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FanDuel daily fantasy baseball advice for Wednesday, Aug. 12: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Last night was a bit of a flop on the FanDuel side for me. I took one 50/50, but didn’t break even.

But as I’ve said before, if DFS were easy, everybody would be making stacks of cash. I still believe in these rankings, I just think they may need to be tweaked a little bit to better suit FanDuel, where pitchers have a lot more value than they do at Draft Kings.

Speaking of Draft Kings, here are today’s rankings for that site. Our rankings are having quite a bit more success over there.

I’m short on time today — work’s been awesome — so I’m not going to ramble.

But I do want to recommend you play at least two different games today, with different start times or formats. There’s going to be a lot of Clayton Kershaw out there today, for good reason. But playing an early-only lineup — where nobody can roster Kershaw —  means you’ll increase variance. Increase variance and there’s more chance “luck” will find you.

Top-15 value-adjusted pitcher rankings

RK Player Thro Time Team Salary
1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) L 10:10 PM WSH $13,000
2 James Shields (SD – P) R 3:40 PM CIN $8,900
3 Jacob DeGrom (NYM – P) R 7:10 PM COL $11,300
4 Raisel Iglesias (CIN – P) R 3:40 PM @SD $6,600
5 Chris Heston (SF – P) R 3:45 PM HOU $7,400
6 Danny Salazar (CLE – P) R 7:10 PM NYY $8,700
7 Chase Anderson (ARI – P) R 3:40 PM PHI $6,500
8 Jason Hammel (CHC – P) R 8:05 PM MIL $8,300
9 Kevin Gausman (BAL – P) R 3:40 PM @SEA $6,300
10 Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA – P) R 3:40 PM BAL $8,100
11 Adam Conley (MIA – P) L 4:10 PM BOS $5,000
12 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 8:15 PM PIT $9,100
13 Jake Odorizzi (TB – P) R 7:10 PM ATL $8,800
14 Gerrit Cole (PIT – P) R 8:15 PM @STL $10,400
15 R.A. Dickey (TOR – P) R 7:07 PM OAK $8,000

Top-100 value-adjusted hitter rankings

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $5,000
2 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 8:10 PM TEX R $3,200
3 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,000
4 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 7:07 PM @TOR L $2,500
5 Chris Coghlan (CHC – OF) L 8:05 PM MIL R $2,400
6 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 3:40 PM PHI R $4,600
7 Stephen Vogt (OAK – C) L 7:07 PM @TOR L $2,300
8 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 8:10 PM TEX R $2,800
9 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:10 PM ATL R $2,600
10 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,400
11 Aaron Hicks (MIN – OF) R 8:10 PM TEX R $3,000
12 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 8:05 PM MIL R $2,900
13 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM DET L $3,800
14 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 7:07 PM OAK R $4,800
15 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 8:05 PM MIL R $4,200
16 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 3:40 PM PHI R $2,600
17 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 4:10 PM @MIA L $4,200
18 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,900
19 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 8:10 PM @MIN R $2,500
20 Dioner Navarro (TOR – C) B 7:07 PM OAK R $2,300
21 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:10 PM ATL R $3,300
22 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC R $2,200
23 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,400
24 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:10 PM COL L $3,600
25 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ARI – C) B 3:40 PM PHI R $2,300
26 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 8:10 PM TEX R $3,000
27 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 4:10 PM BOS L $3,000
28 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 3:40 PM PHI R $3,800
29 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,200
30 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,200
31 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM LAA L $4,300
32 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF) R 4:10 PM @MIA L $3,400
33 Michael Cuddyer (NYM – OF) R 7:10 PM COL L $2,400
34 Todd Frazier (CIN – 3B) R 3:40 PM @SD R $2,800
35 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM OAK R $5,100
36 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 8:10 PM TEX R $2,300
37 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 3:40 PM @ARI R $3,500
38 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 3:40 PM @SD R $3,100
39 Gregor Blanco (SF – OF) L 3:45 PM HOU R $2,200
40 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 8:10 PM TEX R $2,600
41 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 3:40 PM @ARI R $2,500
42 Delino DeShields (TEX – OF) R 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,300
43 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 7:07 PM OAK R $4,300
44 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 8:10 PM TEX R $3,000
45 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,900
46 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 4:10 PM BOS L $2,300
47 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,100
48 Jake Lamb (ARI – 3B) L 3:40 PM PHI R $2,700
49 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 10:10 PM WSH R $3,600
50 Domonic Brown (PHI – OF) L 3:40 PM @ARI R $2,900
51 Brock Holt (BOS – 2B) L 4:10 PM @MIA L $2,300
52 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 3:40 PM @SD R $3,500
53 Mitch Moreland (TEX – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIN R $3,300
54 Ike Davis (OAK – 1B) L 7:07 PM @TOR L $2,200
55 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 7:07 PM OAK R $2,800
56 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM MIL R $4,000
57 A.J. Pollock (ARI – OF) R 3:40 PM PHI R $4,200
58 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,600
59 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC R $2,500
60 Tim Beckham (TB – SS) R 7:10 PM ATL R $2,200
61 Curt Casali (TB – C) R 7:10 PM ATL R $2,200
62 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM NYY L $2,800
63 Chris Iannetta (LAA – C) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,500
64 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM LAA L $2,500
65 Joey Butler (TB – OF) R 7:10 PM ATL R $2,200
66 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @NYM R $3,600
67 Ben Zobrist (KC – OF) B 8:10 PM DET L $3,800
68 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 3:40 PM @SEA R $3,100
69 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,000
70 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 4:10 PM BOS L $2,200
71 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 3:40 PM CIN R $3,400
72 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 8:10 PM LAA L $2,200
73 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,200
74 Yasmany Tomas (ARI – OF) R 3:40 PM PHI R $2,600
75 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B) L 3:40 PM CIN R $2,300
76 James Loney (TB – 1B) L 7:10 PM ATL R $2,300
77 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 8:10 PM DET L $2,500
78 Pablo Sandoval (BOS – 3B) B 4:10 PM @MIA L $2,300
79 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,500
80 Kendrys Morales (KC – 1B) B 8:10 PM DET L $3,300
81 Erick Aybar (LAA – SS) B 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,200
82 Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) L 8:10 PM DET L $2,200
83 Cliff Pennington (TOR – SS) B 7:07 PM OAK R $2,200
84 Chase Utley (PHI – 2B) L 3:40 PM @ARI R $2,400
85 Leury Garcia (CWS – SS) B 8:10 PM LAA L $2,200
86 David DeJesus (LAA – OF) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,200
87 Kris Bryant (CHC – 3B) R 8:05 PM MIL R $3,300
88 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM NYY L $2,400
89 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 7:07 PM OAK R $5,600
90 Josh Hamilton (TEX – OF) L 8:10 PM @MIN R $2,800
91 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 8:10 PM DET L $2,300
92 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 8:15 PM PIT R $2,600
93 Odubel Herrera (PHI – OF) L 3:40 PM @ARI R $3,100
94 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM ATL R $2,600
95 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B) R 3:40 PM @SEA R $2,500
96 Chris Colabello (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM OAK R $2,800
97 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:10 PM WSH R $2,800
98 Logan Forsythe (TB – 2B) R 7:10 PM ATL R $3,400
99 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 3:40 PM @SEA R $4,100
100 Norichika Aoki (SF – OF) L 3:45 PM HOU R $2,700





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