2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Thursday, Sept. 3: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Yesterday was profitable for me at Draft Kings. At 6 p.m. I took a dinner break at work and updated my rankings.

That probably played a pretty big part in the success.

I need to figure out a solution to get the updates to you guys, but I can’t log in to Chinstrap Ninjas from work.

Anyhow, today is a very short slate. There should be a lot of variance. That means crazy things could happen and anyone could win a GPP. It also means crazy things could happen and no research in the world may help you win a 50/50.

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-10 value-adjusted pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Mat Latos (LAD – P) R 10:10 PM @SD $7,300
2 Jordan Zimmermann (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM ATL $10,400
3 Francisco Liriano (PIT – P) L 7:20 PM @MIL $11,300
4 Taylor Jungmann (MIL – P) R 7:20 PM PIT $10,200
5 Jeff Samardzija (CWS – P) R 1:10 PM @MIN $8,500
6 Kyle Gibson (MIN – P) R 1:10 PM CWS $7,900
7 Edinson Volquez (KC – P) R 8:10 PM DET $9,100
8 Matthew Wisler (ATL – P) R 7:05 PM @WSH $4,900
9 Ryan Vogelsong (SF – P) R 8:40 PM @COL $5,200
10 Matt Boyd (DET – P) L 8:10 PM @KC $4,500

