Premium Summary: Thursday, August 22nd

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Thursday, August 22nd

Today’s LineupHQ Core Plays (CheeseIsGood)

Core Pitchers:

DK/FDRFT: Gerrit Cole, Aaron Civale
FD/Y: Mike Soroka

Core Hitters:

DK/FDRFT: Alex Bregman, Austin Meadows, Ji-Man Choi, Khris Davis
FD: Austin Meadows, Ozzie Albies, Ji-Man Choi
Y: Austin Meadows, Ji-Man Choi, Khris Davis

GPP Stacks

Top Overall Stack: HOU
Core Stacks Article: TBR, HOU, WAS
Top GPP Leverage Stack: NYM
Meansy’s Favorite Stack: WAS

Especially when looking at large-field tournaments, I love a Washington Nationals stack. When looking at 2019 SIERA, opposing pitcher Steven Brault actually checks in with the third worst on the slate at 5.06. Additionally, he also has the second highest BB% at 11%. Being the road team with a great mix of power, speed, expensive price tags, and cheap price tags, I think a Nats stack could be a slate-winner tonight.

FD Value Stacks: HOU, LAD, TEX, ATL, TBR
DK Value Stacks: HOU, TEX, LAD, TBR, CWS
SlateIQ Leverage Stacks: NYM, NYY, DET, HOU, COL

Top Rated Pitchers

1. Gerrit Cole (DK/FDRFT Core)
2. Mike Soroka (FD/Y Core)
3. Aaron Civale (DK/FDRFT Core)
4. Kenta Maeda

Salary Alternatives: Miles Mikolas, Tanner Roark, Ariel Jurado (two-pitcher sites, large-field GPP only)
GPP Alternatives: German Marquez, Noah Syndergaard, Ryan Yarbrough

Top Rated C

1. Travis D’Arnaud
2. Gary Sanchez

Salary Alternatives: Russell Martin, Tyler Flowers
GPP Alternatives: Kurt Suzuki, James McCann, Pedro Severino

Top Rated 1B

1. Ji-Man Choi (Core)
2. Freddie Freeman
3. Jesus Aguilar
4. Max Muncy

Salary Alternatives: Rowdy Tellez, Howie Kendrick (FD), Matt Skole
GPP Alternatives: Pete Alonso, Jose Abreu

Top Rated 2B

1. Ozzie Albies (FD Core)
2. Brian Dozier

Salary Alternatives: Nick Solak, Isan Diaz
GPP Alternatives: Rougned Odor, Jose Altuve, Eric Sogard, Cavan Biggio

Top Rated 3B

1. Alex Bregman (FD Core)
2. Josh Donaldson
3. Justin Turner

Salary Alternatives: Matt Duffy, Renato Nunez
GPP Alternatives: Anthony Rendon, Yoan Moncada, Jose Ramirez

Top Rated SS

1. Corey Seager
2. Didi Gregorius

Salary Alternatives: Willy Adames
GPP Alternatives: Elvis Andrus, Trea Turner, Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story

Top Rated OF

1. Austin Meadows (Core)
2. Khris Davis (DK/FDRFT/Y Core)
3. Yordan Alvarez
4. Tommy Pham
5. Joc Pederson

Salary Alternatives: Delino DeShields (FD), Kevin Kiermaier (FD), Matt Joyce (FD), Lewis Brinson (DK), Jon Jay (DK), DJ Stewart
GPP Alternatives: Cody Bellinger, Michael Brantley, George Springer, Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, Michael Conforto, Aaron Judge

MLB Weather Impacts

Bad Weather Concerns: PIT (Y/O), BAL (Y/O), NYM (Y), ATL (Y/G), STL (Y)
Good Weather for Pitchers: None
Good Weather for Hitters: None

PlateIQ Insights

Top PlateIQ SPs: Gerrit Cole, Aaron Civale, Kenta Maeda
Top PlateIQ K Matchups: Gerrit Cole, Aaron Civale, Kenta Maeda
Top PlateIQ Bats: Yoan Moncada, Justin Turner, Michael Brantley
Top SB Threats: Jose Ramirez, Oscar Mercado, Francisco Lindor
Top Bullpens to Target by XFIP: MIA, DET, WAS, COL, PIT

RG Content Referenced

Daily Content Schedule – For All of Today’s Content and Tools
Million Dollar Musings
Expert Survey
Projected Ownership
Consensus Value Rankings

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