Daily Picks

Andrew Benintendi  A good hitter already, but unless your league counts Doubles as a category I wouldn’t go overboard. Should hit .290 with 15 HRs, but at the bottom of the lineup and with just a few SBs. Solid filler in mixed leagues but he’s going higher than that. $14 Nick Castellanos Made some noise […]

George Springer  He’ll be 28 years old in September, with zero growth since he arrived. Take him for what he is and you won’t cry at the end, but your league won’t allow that. Springer is still regarded as a rising young star, the 8th OF taken when he should be about the 20th. Note […]

If you need Saves on your roto team, take heart. You can almost always get them, or at least identify where they will be coming from, with these simple steps: Find the real teams that are underachieving.  Do this with the Pythagorean formula introduced 35 years ago by Bill James: Runs Scored² divided by (Runs […]

Pitcher – They’re all possible after deGrom so I’m going cheapest with Devenski to max out the hitting. Hitter – Fifteen years from now it might be wrong to take Michael Conforto against a righty. It’s not wrong tonight against Colin Rea.

Hitter – Mark “Dalton” Trumbo is a little TOO hot, but one more bomb off Fat CC before the cool-down. Pitcher – Depends on whether you think Jose Fernandez is the best play. I do, so that makes Drew Smyly #2.

Pitcher – Carlos Martinez at home with Doug Eddings calling balls and strikes. Hitter – Victor Martinez faces Ricky Nolasco and I hope the fielders are wearing their cups.

Pitcher – maybe Kevin Plawecki can get Matt Harvey on track. THROW THE EFFING FASTBALL. Hitter – Gregory Polanco in Coors against stiff righty Jonathan Gray.

Second-best pitcher: Chris Archer should get help from home plate ump Mike Winters Second-best hitter: Daniel Murphy is a dead setup for RBI’s behind Harper, and perhaps a home run of his own.

Pitcher: Aaron Nola at home vs. the Pads Hitter: JD Martinez has his way with Jonathan Niese.