NASCAR – Victory Lane – 02/29/20

Victory Lane – Auto Club 400
By Tyler Miller – @rickybobby_jr

Clint Bowyer is on the pole for the Auto Club 400 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Bowyer topped Jimmie Johnson by .007 seconds to win the 4th pole of his career. Martin Truex Jr. failed pre-qualifying inspection 3 times and did not get to qualify. Truex will start the race 38th. I think there are some strong contenders starting deep in the field as well as up front. In each of the past three years the race winner at Auto Club led over 100 laps. There is a lot to digest with this race, so let’s get started.

Martin Truex Jr. ($12,500/10,400) Missing qualifying and starting 38th, Martin Truex Jr. needs to be in your lineup on Sunday. This is a free square, don’t over-think it. Playing Truex has just as much to do with the fact that he was 3rd in both 10 and 15 lap average speed in final practice as it does with the fact that he’s starting dead last. Barring a crash, Truex should easily finish in the top 10, and be a threat to score the most DFS points on Sunday, particularly if no single driver dominates the race.

Joey Logano ($13,500/10,900) Joey Logano has the second fastest car at Auto Club Speedway this weekend. Logano was 2nd in 10 lap average and the fastest of the 20 cars that ran 15 consecutive laps in final practice. Logano has a strong history at Auto Club Speedway and is carrying over momentum from winning Las Vegas last weekend. Logano has never won at Auto Club Speedway but finished in the top 10 in 7 of his last 8 races with 6 of those in the top 5. Starting 7th, I think Logano is a great play and a lock for a top 5, probably a top 3 finish on Sunday.

Alex Bowman ($10,000/8,800) Alex Bowman has the best car at Auto Club this weekend. Bowman won both practices (single lap speed) and had the fastest 5 and 10 lap average in final practice. I think Bowman runs a clean race, leads dozens of laps and is in contention for the win. There is some risk associated with playing Bowman because he is starting 3rd, but I trust Bowman to stay out of trouble and he clearly has the fastest car in Fontana.

Ryan Blaney ($10,500/9,400) There are a number of cars who qualified outside the top 15 but ran inside the top 10 in final practice and Ryan Blaney tops that list. Blaney ran the 4th fastest 10 lap average, the 2nd fastest 15 lap average, and was the fastest of the 8 cars who ran 20 consecutive laps in final practice. While Blaney didn’t get the finish to show for it, he ran really well at Las Vegas and was in position to win the race before the final caution came out. I think Blaney is a great play on Sunday.

William Byron ($9,200/8,400) The sun came out during qualifying and heated up the track for drivers who had a late qualifying draw. This impacted William Byron because the seams in the race track heated up and Byron hit one in turn 2 and messed up his qualifying lap. Byron is starting 21st with a car that ran 5th in 5 lap and 6th in 10 lap average during final practice. I think Byron is a candidate for a top 10 finish under 10k with +10 differential upside.

Jimmie Johnson ($9,500/9,000) Jimmie Johnson did not have a fast car in practice but picked up 0.7 seconds in qualifying and will start on the front row. This is a home track for Jimmie Johnson and a win at Auto Club Speedway in his final season would be quite the story. There is a lot of risk to playing Johnson, but he showed speed last week and I think there is some potential for him to get out front and lead laps early on Sunday. Johnson has had success at this track in the past, with the highest driver rating, the highest average running position, and the most laps led of any active driver at Auto Club Speedway. He won 6 races at this track, most recently in 2016. I like Jimmie Johnson, but I don’t like the risk of negative differential points with the other options available on Sunday.

Tyler Reddick ($6,800/6,700) I like Tyler Reddick’s value on Sunday. Starting 19th, Reddick ran top 10 lap times in final practice. There is potential that Reddick doesn’t move forward during the race, but this is a track where he performed well in the Xfinity Series with finishes of 7th and 4th in 2 starts. I think Reddick is a sneaky good play for under 10k with top 10 potential. Even if Reddick finishes 15th-17th he is still a good play at his salary.

Corey LaJoie ($3,000/5,400) Corey Lajoie is my favorite value play this week. With a 3k price tag on Fan Duel, you don’t need to go any lower because he has a much better car than any of the drivers priced below him. LaJoie is starting 26th, so we are looking for a finish of 22nd or better which is realistic. I think LaJoie is the piece that can really help strong lineups fit together.

Ross Chastain ($6,500/6,500) I like Ross Chastain this week. I think we can feed off of everyone’s emotions from his poor performance at Las Vegas and get him at low ownership on Sunday. Chastain wasn’t particularly fast, but at his price and starting 27th, all you are looking for is a top 20 finish on Sunday. I was out on Chastain at this price last weekend, but with last week’s experience and a 27th place starting position he becomes a solid play this week.

Austin Dillon ($7,500/7,400) I think Austin Dillon is a good play this weekend. Dillon is starting 25th and his car showed top 15 speed in final practice. I think Dillon is a better play on Draft Kings than on Fan Duel because he has +10 differential potential but not necessarily top 10 potential. Also, with the extreme value that you can get with Core LaJoie on Fan Duel you don’t really need anyone in Dillon’s price range. In contrast, due to Draft King’s price structure you will need two or three drivers in the 6-8k range depending on who you play at the top.

