           Chris Johnson R Drew Pomeranz
  Salvador Perez R Justin Masterson   Dodgers      
Tigers           Luis Cruz R Bronson Arroyo
  Omar Infante R Samuel Deduno     A.J. Ellis R Bronson Arroyo
  Delmon Young R Samuel Deduno   Giants      
Twins           Gregor Blanco L Casey Kelly
  Ryan Doumit S Rick Porcello     Brandon Belt L Casey Kelly
  Denard Span L Rick Porcello   Marlins      
  Ben Revere L Rick Porcello     Carlos Lee R TBA
White Sox           Greg Dobbs L TBA
  Dayan Viciedo R Ervin Santana     Justin Ruggiano R TBA
Yankees         Padres      
  Raul Ibanez L Jarrod Parker     Carlos Quentin R Ryan Vogelsong
            Cameron Maybin R Ryan Vogelsong
            Will Venable L Ryan Vogelsong
            Domonic Brown L Tommy Hanson
            Travis Snider L Edgar Gonzalez
            Starling Marte R Edgar Gonzalez
            Zack Cozart R TBA
            Josh Rutledge R Wade Miley
            Wilin Rosaio R Wade Miley

I’m not terribly excited about tomorrow’s options. I would be looking in the direction of Jon Jay, David DeJesus, Chris Johnson or Brandon Belt. If all you need are stolen bases, you could also try Ben Revere.

Reliever watch

If you live somewhere with internet access, you’ve probably heard that top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy has been activated to serve in the Orioles bullpen. The impact this season is probably zero, but keeper leagues should have already made their move.

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  1. Bluff said...

    With my pitching leads is it time to improve my offense for last few days of championship or since those categories are so close just hope everything holds up and keep streaming?

    Score: 7-1-2 (winning)

    RBI:21-13 (winning)
    SB:4-2 (winning)
    W:5-0 (winning)
    SV:6-1 (winning)
    ERA:1.90-8.18 (winning)
    WHIP:1.10-1.82 (winning)

    Move count left for week:

    Me – 3 (already have Friday streamer)
    Them – 5

    Starts left (not including streamers)

    Me – Grienke vs Tex,Wandy vs Mil,Vogelsong vs SD,Bumgarner vs SD,Dempster@SEA,Gallardo@WAS

    Them – Fiers@Pit,Detwiler vs LAD,Sanchez vs OAK,Kendrick vs ATL,Moore vs TOR,Minor@PHI,
    My offense

    C – Weiters
    1B – Reynolds (1B,3B)
    2B – Nelson (2B,3B)
    3B – Hanley (3B,SS)
    SS – Aybar
    OF – Granderson/Gordon/Harper/Aoki
    UTIL – Pedroia
    BN – Seager (2B,3B,SS)

    His offense

    C – Posey
    1B – AdGon
    2B – Cano
    3B – Headley
    SS – Castro
    OF – McCutch/Pence/Willingham/Jackson
    UTIL – Arod
    Bats available – Rizzo,Smoak,Alonso,Callaspo,Marte,Utley,

  2. Brad Johnson said...

    I think that Hefner pick might have been my best since Humber’s perfecto. At the moment, 0.0 IP, 4 R, bases loaded (all his), and McHugh coming in.

    We’ll see how it ends…

  3. Cliff said...

    wow, Bluff, you own the likes of Nelson, Aybar, Seager, and Reynolds, but Utley, Panda, and Rizzo are all available? run. quick. drop nelson for utley, Aybar for Panda(move HanRam to SS), and Reynolds for Rizzo

  4. Brad Johnson said...

    He only has about 2-3 moves left for the week if I recall. I would reserve 1 in case he needs a Sunday miracle.

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