2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Thursday, Aug. 13: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

It was another successful day at Draft Kings yesterday. So much so that I had to honor an if-I-win-$20-tonight-I’ll-play-the-Milli-Maker.

So I have a $20 fantasy golf lineup out there bleeding cash. Oh, well, you need to take a shot downfield every once in a while.

OK. Short on time again. I should get used to this new schedule sometime.

Top-14 value-adjusted pitcher rankings

Rk Player   Opp Salary
1 N.Syndergaard (NYM – P) 12:10 PM COL $11,100
2 Mat Latos (LAD – P) 10:10 PM CIN $7,200
3 Jon Lester (CHC – P) 2:20 PM MIL $10,800
4 Lance Lynn (STL – P) 7:15 PM PIT $10,300
5 Ryan Vogelsong (SF – P) 10:15 PM WSH $5,000
6 Francisco Liriano (PIT – P) 7:15 PM @STL $11,000
7 S.Strasburg (WSH – P) 10:15 PM @SF $10,900
8 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) 12:37 PM @TOR $12,200
9 Trevor Bauer (CLE – P) 7:10 PM NYY $9,800
10 Mark Buehrle (TOR – P) 12:37 PM OAK $7,600
11 Garrett Richards (LAA – P) 8:10 PM @KC $9,400
12 Ervin Santana (MIN – P) 1:10 PM TEX $6,000
13 Jeremy Guthrie (KC – P) 8:10 PM LAA $4,600
14 Nathan Eovaldi (NYY – P) 7:10 PM @CLE $7,700

[NOTE — SONNY GRAY, OAK, IS SCRATCHED AND WILL NOT PITCH TODAY]


