Daily Fantasy Sports
Pitcher Woes

August 5, 2012 -

It has been a bad week for my ability to pick up a pitcher. Last night’s decision to roll with Hellickson was just the latest in  a string that has cost me. playing daily fantasy baseball at FanDuel.

That might be a problem today, but my selection will not be. It did not work out well last time, but Mets top-prospect Matt Harvey is still only $4400 in salary cap money, is facing a Padres team that strikes out with a K rate of 20.8% and in pitcher friendly Petco.

At 1B I will go with Adrian Gonzalez ($3800) against the very hittable Nick Blackburn. Gonzalez is 3 for 7 previously facing Blackburn. In the same game, SS Mike Aviles is a nice bargain. He has seen Blackburn plenty when he was with the Royals, and is 6 for 11 against him. He has been hitting lightly, but is 3 of 8 this weekend against the Twins and is only $2900.

OF Shin-Soo Choo ($3900) is 11 for 18 against Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer.

OF Bryce Harper is cheap at $3500 today, and like the matchup against righty Ricky Nolasco. I think he will run on Nolasco, too.

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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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