• hokie2009

    So, I started Nolan Arenado at 3B today on FD cash games, and, well, it looks like so did everybody else! I’m not complaining … just curious … I’m in a bunch of head to heads and glancing at the scores after the homer I’d say 30-40% have Arenado … and the one 21-player matrix I’m in, 48% Arenado.

    Now, I use this forum, and mostly for the Kevin Roth weather updates, and I do use some daily spreadsheets using fangraphs and swish tables and stuff to pick my players, and I have a projection set, but not one of the public ones …

    And, I mean, I had 3 or 4 guys on my list for the price at 3B, and really only barely ended up with Arenado.

    My question is how to 48% of other people end up at the same conclusion?

    There were better plays, especially in the OF, and they are not 50% owned … … …

    Or does everybody know something I don’t, and I just got lucky?

    I hate seeing high ownership like that because if you don’t have Arenado, you’re significantly behind the 8-ball in double-ups. If he hits another one you’re pretty much toast.

    With 30 options on a full slate I can’t see how ANYBODY can be 48% owned. That’s just insane.

    Some twitter Roster God or some really popular tout or several of them have him highlighted today or something? I don’t read ANY of that stuff almost, I’m totally on an island when it comes to hitter/pitcher research … so I’m just curious, what happened here?

    I’ve seen it before with Donaldson, but … Arenado’s not Donaldson, there were some days where he was like $3100-$3400 on FD and just so far beyond any other 3B option. Several of them, LOL.

  • yanksfan1

    He’s hitting well, facing a bad pitcher in a hitter’s park. Also on the road so team is guaranteed nine frames of hitting. Not surprising to me for cash games.


    Here is the reason..

    You put your right hand in,
    You put your right hand out,
    You put your right hand in,
    And you shake it all about,

    You do the hokey pokey
    and you turn yourself around
    That what it’s all about.

  • qnova34

    3b might have 30 players going, but most of them were in really bad spots or just not good at the baseball.

  • mjsimpson24

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    Seemed to me like he was the only clear option at 3b on fd today with his deflated price

  • hokie2009

    Yeah, I guess so.

    Still, 50%?

    This happens a LOT on fanduel. There is huge ownership overlap because the prices aren’t sharp enough and everyone who does some research ends up on the same players. It’s kind of annoying even though I’ve got him in my lineup today … it just adds variance to it. The DK prices are infinitely sharper.

    There are pluses and minuses to both, but, anything that spreads ownership around, I’m a fan of.

  • sellthenews

    it was a good spot, but i was pretty surprised to see that number so high as well, as there were some other good options. Far too many 50% guys on full 15 game slates recently.

  • MikeSos760

    @sellthenews said...

    it was a good spot, but i was pretty surprised to see that number so high as well, as there were some other good options. Far too many 50% guys on full 15 game slates recently.

    It is easy to find suggestions from “experts” these days. Go on twitter, google it, here on rotogrinders, espn, rotoworld, and even on mlb tv now. Naturally, there will be a lot of overlay because people will suggest the same player who is in a good spot and who may be a cheap price too. I’ve noticed quite a few large overlaps also in big games.

  • mranderson

    It was either Aronado or Frazier to me. I think I went 50% on each.

  • Thomas21

    He currently has a 398 woba aginst righties against a bad SP in a tiny ballpark. Those are the reasons I used to play him today.

  • csuram88

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    Arenado GOAT

  • SirGiant

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    @csuram88 said...

    Arenado GOAT


  • IronMonkey415

    I want to grow up to be like him.

  • shanenabel

    Another HR of kershaw last night, who has the balls to roster him vs Greinke tonight?

  • SirGiant

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    @shanenabel said...

    Another HR of kershaw last night, who has the balls to roster him vs Greinke tonight?

    @csuram88 does!

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