Happy Friday! Let’s go game-by-game and break this down.
OAK @ PHI
Daniel Mengden: No thank you.
Mark Leiter Jr.: Leiter Jr. is an intriguing GPP option.
OAK: Matt Olson, Matt Joyce, Jed Lowrie
PHI: Rhys Hoskins (Elite), Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Nick Williams, Aaron Altherr
Much higher on the Phillies than I am on the Athletics. I’d probably only use them as one-offs.
BAL @ NYY
Gabriel Ynoa: No reason to go here.
Luis Severino: Elite play in all formats.
BAL: I’m not going here, but you can if you want to be super contrarian.
NYY: Gary Sanchez (Elite), Aaron Judge (Elite), Didi Gregorius (Elite), Brett Gardner, Starlin Castro, Todd Frazier, Starlin Castro, Matt Holliday
LAD @ WAS
Alex Wood: Not enough upside.
Edwin Jackson: No.
LAD: Corey Seager (Elite), Cody Bellinger (Elite), Justin Turner (Elite), Yasmani Grandal, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor
WAS: Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman
BOS @ TBR
Chris Sale: You know the drill.
Matt Andriese: I’m not going there.
BOS: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Andrew Benintendi, Mitch Moreland
CHW @ DET
Carson Fulmer: Avoiding this.
Anibal Sanchez: And this.
CHW: Avisail Garcia (Elite), Jose Abreu (Elite), Yoan Moncada, Nicky Delmonico, Kevan Smith
DET: Ian Kinsler (Elite), Miguel Cabrera (Elite), Nicholas Castellanos, Mikie Mahtook, James McCann, Jeimer Candelario
KCR @ CLE
Jason Vargas: No.
Trevor Bauer: I’d use Bauer as an SP2. Not sure I’d go there on FD.
KCR: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas
CLE: Francisco Lindor (Elite), Jose Ramirez, Austin Jackson, Edwin Incarnation, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Guyer
I faded off the Cleveland Lindors last night and I’ll probably do the same tonight, with the exception of a potential one- or two-off.
PIT @ CIN
Chad Kuhl: No
Homer Bailey: Double no.
PIT: Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Josh Bell, Adam Frazier
CIN: Jesse Winker (Elite), Joey Votto (Elite), Zack Cozart, Scooter Gennett, Scott Schebler, Eugenio Suarez, Adam Duvall
Love the cheap Reds stack tonight.
NYM @ ATL
NYM: Jose Reyes
ATL: Freddie Freeman, Matt Kemp
MIL @ MIA
Jeremy Jeffress: He’s out of their bullpen, so I don’t expect him to pitch for very long. This is a bullpen game.
Jose Urena: Not going here.
MIL: Eric Thames, Travis Shaw, Neil Walker
MIA: Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour, Christian Yelich
SEA @ HOU
James Paxton: I’m interested to see how he pitches, but you can use the big names against him.
Charlie Morton: Seattle has been hot, but I like Morton tonight.
SEA: I’m not going here tonight. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, Yonder Alonso if you want to.
HOU: George Springer, Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa
Playing hitters from this game kind of feels like walking on eggshells. Using the Houston guys as one-offs is probably where I’ll go.
TOR @ MIN
J.A. Happ: I don’t mind giving Happ a shot in GPPs.
Bartolo Colon: Ugh. I don’t think I can.
TOR: Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Richard Urena
MIN: Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Byron Dozier (I don’t think I’m going here.)
This game COULD wind up being a shootout, but I have this feeling it’s going to end up being 3-1 in one direction or the other. Feels like a snooze.
SDP @ COL
Clayton Richard: No thanks.
Tyler Chatwood: No thanks. He’s been worse at home, too.
SDP: Manuel Margot, Jose Pirela, Wil Myers, Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg
COL: Charlie Blackmon (Elite), Nolan Arenado (Elite), Trevor Story (Elite), Mark Reynolds, D.J. LeMahieu, Ian Desmond, Jonathan Lucroy
TEX @ LAA
Nick Martinez: Nope.
Bud Norris: Who?
TEX: Shin-Soo Choo, Joey Gallo, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Gomez
LAA: Mike Trout (Elite), Justin Upton (Elite), Luis Valbuena, Kole Calhoun, Albert Pujols
ARI @ SFG
Robbie Ray: Low-owned Robbie Ray? Loading up in GPPs.
Jeff Samardzija: Same, but nowhere near as much as Ray.
ARI: Not going here.
SFG: Or here.
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