My lineups will include a core of Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, and Alex Bowman. I like Corey LaJoie on Fan Duel as a value play. My tough decision is between Ryan Blaney and Jimmie Johnson. On Draft Kings I am using the same core (Truex, Logano, and Bowman) with Tyler Reddick, Corey LaJoie, and Austin Dillon. Good luck to all our subscribers on Sunday!

Tyler Miller is a lifelong NASCAR enthusiast who spent five years as a producer on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (2008-2013). Upon meeting his wife in Washington DC, Tyler became an Army spouse and left his career to move all over the country and help raise their two children. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Communication and Electronic Media Production from Ashland University and a Masters’ of Science in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media, from Liberty University.

In the Net 2/29/20

In addition to Hot Pucking Stacks it’s now my pleasure to bring you, “In the Net”. I know what you’re thinking. What a phenomenally originally name!

Listen! Sometimes keeping it simple is best! I find my mind works best when it’s not over thinking or too complicated.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, In the Net is a daily goalie guide for your cash game and tournament needs.

I’m excited to bring you my favorite cash game goalies along with a few GPP goalies. I believe In the Net makes for a good compliment to Hot Pucking Stacks! Both articles together should bring us plenty of success!

Without further ado!

CASH

Marcus Hogberg OTT v DET 7p (FD-$7,400)(DK-$8,000)

Ottawa welcomes my hapless Red Wings to the Canadian Center this evening. Detroit has lost 9 of their last 11 and are only averaging 2 goals a game. Two goals a game is even a stretch. The only issue I have tonight with Hogberg is the work he will receive. Our DFS goalies accumulate points based on saves and wins. I know, another profound statement. Detroit is dead last in the league with only 27 shots on goal a night. Hogberg has a super safe floor while the potential for a 30 save shut out exists.

TOURNAMENT (GPP)

Pay-up!

Pavel Francouz COL @ NSH 7p (FD-$8,900)(DK-$7,600)

18-5-3 W-L – 2.25 GAA – 0.929 SV % – 1 SO

Mid-tier!

Thatcher Demko VAN @ TOR 7p (FD-$7,500)(DK-$7,500)

11-7-2 W-L – 3.07 GAA – 0.902 SV % – 0 SO

Value!

Jake Allen STL v DAL 8p (FD-$7,500)(DK-$8,100)

9-6-3 W-L – 2.29 GAA – 0.923 SV% – 1 SO

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find me at DFScheatsheet.com

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2020 MLB Prospect Deep Dive

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times! There is something special about dynasty baseball. You are able to plan ahead and come up with your own rankings or projections.

I’ve been playing fantasy sports for years now. Nothing has compared to dynasty baseball. Its weird to be reading magazines or articles talking about a 17 or 18 year old kid from the Dominican Republic.

We all have our ways. Our own draft strategies. Our own rankings. Our own way of doing research. When it comes to the next crop of Major League talent we all have our rankings. It’s all based on team need and what you’re planning for.

Ahead is my personal top 30 list of young talent and first year players. Recently added to your player pool. Unless your league does an off book draft or add/drop process some of these kids may be unknown. Some not so much if you follow the MLB draft. Keep in mind these players are in no particular order and players from my own personal player pool. There will be a few doubles from the previous article but not many.

The long awaited sequel to 2020 Closest to the Show article comes 2020 First Year Player Deep Dive! 

 

Jasson Dominguez OF-New York Yankees

Kid is a phenom and hold a ton of trade value!

Andrew Vaughn 1B-Chicago White Sox

20+ home runs a season isn’t a pipe dream. Hopefully he can tweak his swing, if so sky’s the limit!

Riley Greene OF-Detroit Tigers

Has a real chance to develop some plus power. That mixed with his speed is a deadly combo.

Corbin Carroll OF-Arizona Diamondbacks

Corbin can hammer a baseball and boy is he fast!

CJ Abrams SS-San Diego Padres

Might be the fastest kid on this list! San Diego isn’t scared to promote young talent.

Adley Rutschman C-Baltimore Orioles

#1 overall pick and a stud on defense. What more can I say?

Bobby Witt Jr. SS-Kansas City Royals

Bobby keeps going and going. He’s like the energizer bunny!

Nick Lodolo LHP-Cincinnati Reds

Nick will advance through the Reds minor league system fast.

JJ Bleday OF-Miami Marlins

Has an odd swing but the power will come.

Josh Jung 3B-Texas Rangers

Can make contact but not sold on his power.

Robert Puason SS-Oakland Athletics

Has top ten short stop potential.

Shogo Akiyama OF-Cincinnati Reds

Lead off hitter, should be on base a whole lot.

Luis Rodriguez OF-Los Angeles Dodgers

Not fast but he is huge. Power is his game!

Erick Pena SS-Kansas City Royals

Loaded with tools and a step better then Pauson.

Matt Allan RHP-New York Mets

The Mets know how to develop pitching! Buy buy buy.

Alex Manoah RHP-Toronto Blue Jays

Alex is big and strong and will have no issue getting through the minors.

