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As boring as the pitching options are tonight I actually am very confident in the group I have put togehter here especially comapred ot the last two nights. Scott Kazmir and Jered Weaver are basically guaranteed wins (so stupid to EVER use "guarantee" in anything fantasy related but screw it) tonight. I am very comfortable with Madison Bumgarner and Hisashi Iwakuma as well and best of all is none of these starters witll break your budget. This is setting up to be a very competitive Friday across the DFS industry as a result of these options.
My favorite stat or line of stats I should say that I came across today in running the numbers for this Playbook was from Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez. I love to look at ballpark data and not that obvious "Coors Field = GOOD" bullshit but how do hitters fare at visiting ballparks over long periods of time. Earlier this year I won some major duckets using of all players Paul Konerko at Comerica Park in Detroit. Konerko was hitting .298/.369/.469, 16 HR & 62 RBI at the Tigers home ballpark which is ridiculous considering he had 439 AB's there and had to go against a VERY tough Tigers staff during that span. Well tonight Adrian Gonzalez is playing at Miller Park where he has hit .372/.444/.698 in 86 AB's with 7 HR and 20 RBI. This is Gonzalez best numbers of any visiting ballpark in which he has at least 50 PA's which is a reasonable sampel in my mind. Something to consider in building your lineups tonight for sure.
The only downfall tonight is that I really don't have a team or teams that I like enough to stack. If I had to I suppose that the Angels and the Indians would top the list but neither I am extremely enthused about this evening. Overall I really don't have any true big priced superstars in the Playbook tonight. That is a good thing my friends. This will weed out all of those who don't do the research (or trust someone who does) and just chase the big names and guess on values. These are the days that separate men from boys and winners from losers.
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Great call on AGon. Easily won 50/50 in DK... and with my AJones pick, could've won some tourneys if I entered but can't complain. Salvaged a key win in FD with AGon's 11 points despite my Strasburg pick.
Robinson Chironis is also out of the line-up.. Jeff, That just leaves Posey... Do you think Jaso or Vogt are good fillers?
Jeff, This is why you are the DF professional and I am a Police officer. LOL.. Good Looks bro.. Going to WDW in Oct.. Not so scary Halloween.. Kids are gonna go nuts.. lol.. Good luck everyone..
Hugo, Brother...WDW in the summertime is BRUTAL!! Prices, lines and humidity is off the charts. But I get where you are at... Garrett Jones barely missed out on the Playbook tonight mostly due to a low expected run total for the Marlins in general. Freeman has great BvP against Strasburg the fact that is an elite pitcher with high K output combined with a relatively high price isn't a strong case for Freeman tonight. If you recall I used span in these pages a lot 4-8 days ago but his price is now pretty high for his skill set. He offers ZERO power and low X-base opportunity as well. This will keep his output from reaching that next level of a Kole Calhoun, Hunter Pence or Michael Brantley. The Playbook is always maximizing output for dollar spent based on all of the variables we toss in... Hope this helps and good luck tonight!!
Nick, Polanco is a very solid play tonight as well. I like him back at the top of the lineup as he now enters that triple threat (HR/SB/R) category.
I am looking around and I am noticing that Garret Jones numbers are pretty good. So are Freddie Freeman and Denard Span.. Span especially. He's been a BEAST as of late. What are your thoughts? I also think that the CLE stack is going to be killer. Let me know what you think.. Gotta pay for a trip to WDW. lol.. Good Luck everyone..
Thanks for the great article Jeff! I built my lineup and have 3500 left on FD. What do you think about Palanco tonight? Last 8 games for him have been great, plus he's batting 2nd with a left/right matchup.
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