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Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Monday, Aug. 17: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

When I saw that David Peralta and Franklin Gutierrez were each scoring 30 points and that Chris Sale and Shelby Miller were flirting with no-hitters, my immediate (alarmed) thought was, “ANOMALOUS!”

I thought for sure I’d be saying for the second straight day, and for the third time in three days, about how we can’t expect to win everything.

Luckily our rankings prevailed and we had another profitable day. It was actually very profitable because my single golf Millionaire Maker lineup cashed for $150 (on a $20 ticket). I had a bunch of 25-cent teams which also had a small-in-total-but-sizeable-in-percentage return. Makes me wish I had put together some golf rankings for you so I could share in the success.

As I like to do when I have a big win, I withdrew a chunk of funds. I find that if I keep too much in there I get sloppy.

We’ve had so much success these last few weeks there’s no way I’m getting sloppy now.

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 starting pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Gerrit Cole (PIT – P) R 7:05 PM ARI $10,600
2 Scott Kazmir (HOU – P) L 8:10 PM TB $10,000
3 CC Sabathia (NYY – P) L 7:05 PM MIN $6,200
4 Andrew Heaney (LAA – P) L 10:05 PM CWS $9,000
5 Cole Hamels (TEX – P) L 8:05 PM SEA $10,500
6 Matt Garza (MIL – P) R 8:10 PM MIA $6,100
7 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 8:09 PM SF $10,100
8 Chris Heston (SF – P) R 8:09 PM @STL $7,300
9 Williams Perez (ATL – P) R 10:10 PM @SD $4,600
10 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) R 7:05 PM @BAL $11,900
11 Chris Tillman (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM OAK $5,500
12 Erasmo Ramirez (TB – P) R 8:10 PM @HOU $6,000
13 Jeremy Hellickson (ARI – P) R 7:05 PM @PIT $5,900
14 Taijuan Walker (SEA – P) R 8:05 PM @TEX $8,100
15 Danny Salazar (CLE – P) R 7:10 PM @BOS $10,800

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $4,400
2 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,700
3 Franklin Gutierrez (SEA – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,900
4 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:05 PM MIN R $4,800
5 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $4,100
6 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM CLE R $4,400
7 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 10:05 PM CWS L $5,000
8 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $4,300
9 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $4,200
10 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 7:10 PM CLE R $4,800
11 Cory Spangenberg (SD – 2B/3B) L 10:10 PM ATL R $2,500
12 Jason Rogers (MIL – 1B) R 8:10 PM MIA L $2,000
13 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 10:10 PM ATL R $2,000
14 Jose Ramirez (CLE – 2B/SS) B 7:10 PM @BOS R $3,300
15 Mitch Moreland (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM SEA R $3,700
16 Coco Crisp (OAK – OF) B 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,300
17 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $4,000
18 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,700
19 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $5,500
20 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $4,400
21 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM SEA R $3,900
22 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM SEA R $4,500
23 Abraham Almonte (CLE – OF) B 7:10 PM @BOS R $2,000
24 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $3,000
25 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 7:05 PM OAK R $4,600
26 Richie Shaffer (TB – 1B/3B) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $2,300
27 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $2,900
28 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM MIA L $3,900
29 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS R $2,500
30 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B/3B) B 7:10 PM @BOS R $4,200
31 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 10:05 PM CWS L $2,600
32 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM ARI R $3,600
33 Ketel Marte (SEA – SS) B 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,800
34 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM ARI R $5,300
35 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 8:10 PM MIA L $4,400
36 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF/SS) R 7:10 PM CLE R $4,000
37 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM ARI R $4,400
38 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM ATL R $4,300
39 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM ATL R $4,600
40 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:05 PM MIN R $4,500
41 Brandon Guyer (TB – OF) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $2,900
42 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 8:10 PM MIA L $3,300
43 Chris Johnson (CLE – 1B/3B) R 7:10 PM @BOS R $2,400
44 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU – 3B/SS) B 8:10 PM TB R $2,700
45 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 7:05 PM @PIT R $5,200
46 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:10 PM @BOS R $5,400
47 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 10:05 PM CWS L $3,800
48 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:05 PM ARI R $4,300
49 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM @BOS R $3,600
50 Michael Bourn (ATL – OF) L 10:10 PM @SD R $2,700
51 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,800
52 Stephen Piscotty (STL – OF) R 8:09 PM SF R $3,200
53 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 7:05 PM ARI R $3,500
54 Travis Shaw (BOS – 1B/3B) L 7:10 PM CLE R $2,000
55 Robinson Cano (SEA – 2B) L 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,900
56 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 10:05 PM @LAA L $4,400
57 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM MIA L $4,600
58 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 8:10 PM TB R $3,400
59 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:05 PM ARI R $4,000
60 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:05 PM MIN R $3,800
61 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 7:05 PM OAK R $3,800
62 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 10:10 PM @SD R $4,000
63 Aramis Ramirez (PIT – 3B) R 7:05 PM ARI R $3,100
64 Delino DeShields (TEX – OF) R 8:05 PM SEA R $4,100
65 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B) R 8:10 PM TB R $5,000
66 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:10 PM @BOS R $4,300
67 Marcell Ozuna (MIA – OF) R 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,900
68 Michael Morse (PIT – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM ARI R $2,300
69 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 7:05 PM MIN R $4,600
70 Jonny Gomes (ATL – OF) R 10:10 PM @SD R $2,300
71 Mark Canha (OAK – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,200
72 Aaron Hill (ARI – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM @PIT R $2,500
73 Stephen Vogt (OAK – 1B/C) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,600
74 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $3,800
75 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $4,400
76 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,800
77 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 8:09 PM SF R $4,700
78 Mark Trumbo (SEA – 1B/OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,300
79 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 8:09 PM SF R $3,800
80 Miguel Rojas (MIA – 3B/SS) R 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,000
81 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 8:05 PM SEA R $3,900
82 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,700
83 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM OAK R $3,600
84 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 1B/2B) B 10:10 PM ATL R $3,200
85 Evan Gattis (HOU – 1B) R 8:10 PM TB R $3,800
86 Yonder Alonso (SD – 1B) L 10:10 PM ATL R $3,200
87 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 8:09 PM @STL R $4,000
88 Logan Forsythe (TB – 1B/2B) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $3,400
89 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 7:05 PM OAK R $3,000
90 Casey McGehee (MIA – 1B/3B) R 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,000
91 Jean Segura (MIL – SS) R 8:10 PM MIA L $3,500
92 Jesus Montero (SEA – 1B/C) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,200
93 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 7:05 PM OAK R $4,100
94 Brock Holt (BOS – 3B/OF) L 7:10 PM CLE R $3,300
95 John Jaso (TB – C) L 8:10 PM @HOU L $3,100
96 Preston Tucker (HOU – OF) L 8:10 PM TB R $3,300
97 Adonis Garcia (ATL – 3B/OF) R 10:10 PM @SD R $2,900
98 Aaron Hicks (MIN – OF) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,600
99 Nick Swisher (ATL – 1B/OF) B 10:10 PM @SD R $2,500
100 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 8:09 PM @STL R $4,200

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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