The Daily Degenerate Fantasy Baseball Picks 5/19

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Happy Monday, my daily degenerates. It’s back to the grind and by grind I mean making green. It was a profitable weekend for your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru as I cashed in five of six contests. Let’s roll those winnings over as your Guru wants a crazy winter of fun in the sun with the hotties in Cancun!

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Just five games on the schedule tonight and I’ll look to save on pitching with this particular Cash Game roster so I can grab some of the hot hitters. We’ll see how the cheap pitching/big bat philosophy works tonight. 

Here’s your dirty turbaned Guru’s lineup for Friday 5/19 contest. Good luck, cheers.

SP 1 – Jason Vargas, $7,200: With this lineup I’m going cheap on the arm$ (I will have another roster with Stephen Strasburg and Wily Peralta). Vargas is averaging 25+ FPTS over his last two starts and faces a White Sox team that has lost six of its last eight, leads the league in strikeouts and are missing their one big offensive threat – Jose Abreu.

SP 2 – Drew Smyly, $7,100: The Tigers are the best team in baseball and the pitching staff is second in the league in ERA. Our guy $myly is averaging 5+ Ks over his last four starts and the Indians have scored just eight runs over their last four games.

C – Wilson Ramos, $3,500: Ramo$ is coming off a four RBI game and is hitting cleanup tonight against a Mike “About to Spring a” Leake. 

1B – Victor Martinez, $4,700: V-Mart has been on fire with four multi-hit games in his last eight, is second in the league with a .336 average and kills Indians pitching in his career at Progressive Field with a .375 average. The $tars are aligned.

2B – Johnny Giavotella, $2,500: Punt play alert. Johnny is hitting ninth, which isn’t a bad $pot, and his grandma makes a great chicken parm. 

3B – Miguel Cabrera, $5,900: Miggy has 14 RBI over his last eight games, a nine-game hitting $treak and has three career homers in 17 ABs against Indians starter Corey “Going to Get Clubbed” Kluber. 

SS – Ian Desmond, $3,700: Nothing I’m too high on at SS tonight, but De$ has homered in his last two games and has eight RBI in last six. 

OF 1 – Mike Trout, $5,900: Trout ma$hes lefties with career .392 average and faces Dallas Keuchel who is, you guessed it, left-handed. Trout hits a homer tonight. 

OF 2 – Ryan Braun, $5,600: Is tonight the night Braun break$ out? Let’s hope so. *lights candle, prays to Gorman Thomas bobblehead* Over the last 3 seasons, Braun is batting .360 with a 1.18 OPS against left-handed pitching. 

OF 3 – Alex Gordon, $3,900: Gordon had two homer$ yesterday and 44 FPTS. If I get half that tonight I’m buying you all a drink. 

Make sure to check the lineups, give a look at the weather and buy me a cider with your winnings

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