DRAFT MLB Value Watch: Wednesday, July 11th
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.
Wednesday, July 11th
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.
This data is copied from the MLB First Look from Notorious.
|Away||Pitcher||Home||Pitcher||Vegas Line||Run Total||Ballpark||Time (ET)|
|Detroit Tigers||Jordan Zimmermann – R||at||Tampa Bay Rays||Hunter Wood – L||TBD||TBD||Tropicana Field||12:10 PM|
|Washington Nationals||Gio Gonzalez – L||at||Pittsburgh Pirates||Trevor Williams – R||WAS -122||9.0||PNC Park||12:35 PM|
|Kansas City Royals||Burch Smith – R||at||Minnesota Twins||Lance Lynn – R||MIN -210||9.5||Target Field||1:10 PM|
|Chicago Cubs||Mike Montgomery – L||at||San Francisco Giants||Dereck Rodriguez – R||CHC -110||8.5||AT&T Park||3:45 PM|
|New York Yankees||Sonny Gray – R||at||Baltimore Orioles||Dylan Bundy – R||NYY -134||9.5||Camden Yards||7:05 PM|
|Cincinnati Reds||Tyler Mahle – R||at||Cleveland Indians||Carlos Carrasco – R||CLE -200||9.0||Progressive Field||7:10 PM|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Freddy Peralta – R||at||Miami Marlins||Dan Straily – R||MIL -150||8.0||Marlins Park||7:10 PM|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Vince Velasquez – R||at||New York Mets||Jacob deGrom – R||NYM -155||7.0||Citi Field||7:10 PM|
|Texas Rangers||Bartolo Colon – R||at||Boston Red Sox||Chris Sale – L||BOS -360||8.5||Fenway Park||7:10 PM|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Sam Gaviglio – R||at||Atlanta Braves||Mike Foltynewicz – R||ATL -156||9.0||SunTrust Park||7:35 PM|
|Oakland Athletics||Chris Bassitt – R||at||Houston Astros||Lance McCullers – R||HOU -240||8.0||Minute Maid Park||8:10 PM|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Luke Weaver – R||at||Chicago White Sox||Carlos Rodon – L||STL -125||9.0||Guaranteed Rate Field||8:10 PM|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Shelby Miller – R||at||Colorado Rockies||German Marquez – R||COL -135||11.5||Coors Field||8:40 PM|
|Seattle Mariners||Marco Gonzales – L||at||LA Angels of Anaheim||Jaime Barria – R||LAA -115||8.5||Angel Stadium||10:07 PM|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Kenta Maeda – R||at||San Diego Padres||Joey Lucchesi – L||LAD -140||7.5||Petco Park||10:10 PM|
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