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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Aug 25

Last Friday I rolled with Doug Fister against the Giants, and Fister finally let us down. I also went with a couple Brewers against Jeff Locke, a hot Jon Jay and Jason Heyward, and a discount Khris Negron, none of whom came through for us either. The result was a 6335th finish in the $15,000 moonshot and a whiff of a day in double-ups.

My three hidden players were Matt Carpenter (8.00 points), Heyward (3.00 points), and Yordano Ventura (23.30 points).

August 22

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Shields will face an average Yankees offense whose 7-4 win against the White Sox on Sunday snapped a 12 game streak of scoring five or fewer runs. This is not a challenging matchup. Shields himself has had a very good season as Kansas City’s anchor has posted a 3.03 FIP and 19.1 K% in his career against New York’s batters. Though he’s definitely unspectacular, Shields should be good for 18-25 points in this spot.

It’s the Brewers against a left-handed pitchers — time to load up on Milwaukee’s bats! You need to pay a premium for Lucroy and Gomez, but Weeks, Ramirez, and Davis can all be had at an affordable price, which will leave you with some money for either a premier slugger or a high-priced pitching staff. Surprisingly the Brewers have almost no experience against Stults, but he’s not nearly overpowering enough to worry me. I’m also not concerned with the ballpark enough to avoid stacking five Milwaukee batters.

Lind is still at a discount as he hasn’t really hit since getting activated last week, but a date with Clay Buchholz should correct that. The AL East foes have plenty of past experience with Lind slashing .348/.467/.587 in 46 at-bats.

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About the author: Bryan is the co-founder of Baseball Professor and works as a consultant specializing in operational metrics and efficiency analysis. When he’s not working, blogging, or tending to basic human needs, he enjoys pondering the vastness of the universe, rewatching episodes of Breaking Bad, and avoiding snakes. (@BaseballProf)

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  • gerg

    Any thought on Tillman tonight prof? I want to take Samardizja but Tillman actually seems the safer play to me?

  • aarhiga89

    Ouch, I really wouldn’t have mentioned Lind but you must have some picks that sets you further apart…

    Anti-Brewers and anti-Shields strategies coming up later?