Gregg Jones SS-Tampa Bay Rays

Maybe I spoke too soon with Abrams and his quickness. Jones is also quite fast!

Brett Baty 3B-New York Mets

Your prototypical big power a lot of strikeouts kind of kid.

Michael Toglia 1B-Colorado Rockies

Major power and that plays well in Colorado!

George Kirby RHP-Seattle Mariners

Kirby struck out 25 batters in his first 25 innings of pro ball without issuing a walk. Oh boy!

Will Wilson SS-San Francisco Giants

Very good on the base paths but strikes out a ton.

Braden Shewmake SS-Atlanta Braves

Hitter with nice pop and great speed. Sign me up!

Hunter Bishop OF-San Francisco Giants

Very athletic kid who knows how to take a walk.

Gunnar Henderson SS-Baltimore Orioles

Great size with both power and speed. Still a lot of development to be done.

Hudson Head OF-San Diego Padres

Very nice set of tools but a lot of development ahead.

Brennan Malone RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Great arm but has already been traded. Do you trust the Pirates here?

Michael Busch 2B-Los Angeles Dodgers

Excellent at getting on base, defense is his issue.

Jackson Rutledge RHP-Washington Nationals

Great arm with an odd delivery. May be better suited in a relief role.

Quinn Priester RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Solid stuff with great control. Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find me at DFScheatsheet.com On FaceBook @ Chris Robin Or on Twitter @dfscheatsheet1 Or my personal Twitter @DetroitBeastie

 

2020 MLB Closest to the Show!

The 2020 MLB season excitement is building! Along with that comes all the prospect madness! I’m going to mention 30+ prospects along with what they should morph into long term!

I’m so excited about the rookies and prospects this season! More so then I can ever remember! As a long time fantasy baseball player I don’t have to stress the importance of rookies and prospects.

If you’re playing in a redraft league or a dynasty pay attention.

If you’re in “win-now’ mode pay attention.

If you’re in a keeper or dynasty league pay attention.

Over the years I have found dynasty baseball to be the most fun. You’re able to plan long term and really follow the careers of the ball players. The trades you make become more important and have significantly more meaning. You’re also free to come up with a system or a way to run your own franchise!

In an earlier article we listed our top 100 prospects. That list was solely based on talent. This list is based on both talent and opportunity.

Keep it here for a look into another handful of kids outside and around the top 100! A deep dive!

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Luis Robert OF-Chicago White Sox

Luis has burned through three levels of pro ball. FAST! Just like soon to be major league brother Eloy Jimenez did. Repeated 30-30 seasons isn’t an exaggeration! He may struggle with strikeouts early on hurting his batting average but the stud benefits far outweigh the risks!

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Jesus Luzardo LHP-Oakland Athletics

Luzardo has a phenomenal 3 pitch arsenal! Seeing some late season MLB action its clear he’s an ace! Jesus has already had TJ surgery but with his pitches and work ethic it doesn’t scare me. He has #1 SP written all over him!

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Gavin Lux 2B-Los Angeles Dodgers

Gavin has absolutely torched Double-A and Triple-A pitching! The LA Dodgers are loaded with infield talent seeing how Max Muncy & Corey Seager are currently starting in both positions Lux plays. The Dodgers will no doubt find a spot for him. He has 20+ steal potential along with 20+ homerun aspirations.

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Jo Adell OF-Los Angeles Angels

Most people are penciling him in the big league roster this season. Not so fast! He’s only 20 and wailed on Double-A pitching but struggled in Triple-A. He has juicy raw talent and could benefit by sticking in Triple-A to start the season. Once he hits his stride and joins the Angels watch the fireworks fly!

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Wander Franco OF-Tampa Bay Rays

By now most of us know Franco is still a teenager. It’s mind blowing what he’s already done in Double-A. Wander has elite contact skills and pitch recognition. It’s almost too good to be true. If he picks up where he left off last season the Rays may call upon him sooner rather then laters.

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Nick Solak 3B/2B-Texas Rangers

Right now Tampa is overflowing with young talent. Nick was blocked and after being trade to Texas and was able to show us what he’s about. His defense isn’t the greatest but he has great speed and is a safe bet long term.

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Carter Kieboom SS-Washington Nationals

With Rendon leaving for LAA Carter is now the Nat’s starting third baseman. Kieboom needs to show more plate discipline and hoping that will bring along his power.

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Mitch Keller RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Mitch is what we call a, “post hype prospect.” He has good command and should be a solid 2 or 3 SP in the Pirates rotation. His K/BB suggests he’s still a top prospect and who knows? Maybe you can get him at a discount.

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Brendan McKay LHP-Tampa Bay Rays

Should be an above average starter and there is potential for more. He has a shot to make the rotation this spring while giving up on being a hitter. For now…

Austin Hays OF-Baltimore Orioles

Hays had an awesome September and will get a long good look this spring. 20 home run potential with around .250 BA.

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AJ Puk LHP-Oakland Athletics

Tommy John surgery scares people away from adding young prospects. AJ actually pitched in four different levels of pro ball last year. His fastball and slider are outstanding and as it stands now a role in the bullpen may be his place until a spot opens up. Fear not, Puk will take on a major role for the A’s in no time!

