Million Dollar Musings: Tuesday, June 25th

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Tuesday, June 25th

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got a full 15-game slate tonight. It is headlined by some elite pitching that continues to be strong into the mid-tier. There are a couple offenses that will jump to the top, but for the most part it is spread out very evenly across the slate. On these bigger slates, I will try to narrow down to my favorite plays while also giving you plenty of other options. But I won’t be mentioning every single viable play at every position, so if you find something different that you like, go with it.

Tuesday Night Pitching

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  • Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood)

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  • keke1021

    Thoughts on 4k Nestor Cortes on DK?

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    @keke1021 said...

    Thoughts on 4k Nestor Cortes on DK?

    I’m writing about him now, he’ll be added shortly. I didn’t have him listed as pitching initially, he’ll be of some interest now.

  • messner4442

    I read your Deep Thoughts article yesterday and I was curious what your thoughts on Scherzer and Cole tonight are. Is there any sense in playing these guys in tournaments at these prices? I just don’t see any upside. Thanks.

  • Bobbym

    Cole and Flaherty are in pretty bad spots tonight… Pirates don’t strike out and A’s incredibly hot with top ten wRC+ and .224 ISO over the last two weeks

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    @messner4442 said...

    I read your Deep Thoughts article yesterday and I was curious what your thoughts on Scherzer and Cole tonight are. Is there any sense in playing these guys in tournaments at these prices? I just don’t see any upside. Thanks.

    I am not nearly as interested in them in tournaments. I’ll absolutely have some shares based on the raw points upside, but going back to yesterday, the ceiling on bats is limitless compared to pitchers, so when we get into tournaments, I’m more likely to pay down at pitcher. It is a matter of if you can find cheap bats, as Cole/Scherzer are very unlikely to be the top points per dollar pitchers even if they are the highest scoring in raw points.

  • gswenson0607

    I’ve enjoyed your thoughts the last few weeks. Thanks for putting in the time to do all the pitching research you wrote about the other day.

    As I consider what directions to go tonight the Rangers – who get Joey Gallo back – facing Zimmermann and this Tigers bullpen that’s last in basically everything seem like a spot to target. How much weight would you give the Tigers having 3 lefties back there? I mean they’re really bad lefties, but I’m still curious. Thanks as always

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    @Bobbym said...

    Cole and Flaherty are in pretty bad spots tonight… Pirates don’t strike out and A’s incredibly hot with top ten wRC+ and .224 ISO over the last two weeks

    Small sample size numbers are tricky. It’s totally fine to use them and you do not have to agree with my assessment. I would just say that Oakland’s recent numbers look incredibly hot because they faced Baltimore and Seattle, the two worst staffs in the league. After that, they have just gotten done scoring 2, 4, 3 and 5 runs against Tampa. But there are plenty of pitchers tonight to choose from if you don’t like Flaherty.

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    @gswenson0607 said...

    I’ve enjoyed your thoughts the last few weeks. Thanks for putting in the time to do all the pitching research you wrote about the other day.

    As I consider what directions to go tonight the Rangers – who get Joey Gallo back – facing Zimmermann and this Tigers bullpen that’s last in basically everything seem like a spot to target. How much weight would you give the Tigers having 3 lefties back there? I mean they’re really bad lefties, but I’m still curious. Thanks as always

    I’m getting to them shortly. This slate is so bonkers, I’ll have something posted about them in a bit.

  • rhallone

    Last nights SF start by Pomeranz defintely an anomaly just ask Skully an Mulder…He will get drilled in his next start you heard it here first! LOL

  • messner4442

    I agree, probably paying down tonight. Thanks

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