DRAFT MLB Value Watch: Sunday, August 18th
Aaron Hendrix will be bringing Premium subscribers his tiers for all DRAFT contests ranging from head-to-head all the way up to ten-person drafts.
Sunday, August 18th
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 all the way up to ten-person drafts.
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.
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 key note about this article. It is projection based and the analysis will be minimal. It is my feeling the best way to approach DRAFT drafts is to rely on a mathematical approach and to draft the best projected players with some adjustments made for positional scarcity – I will account for this scarcity in my rankings. If there is a question you have on how to interpret the rankings, please leave a comment on the article or shoot me a DM on Twitter and I’ll be happy to answer it for you.
The rankings are 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. I’ve included the overall unadjusted rankings at the end so you can see how players rank in terms of overall fantasy point projection.
Author’s Note – DRAFT does not always utilize the typical position listed for a player in projections. I do my best to go through their lists each morning to make sure the positions are correct, but there is a chance I may miss some. I always include additional players in the positional rankings to account for this as well as injuries and late scratches. The article will not be updated after the initial posting, but if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments or send me a message on Twitter and I’ll be happy to answer them.
This data is copied from the MLB First Look from Notorious.
|Away||Pitcher||Home||Pitcher||Vegas Line||Run Total||Time (ET)|
|Baltimore Orioles||Ty Blach – L||at||Boston Red Sox||Nathan Eovaldi – R||BOS -310||12.0||1:05 PM|
|Cleveland Indians||Mike Clevinger – R||at||New York Yankees||CC Sabathia – L||CLE -122||10.0||1:05 PM|
|San Diego Padres||Joey Lucchesi – L||at||Philadelphia Phillies||Jason Vargas – L||PHI -104||10.0||1:05 PM|
|Seattle Mariners||Yusei Kikuchi – L||at||Toronto Blue Jays||Wilmer Font – R||TOR -152||10.5||1:07 PM|
|Detroit Tigers||Matt Boyd – L||at||Tampa Bay Rays||Trevor Richards – R||TB -175||8.0||1:10 PM|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Jack Flaherty – R||at||Cincinnati Reds||Alex Wood – L||STL -145||9.0||1:10 PM|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Tony Gonsolin – R||at||Atlanta Braves||Max Fried – L||TBD||TBD||1:20 PM|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Chase Anderson – R||at||Washington Nationals||Erick Fedde – R||WAS -107||11.0||1:35 PM|
|New York Mets||Zack Wheeler – R||at||Kansas City Royals||Glenn Sparkman – R||NYM -160||10.0||2:15 PM|
|Minnesota Twins||Martin Perez – L||at||Texas Rangers||Lance Lynn – R||TEX -122||10.5||3:05 PM|
|Miami Marlins||Jordan Yamamoto – R||at||Colorado Rockies||Peter Lambert – R||COL -157||13.5||3:10 PM|
|Chicago White Sox||Dylan Cease – R||at||LA Angels of Anaheim||Griffin Canning – R||LAA -175||9.5||4:07 PM|
|Houston Astros||Zack Greinke – R||at||Oakland Athletics||Brett Anderson – L||HOU -158||9.5||4:07 PM|
|San Francisco Giants||Madison Bumgarner – L||at||Arizona Diamondbacks||Merrill Kelly – R||SF -104||9.0||4:10 PM|
|Chicago Cubs||Jose Quintana – L||at||Pittsburgh Pirates||Mitch Keller – R||CHC -138||9.5||7:10 PM|
Our Premium content can help you make better picks every day
- To read this article for today’s MLB games, you need to have a subscription to RG Premium.
- A Premium subscription will allow you to access this article, as well as Consensus Value Rankings, daily picks from top-ranked players, and much more.
- Want access just for today? Purchase a day pass to quickly gain access to Premium content for today’s slate!