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

Our rankings turned a small profit for me yesterday. I hope you had the same fortune. Today there is only one slate of games at FanDuel and these rankings feel kind of odd.

FanDuel scoring puts a premium on pitching. But the top two pitchers are a value and an EXTREME value. Sorry for yelling, but, dudes and dudettes, a starting pitcher on FanDuel for $4,600? Yep. Bryan Mitchell is supposed to start for the Yankees today at that price. The other value is Andrew Heaney, who saunters in at a none-too-shabby $7,100.

This, of course, allows us to stack up big bats in our lineups. Again, this goes against conventional FanDuel wisdom, but these rankings have been so good, I’m going with it. I have one lineup with Mitchell, one lineup with Heaney and big bats everywhere.

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 Thro Time Team Salary
1 Andrew Heaney (LAA – P) L 10:05 PM CWS $7,100
2 Bryan Mitchell (NYY – P) R 7:05 PM MIN $4,600
3 Gerrit Cole (PIT – P) R 7:05 PM ARI $10,200
4 Scott Kazmir (HOU – P) L 8:10 PM TB $9,200
5 Matt Garza (MIL – P) R 8:10 PM MIA $6,500
6 CC Sabathia (NYY – P) L 7:05 PM MIN $7,200
7 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 8:09 PM SF $9,200
8 Matt Barnes (BOS – P) 7:10 PM CLE $4,600
9 Cole Hamels (TEX – P) L 8:05 PM SEA $10,400
10 Williams Perez (ATL – P) R 10:10 PM @SD $5,800
11 Chris Heston (SF – P) R 8:09 PM @STL $7,400
12 Taijuan Walker (SEA – P) R 8:05 PM @TEX $6,700
13 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) R 7:05 PM @BAL $9,800
14 Chris Tillman (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM OAK $6,400
15 Erasmo Ramirez (TB – P) R 8:10 PM @HOU $7,000

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

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

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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