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM SF R $4,300
2 Matt McBride (COL – 1B/OF) R 8:40 PM SF L $2,000
3 Andrew Susac (SF – C) R 8:40 PM @COL R $2,800
4 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 8:40 PM @COL R $5,000
5 Marlon Byrd (SF – OF) R 8:40 PM @COL $4,700
6 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 1:10 PM CWS R $4,300
7 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM SF R $4,800
8 Gregor Blanco (SF – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL R $3,900
9 Daniel Descalso (COL – 2B/SS) L 8:40 PM SF R $2,000
10 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 1:10 PM CWS R $3,500
11 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC L $2,900
12 Hector Sanchez (SF – C) B 8:40 PM @COL R $2,000
13 Jason Rogers (MIL – 1B) R 7:20 PM PIT L $2,000
14 Matt Duffy (SF – 2B/3B) R 8:40 PM @COL L $4,800
15 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B/OF) L 8:40 PM SF R $3,500
16 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 10:10 PM @SD $4,400
17 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 10:10 PM LAD R $2,000
18 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 8:40 PM @COL R $5,200
19 Jayson Werth (WSH – OF) R 7:05 PM ATL R $3,600
20 Clint Robinson (WSH – 1B/OF) L 7:05 PM ATL L $2,400
21 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM ATL R $5,600
22 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 8:40 PM SF R $4,500
23 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC L $3,600
24 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH – 1B/3B) R 7:05 PM ATL $4,200
25 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 8:40 PM SF $5,700
26 Dustin Garneau (COL – C) R 8:40 PM SF R $2,300
27 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 1:10 PM @MIN L $4,600
28 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 7:20 PM PIT L $3,900
29 Brandon Crawford (SF – SS) L 8:40 PM @COL R $4,600
30 Angel Pagan (SF – OF) B 8:40 PM @COL R $3,400
31 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 10:10 PM @SD R $2,300
32 Eduardo Nunez (MIN – 3B/SS) R 1:10 PM CWS R $2,700
33 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:20 PM @MIL R $3,700
34 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM @SD R $2,500
35 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 7:20 PM PIT R $3,600
36 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 1:10 PM CWS R $3,300
37 Brandon Barnes (COL – OF) R 8:40 PM SF R $2,400
38 Ehire Adrianza (SF – 2B/SS) B 8:40 PM @COL L $2,000
39 DJ LeMahieu (COL – 2B/3B) R 8:40 PM SF R $4,300
40 Eduardo Escobar (MIN – OF/SS) B 1:10 PM CWS L $3,200
41 Michael Morse (PIT – 1B/OF) R 7:20 PM @MIL R $2,200
42 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 1:10 PM CWS R $3,400
43 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:20 PM @MIL R $4,500
44 Yonder Alonso (SD – 1B) L 10:10 PM LAD R $3,100
45 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM ATL L $3,700
46 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 7:05 PM @WSH R $4,100
47 Justin Turner (LAD – 2B/3B) R 10:10 PM @SD R $3,500
48 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM @SD L $3,300
49 Jonny Gomes (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM DET R $2,400
50 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 1B/3B) B 10:10 PM LAD R $2,900
51 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 7:20 PM PIT L $4,600
52 Shane Peterson (MIL – OF) L 7:20 PM PIT R $2,000
53 Adam Eaton (CWS – OF) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $4,300
54 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:20 PM @MIL $5,400
55 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 1:10 PM CWS L $5,200
56 J.B. Shuck (CWS – OF) L 1:10 PM @MIN R $2,000
57 Nick Swisher (ATL – 1B/OF) B 7:05 PM @WSH L $2,600
58 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 7:05 PM @WSH R $3,600
59 Melky Cabrera (CWS – OF) B 1:10 PM @MIN L $3,800
60 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B/3B) R 8:10 PM @KC L $5,300
61 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 8:10 PM DET L $3,600
62 Pedro Ciriaco (ATL – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM @WSH L $2,000
63 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:10 PM @SD $3,400
64 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 7:05 PM ATL R $3,600
65 Ben Zobrist (KC – 2B/OF) B 8:10 PM DET R $4,300
66 A.J. Pierzynski (ATL – C) L 7:05 PM @WSH L $3,200
67 Nick Hundley (COL – C) R 8:40 PM SF L $3,800
68 Victor Martinez (DET – 1B) B 8:10 PM @KC R $3,300
69 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 1:10 PM CWS R $3,300
70 Kendrys Morales (KC – 1B) B 8:10 PM DET R $4,400
71 Scooter Gennett (MIL – 2B) L 7:20 PM PIT L $3,000
72 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 1:10 PM @MIN L $2,600
73 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC R $5,000
74 Nick Castellanos (DET – 3B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $3,300
75 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM DET R $5,200
76 Aramis Ramirez (PIT – 3B) R 7:20 PM @MIL R $4,000
77 Jean Segura (MIL – SS) R 7:20 PM PIT R $3,400
78 Kyle Parker (COL – 1B/OF) R 8:40 PM SF L $2,300
79 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:20 PM @MIL R $3,700
80 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 8:10 PM DET R $3,600
81 Kelby Tomlinson (SF – 2B/SS) R 8:40 PM @COL R $3,300
82 Domingo Santana (MIL – OF) R 7:20 PM PIT R $2,800
83 Alex Avila (DET – C) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,200
84 Hernan Perez (MIL – 2B/3B) R 7:20 PM PIT R $2,000
85 Andrew Romine (DET – 3B/SS) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,000
86 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B/3B) L 7:20 PM @MIL R $3,400
87 Tyler Collins (DET – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,500
88 Chase Utley (LAD – 2B) L 10:10 PM @SD L $2,900
89 Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B) L 8:10 PM DET R $4,700
90 Shane Robinson (MIN – OF) R 1:10 PM CWS L $2,000
91 A. Guerrero (LAD – 3B/OF) R 10:10 PM @SD R $2,200
92 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 1:10 PM @MIN L $3,300
93 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM LAD L $4,200
94 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 7:20 PM @MIL R $4,100
95 Cory Spangenberg (SD – 2B/3B) L 10:10 PM LAD L $2,400
96 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM LAD L $4,100
97 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 7:20 PM PIT $4,100
98 Melvin Upton Jr. (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM LAD L $2,500
99 Wilson Ramos (WSH – C) R 7:05 PM ATL R $3,300
100 Jedd Gyorko (SD – 2B/3B) R 10:10 PM LAD R $2,500

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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