2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Wednesday, Sept. 2: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Well, as predicted, Andrew Cashner hung my lineups out to dry. My only lineup that cashed was the only one that didn’t have Cashner.

I hope you heeded my advice and went the other direction. If you went with the big guns — Zack Greinke and Chris Sale — you probably cashed. Good job.

Today Draft Kings has a pile of different game types. Teams will be throwing opening pitches every couple hours on the couple hours today. Get a lineup or two into one of the oddball quarter arcades. When there’s a lower amount of players there’s a higher amount of variance which means anything goes. Have fun. Pick a couple $2,000 players from this list to roster and load up on big guns.

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.

Draft Kings rankings | FanDuel rankings

Top-15 value-adjusted pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) L 10:10 PM SF $14,600
2 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 8:15 PM @STL $12,100
3 Matt Harvey (NYM – P) R 7:10 PM PHI $11,900
4 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 8:15 PM WSH $10,100
5 Scott Kazmir (HOU – P) L 8:10 PM SEA $9,300
6 Cole Hamels (TEX – P) L 10:10 PM @SD $10,800
7 Ian Kennedy (SD – P) R 10:10 PM TEX $8,600
8 Jason Hammel (CHC – P) R 2:20 PM CIN $8,700
9 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) R 3:35 PM LAA $11,600
10 Raisel Iglesias (CIN – P) R 2:20 PM @CHC $9,200
11 Erasmo Ramirez (TB – P) R 7:05 PM @BAL $5,500
12 Adam Conley (MIA – P) L 12:10 PM @ATL $4,200
13 Andrew Heaney (LAA – P) L 3:35 PM @OAK $7,900
14 Carlos Rodon (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM @MIN $7,500
15 Yordano Ventura (KC – P) R 8:10 PM DET $7,700

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 12:10 PM @ATL R $4,600
2 Trayce Thompson (CWS – OF) R 8:10 PM @MIN L $2,700
3 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL R $4,700
4 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 8:40 PM @COL R $6,300
5 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIL $3,700
6 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 4:05 PM NYY R $4,000
7 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM CLE R $5,000
8 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 4:05 PM NYY R $4,300
9 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 7:07 PM @TOR R $4,100
10 Travis Shaw (BOS – 1B/3B) L 4:05 PM NYY R $2,500
11 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM @MIN L $4,800
12 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 8:10 PM SEA R $3,100
13 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 4:05 PM @BOS L $4,100
14 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 4:05 PM @BOS L $4,000
15 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 7:07 PM CLE R $5,600
16 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 8:10 PM @MIL $4,500
17 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 8:40 PM ARI R $4,900
18 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:10 PM PHI R $4,700
19 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,700
20 Adam Eaton (CWS – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIN L $4,000
21 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 3:35 PM @OAK R $4,300
22 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 7:07 PM CLE R $5,400
23 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM @MIN L $2,600
24 Aramis Ramirez (PIT – 3B) R 8:10 PM @MIL $3,800
25 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B/3B) L 8:10 PM @MIL $3,300
26 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 8:15 PM @STL R $5,100
27 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 12:10 PM MIA L $4,600
28 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 4:05 PM @BOS L $4,400
29 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:10 PM PHI R $4,600
30 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 2:20 PM CIN R $4,300
31 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM ARI R $5,000
32 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM SF R $2,400
33 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 10:10 PM SF R $2,800
34 Ben Revere (TOR – OF) L 7:07 PM CLE R $3,900
35 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,200
36 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 2:20 PM @CHC R $5,100
37 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B/OF) L 8:40 PM ARI R $3,700
38 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $4,900
39 Chris Davis (BAL – 1B/OF) L 7:05 PM TB R $4,400
40 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 10:10 PM @LAD L $3,600
41 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B/OF) L 2:20 PM CIN R $3,300
42 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 3:35 PM @OAK R $3,300
43 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 3:35 PM @OAK R $3,700
44 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 2:20 PM @CHC R $4,000
45 Nick Swisher (ATL – 1B/OF) B 12:10 PM MIA L $2,900
46 David Murphy (LAA – OF) L 3:35 PM @OAK R $2,400
47 Abraham Almonte (CLE – OF) B 7:07 PM @TOR R $2,200
48 Alexei Ramirez (CWS – SS) R 8:10 PM @MIN L $3,300
49 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC R $4,800
50 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 12:10 PM @ATL R $3,400
51 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 4:05 PM @BOS L $4,500
52 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 2:20 PM CIN R $4,900
53 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 7:07 PM CLE R $4,000
54 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 8:10 PM @MIL $3,900
55 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 8:10 PM CWS L $5,500
56 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 8:15 PM @STL R $3,400
57 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM PIT L $3,700
58 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 8:15 PM WSH R $3,700
59 Melky Cabrera (CWS – OF) B 8:10 PM @MIN L $3,700
60 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 8:10 PM CWS L $5,000
61 Norichika Aoki (SF – OF) L 10:10 PM @LAD L $3,000
62 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM TEX L $3,900
63 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 8:10 PM @MIL $5,200
64 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL R $4,800
65 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 10:10 PM @SD R $3,300
66 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 8:10 PM @HOU L $4,000
67 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 1B/3B) B 10:10 PM TEX L $2,800
68 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 7:07 PM CLE R $2,500
69 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 10:10 PM SF R $3,600
70 Daniel Nava (TB – 1B/OF) B 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,000
71 Chase Headley (NYY – 3B) B 4:05 PM @BOS L $3,800
72 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM TEX L $3,800
73 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,700
74 Ichiro Suzuki (MIA – OF) L 12:10 PM @ATL R $2,400
75 Aaron Altherr (PHI – OF) R 7:10 PM @NYM R $2,400
76 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:07 PM @TOR R $3,000
77 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:10 PM SF R $3,000
78 Domingo Santana (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM PIT L $3,000
79 Daniel Descalso (COL – 2B/SS) L 8:40 PM ARI R $2,000
80 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 8:15 PM @STL R $3,300
81 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C/OF) L 2:20 PM CIN R $4,400
82 Rougned Odor (TEX – 2B) L 10:10 PM @SD R $3,100
83 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,300
84 Hank Conger (HOU – C) B 8:10 PM SEA R $2,800
85 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 8:15 PM WSH R $3,800
86 Luis Valbuena (HOU – 2B/3B) L 8:10 PM SEA R $3,200
87 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B/OF) L 12:10 PM @ATL R $3,100
88 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 8:10 PM CWS L $3,900
89 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:07 PM @TOR R $5,000
90 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 8:10 PM CWS L $3,600
91 Nick Castellanos (DET – 3B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $3,100
92 Brandon Crawford (SF – SS) L 10:10 PM @LAD L $3,100
93 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 12:10 PM MIA L $4,100
94 Chris Carter (HOU – 1B) R 8:10 PM SEA R $3,300
95 Franklin Gutierrez (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @HOU L $3,900
96 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 10:10 PM @LAD L $3,400
97 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 8:10 PM @MIL $3,600
98 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 8:10 PM CWS L $3,500
99 Carlos Gomez (HOU – OF) R 8:10 PM SEA R $3,800
100 Cole Gillespie (MIA – OF) R 12:10 PM @ATL R $3,000

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





Comments are currently closed.



%d bloggers like this: