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.
Pitcher (to start): Not much to go on tonight. Patrick Corbin is a solid pitcher and the Giants are coasting toward the playoffs. On the one hand, it’s not an ideal match-up. On the other hand, there isn’t enough time left to wait for a better one.
Wily Peralta has a similar story in that he has solid stuff and he’s facing a clinched team. The downside here is that the Reds are still playing for the right to face the Wild Card team in the division series. It’s another match-up that isn’t great but might be unavoidable.
Hitter (power): It doesn’t get too much better than Tyler Colvin against Volstad. At least not on the waiver wire.
Pitcher (to start): Usually, this is the time of year where you can find some unusual match-ups and interesting pitchers to role the dice on. Not so much this year.
Homer Bailey is kind of a rich man’s version of Clayton Richard (which did not work out yesterday) in that he’s fairly stable start to start and doesn’t offer much in a fantasy sense. Being a Red with some strikeout ability, he’s more likely to win games and accrue some strikeouts. Tomorrow, he’ll face the Pirates.
A.J. Griffin has been quite good this season. He really came out of nowhere for me and I haven’t had an opportunity to scout him at all. I don’t know what to expect going forward, but given his results to date and his match-up against the Mariners, I’m going to use him.
Pitcher (bum): The Red Sox have had a terrible season. That Aaron Cook will be starting his 18th game is probably a good example as to why that might have happened. He’ll face the Orioles and the dread hurler TBA.
Hitter (power): Try Salvador Perez against Huff.