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Sean Murphy C-Oakland Athletics

Due to an injury he missed out on significant at bats last season. Sean will be given all the opportunities to make the Opening Day roster. Worst case he splits time at catcher and sees around 200-250 at bats this season. Long term .250 – .260 batting average with home-runs in the high teens.

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Brendan Rodgers 2B-Colorado Rockies

Still on prospect lists, a torn labrum last season hindered his development and only 81 at bats. He a perfect fit for the middle infield and an above average batting average.

Michael Kopech RHP-Chicago White Sox

Another TJ prospect pitcher. Was throwing 100 mph in the Arizona Fall Instructional League and is on track to see the Majors this season. Kopech has top of the rotation type stuff. Has a slight issue with walks but the Sox will limit his innings this season and tread with caution. The best is yet to come with Michael!

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Casey Mize RHP-Detroit Tigers

2018 number pick has all of Detroit excited! Casey has plus command and an arsenal of plus plus pitches! He did spend some time on the IR last season due to shoulder fatigue. Injury and service time are the only two things holding him back. Mize will be in the Majors this season no doubt!

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Dustin May RHP-Los Angeles Dodgers

May is a ground ball pitcher and made his debut last season as both a starter and reliever. His stuff carried over well to the Majors last season. He’s a middle of the rotation pitcher and could just eat up innings for the Dodgers.

Brett Honeywell Jr. RHP-Tampa Bay Rays

Brett was a top pitching prospect but has missed the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery. Hes had fantastic command and multiple plus pitches. He needs to stay healthy to make the leap. Now is the chance to grab him cheap.

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Nate Pearson RHP-Toronto Blue Jays

Made three starts in Triple-A last year and it’s a safe bet that is where he returns. Nate is a towering 6’6 with an outstanding fast ball. The Blue Jays sure could use him in their rotation even though a long relief role seems more suitable.

Forrest Whitley RHP-Houston Astros

Has a very high ceiling but his command completely disappeared in Triple-A last season. Forrest has top of the line stuff but there are some major issues to work out before a call up.

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Alec Bohm 3B-Philadelphia Phillies

Alex showed great base running and awesome power throughout three different pro levels last season. Will no doubt start the season in Triple-A but a promotion is in the cards for Bohm. He shows power, patience and speed and may have to move to 1B. With such great skills at the plate his defense can be tolerated.

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Matt Manning RHP-Detroit Tigers

Matt has struck out more than a batter per inning but has only pitched in Double-A. The Tigers are being cautious with his development and rightfully so. Manning and Mize are the future for the Detroit Tigers!

Joey Bart C-San Francisco Giants

Whats odd to me is the fact Joey will be 23 at the start of the 2020 season and has less 100 at bats at the Double-A level. He has great raw power and is fantastic defensively. His value right is limited due to his limited AB’s. Buster Posey’s contract is up in 2021. Is the Giants plan?

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Sixto Sanchez RHP-Miami Marlins

The Marlins top pitching prospect will be 21 to start the season. Sixto does have an injury history which limited him to only High-A and Double-A last season. Sanchez has top of the rotation pitches. There is no doubt about his future!

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Dylan Carlson OF-St. Louis Cardinals

Dylan is an above average switch hitter but did very well from the left side in 2019. He’s a good athlete and his defense in center field is fantastic. He wails on left handed pitching and will no doubt be part of the Cards plan this season.

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Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B-Pittsburgh Pirates

Hayes has a nice combo of speed and power. Projected to be a 15+ home run and 15+ steals a year guy. Also a solid OBP and batting average contributor, Ke’Bryan is the Pirates future starting third baseman.

Ian Anderson RHP-Atlanta Braves

Has three or four plus pitches but struggled with control and command late last season in Triple-A. Ian will pitch with the big league team this season but in what role? His command will answer that for us.

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Christian Pache OF-Atlanta Braves

Pache defensive abilities is what have made him stand up. Not to mention his speed and improving power. Last season his contact carried over when he was moved up to Triple-A. Christian can play all three outfield spots and that will be his calling card when promoted to the majors.

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Jarred Kelenic OF-Seattle Mariners

There is a clear path for him in Seattle. The Mariners ripped off the Mets when they traded Cano. At this point its not close. Jarred did very well last season in Double-A and look for more of the same in Triple-A. Kelenic is your prototypical centerfielder. He’s disciplined at the plate and carries legit 20+ homerun, .280 average and 10-15 steal potential.

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MacKenzie Gore LHP-San Diego Padres

Gore is only 20 years old and only has five games above Double-A. He’s a left handed pitcher with a variety of plus pitches and more than one K an inning. As we’ve seen recently the Padres have no problem advancing their young talent.

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Andrew Vaughn 1B-Chicago White Sox

Listen, so far its been very hard for me to keep my opinion to myself. That ends now with Vaughn. He has 30 homerun, 80-90 walk and a .300 batting average written all over him! He’s a first baseman through and through. Only 21 years old, sky is the limit for him. Get excited Sox fans, get excited!

