MLB DFS Picks - Million Dollar Musings: Friday

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Friday, August 23rd

Happy Friday! This is a strange looking slate, and at first glance, it would not be surprising to see another down night for offense. We have a large pool of good pitchers and the majority of the games being played in stronger pitching environments. Only two games are opening with a total at 10 runs or higher and at least half the slate is immediately dropped into multi-entry GPP range only. We’ll start by breaking down this deep pitching pool.

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  • papemerson

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    No love for trevor Richard’s playing against Baltimore? With his K rate and matchup I’d figure hes the far better play than Lyles and folty, and if u really wanna get up there on tbe bats a Velasquez Richards pairing on DK has to be enticing no??

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    @papemerson said...

    No love for trevor Richard’s playing against Baltimore? With his K rate and matchup I’d figure hes the far better play than Lyles and folty, and if u really wanna get up there on tbe bats a Velasquez Richards pairing on DK has to be enticing no??

    If you trust that they are going to treat him like a starter, yes. He got up to 71 pitches last time out, so maybe they increase him, but I just hate dealing with these Tampa pitchers who don’t get any leash at all. Even in the minors they were throwing him 2 innings at a time, and it just seems like they see him more as a Jalen Beeks type 4-5 inning max kind of pitcher.

  • madik88

    I like your unique breakdown of players. Real and to the point.

  • ChrisGimino

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  • rickkain29

    Cheese which do you prefer in Yahoo tournament?

    Cave/Kepler/Polanco/Sano/Castro with Bell/Merrifield/Grichuck or

    Cave/Kepler/Polanco/Sano/Castro/Cruz with Panik/Vogelbach?

    Thank you!

  • btmaresca

    Having a tough time with value bats on this slate for cash games. Anyone you like in particular?

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    @btmaresca said...

    Having a tough time with value bats on this slate for cash games. Anyone you like in particular?

    Tampa is the place to go for cheap cash game bats

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    @rickkain29 said...

    Cheese which do you prefer in Yahoo tournament?

    Cave/Kepler/Polanco/Sano/Castro with Bell/Merrifield/Grichuck or

    Cave/Kepler/Polanco/Sano/Castro/Cruz with Panik/Vogelbach?

    Thank you!

    If you’re stacking the Twins, put Cruz in there

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