Happy Monday, my daily degenerates. It’s back to the grind and by grind I mean making green. Unfortunately, your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru has hit a bit of cold streak. Is the winter in Cancun on hold? Hell no, but if the downturn gets any worse we may end up in Tijuana. Permanently.
Here’s your dirty turbaned Guru’s team for Monday 6/2. Good luck, cheers.
All values are based on DraftKings pricing.
SP 1 – Clayton Kershaw, $12,400: Paying up big to give Kershaw another go after losing two of his last three. The White Sox struggle against lefties with a 25.7% $trikeout rate and Kershaw should be the K-king tonight.
SP 2 – Matt Garza, $8,300: If we’re going to pay up for Kershaw we have to find value elsewhere. The pri$e is right for Garza who faces a Twinkies team that ranks near the bottom in all hitting categories.
C – Jose Molina, $1,900: Is it time to change may punt catcher philosophy? Not yet. If you want to $pend look to A.J. Pierzinski or Jonathan Lucroy.
1B – Ryan Howard, $4,100: Nice pri$e on Howard here who has homers in two straight games.
2B – Kyle Seager, $3,900: Seager loves hitting off right-handers (.394 wOBA) and hits better on the road in his career (.281). $eager has two homers in his last four games.
3B – Josh Harrison, $2,600: This is way too cheap for a leadoff bat that’s averaging 9+ FPT$ over his last four games.
SS – Jean Segura, $4,100: The Vegas $harks don’t like Kyle Gibson today and neither do I – stack the Brew Crew.
OF 1 – Carlos Gomez, $5,400: Like those Brewers bats tonight and Ryan Braun is a little pricey. Gomez is the next best thing hitting .391 with two homers, 10 RBI and four steals over the last two weeks. Other option$ around this price include Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew McCutchen.
OF 2 – Seth Smith, $3,700: Smith loves hitting off right-handers with a .432 wOBA and an OPS of 1.01. At this price, $mith will be on a lot of my teams tonight.
OF 3 – Michael Saunders, $3,400: $aunders has hits in six of his last seven, batting .375 with a homer, six RBI and five runs. Other value plays include Oscar Taveras and Curtis Granderson.
Good luck and remember to always check daily lineups and weather conditions.
Featured Writer: The Guru