Million Dollar Musings: Thursday, June 14th

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Thursday, June 14th

We’ve got two small slates to look at today, with a four-game early slate and the main evening slate also containing just four games. The early slates, though both four games, are a different four games depending on the site. DraftKings and FantasyDraft are skipping the early Giants-Marlins game and starting at 1:05 ET, while FanDuel is leaving the later Astros-A’s game off the slate.

As we’ve seen on a lot of recent Thursdays, it’s a day to play it close to the vest with your bankroll, as there just aren’t many reasonable ways to get any separation in your lineups.


The pitching is entirely different depending on the sites, with Justin Verlander being the lone ace today, but not available on the FanDuel slate. Everything past Verlander is risky and a jumbled mess, meaning everything on FD is risky and a jumbled mess.

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  • loutheitalian

    Who’s the catcher today on the early slate Dave Gomes? And weird ? You had moncada in the picture nowwhich twin is in that pic thanks dave

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    @loutheitalian said...

    Who’s the catcher today on the early slate Dave Gomes? And weird ? You had moncada in the picture nowwhich twin is in that pic thanks dave

    Gattis is the catcher I would try to get on the early slate.

    That is Francisco Lindor in that latest photo.

  • loutheitalian

    Thanks Dave

  • Coreyobrien639

    Cesar Hernandez and Blackmon or Brian dozier and Rosario? Thanks for the awesome article every day!

  • Lathum

    I love your write ups, you have made me money, and I get you wanna stick with the numbers, but I don’t see how you can endorse the Mets at this point. And I’m a Mets fan.

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