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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: August 27th

Welcome to another edition of the daily fix. This week represents the last week of what we might call normal baseball. After August 31st, rosters will expand to as many as forty and trades will no longer happen for most contenders. More importantly for most of you, football season will commence and many fans will shift their attention almost completely to baseball. That means it is a perfect time to sign up at Draftkings. When people shift their attention away from a sport, you can take advantage if you are still paying attention.

Today, I will be playing the $1 MLB 50/50 challenge. There are going to be over 400 players, so the top 200 or so bring home $1.90. Draftkings uses a salary cap system for you to pick your roster. You choose one regular at each position and two pitchers for $50,000. Salaries are based on player’s fantasy points per game and who they happen to be matching up with. So, we will include both of those figures on both of our tables.

Our first table will be the lineup I will be using during the contest. The second lineup will be a reasonable alternative at each position. Obviously, the first lineup will conform with the salary cap rules (all the way to max this time around) while the second one might not necessarily conform with those rules. As always, you should check the weather and lineups up to game time so that you can make some last second changes if needed.

Salary

FPPG

Opposing SP Comments
C Devin Mesoraco

3800

7.9

Jacob Turner One of the better catchers in all of baseball.
1B Chris Carter

4200

7.6

Drew Pomeranz This is a good matchup for the price.
2B Martin Prado

3800

6.4

David Price He has an .824 OPS as a Yankee.
3B Aramis Ramirez

3900

7.5

Odrismer   Despaigne Ramirez is still a dangerous hitter at this stage in the game.
SS Alexei Ramirez

3800

7.5

Corey Kluber This is a tough matchup, but also a good price point.
OF Kole Calhoun

4400

8.1

Henderson Alvarez Quietly one of the better corner outfielders in the AL.
OF Brandon Moss

4200

7.7

Brad Peacock Peacock is not exactly one of the better pitchers in the league.
OF Matt Kemp

4100

7.2

Wade Miley Kemp has almost been his old self in the second half.
SP Doug Fister

9100

17.6

Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies aren’t much of an offense these days.
SP Phil Hughes

8700

17.5

Kansas City Royals Even though the Royals are winning, their aren’t hitting all that   much.

 

 

 

Salary

FPPG

Opposing SP Comments
C Evan Gattis

3900

7.2

Zack Wheeler One of the best young offensive catchers in the game.
1B Steve Pearce

4200

7.5

Drew Smyly Has come out of nowhere to hold down the first base job.
2B Dustin Pedroia

3900

7.0

Marcos Stroman He’s no longer a dominant force, but still very solid.
3B Brock Holt

3700

7.6

Marcos Stroman The Sox’ unsung hero this season.
SS Starlin Castro

3800

7.1

Mat Latos He is fighting for his baseball life with so many young shortstops in   Chicago.
OF J.D. Martinez

4100

8.0

Liam Hendricks He’s fallen off, but this is still a breakout season for Martinez.
OF Jay Bruce

4200

7.2

Jacob Turner Overall, the numbers are down, so he is still dangerous.
SP Mat Latos

8800

16.0

Chicago Cubs He’s been injury prone, but he’s solid when healthy.
SP Yovani Gallardo

8100

14.6

San Diego Padres This is a good matchup with the game happening in San Diego.

 

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