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  • tbishop8

    Any chance we get contests on DK for the WBC? Seems like a slim chance since they have never done spring training games but we did get Olympic golf and basketball contests as well as the fact that they run preseason NBA and NFL contests. Can’t wait for baseball to be back!

  • mathewsmarner

    cause their lefties?

  • harrytruman3

    This is the Netherlands’ lineup per twitter. Andrelton Simmons DH (you read that right)
    Jurickson Profar CF
    Xander Bogaerts 3B
    Wlad Balentien RF
    Jonathan Schoop 2B
    Didi Gregorius SS
    Yurundell Decaster 1B (80 name)
    Dashenko Ricardo C
    Randolph Oduber LF

  • Scumpunch

    Hoping to see some of these tonight

  • mjsimpson24

    Anybody see an Israel lineup? Nothing on twitter/gameday yet

  • Ross
    @mjsimpson24 said...

    Anybody see an Israel lineup? Nothing on twitter/gameday yet

    https://twitter.com/WBCBaseball/status/839666855237165056

  • mjsimpson24

    https://twitter.com/TodayintheMLB/status/839668174777876485

  • mjsimpson24

    Haha, thanks!

  • KindGuy

    Wow Israel.

    Netherlands offense has been anemic this whole tournament.

  • trentholbrook

    Any news on lineups?

  • Stangs13

    And tonight the big boys will come out to play! Should be fun. A few things I have noticed. The MLB players are garnering a lot of ownership. Netherlands has been extremely highly owned and have been pretty much the only team with MLB players playing. Winning strategy seems to have been playing the lesser known guys that have MLB service time but havent been mainstays, mixed with the Japan bats.

    On to tonight. With the Dominicans playing we see a lot of big mlb names. Few things that stick out to me. Carlos Santana is listed as a catcher. I would guess he gets 60% ownership tonight. Maybe Castillo goes overlooked as the actual catcher for the Dominican side. Bautista is listed only 1B which is odd because he almost always plays OF or DH. I hate it on this slate but when Venezuala and USA are playing it will make it more interesting.

    Like most I think the Dominican probably destroy Canada today. With that said I dont see a way Carlos Martinez is on the winning lineup. I bet he is at least 60% owned. With the pitch count rule in place I doubt he scores more than 17 points. Id rather take a cheap pitcher and one more big bat with 30 pt upside.

    Thoughts?

  • Rickygeiger

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    17 points is much better than -5 like a lot of guys can get because they can’t really redeem a bad inning. If he uses the full pitch count, being cautious, 4 innings 4 k’s couple hits/walks and a win and he’s around 20. Could very well go 5 and k 7 too. He has by far the most k upside of any guy. Just like MLB dfs, normally taking the top pitcher and fitting others around is the most consistent strategy. Haven’t looked into pricing much, but I’d say you’re more likely to peg a cheap hitter to outscore an expensive guy than getting a cheap pitcher that outscores Martinez outright if he pitches his 65 pitches, the people fading him should be hoping for a 45 pitch outing. This is possible because it seems like they have a wealth of solid pitching that they may want to throw each a couple of innings, but in that case, there is no need to limit pitch count to save him for a game in two days.

  • jgadharf

    @Stangs13 said...

    With that said I dont see a way Carlos Martinez is on the winning lineup. I bet he is at least 60% owned. With the pitch count rule in place I doubt he scores more than 17 points. Id rather take a cheap pitcher and one more big bat with 30 pt upside.

    I don’t see any way C-Mart is NOT on the winning lineup. Unless Dempster shocks the world and holds DR scoreless through 3 innings, C-Mart is almost guaranteed the W. The key to winning a GPP tonight will be picking the correct SP2 and non-DR hitters.

  • LuckyLuc3434

    Couldn’t manage to stay up till lock, so missed on Korea’s catcher. Lucked out getting the PH HR from Kim…

    Looking forward to a normal lock time today

  • Stangs13

    After making my first set of lineups I agree you can make Martinez work. I’ll probably still be under weight but will have him in probably half my lineups.

    I would be careful projecting him for 4-5 innings 5-7 ks though. There are a few good left handed bats in the Canada lineup

  • KindGuy

    Wow. A WBC slate that actually somehwhat resembles an MLB slate.

  • KindGuy

    This is going to be really run.

    Freddie Freeman playing?

  • Tristanhoh

    Yes, and he’s hands down their best player.

  • cinthree

    Maybe it will change today with the Dominican Republic now on the slate, but having played (and #shamelessbrag, finished 1-2 in the $4 GPP the first day, and finished 1-3-5-6 in the $4 GPP yesterday), I’ve built four lineups each of the three days and never once had to consider salary.

    Not saying Carlos Martinez will or will not be on the winning lineup, just that his price isn’t relevant.

  • Jaws1002

    Anyone know where I can find the pitching matchups for tonight?

  • cinthree

    @Jaws1002 said...

    Anyone know where I can find the pitching matchups for tonight?

    CAN/DOM – Dempster (CAN) versus C. Martinez (DOM)
    MEX/ITA – Gallardo (MEX) versus Maestri (ITA)
    AUS/CUB – TBD (AUS) versus Blanco (CUB)

    That’s from worldbaseballclassic.com

  • KindGuy

    @cinthree said...

    Maybe it will change today with the Dominican Republic now on the slate, but having played (and #shamelessbrag, finished 1-2 in the $4 GPP the first day, and finished 1-3-5-6 in the $4 GPP yesterday), I’ve built four lineups each of the three days and never once had to consider salary.

    Not saying Carlos Martinez will or will not be on the winning lineup, just that his price isn’t relevant.

    4 lineups only? Please tell us your secretttttt

  • Jaws1002

    Thank You

  • cinthree

    @elementasrat said...

    4 lineups only? Please tell us your secretttttt

    Haha. I deserve that. But the main point was simply that I don’t think salary plays any role. It hasn’t so far. It may change, however, with countries like DR now on the slate.

  • Beavsftw

    Anyone know when they bring back mlb for dfs?

  • Jaws1002

    @Beavsftw said...

    Anyone know when they bring back mlb for dfs?

    World Baseball Classic already started on Draft Kings this week and if you are talking about regular MLB, the season starts April 2nd.

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