Daily Fantasy Sports
Soggy Sunday

July 22, 2012 -

Rain may make it tough to pick your roster at FanDuel today.

But I think the pitching pick will still be good. I like the idea of Fiers for $7,100 at Fan Duel. His numbers are excellent, striking out 9.06/9IP, walking 2.18 BB/9IP, allowing only 0.34HR/9IP. That last number is unsustainable, especially with his low groundball rate of 31%. The Reds are relatively punchless without Votto making pitchers wet themselves. But he’s facing Cueto and that makes the win less of a probability.

For more of a sleeper pick, Christian Friedrich brings his 8.48K/9IP rate to Petco to face  Pdres team with a K rate of 21%. He is only $5,500. You might actually look at Padres P Ohlendorf while eyeing that game. He also boasts a decent 7.83K/9IP. But the Rockies do not strike out like the Padres, and he walks batters more than Friedrich (4.30BB/9IP compared to 3.11 for Friedrich). If you go with one here, I like Friedrich.

One cheap pitcher I do not like is Jordan Lyles against Arizona. He gets groundballs at a very high rate (51%) but his K/BB ratio is only 1.83, and he gives up 1.46HR/9IP. OF Justin Upton, C Miguel Montero, and OF Gerardo Parra all hit him last year for a combined 8 for 9  with each getting a double. Lyles almost makes Arizona P Collmenter look attractive, but he can’t seem to stay in games.

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Steve Grantz grew up in South Philadelphia, graduated from Central High and went to Penn. Steve works in the software industry to pay for his taste in food and wine, and uses his winnings in weekly poker games to plug up leaks in his sports wagering.

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