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Bullpen (Phil Backert)
Phil Backert: We have picked on the Orioles bullpen with great success this season, but it should be noted that over the last seven days, they have pitched 17.2 innings and have not allowed a home run. During this span, they have the best strikeout percentage at 33.1 percent.
Phil Backert: The Nationals bullpen snapped out of their season long struggles for a short stretch, but are once again a unit we can target. Over the last week, opponents are batting .318 which has led the unit to have an ERA of 7.45 over this span.
Phil Backert: The Brewers bullpen has pitched 38 innings over the last week which is the most in baseball. They have also allowed the most home runs as well in this span with six. However, opponents are only batting .188 against them.
Phil Backert: The Tigers were idle on Monday night, but over the last week, opponents are batting .325 and the unit has an 8.20 ERA. Right-handed hitters are slugging .485.
DraftCheat: Lots of good pitching options tonight. Thor, Canning, McHugh
Canning safe enough for cash on FD?
oh damn he’s cheap on FD
yeah, using him for sure
Canning price on dk is upnthere. Sounds like you like him even with that price
i do, yeah
i think he’s a stud
and matchup is great
Yeah and the weather is shit here. Kinda cool and it just stopped raining
for sure, ball won’t be flying
tigers lineup is just so bad
DraftCheat: Brewers situation is weird. Saying Houser is the “opener” but he was a starter in the minors and he’s rested
When making your lineups and selecting your pitchers how much do you factor ownership into who you use, especially on dk?
DraftCheat: a decent amount for GPPs, nich
We stacking the Rays again???
DraftCheat: i don’t see why not!
Caleb too pricey for matchup? Or any interest?
DraftCheat: I like him for sure
Maybe Red Sox actually hit today
Yeah Red Sox gonna bounce back
Hess so bad
how would you rank their OF?
DraftCheat: Mookie, JD, Benintendi
Benintendi has 3 HR in 9 PA against Hess lol
JD has 2 in 8
I have trouble with the Sox. Do i go Chavis, Moreland, or Devers with the outfield trio? And on dk which 2 for the full stack
DraftCheat: as long as you don’t play Jackie Bradley, you good
Reds offense got. Low owned and could see a lot of HR
DraftCheat: Reds are definitely sneaky
Yeah i find myself filling out lineups with reds. Mahle a good play? Or just playing with fire with the As
I’m not on Mahle
just don’t think he’s any good
but the A’s offense has been pretty dead
DraftCheat: I’m tempted by Houser on DK
Really? You think he pitches more than an inning
DraftCheat: Yeah, I don’t see why they would pull him if he’s going well. He’s definitely capable of going 5, And Freddy has been soooo bad. Not has been, is. But obviously i’m just kinda guessing here
Was thinking of stacking Nationals knowing Freddy might come in
DraftCheat: right that was my initial plan
Everything I’ve seen is they want Freddy to pitch but want him to avoid the top
DraftCheat: yeah. reading that too, i’m just not sure I buy it
They really seem to like his stuff and i don’t know why, He throws hard but it’s easy to hit it if you know it’s clming
DraftCheat: lol i realllly don’t get why they think he’s good
DraftCheat: Dakota Hudson, maybe
Are you worried about that matchup? I guess the only big time LHH they have is Harper. Everyone else is from the right side
DraftCheat: exactly, and Harper not hitting
Maybe i missed it, but what are your thoughts on lester tongiht?
DraftCheat: no chance I play Jon Lester. makes some sense on paper, so i get it, but I can’t do it
I feel like the Mets really want to beat the shit out of the Padres tonight
DraftCheat: Yeah they do for sure
I really want to play Bumgarner tonight with COL, am I crazy?
DraftCheat: I wouldn’t use bum
Do you not like lester because of a lack of upside, or just don’t like him at all?
DraftCheat: I think Lester sucks. this would be the spot to use him tho
why did you stop making bets for MLB package
DraftCheat: been working on stuff in my model, i’ll be back soon
DC, if i want to make a switch from cash to gpp, does my bankroll strategy change at all of playing 10% a night?
DraftCheat: might want to be a little more conservative than that, but as long as you stick to 10% should be ok
Should i stick to the 100man 3 entry max, or go MME? I’m generally playing $20 a night, so nothing big. I’ve been at the same balance all season doing 95% cash
DraftCheat: 100 man 3 entry def a good tourney
Hitting (Vlad Sedler)
Wilkerson again tonight since they refuse to price him above 3k?
Vlad Sedler: Not tonight for me. Better ways to go.
Vlad you mentioned better ways to go than Wilkerson. He’s still okay if you need a real cheap punt so you can get both canning/mchugh and a Sox stack right?
Does it have to be an OF and under 3k? Because right above 3k is Shaw, Marwin and some Marlins
cheap catcher tonight? Smith?
Vlad Sedler: Need to see some lineups out first for catcher decision. Michael Perez, probably.
Is Harper a good option for cash tonight?
Vlad Sedler: He’s been pretty cold. And not ideal scenario in that ballpark (Dakota Hudson traditionally doesn’t give up a lot of homers)
Hey Vlad, what’s your take on Donaldson vs Ryu?
Vlad Sedler: Not big on Donaldson vs Ryu
I have Beeks in GPP
Vlad Sedler: Beeks is probably due to poop the bed, And if he’s chalky you can almost guarantee it lol. I’ve got Syndergaard/McHugh right now
carpenter vs Nola?
Vlad Sedler: I’m sure you saw me wake Carpenter’s bat up on twitter yesterday lol https://twitter.com/RotoGut/status/1125511489861738496
You have Thor/McHugh in cash correct?
Vlad Sedler: Yea, in cash
Hey Vlad, thought on JD/Moreland and Benintendi/Martinez stack?
Vlad Sedler: Beni/JD
Thought on Dietrich tonight?
Vlad Sedler: Dietrich works today. Fiers .411 wOBA against LHH’s this season. Allowed more HRs to righties per AB last year though.
Vlad Sedler: How many innings will Canning go? That’s the concern
Any thoughts on Harper Vlad?
Vlad Sedler: Not big on Harper outside of GPP, Not on my top 3 teams today
if i was making a “pitchers to attack” google sheets, what would have have besides ISO? and k% v L / R
Vlad Sedler: k%, bb% splits, wOBA and in general, FpK% and SwStr%
out of Senzel, Puig and Winker, which two would you use? Want to put ABen in other OF spot
Vlad Sedler: Think most will want to get Senzel in but I like the two next to each other (Winker/Puig)
Are you a believer in Fried for cash today?…or more of a GPP play
Vlad Sedler: I’m a believer of Fried in general. Not opposed for a GPP tonight. He’s just not as good as his current numbers illustrate.
Vlad Sedler: CIN feels like an all or nothing GPP stack for me. OAK not a great park for offense in general, and Fiers usually better at home. Was super gung ho late last night when writing the article and now second-guessing. Would rather do that and tell you guys though. So what I do in this scenario is just load CIN up on 1 of my 3 SE teams and fade them on the other 2.
Vlad Sedler: Interesting that CIN/OAK has moved a whole run up (from 8.0 to 9.0) without affecting the line(still -125ish) so Vegas likes OAK offense