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Nick Madigral 2B-Chicago White Sox

Nick has well above average speed and uses it! With a massive baseball IQ and a pair of the best hands in the minors, Madigral has a chance to become a .300+ hitter along with a ton of steals. Onlu knock is his size but thats worked out well for Altuve. Get excited Sox fans, get excited!

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Vidal Brujan 2B-Tampa Bay Rays

Brujans skill set should make him a main stay at 2nd base in Tampa. He’s a switch hitter to drives the ball all over the park. 55 steals in 2018 and 48 steals in 2019 makes him a monster on the base path. Vidal has the skill set to be a top of the order hitter in Tampa for years to come!

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Evan White 1B-Seattle Mariners

White and his defense what makes him so inciting at first base. Evan has the ability to hit for power and and make a ton of contact. White has all the making of a top 10 first baseman for years to come.

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Adley Rutschman C-Baltimore Orioles

The number one overall pick in last years draft has all the tools to be a stone cold stud. What really sticks out is he defense behind the plate. Adley is the cornerstone of Baltimores future but no way we seem in the big leagues this year.

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Bobby Witt Jr. SS-Kansas City Royals

A very toolsy player, Bobby has great hands but may struggle with batting average. He is fast and aggressive on the basepaths and has legitimate 20-20 potential.

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Julio Rodriguez OF-Seattle Mariners

Will hit for both power and average and has not tapped into his raw power yet. Speed isn’t a part of his game but moves well for a 6’4 225lb kid.

Taylor Trammel OF-San Diego Padres

Traded last season to the Padres may have been a blessing in disguise! He is athletic and fast, two important pieces for a centerfielder. He is an .363 OBP and knack for walks lets us know he puts pressure on defenses. If he can tap into more power San Diego may have an above average outfielder for years to come!

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Royce Lewis SS-Minnesota Twins

The number one overall pick in 2017 had some major struggles last season while playing in Double-A again. He did have oblique injury and some of his mechanics were called into question last season. Look for Royce to come out of the gate fast this season putting confidence and optimism back into the Twins!

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Alex Kirilloff OF-Minnesota Twins

Alex was touted as a lock for success in the Majors. Last season he played the worst ball in his young professional career. He has shown ability to make contact and hit for average. Jump on him now before he finds that skill set that made him a stud!

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Edward Cabrera SP-Miami Marlins

Edward and Sixto should be fixtures in the Marlins rotation for years to come. Edward has a shot at pitching a few innings with the big club this season. Then we will see what he’s about!

Thank you for reading! Stay with me as I get into a handful of kids outside or around the top 100! Deep dive!

Any questions or comments?

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Again, any draft questions or prospect inquires please reach out!

2020 MLB Prospect Rankings #51-100

The prospect rankings continue! If I missed anything or you would like to give your opinion feel free to reach out! Scroll to the bottom for contact information! Lets dig in!

51. Kyle Wright RHP Atlanta Braves
52. Josh Jung 3B Texas Rangers

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Rangers 3B prospect Josh Jung

53. Orelvis Martinez 3B/SS Toronto Blue Jays
54. A.J Puk LHP Oakland Athletics
55. Robert Pauson
56. JJ Bleday OF Miami Marlins

MIA OF JJ Bleday

57. Oneil Cruz SS Pittsburgh Pirates
58. Taylor Trammell OF San Diego Padres
59. Xavier Edwards 2B/SS Tampa Bay Rays
60. Triston Casas 1B Boston Red Sox
61. Heliot Ramos OF San Francisco Giants
62. Seth Corry LHP San Francisco Giants
63. George Valera OF Cleveland Indians
64. Hunter Bishop OF San Francisco Giants
65. Ian Anderson RHP Atlanta Braves
66. Evan White 1B Seattle Mariners

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Mariner 1B prospect Evan White

67. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B Pittsburgh Pirates
68. Ronny Mauricio SS New York Mets
69. Brett Baty 3B New York Mets
70. Luis Campusano C San Diego Padres

SDP C Luis Campusano

71. Tyler Freeman SS Cleveland Indians
72. Tarik Skubal LHP Detroit Tigers
73. Daulton Varsho C Arizona Diamondbacks
74. Jackson Rutledge RHP Washington Nationals
75. Francisco Alvarez C New York Mets
76. Nick Lodolo LHP Cincinnati Reds

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Reds LHP prospect Nick Lodolo

77. Sam Huff C Texas Rangers

78. Jonathan India 3B Cincinnati Reds
79. Simeon-Woods Richardson RHP Toronto Blue Jay
80. Brusdar Graterol RP Minnesota twins
81. Jazz Chisholm SS Miami Marlins
82. Josiah Gray RHP Los Angeles Dodgers

LAD RHP Josiah Gray

83. Sean Murphy C Oakland Athletics
84. Matthew Liberatore LHP St. Louis Cardinals
85. Geraldo Perdomo SS Arizona Diamondbacks
86. Bryson Stott SS Philadelphia Phillies
87. Luis Matos OF Sand Francisco Giants
88. Shane Baz RHP Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay RHP prospect Shane Baz

