2016 Draft Kit

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

My FanDuel lineups have been very up and down lately, but at least there has been some up.

Conventional wisdom says to go with a top-level pitcher because they are valued much higher in FanDuel’s scoring system. In that case, it’s a Clayton Kershaw day, so you know what to do. If you want to pivot away from that though, Michael Wacha, our No. 3 pitcher, represents a nice potential value.

Then again, Andrew Cashner provided a “nice potential value” yesterday and we know how that turned out.

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 Th Time Team Salary
1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) L 10:10 PM SF $13,300
2 Matt Harvey (NYM – P) R 7:10 PM PHI $11,500
3 Michael Wacha (STL – P) R 8:15 PM WSH $9,400
4 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 8:15 PM @STL $10,800
5 Ian Kennedy (SD – P) R 10:10 PM TEX $8,300
6 Cole Hamels (TEX – P) L 10:10 PM @SD $10,700
7 Scott Kazmir (HOU – P) L 8:10 PM SEA $9,600
8 Kevin Gausman (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM TB $6,700
9 Jason Hammel (CHC – P) R 2:20 PM CIN $8,000
10 Sonny Gray (OAK – P) R 3:35 PM LAA $10,600
11 Raisel Iglesias (CIN – P) R 2:20 PM @CHC $8,200
12 Adam Conley (MIA – P) L 12:10 PM @ATL $5,400
13 Andrew Heaney (LAA – P) L 3:35 PM @OAK $7,100
14 Carlos Rodon (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM @MIN $8,300
15 Taijuan Walker (SEA – P) R 8:10 PM @HOU $6,700

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

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

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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