Million Dollar Musings: Friday, September 14th

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Friday, September 14th

Happy Friday! We’ve got a full 15-game slate on tap tonight and it is absolutely loaded with pitching. I could make a case for at least 15 pitchers, probably more. Anytime we get these slates with this many options in different pricing tiers, it is important to re-iterate that you should be using your own opinion on these guys. I’m going to tell who I prefer and why, but there are a lot of closely bunched choices. It is very easy to disagree on the plays in these different tiers, and there are multiple paths to lineup construction and risk tolerance. The important thing is to know why you are playing who you are playing, and what the realistic range of outcomes is.

With that, let’s jump into this huge group of pitchers, starting with the one that doesn’t need much explanation.



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  • gswenson0607

    How about a Padres 2-3 man stack of Myers, Renfroe and maybe F. Reyes in GPP? It’s not an awful park for Righty pull power. Plus, Mendez is slated to get the bulk of the work and he was awful even in AA this year. Feels like a sneaky, unowned spot for HR upside here…Too much of a reach?

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    @gswenson0607 said...

    How about a Padres 2-3 man stack of Myers, Renfroe and maybe F. Reyes in GPP? It’s not an awful park for Righty pull power. Plus, Mendez is slated to get the bulk of the work and he was awful even in AA this year. Feels like a sneaky, unowned spot for HR upside here…Too much of a reach?

    I’d say this…there’s nothing wrong with looking at some San Diego power. The Rangers bullpen is bad, and that’s what they are going to see. But, I would not even consider ownership at all as a reason to play them. There are a full 20 teams that will be sneaky and unowned. So, if you’re playing them because of low ownership, I would say don’t. If you’re playing them because you legitimately like the spot as much as everything else, then sure, I certainly see some power upside for Myers, Renfroe, Reyes.

  • soundofsilence

    Hey Cheese, how much do you hate a TOR tournament stack? Like you said, there is some power there, and depending on who you pick for SP (on FD) you can get some decent bats on the other side, even a NYY or CLE stack.

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