89. Greg Jones SS Tampa Bay Rays
90. Brailyn Marquez LHP Chicago Cubs
91. Kody Hoese 3B Los Angeles Dodgers
92. George Kirby RHP Seattle Mariners

SEA RHP George Kirby

93. Jesus Sanchez RHP Miami Marlins
94. Clarke Schmidt RHP New York Yankees
95. Brandon Marsh OF Los Angeles Angels
96. Misael Urbina OF Minesota Twins
97. Luis Garcia 2B/SS Washington Nationals
98. Alek Manoah RHP Toronto Blue Jays
99. Alexander Canario OF San Francisco Giants
100. Ryan Mountcastle 3B/SS Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore 3B/SS prospect Ryan Mountcastle

There you have it! My top 100 baseball prospect! Huge shout out to league-mate KJ Baker for his notes and helping me compare lists! Thank you KJ and I wish your Toronto Blue Jays the best this season!

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Thanks for reading and hang here for more fantasy baseball content! I asked a large portion of friends and other league-mates to give opinions on their favorite prospects. If you have a few prospects you would like to write about reach out!

NBA Value Street – 2/29/20

 

NBA Value Street
2/29/20
By Dylan Thompson

NBA Value Street

 

 

What’s up money team?! Today looks like a super fun slate, with tons of value to keep up with. Not a problem for us if you’re part of the team, because you know we know where to find it. Let’s get things started.

PG Derrick White

There’s a reason why this kids price is climbing, he’s been on fire. Producing at least 6X in 4 out of his last 5 games. He will be up against an Orlando team that’s middle of the pack in giving up fantasy points to point guards, which is perfect for us. It will be a slow paced game which might scare some people off and give us the edge with low ownership, so I’m taking that risk.

SG Gary Trent

On one of the highest implied totals of the night, and facing one of the worst dvp teams in the league, how can u not like this play. Coming off of a game where he produced 6.6 X, I can definitely see you tonight being close to a repeat performance if not better. His price tag is inflated because of that performance, at $4400 but it’s not enough for me to not play him. Especially if you’re looking for some salary relief.

SF De’Andre Hunter

Right back to the well today! Portland is pretty good at defending the position, but I see tons of points being scored in this game. This young man has been solid as of recently, and I am definitely taking advantage of the situation. In six out of his last seven performances he has reached at least 6X return, with one of those games being an 11 X return. Lock and load this guy in your lineup and go ahead and move on.

PF Dario Saric

We all know what happens when teams play the Golden State Warriors this season, they simply ball out. Saric’s price is at $3800 and he has been starting the past few games. More minutes equals more fantasy production opportunity, and this is definitely one spot we need to pay attention to you. He will be going against Green, Who we all know is a bully and a good defender, but I can definitely see at least a 5X return tonight for this guy.

C JaVale McGee

As usual he will probably be splitting minutes with Howard, so I won’t be looking for a huge return from him but I do see at least a 5X return on the night. If Howard gets the start, our guy will not have to worry about being boxed out by Valanciunas, and I don’t think Memphis has anybody off of their bench that can match up. At a price tag of $3600, this is definitely a salary relief play for me if it comes down to that when completing my lineup.

Also look at Whiteside. This is a value Street article so I did not put him at my center position but I do see him getting at least 6X return tonight.

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2020 MLB Prospect Rankings #1-50

Aside from fall and Halloween this is my favorite time of the year! Baseball is around the corner! We can start to prepare for fantasy baseball drafts. In doing so, prospects take up a majority of my time. Young talent and what they are expected to do. Baseball prospects represent the sunny side of spring. A ton of kids who have endless potential! Grab a pen, take notes and lets dig in! #1-50 as I see it.

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CWS OF prospect Luis Robert

1. Wander Franco SS Tampa Bay Rays
2. Luis Robert OF Chicago White Sox
3. Jo Adell OF Los Angeles Angels
4. Gavin Lux SS/2B Los Angeles Dodgers

LAD 2B Gavin Lux

5. Julio Rodriguez OF Seattle Mariners
6. Jared Kelenic OF Seattle Mariners
7. Mackenzie Gore LHP San Diego Padres
8. Andrew Vaughn 1B Chicago White Sox
9. Marco Luciano SS San Francisco Giants
10. Dylan Carlson OF St. Louis Cardinals

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STL OF prospect Dylan Carlson

11. Jasson Dominguez OF New York Yankees
12. Jesus Luzardo LHP Oakland Athletics
13. Nate Pearson RHP Toronto Blue Jays
14. Royce Lewis SS Minnesota Twins

MIN SS Royce Lewis

15. Adley Rutschman C Baltimore Orioles
16. Casey Mize RHP Detroit Tigers
17. Forrest Whitley RHP Houston Astros
18. C.J Abrams SS San Diego Padres
19. Drew Waters OF Atlanta Braves

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ATL OF prospect Drew Waters

20. Joey Bart C San Francisco Giants
21. Carter Kieboom SS/2B Washington Nationals
22. Kristian Robinson OF Arizona Diamondbacks
23. Bobby Witt Jr. SS Kansas City Royals

KC SS Bobby Witt Jr.

