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Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Friday, Aug. 28: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

My lineups finally got back in the win column last night with a profitable slate of games.

I hope you had similar or better success. I expect we’ll get more of the same today.

It’s a Clayton Kershaw day. I have him in three of my five lineups.

As usual, you’ll want to check your lineups close to game time to make sure any low-end values — and, really, all players — are actually starting. These rankings are usually produced several hours before lineups are announced. They reflect a best-case scenario, which doesn’t always come to pass. You can win millions of dollars with a goose egg in your lineup, but you don’t want one there if you can avoid it.

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Top-15 value-adjusted pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) L 10:10 PM CHC $14,400
2 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM MIA $12,500
3 Francisco Liriano (PIT – P) L 7:05 PM COL $10,000
4 Taylor Jungmann (MIL – P) R 8:10 PM CIN $8,700
5 Mike Leake (SF – P) R 10:15 PM STL $7,400
6 Erasmo Ramirez (TB – P) R 7:10 PM KC $6,000
7 Danny Salazar (CLE – P) R 7:10 PM LAA $10,800
8 Cole Hamels (TEX – P) L 8:05 PM BAL $9,800
9 Jonathan Gray (COL – P) R 7:05 PM @PIT $4,300
10 Matt Harvey (NYM – P) R 7:10 PM BOS $11,300
11 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY – P) R 7:35 PM @ATL $10,200
12 Taijuan Walker (SEA – P) R 8:10 PM @CWS $8,200
13 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) R 9:40 PM @ARI $10,700
14 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 10:15 PM @SF $10,300
15 Raisel Iglesias (CIN – P) R 8:10 PM @MIL $7,800

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 7:07 PM DET L $4,300
2 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 7:07 PM DET L $5,700
3 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,300
4 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $5,600
5 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,400
6 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM DET L $5,300
7 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:05 PM SD R $2,500
8 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,000
9 Franklin Gutierrez (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,800
10 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM LAA L $2,200
11 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 10:10 PM CHC R $3,700
12 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 7:07 PM DET L $2,800
13 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM SEA R $4,800
14 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $4,400
15 Todd Frazier (CIN – 1B/3B) R 8:10 PM @MIL R $4,700
16 Victor Martinez (DET – 1B) B 7:07 PM @TOR R $3,500
17 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 7:10 PM @NYM R $3,600
18 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:10 PM BOS L $4,900
19 Adam Eaton (CWS – OF) L 8:10 PM SEA R $3,700
20 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM SD R $2,000
21 Shane Peterson (MIL – 1B) L 8:10 PM CIN R $2,000
22 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 9:40 PM OAK R $5,400
23 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 7:07 PM DET L $5,300
24 Steve Pearce (BAL – 2B/OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,000
25 Chris Colabello (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM DET L $4,000
26 Stephen Vogt (OAK – 1B/C) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,800
27 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM @NYM R $3,800
28 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $4,300
29 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,800
30 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU – 3B/SS) B 8:10 PM @MIN R $2,800
31 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 8:10 PM HOU L $4,300
32 Jason Rogers (MIL – 1B) R 8:10 PM CIN R $2,000
33 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM BAL R $3,600
34 Juan Lagares (NYM – OF) R 7:10 PM BOS L $2,900
35 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B/3B) R 7:07 PM @TOR R $5,500
36 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:05 PM COL R $3,500
37 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:07 PM @TOR R $5,100
38 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:05 PM COL R $3,500
39 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM COL R $3,200
40 Cesar Hernandez (PHI – 2B/SS) B 7:05 PM SD R $2,800
41 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 10:10 PM CHC R $2,600
42 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:35 PM @ATL R $4,000
43 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:10 PM BOS L $4,200
44 Anthony Recker (NYM – C) R 7:10 PM BOS L $2,000
45 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM COL R $4,900
46 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM MIA L $5,800
47 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $4,000
48 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM BAL R $4,000
49 Dioner Navarro (TOR – C) B 7:07 PM DET L $3,000
50 Jed Lowrie (HOU – SS) B 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,200
51 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,100
52 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 7:05 PM SD R $3,600
53 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,600
54 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,800
55 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 8:10 PM CIN R $4,000
56 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 7:10 PM BOS L $2,900
57 Tyler Collins (DET – OF) L 7:07 PM @TOR R $2,500
58 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 10:15 PM @SF R $3,800
59 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $5,300
60 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B) R 8:10 PM @MIN R $5,200
61 Andres Blanco (PHI – 3B/SS) B 7:05 PM SD R $2,400
62 Austin Jackson (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,700
63 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,300
64 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM KC R $2,400
65 Odubel Herrera (PHI – 2B/OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $3,200
66 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM LAA L $2,900
67 Justin Turner (LAD – 2B/3B) R 10:10 PM CHC R $3,400
68 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 9:40 PM OAK R $3,800
69 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,900
70 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:07 PM @TOR R $3,600
71 Cory Spangenberg (SD – 2B/3B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,500
72 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:10 PM CHC R $3,200
73 Michael Cuddyer (NYM – 1B/OF) R 7:10 PM BOS L $3,200
74 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,500
75 Ketel Marte (SEA – SS) B 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,000
76 Robinson Cano (SEA – 2B) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,400
77 Carlos Correa (HOU – SS) R 8:10 PM @MIN R $4,800
78 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM COL R $4,700
79 Scooter Gennett (MIL – 2B) L 8:10 PM CIN R $3,100
80 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM CIN R $3,900
81 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 7:35 PM @ATL R $4,000
82 A.J. Pollock (ARI – OF) R 9:40 PM OAK R $5,000
83 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 7:05 PM COL R $3,800
84 Chase Utley (LAD – 2B) L 10:10 PM CHC R $2,900
85 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 7:05 PM MIA L $3,800
86 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 8:10 PM SEA R $2,800
87 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 10:15 PM STL R $3,600
88 Danny Valencia (OAK – 3B/OF) R 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,600
89 Mark Trumbo (SEA – 1B/OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,800
90 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 3B/OF) L 7:10 PM BOS L $2,800
91 Travis Shaw (BOS – 1B/3B) L 7:10 PM @NYM R $3,000
92 Mitch Moreland (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM BAL R $3,600
93 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM MIA L $3,700
94 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM CHC R $2,800
95 Freddy Galvis (PHI – 3B/SS) B 7:05 PM SD R $3,100
96 Roberto Perez (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM LAA L $2,400
97 Brandon Guyer (TB – OF) R 7:10 PM KC R $2,800
98 Alejandro De Aza (BOS – OF) L 7:10 PM @NYM R $2,500
99 Jedd Gyorko (SD – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,000
100 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 7:07 PM DET L $4,000

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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