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The Daily Grind: DFS At Noon

Today’s main slate runs at 12:10pm ET on most sites. So, uh, get to it.

Also, there will be no Daily Grind tomorrow or next Monday. I will be out on vacation.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. A Thorne In The Orioles Side

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The Daily Grind: Non-DFS News

In rather exciting non-DFS news, amateur prospect Carter Stewart has opted to sign with a Japanese team for $7MM rather deal with the shenanigans of the MLB draft system. Stewart was selected eighth overall by the Braves last summer. He was prepared to sign a slot-value contract before the Braves pulled a bait-and-switch. Stewart lost an ensuing grievance.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. As Expected

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Peripheral Prospects, Ep 1.10

Welcome back to Peripheral Prospects. As a reminder, Alex Chamberlain and I share this column which is designed to identify un/under-hyped prospects. It is not unlike the former Fringe Five series. I have a mission statement with which Alex may or may not agree. We haven’t talked about it. Behold.

Mission Statement: Peripheral Prospects seeks to identify obscure future fantasy contributors.

Let’s jump straight into the action.

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The Daily Grind: A Whole Pile Of Arms

What if, instead of referring to the multitude of playable pitchers, today’s title was about anĀ actual pile of arms. Well, that would be rather macabre.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Heroics

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The Daily Grind: Another Manic Monday

The greatest not-catch of all time.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. The Old Way

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The Daily Grind: Full Monty

I had a dream I was attacked by the old Tigers logo.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. No Fraternizing

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The Daily Grind: Overlay Alert

Yesterday was our first sizable overlay since our over-sized Opening Day contest. An overlay is when the platform (FantasyDraft) is paying out more money than they’re receiving. For instance, last night, they paid out $104 on $88 of entries. That means each entry had an expected value of $2.36.

Thursdays, due to the thin slate, tend to feature the largest overlays. Therefore, you should participate in the Invitational tonight.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Special

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The Daily Grind: The Verlander

There can be only one HighVerlander.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Insert Snazzy Headline

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Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 5/14/2019

Ray Liotta makes an appearance in today’s chat transcript.

3:58
Brad Johnson: Welcome. We’ll get started in a few moments.

4:00
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Travis Shaw…worth picking up and stashing on the DL?

4:00
Brad Johnson: So we might as well start with a little monologue about the Brewers.

4:02
Brad Johnson: 1. Hiura was called up today. Decent chance he struggles initially. Long term, I’m very bullish. Could click immediately. His strikeout rate at Triple-A looks bad, but more recently it’s been good. Selectively choosing the best “recent” sample reveals 18.4% K% since April 21.

4:04
Fangraph’s Lurker: In a 10 team league, already got a twin (odorizzi) and a phillie (Nola), but should I drop stroman for Gibson? Or eflin? Or pick up hiura?

4:04
Brad Johnson: I’d stash Hiura

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The Daily Grind: Bobbing And Weaving

There are no current baseball players named Bob. Seems wrong.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Robbers

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