DRAFT MLB Value Watch: Sunday, August 25th
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 25th
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)|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Jalen Beeks – L||at||Baltimore Orioles||Dylan Bundy – R||TB -157||10.0||1:05 PM|
|Atlanta Braves||Dallas Keuchel – L||at||New York Mets||Steven Matz – L||NYM -108||8.5||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City Royals||Eric Skoglund – L||at||Cleveland Indians||Shane Bieber – R||CLE -320||9.0||1:10 PM|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Aaron Nola – R||at||Miami Marlins||Elieser Hernandez – R||PHI -180||8.0||1:10 PM|
|Cincinnati Reds||Trevor Bauer – R||at||Pittsburgh Pirates||Dario Agrazal – R||TBD||TBD||1:35 PM|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Robbie Ray – L||at||Milwaukee Brewers||Zach Davies – R||MIL -105||9.5||2:10 PM|
|Detroit Tigers||Matt Boyd – L||at||Minnesota Twins||Martin Perez – L||MIN -167||9.5||2:10 PM|
|LA Angels of Anaheim||Jaime Barria – R||at||Houston Astros||Framber Valdez – L||HOU -200||10.5||2:10 PM|
|Texas Rangers||Brock Burke – L||at||Chicago White Sox||Reynaldo Lopez – R||CWS -114||9.5||2:10 PM|
|Colorado Rockies||Antonio Senzatela – R||at||St. Louis Cardinals||Michael Wacha – R||STL -150||9.0||2:15 PM|
|Washington Nationals||Stephen Strasburg – R||at||Chicago Cubs||Cole Hamels – L||WAS -110||8.5||2:20 PM|
|San Francisco Giants||Logan Webb – R||at||Oakland Athletics||Brett Anderson – L||OAK -143||9.5||4:07 PM|
|Boston Red Sox||Brian Johnson – L||at||San Diego Padres||Joey Lucchesi – L||SD -120||9.5||4:10 PM|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Clay Buchholz – R||at||Seattle Mariners||Marco Gonzales – L||SEA -132||9.5||4:10 PM|
|New York Yankees||Domingo German – R||at||Los Angeles Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw – L||LAD -175||8.5||7:05 PM|
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