Top-100 value-adjusted hitter rankings

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC R $5,500
2 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 12:10 PM COL R $4,300
3 Lucas Duda (NYM – 1B) L 12:10 PM COL R $4,600
4 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 1:10 PM TEX R $4,000
5 Chris Coghlan (CHC – OF) L 2:20 PM MIL R $3,200
6 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 10:10 PM CIN R $2,700
7 Aaron Hicks (MIN – OF) R 1:10 PM TEX R $3,100
8 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $3,600
9 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $4,500
10 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C) L 2:20 PM MIL R $4,800
11 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 3B/OF) L 12:10 PM COL R $3,000
12 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $4,100
13 Mitch Moreland (TEX – 1B) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $3,500
14 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 12:10 PM COL R $4,400
15 E.Hernandez (LAD – OF/SS) R 10:10 PM CIN R $2,700
16 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,900
17 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,600
18 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:10 PM CIN R $3,600
19 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $4,400
20 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 2:20 PM MIL R $4,600
21 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 2:20 PM MIL R $5,300
22 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM CIN R $2,800
23 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM CIN R $3,700
24 David DeJesus (LAA – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,700
25 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 1:10 PM TEX R $3,100
26 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 12:10 PM COL R $3,000
27 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 1:10 PM TEX R $3,800
28 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 12:10 PM @NYM R $4,200
29 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 12:10 PM @NYM R $4,300
30 Brett Lawrie (OAK – 3B) R 12:37 PM @TOR L $3,400
31 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,600
32 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 10:10 PM @LAD R $4,200
33 Delino DeShields (TEX – OF) R 1:10 PM @MIN R $3,900
34 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 10:10 PM @LAD R $3,600
35 Kelby Tomlinson (SF – 2B/SS) R 10:15 PM WSH R $2,000
36 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 10:10 PM CIN R $4,100
37 A.Guerrero (LAD – 3B/OF) R 10:10 PM CIN R $2,500
38 Danny Valencia (OAK – 3B/OF) R 12:37 PM @TOR L $3,500
39 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 1:10 PM TEX R $3,500
40 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 12:37 PM OAK R $4,200
41 Michael Cuddyer (NYM – 1B/OF) R 12:10 PM COL R $3,400
42 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 10:15 PM @SF R $2,300
43 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 10:15 PM WSH R $4,000
44 Juan Lagares (NYM – OF) R 12:10 PM COL R $3,000
45 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 1:10 PM TEX R $3,200
46 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,300
47 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 1:10 PM TEX R $3,600
48 David Ross (CHC – C) R 2:20 PM MIL R $2,000
49 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 1:10 PM @MIN R $4,000
50 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 8:10 PM @KC R $2,500
51 Dioner Navarro (TOR – C) B 12:37 PM OAK R $2,800
52 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM LAA R $4,700
53 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 10:15 PM @SF R $5,200
54 Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B) L 8:10 PM LAA R $4,300
55 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,200
56 Billy Hamilton (CIN – OF) B 10:10 PM @LAD R $3,400
57 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:10 PM NYY R $3,600
58 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 12:37 PM OAK R $5,600
59 Ben Zobrist (KC – 2B/OF) B 8:10 PM LAA R $3,800
60 Chase Headley (NYY – 3B) B 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,400
61 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 2:20 PM @CHC L $3,300
62 Abraham Almonte (CLE – OF) B 7:10 PM NYY R $2,000
63 Daniel Murphy (NYM – 2B/3B) L 12:10 PM COL R $3,900
64 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 12:37 PM OAK R $2,400
65 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 12:37 PM @TOR L $4,100
66 Josh Hamilton (TEX – OF) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $3,900
67 David Murphy (LAA – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,500
68 Chris Denorfia (CHC – OF) R 2:20 PM MIL R $2,300
69 Hunter Pence (SF – OF) R 10:15 PM WSH R $4,300
70 Stephen Vogt (OAK – 1B/C) L 12:37 PM @TOR L $3,600
71 Starlin Castro (CHC – SS) R 2:20 PM MIL R $3,100
72 Chris Herrmann (MIN – C/OF) L 1:10 PM TEX R $2,000
73 Norichika Aoki (SF – OF) L 10:15 PM WSH R $3,300
74 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 12:37 PM OAK R $4,400
75 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM CIN R $3,800
76 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:15 PM @STL R $3,300
77 A.Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 10:15 PM @SF R $3,100
78 Jean Segura (MIL – SS) R 2:20 PM @CHC L $3,000
79 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:15 PM @STL R $4,600
80 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:10 PM NYY R $4,900
81 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 2:20 PM @CHC L $3,000
82 Jerry Sands (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM NYY R $2,900
83 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 8:10 PM LAA R $3,400
84 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 12:10 PM @NYM R $3,600
85 Anthony Recker (NYM – C) R 12:10 PM COL R $2,300
86 Coco Crisp (OAK – OF) B 12:37 PM @TOR L $2,000
87 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 7:15 PM PIT L $3,600
88 R.Zimmerman (WSH – 1B/3B) R 10:15 PM @SF R $3,700
89 Randal Grichuk (STL – OF) R 7:15 PM PIT L $3,900
90 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 10:10 PM CIN R $5,000
91 Jorge Soler (CHC – OF) R 2:20 PM MIL R $3,700
92 Danny Espinosa (WSH – 2B/3B) B 10:15 PM @SF R $2,900
93 Eduardo Nunez (MIN – 3B/SS) R 1:10 PM TEX R $2,500
94 Johnny Giavotella (LAA – 2B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $3,100
95 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B/3B) B 7:10 PM NYY R $3,800
96 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 10:10 PM CIN R $4,100
97 Wilmer Flores (NYM – 2B/SS) R 12:10 PM COL R $3,400
98 Matt Duffy (SF – 2B/3B) R 10:15 PM WSH R $3,400
99 Todd Frazier (CIN – 1B/3B) R 10:10 PM @LAD R $4,100
100 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 12:37 PM OAK R $5,800

[NOTE — The news of the Gray scratch (see pitchers) made me think immediately, I need to stack whoever is playing them. Then I saw it was the Blue Jays. Stack away, ninjas. Also, this list was completed before the news, so bump every Blue Jay on this list up a spot or two. Gray was a bad matchup but whoever Oakland serves up in his place will likely not be.]


May variance be in your favor today and every day

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