The Daily Degenerate Fantasy Baseball Picks 6/17


Hey there my fantasy junkes, your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru has been off a few days working on the tanlines, but I’m ready to dive back into the deep end of DFS pool and soak up some cash.



Here’s your dirty turbaned Guru’s team for Friday 6/13. Good luck, cheers.

All values are based on DraftKings pricing.

SP 1 – Jeff Samardzjia, $8,700: The $hark will look to feast on the K happy Marlins tonight. Samardzjia owns a 24.9% strikeout rate over his last eight games and is a cheaper option than Darvish, Tanaka or Cueto.

SP 2 – Roenis Elias, $8,000: Keep in mind this is an early game today 3:40 p.m. Am I crazy to consider Elias after he got himself blown up in his last start? Not crazy, but I did have a two martini lunch. However, Elias is at home and facing the worst hitting in team in baseball – the San Diego Padres. This will be my boom or bu$t roll of the dice. Don’t trust Elias? Ervin Santana and Tanner Roark could make nice cheap plays as well.

C – John Baker, $2,400: Punting catcher tonight for some bigger bats. If Baker gets a walk and a hit we’ll be in the $$$. If you want to pay up look to Jonathan Lucroy.

1B – Freddie Freeman, $4,900: First base is full of big bat$ tonight. Miggy, Goldy, Big Papi are all targets -but they’ll cost you. Freeman is 6/15 in his last three games with four extra base hits and his wOBA against right-handers is .375.

2B – Jason Kipnis, $4,400: The Vegas $harks have the CLE/LAA game as its biggest over of the night at 9. There should be runs scored in this one and Angels starter Matt Shoemaker struggles against lefties giving up a .378 wOBA to left-handed hitters.

3B – Carlos Santana, $4,000: I’m expecting a high scoring game in Cleveland and $antana has been hot with two homers in his last four games.

SS – Scooter Gennent, $3,500: The o/u for the Brewers tonight is 8 1/2 and I expect runs. $cooter year continues and I’ll keep playing him until the price goes up.

OF 1 – Ryan Braun, $5,600: The Brew Crew $mashes lefties. They face Wade Miley tonight who may attempt to throw right-handed. Braun has just 2 hits in 5 AB’s off Miley, but they were both homers. He’ll have three off him after tonight.

OF 2 – Adam Jones, $4,500: Is there a hotter bat in ba$eball right now? Jones’ wOBA (I do love the wOBA) is over .500 against left-handed pitching.

OF 3 – Khris Davis, $4,000: Love those Brewer$ bats at Chase Field AKA Coors Light. The other Khris Davis and his .492 wOBA against southpaws will be on all my teams at this price.

Good luck and remember to always check daily lineups and weather conditions.

Featured Writer: The Guru



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