24. Michael Kopech RHP Chicago White Sox
25. Alex Kirilloff OF Minnesota Twins
26. Brendan Mckay LHP/DH Tampa Bay Rays
27. Cristian Pache OF Atlanta Braves
28. Alec Bohm 3B/1B Philadelphia Phillies
29. Matt Manning RHP Detroit Tigers
30. Riley Greene OF Detroit Tigers

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Tigers OF prospect Riley Greene

31. Alek Thomas OF Arizona Diamondbacks
32. Noelvi Marte SS Seattle Mariners
33. Sixto Sanchez RHP Miami Marlins
34. Nick Madrigal 2B Chicago White Sox

CWS 2B Nick Madigral

35. Spencer Howard RHP Philadelphia Phillies
36. Luis Patino RHP San Diego Padres
37. Trevor Larnach OF Minnesota Twins
38. Dustin May RHP Los Angles Dodgers
39. Jordan Groshans SS Toronto Blue Jays
40. Vidal Brujan 2B Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay 2B prospect Vidal Brujan

41. Hunter Greene RHP Cincinnati Reds
42. Nolan Jones 3B Cleveland Indians
43. Grayson Rodriguez RHP Baltimore Orioles
44. Corbin Carroll OF Arizona Diamondbacks
45. Brennan Davis OF Chicago Cubs
46. Nolan Gorman 3B St. Louis Cardninals
47. Nico Hoerner SS/2B/OF Chicago Cubs
48. Jeter Downs 2B/SS Los Angeles Dodgers

49. Logan Gilbert RHP Seattle Mariners

SEA RHP Logan Gilbert

50. Brendan Rodgers 2B/SS Colorado Rockies

#1-50 as I see it. The fun in ranking prospects feels like Christmas morning. My favorite time of the year is here!

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NBA Injury Report – 2/29/20

NBA Injury Report (Main Slate)
Saturday 2/29/20
By: Derek Grant @DJG2018

 

NBA INJURY REPORT

 

Key Injuries
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F Anthony Davis LAL – PROBABLE

Davis is expected to play tonight as he will be the key piece regardless of LeBron game time status.  This season, he’s averaging 26.6ppg, 9.4rpg, and 3.2apg along with 2.5 blocks per game

F LeBron James LAL – QUESTIONABLE

LeBron sat out vs Golden State.  Tonight vs. Memphis, he’s is a 50/50 shot of playing.  So far, he’s avg 25.5ppg, with 7.8rpg, and 10.6apg, along with 1.2 steals per game

G Kyrie Irving BKN – OUT

Kyrie will undergo season ending surgery.  He finish this season with 27.4ppg, 5.2rpg, and 6.4apg

G Damian Lillard POR – OUT

Dame Dollar will continue to sit out tonight as he will continue to heal for the next 1 to 2 games.  This season, he’s averaging 29.5ppg, 4.4rpg, and 7.9apg along with 1 steal per game

G Stephen Curry GSW – OUT

Curry will make his NBA return Sunday!!  Prior to injury, he’s averaging 20.3ppg, 5rpg, and 6.5apg along with 1.3 steals per game

G Kemba Walker BOS – OUT

Walker will not play tonight vs Houston as this will be the primetime game of the week.  This season, he’s averaging 21.8ppg, 4.1rpg, and 5apg along with 1 steal per game

F LaMarcus Aldridge SAS – OUT

Aldridge will be out vs the Magic.  This season, He’s avg 18.8ppg, with 7.5rpg, and 2.4apg

C Andre Drummond CLE – QUESTIONABLE

Mr. double-double Drummond has sat out the past two games as his status is questionable tonight vs the Pacers.  This season, he’s avg 17.3ppg, with 15.3rpg, and 2.7apg.

F Andrew Wiggins GSW – PROBABLE

Wiggins will most likely play tonight vs the Suns.  This season, he’s avg 22ppg, with 5rpg, and 3.6apg.

THE REST

C Clint Capela ATL – OUT

F Kelly Obrue PHO – OUT

F Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM – OUT

F Brandon Clarke MEM – OUT

C Dewayne Dedmon ATL – OUT

F Brandon Clarke MEM – OUT

G Eric Gordon HOU – QUESTIONABLE

F Cameron Johnson PHO – QUESTIONABLE

G Tyler Herro MIA – 30% CHANCE OF PLAYING

G Dante Exum CLE – OUT

G Danny Green LAL – OUT

C Meyers Leonard MIA – OUT

F Frank Kaminsky PHO – OUT

G DeAndre Bembry ATL – OUT

F Skal Labissiere ATL – OUT

G Grayson Allen MEM – QUESTIONABLE

F Jeremy Lamb IND – OUT

F Draymond Green GSW – PROBABLE

C Richaun Holmes SAC – OUT

C Marvin Bagley SAC – OUT

 

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Hot Pucking Stacks 2/29/20 (4 FREE lines)

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the weekend! Today is the last day of February meaning the count down to spring is on! It’s been a long and arduous winter here in Michigan!

My personal weather woes aside, the NHL schedule is JAM PACKED tonight!

FanDuel has broken down the schedule into SIX smaller slates!

