Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball
The word follows some high-profile players around: Streaky. Most often, sabermetrically-inclined analysts poo-poo the idea that streakiness exists. You can’t use a player’s past week to predict their next day, they say. Yes, but. That’s not the whole story. There are volatile players. These players do go into poor periods. Look at any player’s monthly ...

Monday Player Matchups: Don’t Skimp On Kemp

Monday Player Matchups: Don't Skimp On Kemp
Ricky Nolasco: He is 5-1 with a 3.38 ERA against the Diamondbacks and with this group of pitchers going today, that’s Bob Gibson and Cy Young’s love child numbers. His ERA is almost 2 runs lower at home this season and he has pitched well this season. I’m giving him a shot in the Monday ...

Thursday Player Matchups: The Good, The Bad, The Harang

Thursday Player Matchups: The Good, The Bad, The Harang
I haven’t been showing you many of the bad matchups to shield you from the horrors of this world. but I’ve decided to give you more of the rotten to make the fresh seem tastier. Aaron Harang: He isn’t going to blow anyone away with his awesomeness, but he is in Petco against the Nationals. ...

Friday Player Matchups: Rickie vs. Ricky

Friday Player Matchups: Rickie vs. Ricky
It’s Friday and you know what that means!? The Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship qualifier is on! If you don’t enter, you can’t win! Cole Hamels: Camels is 7-2 with a 3.01 ERA and faces the Pirates. He faces Jeff Karstens or Adam Corolla, which should make it much easier to scrape out a win. Clay ...

Tuesdays With Cliff Lee

Tuesdays With Cliff Lee
I hope y’all had a great Memorial Day weekend! The FanDuel party bus didn’t stop, but if you did, it is time to jump back on board! Let’s see what we have in the way of matchups today. Cliff Lee: The Nationals have been the easiest team for FanDuel pitchers to face over the last ...

Fat Elvis has re-entered the building

Fat Elvis has re-entered the building
By Antonio D’Arcangelis There’s a semi-competitive 10-team, 7×7 (we have K/9 and CG as well as hits and OPS as the extra categories) mixed head-to-head league I’m in with a bunch of former New York State co-workers, and I’ve had a pretty nice run over the past few years (I won it twice when it was ...

Daily Player Matchups: Bautista Is Badasstista

Daily Player Matchups: Bautista Is Badasstista
There are a lot of stud pitchers going today, but I like a few hitting studs like Bautista that cost a lot so I’ll have to skimp and save. P Jonathan Sanchez: I missed on Lincecum yesterday because the stud Jason Marquis pitched a complete game shut out.  But The Nationals are still not good ...

Daily Player Matchups: Don’t Leave Chad Hanging In Florida

Daily Player Matchups: Don't Leave Chad Hanging In Florida
The top pitchers all have nice matchups. Verlander against the Mariners, Haren against Oakland and Beckett against the Orioles, but all three are a pretty penny. To get the most bang for your buck I’d give Chad Billingsley a shot. He started off slow, but has come on of late. In 5 games against Florida ...

Daily Player Matchups: Cain Is Able

Daily Player Matchups: Cain Is Able
There are 18 pitchers going today with a 3.63 ERA or better and there are some pretty mediocre/non-aces touting these numbers.  There seem to be some decent chances to spend a little less and get some good results in the $4500 Tuesday Strikeout, but… P Matt Cain: The Pirates are third worst in strike outs ...

Daily Player Matchups: Weaver or Lee-ver?

Daily Player Matchups: Weaver or Lee-ver?
Jered Weaver, the best pitcher so far this season, takes the mound against the light hitting Oakland Athletics. But sadly he is a hefty 9,900 FanDuel dollars. That’s a big chunk of your budget. On the other hand, Cliff Lee is cheaper at 6,900. I don’t love his matchup in Arizona, but at 3 grand ...