2016 Draft Kit

FanDuel daily fantasy baseball advice for Wednesday, Aug. 26: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

It’s an age old question, talked about for days, months, years: How much Mike Trout is too much Mike Trout?

Today, there is no such thing as too much Trout.

Trout tops the value chart at both Draft Kings and FanDuel facing Justin Verlander today. Verlander has shown signs of his former self lately, but since July 5 he’s also been destroyed by the Blue Jays, Orioles and Royals.

You also probably can’t have enough Dodgers against Cincinnati’s David Holmberg or Mets against Philadelphia’s Jared Eickhoff. Eickhoff was decent in his debut — no runs, five hits over six innings — but the Mets have scored 22 runs and hit 9 homers in two games against the Phillies.

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 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM SD $11,300
2 Shelby Miller (ATL – P) R 7:10 PM COL $8,300
3 Chris Archer (TB – P) R 7:10 PM MIN $11,800
4 Gio Gonzalez (WSH – P) L 7:05 PM SD $9,300
5 Chris Sale (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM BOS $12,500
6 Felix Hernandez (SEA – P) R 3:40 PM OAK $11,200
7 Patrick Corbin (ARI – P) L 9:40 PM STL $6,800
8 Kyle Hendricks (CHC – P) R 10:15 PM @SF $7,600
9 Jake Peavy (SF – P) R 10:15 PM CHC $7,100
10 Chris Narveson (MIA – P) L 7:10 PM PIT $4,400
11 Bartolo Colon (NYM – P) R 7:05 PM @PHI $7,200
12 Jeff Locke (PIT – P) L 7:10 PM @MIA $6,000
13 Justin Verlander (DET – P) R 7:08 PM LAA $8,000
14 Brett Anderson (LAD – P) L 7:10 PM @CIN $7,200
15 Yohan Flande (COL – P) L 7:10 PM @ATL $5,000

[Note – Max Scherzer‘s start has been pushed to Saturday.]


Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 7:08 PM @DET R $4,600
2 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,100
3 Justin Turner (LAD – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,000
4 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,300
5 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
6 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA L $3,600
7 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $3,500
8 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,200
9 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 7:10 PM COL L $3,100
10 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,300
11 Alexander Guerrero (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
12 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 9:40 PM @ARI L $2,400
13 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 1:05 PM HOU R $3,300
14 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM BOS R $4,300
15 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 2B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,400
16 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
17 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:10 PM MIN R $2,600
18 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $3,800
19 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 9:40 PM STL R $4,600
20 Victor Martinez (DET – C) B 7:08 PM LAA L $2,700
21 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,600
22 Enrique Hernandez (LAD – 2B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
23 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B) R 7:05 PM NYM R $2,200
24 Todd Frazier (CIN – 3B) R 7:10 PM LAD L $2,800
25 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,300
26 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B) R 7:08 PM LAA L $5,300
27 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,200
28 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM COL L $3,400
29 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
30 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $3,900
31 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA L $2,300
32 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B) L 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,900
33 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,500
34 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
35 Adam Eaton (CWS – OF) L 8:10 PM BOS R $3,500
36 Jason Kipnis (CLE – 2B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $3,100
37 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:10 PM MIL R $3,900
38 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,700
39 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM MIL R $2,300
40 Nick Swisher (ATL – 1B) B 7:10 PM COL L $2,700
41 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $2,200
42 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 1:05 PM @NYY R $2,600
43 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ARI – C) B 9:40 PM STL R $2,200
44 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:05 PM NYM R $2,600
45 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
46 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 3:40 PM OAK R $3,200
47 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $5,100
48 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 7:10 PM PIT L $2,400
49 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B) L 7:05 PM @WSH L $2,300
50 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PIT L $3,900
51 Desmond Jennings (TB – OF) R 7:10 PM MIN R $2,600
52 Jonny Gomes (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM COL L $2,400
53 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 1:05 PM HOU R $3,100
54 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM BOS R $2,400
55 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $3,700
56 David Murphy (LAA – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $2,400
57 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 7:10 PM MIL R $3,400
58 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,700
59 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 8:05 PM TOR L $2,700
60 Jason Rogers (MIL – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,200
61 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 9:40 PM STL R $3,600
62 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 3:40 PM @SEA R $2,600
63 Mark Reynolds (STL – 1B) R 9:40 PM @ARI L $2,200
64 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 8:10 PM BOS R $2,600
65 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,900
66 Denard Span (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $3,200
67 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,500
68 Logan Morrison (SEA – 1B) L 3:40 PM OAK R $2,200
69 Jackie Bradley (BOS – OF) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,200
70 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $4,900
71 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 8:10 PM BAL L $2,400
72 DJ LeMahieu (COL – 2B) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,800
73 Seth Smith (SEA – OF) L 3:40 PM OAK R $2,400
74 Buster Posey (SF – C) R 10:15 PM CHC R $3,100
75 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B) L 10:15 PM @SF R $3,300
76 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 7:05 PM NYM R $3,300
77 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,000
78 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 1:05 PM HOU R $3,300
79 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $4,000
80 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 9:40 PM STL R $2,900
81 Marcell Ozuna (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PIT L $2,600
82 Daniel Nava (TB – OF) B 7:10 PM MIN R $2,200
83 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM BAL L $3,800
84 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $4,900
85 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $6,200
86 Travis d’Arnaud (NYM – C) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,400
87 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,500
88 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,200
89 Jake Lamb (ARI – 3B) L 9:40 PM STL R $2,400
90 Jason Castro (HOU – C) L 1:05 PM @NYY R $2,300
91 Yasmany Tomas (ARI – OF) R 9:40 PM STL R $2,300
92 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE – 3B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $2,900
93 Stephen Vogt (OAK – C) L 3:40 PM @SEA R $2,600
94 Ichiro Suzuki (MIA – OF) L 7:10 PM PIT L $2,300
95 Derek Norris (SD – C) R 7:05 PM @WSH L $3,200
96 Shane Peterson (MIL – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,200
97 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 10:15 PM @SF R $3,500
98 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B) R 7:05 PM SD R $3,500
99 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B) R 8:10 PM @KC R $2,400
100 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 7:08 PM @DET R $2,200

Draft well. May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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