It’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship Friday. The ultimate FanDuel fantasy baseball contest that you should be entering every Friday.
June 1st Key Daily Fantasy Baseball Contests
CLICK HERE to enter your $10 entry into the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship. The winner of this contest wins a Las Vegas Trip and DFBC Finals Seat ($15,000 value).
FanDuel is also offering a contest exclusively for Friends of FanDuel. It is a $500 Guaranteed Prize Pool with a max of 275 entries. Considering this is only a $2 entry fee, it is a great contest for beginner’s to test out their skills. CLICK HERE to pick your roster for your $2 entry.
The following is my list of pitchers ranked by their Predicted FanDuel points.
CC Sabathia (14.93 pts)
Madison Bumgarner (13.50 pts) — VALUE PICK
David Price (13.48 pts)
Felix Hernandez (12.86 pts)
Stephen Strasburg (12.73 pts)
Colby Lewis (12.44 pts)
Felipe Paulino (12.33 pts) — VALUE PICK
Jake Peavy (12.25 pts)
Johan Santana (11.86 pts)
Adam Wainwright (11.83 pts)
Other Value Picks: Josh Outman, Mike Leake, Mike Minor, Randy Wolf, Kyle Kendrick
Picking hitters in a Guaranteed Prize Pool Contest is not so cut-and-dry. The winners of these contests will often “stack lineups” and hope that team puts up 10 runs. Here are the top teams to stack today:
NY Yankees – Casey Crosby is a pretty good prospect, but having your major league debut against the Yankees can lead to a disaster. When a pitcher is facing a lineup full of stars that he grew up idolizing, it’s generally not a good thing. Andruw Jones could be a nice sleeper, as he has always enjoyed facing lefties.
Boston Red Sox – Henderson Alvarez pitches to contact. More so than any other pitcher, maybe ever. Not good when you’re facing a lineup that usually does big things when they make contact. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is worth a look when drafting your catcher.
LA Dodgers and/or Colorado Rockies – Playing in Coors Field is an immediate tip-off to a stacking possibility. Do you go with the Rockies who are facing a better pitcher (Capuano) but have better offensive weapons? Or do you take the weaker overall offense that is facing a scrub lefty, Josh Outman? Decisions, decisions. Why not just make multiple entries and do both? Problem solved. Wilin Rosario, A.J. Ellis and Elian Herrera are all good sleepers in this contest.
EDIT: A.J. Ellis and Elian Herrera are both not in the lineup.