SPEND BIG IN CERTAIN AREAS IN SUNDAY’S SEASON FINALE
For Sunday, Sept. 29, there are 15 games in Major League Baseball. The Pittsburgh-Cincinnati (1:10pm ET) game is nationally televised on TBS, and the Kansas City-Chicago White Sox (2:10pm ET) game is nationally televised on WGN. The L.A. Angels-Texas (3:05pm ET) will also be shown on MLB Network during MLB Tonight. All games on the Major League Baseball slate are available free at MLB.com.
It's the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. Say good-bye to all of the non-contenders, as you won't see them again until at least February when pitches and catchers report. The last game of the day goes off at 4:10pm ET.
(DraftKings.com salaries in parantheses)
THESE SEVEN WILL BE HEAVENLY
Tony Abreu, 2B/3B, San Francisco ($2800 vs SD): Abreu has been getting a chance down the stretch for the Giants, and he has ran with it. He is 9-for-23 (.391) with two doubles, two triples, a homer, six RBI and a 1.174 OPS over the past six games. At this price level, he is a nice add if you want to squeeze in a stud or two.
Yu Darvish, SP, Texas ($11800 vs LAA): Darvish will be pitching, trying to get the Rangers into the postseason. They enter play tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot, and one game behind the Cleveland Indians for the top wild card. Darvish is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 18 innings in three starts against the Angels this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore ($5500 vs BOS): Davis has 53 homers and 138 RBI this season, but he hasn't actually homered in five straight games. He hasn't had many droughts like that. Davis is 11-for-30 (.367) with three doubles, two homers and six RBI with a 1.073 OPS in his career against Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey ($8100).
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, Cleveland ($8800 at MIN): Jimenez takes the hill with the Indians needing a win, or losses by the Rays and Rangers, to lock up the top wild card spot. Jimenez has been on fire in the month of September, going 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in five starts over 34 2/3 innings with 38 strikeouts during the span. He is well worth the money.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs ($3500 at STL): If you don't have the funds left over for Davis (above), check into Rizzo. He homered Saturday in St. Louis, and he has hit safely in eight of the past nine outings. He is 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, three RBI, three walks, no strikeouts and a 1.339 OPS in his career against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook ($5500).
Mike Trout, OF, L.A. Angels ($5400 at TEX): If anyone is going to be a thorn in the side of Darvish, it is Trout. He is 8-for-26 (.308) with a double, three homers, five RBI and a 1.112 OPS in his career against Yu.
Vernon Wells, OF, N.Y. Yankees ($3500 at HOU): Wells is hitless over his past nine at-bats, but he could end the regular season on a positive note. Wells is 11-for-34 (.324) with three doubles, a homer and three RBI in his career against Houston Astros SP Erik Bedard ($6000).
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