Welcome back to the daily DraftKings segment where we try to get filthy rich playing DFS. Got a monster Friday slate on deck for tonight so let’s get right into it, but first a quick recap of last night.
As for my picks:
The good: Stanton and Gardner homered
The bad: duds from Pederson and Posey.
(note: Joey Gallo was a last second desperate swap after Kyle Seager was a late scratch, no way I actually wanted to play him)
I didn’t end up going Salazar because the weather looked awful, didn’t come back to bite me as he had a very mediocre game. But then again so did pretty much every pitcher last night. Did anybody throw a gem? I guess Greinke? Dickey did well? Nobody lit it up that’s for sure. Choosing pitchers is by far my least favorite part of daily baseball.
Here’s who I’m thinking for tonight…
P Carlos Carrasco $8.8K
Look Sale is the obvious ace tonight. Dude is a monster. He’s also 11.9K. It’s DeGrom’s 27th birthday and I LOVE targeting birthday games (seriously, it’s a thing, look it up). But he’s 10.7K. Gray has DOMINATED the Angels his last 3 starts, and has them again tonight. But he’s $10.1K. What I’m saying is all these guys are great choices so if you want to pay up for them be my guest, you probably can’t go wrong. But with the hitters I want to target tonight I need to save some cash, so I’m dipping down to Carrasco. Outside of 1 bad start he’s been pretty good this season and I always love a good matchup against the Rays, who you never know when they’re going to get no-hit next. Add in the K upside and I love Carrasco at this price.
1B Joey Votto $4.7K
It’s a Votto night! Only time I’ve ever recommended him, he hit not one…not two…but 3 bombs. And I love him again tonight. Squaring off against Haren who stinks against lefites, and, yup, just checked, Votto is still a lefty. Mix in a good home run hitting park tonight and I got a good feeling we’re looking at a yabo.
**Weather alert – Thunderstorms warning – careful with this one – might have to switch Votto out**
OF Carlos Gonzalez $4.5K
Is there a hotter hitter in baseball right now? Is there a better spot than the Rockies at home with the highest total of the night against a guy named Taylor Jungmann? Do I ever get sick of asking myself rhetorical questions? No I do not, and yes I will be slotting in CarGo at a discount.
SS Carlos Correa $3.9K
Is the pricing serious on this guy? Look at his game log, then look at his price, then try not to flip your desk over with your erection. I had him in a lineup last night at $4.8K, he stole 3 bases, then they dropped his price to 3.9 today. Either there’s something I don’t know about Elias, or Correa is the first guy I’m sticking in my lineup.
Also any night I can play 3 separate Carlos’s I kind of have to do it.
VALUE PLAY C/OF Kyle Schwarber $3.4K
Two words for this guy…Beassstttt Moooodeeee. Gets called up, promptly puts up a 21 and a 27 point game, now gets a matchup with Phil Hughes? For 3.4K? And is eligible at catcher?!? Sign me up!
Good luck tonight and remember to hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your tips and picks for the night.