Bottom of the Barrel
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
What a relief! How excited are you? To say I’m pumped for baseball would be an understatement. It’s mid-July and there hasn’t been an ounce of sports for several months! Unless you woke up at 4a to set your KBO lines.
Realistically we’d be coming up on three months of full time MLB action. So given the lack of baseball this summer this week is exciting.
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Bottom of the Barrel is a DFS article highlighting those cheaply priced players to go along with the high priced studs. This article is where it all started for me and my writing career.
Fast forward to right now and we are all on the verge of shortened yet fascinating baseball season. I have this unwavering feeling that this season will be unlike any MLB season we’ve seen before. It’s going to be a sprint instead of a marathon. Teams may start some of their young prospects without hesitation. Mangers may toy with their lineups like never before. I’m fully expecting a wild anything goes type season.
In terms of DFS it’s going to keep us on our toes! Specifically Friday! Part of Opening Day weekend! Enough with the chatter! Lets get into the slate!
Chris Paddock ARZ @ SDP (FD-$8,900)(DK-$8,600)
There’s a new sheriff in town! He won’t be this cheap again. Take advantage while you can! The kid gloves are off and Chris is the next big thing!
Frankie Montas LAA @ OAK (FD-$7,600)(DK-$8,800)
Frankie has all the makings of a stud but was cut down due to a suspension. Before the SUS he was on pace for career type numbers. Another guy who’s price is expected to skyrocket. Jump on board while you can!
Nathan Eovaldi BAL @ BOS (FD-$7,100)(DK-$7,100)
Relief pitcher who Boston wants to stretch out. Don’t care if it was the bat boy pitching vs. Baltimore. Eovaldi is a nice cheap SP who only needs 20-25 fantasy points to hit value. Go spend up elsewhere.
Sandy Alcantara MIA @ PHI (FD-$6,800)(DK-$6,800)
Sandy finished just shy of 200 IP’s last season with 151 K’s. The shortened season should help him shy. For $6,800k on Fanduel I’m all in!
Christian Walker ARZ @ SDP (FD-$2,800)(DK-$4,000)
How many homeruns do you think Walker hit last season? Really? That’s it! You’re wrong! He smacked 29 HR’s! He’s dealing with a sore groin so pay attention but I’m confident he’s in the starting lineup Friday.
Evan White SEA @ HOU (FD-$2,700)(DK-$2,600)
I love this kid! He had an outstanding season in Double-A last year. He’s an extra base hit machine!
David Fletcher LAA @ OAK (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,500)
If Fletch is leading off for the Angels then you roster him. It’s that simple.
Luis Arraez MIN @ CWS (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,800)
Talk about average and extra base hits? Luis is a high average kid and he could make a run at a batting title in 2020 and the shortened season! For $2,500 and all the base hits that follow it’s a no-brainer!
Colin Moran PIT @ STL (FD-$2,300)(DK-$2,900)
Moran will be the Pirates everyday 3rd baseman in 2020 but so what? We live day to day with DFS! Colin had 80 RBI in 2019 and for only $2,300 he’s a nice filler at 3B if you pass up Bregman or Nolan.
Rio Ruiz BAL @ BOS (FD-$2,200)(DK-$3,500)
Rio was absolutely on fire in spring training before they shut it all down. Kid has it in him. Again, long term prospects aren’t there but just for today!
Chris Taylor SFG @ LAD (FD-$2,400)(DK-$3,600)
The Dodgers sent Lux back to Triple-A meaning Taylor should see time at 2B. I want any and all pieces of this Dodger line-up and for only $2,400 you can own a piece of it with Taylor.
Orlando Arcia MIL @ CHC (FD-$2,400)(DK-$2,500)
Realistically you’re going to spend up at SS, I get that. On the off chance you want to punt the position give this guy a look. He’s feeling the heat behind him.
Jonathon Villar MIA @ PHI (FD-$2,900)(DK-$4,000)
I’m shocked Villar is so cheap! I’m going to roster hum every time MIA is playing at this price. The stolen bases alone make it worth it!
Max Kepler MIN @ CWS (FD-$2,800)(DK-$4,500)
The Belgian bruiser! Don’t know if anyone calls him that but, I do! Max hit 36 HR’s and batted in 90 last season. This Twins line is chalked full of power. $2,800 is just too cheap for me to pass up. Another kid I’m riding until the price changes! You’d be wise to do the same thing!
Mark Canha LAA @ OAK (FD-$2,600)(DK-$4,200)
A sneaky good play! Mark does a lot of things good. He’s the starting left fielder for the A’s with 25+ HR power. He’s your prototypical bottom of the barrel roster fill in.
Wil Myers ARZ @ SDP (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,400)
I’ve always had a soft spot for Wil. He recently changed his swing around, something with the approach. I love this young and hungry roster the Padres have put together. I have a feeling Wil is a mainstay in my B&B’s this season.
Any questions or comments? Here’s an early look at my line for Friday. This line is for entertainment. Should be used for fun and with caution.
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Here’s to a successful and fun MLB season! Talk soon!