Thank God we’ve got the first major U.S. sport back on TV this Thursday night. I am not knocking betting on MMA or League of Legends but a little Major League Baseball is just what the doctor ordered for those of us stuck at home trying to avoid COVID-19.
This week’s action is based around the rookies. Noobs to the game for the most part, finding the underpriced gems can make you a rich man (and I don’t mean Richee Mundo because that is a whole other conversation… people).
Before you hit the paywall, let me bust out a free pick that I think is worth your attention. Atlanta’s Kyle Wright. He going to be priced low in the early part of the season most likely but this dual eligible SP and RP could be had on the cheap and get you some key innings. For traditional fantasy players – note: he is one SP staff injury away from a big league starter job. His arm is absurd and he’s got upside up the ying yang. Remember when he’s $9,000 in the not-so-distant future who told you to buy low on Kyle Wright.
Miami’s Jesus Sanchez (http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=660821#/career/R/hitting/2020/ALL ) is a baby bull starting the season as a reserve with no real competition in front of him. To be polite, Miami is a work in progress and likely won’t compete for anything other than the basement but this Dominican rookie is somebody that you can steal in DFS in the early goings of this year allowing you more access to even more blue chip picks.
New York Mets’ David Peterson (https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=peters009dav ) This dual eligible lefty is a control artist who throws nothing but strikes. Full season, traditional fantasy sharks will love to see how shaky some of the starters are in front of him like Rick Porcello (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/porceri01.shtml ) and Michael Wacha (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wachami01.shtml ) and next in line to start for the Mets.
The Phillies Spencer Howard (https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=howard000spe ) This is baseball’s number one prospect with simply overpowering stuff. He is just waiting for the opportunity and with Elfin and Velasquez as the number Four and Five starters… that opportunity will be this year without question. Put him on your DFS radar and do whatever it takes to get him on your long term roster.
Washington’s Carter Kieboom (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kieboca01.shtml ) 3B here is where the opportunity makes you a thief. The Nats let All-Star, Anthony Brendon, (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/12/11/anthony-rendon-angels-agree-to-deal/4397896002/ ) sign for a mere $245,000,000 with The Angels because they knew they had their Number Two prospect ready to fill his shoes at a tiny fraction of his salary. This mega-blue-chip prospect is starting and ready now. His DFS price won’t be low for long. Watch and see.
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