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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 2nd

Draftstreet has been a terrific platform for daily baseball and to prove it we are going to play a different game today than what we have played before. Draftstreet offers three types of games in addition to the multitude of ways you can get paid out. You can play salary cap games (as we have played every other time before), they offer snake drafts, and today’s game which is the pick em’ game.

The concept behind the pick ’em game is to fill eight positions without any regards to salary or position. Instead, they give you a choice of anywhere between three players and seven players per tier. There are two tiers of pitchers and the other six tiers are filled with position players. The idea is that they are not necessarily from any particular position. The players are bunched together based on their fantasy points per game production.

So, when you look at the picks, you will notice that the salaries are going to be removed. Instead, you will see the opposing pitcher and some notes about why I picked that particular player. As always, I will have an alternative lineup in case there are any last second lineup changes or weather conditions that would force us to make a change.

Opposing SP

Comments

Tier 1

Cole Hamels

Miami Marlins

The first few starts of the year were brutal and he still has a 2.84 ERA on the season.

Tier 2

Travis Wood

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have not been world beaters this season.

Tier 3

Mike Trout

John Danks

He had a rough May, but he has been his old self the last few weeks.

Tier 4

Adrian Beltre

Chris Tillman

Beltre has been one of the few reliable Rangers hitters.

Tier 5

David Ortiz

Travis Wood

He seems to come up big in the right moments.

Tier 6

Gregory Polanco

Chris Anderson

Anderson has faded big time and Polanco might be the real deal.

Tier 7

Josh Hamilton

John Danks

Hamilton has been really good this year when healthy.

Tier 8

Marlon Byrd

Tom Koehler

He is very quietly on pace to hit 30 home runs this season.

As always, I offer an alternative lineup just in case you don’t like my picks or something happens before the game that requires a change. Keep in mind, the pick em’ does not require salaries or even the same positions. So, take this for what it is worth.

Opposing SP

Comments

Tier 1

Julio Teheran

New York Mets

Yes, he has a 2.34 ERA, but he’s pitching a bit above his pay grade at the moment.

Tier 2

Charlie Morton

Arizona Dbacks

He’s certainly decent enough and the Dbacks are not.

Tier 3

Jose Abreu

Tyler Skaggs

He already has 26 home runs on the season.

Tier 4

Anthony Rizzo

Brandon Workman

He has become one of the top ten first basemen in the game.

Tier 5

Justin Upton

Jacob DeGrom

He isn’t elite, but then again neither is DeGrom.

Tier 6

Chris Davis

Miles Mikolas

He isn’t the Chris Davis of last season, but he has been pretty good since June.

Tier 7

Brock Holt

Travis Wood

Holt has been playing out of his mind the last few weeks.

Tier 8

Adam Eaton

Tyler Skaggs

Eaton is a blue collar kind of guy, so he should give you some positive points.

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