R.A. Dickey a Top Play Even in the AL
While one Mets pick looked good (Jon Niese), the other couldn’t have disappointed more. Good ol’ Ike Davis went 0-for-5 with four Ks. Yep, the man is on pace for 648 Ks. Well, that and Bryce Harper’s pace is for 324 HRs. It’s just one day, so while the rotisserie players overreact, we pick a new lineup for Day Two!
James Loney, TB – Probably not one of the first names you would think of at first base. Actually, Loney probably isn’t one of the first 10 names you’d come up with. However, Loney is an impressive 9-for-29 with three HRs and eight RBI against Jason Hammel. Granted, that was before Hammel moved to the AL and started pitching better. But, we’re looking for a bargain, and at $2,500 on FanDuel, you can’t find a better value.
R.A. Dickey, TOR – We know knuckleballers are as unpredictable as they come. There is reason to like Dickey though. Dickey is making his first start in the AL since 2009, and he’s much more accomplished since then. Batters facing Dickey for the first time last year struggled mightily, and he checks in at $6,900 on FanDuel, lower than Hyun-Jin Ryu (for whatever reason).
Pair of Rags
Adam Jones, BAL – You hear the name, and you think he’d be a great play most any day. Not against David Price though. Jones is just 5-for-29 against Price with seven strikeouts. Save your cash for other outfielders.
Martin Prado, ARZ – Prado is one of my favorite undervalued rotisserie players. Today, he’s one of my must-avoid daily options. Prado is just 1-for-12 against Jaime Garcia. Really, it’s as simple as that – Prado just doesn’t hit Garcia well… or actually, at all.
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