July 31, 2012 -
Last week I made the mistake of noting Matt Harvey was starting for the Mets, then picking his opponent anyway at FanDuel.
Well, kind of. I did mention I was using Harvey in an expert league. And I did, barely losing by a quarter point.
You’ll notice the winner also used Harvey.
Get used to that. Just about everyone will start Harvey tonight, especially as his opponent is Lincecum, and hs is still extremely cheap.
So the question tonight is what to do with all the leftover money for a lineup with $3200 spent on Harvey?
I have some thoughts.
Nick Blackburn is pitching for the Twins, and he has been killed by the White Sox as much as anyone else. OF Alex Rios is 9 for 26 against Blackburn with three home runs (3 for 5 this year) and has hits in 8 of his last 10 games, including 2 homeruns. Rios is $4300. OF Alejandro de Aza has also hit safely in 8 of the last 10, and is 4 for 9 lifetime against Blackburn. SS Alexei Ramirez ($3600) also hits a comfortable .350 against Blackburn.
OF Shin-Soo Choo ($3900) has a crazy slash line against Hochevar in 25 at bats: .600/.643/.1.120. YOU might think I missed BA and just grabbed OBP, SLG, and OPS. But no, OPS is a ludicrous 1.763.
Atlanta roughed up Ricky Nolasco last time they saw him. OF Michael Bourn ($3800) did a lot of the damage, going 3 for 6. C Brian McCann ($3700) has a slash line of .346/.364/.769 in 52 at bats against Nolasco and he has hit safely in 4 of 5.
It pains me to write this, but 2B Danny Espinosa ($3600) is 7 for 10 lifetime against Cliff Lee with three homeruns.
At 3B, Miguel Cabrera ($4400) is 3 for 7 against Beckett this year with 2 HR. But if you are looking to save some money for an expert league you might try Mike Moustakas for $3300. He is facing Lowe tonight, who is seeing left handers hit him at .346. Moustakas has been cold of late, but Lowe is a cure for that.