DRAFT MLB Value Watch: Friday, August 10th

Aaron Hendrix will be bringing Premium subscribers his tiers for head-to-head, three-man, four-man (tournaments), and six-man drafts on DRAFT. Included will be strategy discussion and options for the day’s slate.

Friday, August 10th

Good afternoon Grinders! Welcome to our MLB content for DRAFT Premium. Each day, I will go over the MLB slate with tier rankings for head-to-head, three-man, four-man (tournaments) and six man drafts. I’ll also provide a brief slate analysis as to how to attack drafts for the slate.

A couple notes to remember about DRAFT contests. One, there is no salary cap so you’re not worried about fitting players in on a budget. Raw fantasy points is what matters most, not the popular point per dollar. Second, while there is no late swap, if a player is ruled out, you will be able to swap them out. For more information on how this works, read the DRAFT Swap Rules Page – for this reason you can take some marginal chances in the later rounds on players that are questionable to play. It’s also important to note the scoring for DRAFT baseball contests is different than any other site with an emphasis on hitters and power (10 points for a home run) as opposed to traditional strong value for starting pitching (only one point for a strikeout). View the DRAFT MLB Scoring System here – last, roster requirements are one pitcher, two infielders, and two outfielders. All analysis and rankings will be based on that.

One note about my rankings. They are typically made based on projected values. To get the best feel for the industry, each day I run a comparison of major DFS sites and come up with a average projected value from these sites. These values are how I determine my rankings.

Slate Overview

This data is copied from the MLB First Look from Notorious.

Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Vegas Line Run Total Ballpark Time (ET)
Washington Nationals Jeremy Hellickson – R at Chicago Cubs Kyle Hendricks – R CHC -145 TBD Wrigley Field 2:20 PM
Boston Red Sox Nathan Eovaldi – R at Baltimore Orioles Dylan Bundy – R BOS -165 9.0 Camden Yards 7:05 PM
Texas Rangers Mike Minor – L at New York Yankees Masahiro Tanaka – R NYY -200 9.0 Yankee Stadium 7:05 PM
Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell – L at Toronto Blue Jays Marco Estrada – R TB -115 8.5 Rogers Centre 7:07 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks Clay Buchholz – R at Cincinnati Reds Anthony DeSclafani – R ARI -110 9.5 Great American Park 7:10 PM
Minnesota Twins Ervin Santana – R at Detroit Tigers Jordan Zimmermann – R DET -100 8.5 Comerica Park 7:10 PM
New York Mets Zack Wheeler – R at Miami Marlins Jose Urena – R NYM -105 7.5 Marlins Park 7:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers Freddy Peralta – R at Atlanta Braves Kevin Gausman – R ATL -105 8.5 SunTrust Park 7:35 PM
Cleveland Indians Shane Bieber – R at Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon – L CLE -130 9.0 Guaranteed Rate Field 8:10 PM
Seattle Mariners Mike Leake – R at Houston Astros Gerrit Cole – R HOU -220 7.5 Minute Maid Park 8:10 PM
St. Louis Cardinals Austin Gomber – L at Kansas City Royals Burch Smith – R STL -140 9.0 Kauffman Stadium 8:15 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda – R at Colorado Rockies Jon Gray – R COL -105 10.5 Coors Field 8:40 PM
Oakland Athletics Brett Anderson – L at LA Angels of Anaheim Felix Pena – R TBD TBD Angel Stadium 10:07 PM
Philadelphia Phillies Zach Eflin – R at San Diego Padres Jacob Nix – R PHI -125 8.0 Petco Park 10:10 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates Trevor Williams – R at San Francisco Giants Derek Holland – L SF -132 8.0 AT&T Park 10:15 PM

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About the Author

  • Aaron Hendrix (thehazyone)

  • Aaron Hendrix is a former professional poker player who made the transition from season long fantasy sports to DFS in October of 2014. He used to cover poker tournaments for a living until stepping into his current role at RotoGrinders. He can be found on Twitter at @aaronhendrix


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