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Bullpen (Phil Backert)
Morning Phil. Any bullpens stick out to you tonight?
Phil Backert: The Royals bullpen is quickly becoming a unit to target. They have the worst WHIP over the last seven days at 2.22 and opponents are batting .329. They’re not missing bats either as their swinging strike percentage of 7.9 percent is ranked dead last. This goes beyond the last seven days as well as they rank 29th in swinging strike percentage this season.
They were used quite a bit last night also right?
Phil Backert: 4 innings
Phil Backert: The Braves have allowed the hardest contact percentage this season at 47.4 and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have given up the second most home runs at 10. Opponents are batting .300 as well over the last seven days.
What about the Pirates? Feel like the bullpen pitched all day yesterday
Phil Backert: they are off today, them and cubs, who both pitched a lot yesterday. Here is a surprise since we have targeted them all season: The Cubs bullpen has now thrown 12 scoreless innings in a row. Their shakeup over the weekend is working, but they did have to cover the final seven innings on Monday due to Jon Lester leaving the game with injury. They are off on Tuesday so they will have time to regroup.
Hitting (Vlad Sedler)
Vlad Sedler: I made one LU on FD this morning for early slate and going Sale there myself
Vlad, I did what we talked about yesterday and smashed my Cash game with a 209 on Fd, but didnt enter that lineup into a GPP and my GPP lineups didnt cash so it was an even day. Should I put the cash lineup into GPP also?
Vlad Sedler: Always always always enter your cash LU into a gpp, no matter how small. That’s basically Rule # 1.
Vlad Sedler: Early: JoRam and/or Hanley or Santana, Top/middle TOR and sneaky middle to bottom of TBR (E.Santana awful vs RHH’s last couple years; reverse splits)
How much do you factor in the wind on any given day? ex. wind blowing out to LF in DET today 10-15 mph
Vlad Sedler: For wind, I’m looking for outliers so closer to 20mph and above
Vlad are we going in on Boston bats today?
Vlad Sedler: Yes, Shoemaker implosion time
Is Zimmerman chalk
Vlad Sedler: I sure as hell hope Zimm is chalk
Vlad, Is 3 players to much to stack in cash games? I have 3 Dodgers for tonight, Seager, Bellinger, and Muncy.
Vlad Sedler: That means you think Hudson is really going to implode. You can do that, but better would be 2 depending on who your alternative is. If it’s a 10-15 game slate then for cash 3 is okay (for me), and if it’s 8 or less then just 2.
Are the Mets your favorite stack tonight?
Vlad Sedler: They are my favorite underowned stack. MLW might be my favorite as well as COL and OAK
Any second SP thoughts for draftkings early?
Vlad Sedler: Zimm or Morton for SP2
Hey Vlad just read your article…..What do you consider your top 3 stacks for today gpp???
Vlad Sedler: My Favorite Stacks: Mets, Rockies, Brewers, Astros, Athletics
Chris davis’s price has to be a mistake right?
Vlad Sedler: No, that was intentional but yes a joke
Love the articles but never know where to pay up. Once i get the pitchers locked in im left with average of like 4k to spend. How can you fit someone like yellich in when doing that??
Vlad Sedler: I write article night before and try accounting for some value plays but oftentimes those don’t open up until we see lineups, so you’ll have to pick your favorite 1-2 pricey guys first and leave the rest off.
Fav 1-off for DET?
Vlad Sedler: Miggy or sneaky Stewart
I see a lot of guys in GPP go with the 4-4 stack on fanduel, and they’ll just put in whatever 4 guys from each team they can fit. Most times they aren’t in order in the lineup. Do you think that’s better than doing say 2-3 mini stacks of guys who are in order, or at least close to one another in the lineup
Vlad Sedler: You see guys doing that on auto…if you’re doing teams by hand you can mix it up with mini stacks but you’ll see most doing 150 multi entry doing it this way (4-4)