While DraftKings has split it up between FOUR slates!

On FanDuel the schedule is as follows…

All Day 1p (12)
Early Only 4p (3)
Evening Late 7p (6)
Main 7p (8)
Express 8p (2)
After Hours 10p (2)

On DrafKings the schedule is set up as follows…

Afternoon 4p (3)
Main 7p (8)
Turbo 8p (2)
Late 10p (2)

I will be honest, at first glance, I felt a little overwhelmed. Upon further review and much research I’m confident after combing through this schedule! Let me take on the burden of digging through the schedule and providing you with my best options available!

FLORIDA 1

Jonathan Huberdeau L1 & PP1
Aleksander Barkov L1 & PP1
Evgenii Dadnov L1 & PP1

TORONTO 2

William Nylander L2 & PP1
John Tavares L2 & PP1
Calle Rosen L2

LOS ANGELES 1

Alex Iafallo L1 & PP1
Anze Kopitar L1 & PP1
Dustin Brown L1 & PP1

OTTAWA 1

Brady Tkachuk L1 & PP1
John Norris L1
Bobby Ryan L1 & PP1

PITTSBURGH 2

Bryan Rust L2 & PP1
Evgeni Malkin L2 & PP1
Patrik Hornqvist L2 & PP1

NEW JERSEY 1

Jack Hughes L1 & PP1
Nico Hischier L1 & PP1
Kyle Palmieri L1 & PP1

ARIZONA 1

Taylor Hall L1 & PP1
Christian Dvorak L1 & PP1
Nick Schmaltz L1 & PP1

BOSTON 2

Nick Ritchie L2
David Krejci L2 & PP2
Ondrej Kase L2 & PP2

Now it’s time for a new segment brought to you by Hot Pucking Stacks!

A lighting round of cheap lesser owned stacks as fillers or mix and match options!

OTTAWA 2 – Rudolfs Balcers/Chris Tierny/Connor Brown

PITTSBURGH 4 – Sam Lafferty/Evan Rodrigues/Dominik Simon

NEW JERSEY 3 – Jesper Bratt/Pavel Zacha/Nikita Gusev

LOS ANGELES 4 – Adrian Kempe/Gabriel Vilardi/Martin Frik

ARIZONA 3 – Lawson Crouse/Derek Stepan/Clayton Keller

It’s a lot to take in today! Trust your research!

As you can see I have provided a sample lines GALORE!

FD 1p – All Day 2-29

Please play responsibility and know these lines are to be used for entertainment purposes!

FD 7p Main -2-29

Hang here and look for an update line closer to AFTER HOURS lock at 10p!

DK 7p Main 2-29

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find me at DFScheatsheet.com

Dk 10p Late -2-29

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NBA Value Street – 2/28/20

NBA Value Street
2/28/20
By Dylan Thompson

 

 

 

NBA Value Street

 

 

If you havent done so yet, make sure you hop in our discord for the latest updates etc. This is a big slate tonight, we have a lot of players listed at GTD, so some value may change, and some more may open up. Join our Discord Chat for FREE right here.

PG – Corey Joseph

Pay attention to the news today, if Fox ends up playing you can burn this pick. However if Fox sits again, Joseph is a streamline value play on this slate. The Kings are in Memphis, Joseph started last night and had 32.9 FDP. We will have to wait and see how the news breaks leading up to lock, but as of now I have Joseph locked in.

SG – Dennis Schroder

Galo is out tonight, thats first and foremost. Second, OCK is on the second half of a back to back. As we get later in to this season, and OKC makes a playoff push, look for them to try to save Chris Paul’s legs. OKC has two other legit PG’s in Alexander and Schroder. I think there are a couple of extra minutes in the rotation for Schroder tonight and some additional usage.

SF – De’Andre Hunter

UNHDER THE RADAR TONIGHT. Trae Young is playing, thats first. here are the minutes totals for Hunter in the last six games: 36, 39, 30, 36, 34, 48… He’s $4300 on FanDuel, Minutes equal opportunity, opportunity equals production, production equals fantasy points. Speaking of fantasy points, over that same six game stretch, 13.7, DUD yes, but, 31.4, 29.2, 29.1, 21.1, 46.3. Here is a guy playing well over 30 minutes, the upside of 10x and playing in a track meet type of game against Brooklyn.

PF – Harry Giles

Giles has been the sole benefactor really to Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley Jr. being injured. Giles has been really solid lately, 29.1, 32.8 and 33.4 in each of his last three games. This game should be a track meet and Giles is an extremely athletic big man. Pivot, Naz Reid.

C – Gorgui Dieng

Dieng is benefiting from injuries to Jaren Jackson and Brandon Clarke. I project 28 fantasy points for Dieng tonight and should be able to reach value here in this one. I typically do not like to stack two bigs in the same game, we have Giles above, and Dieng here, but both are in great spots. You could pivot off of Dieng to Zubac, we project Zubac at 22.8 or, without Andre Drummond, Triston Thompson who is coming off of a solid game in his last outing.  Also, if for no reason at all Zeller is ruled out again Biyombo would become another good value at Center tonight if he starts.