Going All In: There’s Gold In These High-Priced DFS Baseball Picks
If you use my “All In” hand this week, you might have to go full stars and scrubs… and probably super scrubs, just to complete your lineup. To be fair though, there are some serious studs in the high-priced department today, and even if you can only afford 2-3 of them, it will be extremely worth it.
As a reminder, the focus of the “Going All In” piece each week is finding the high priced DFS Baseball Picks that are worth your time. I’ll give you the best “hand” of five players that make it worthwhile for you to push in your chips (prices used from FantasyAces.com).
Don’t forget about the Friday qualifier for the Fantasy Aces $250k World Baseball Championship live in Angels Stadium.
Zack Greinke ($7,500) – Don’t let last night’s triumph over Clayton Kershaw by the Brewers worry you. While the Brewers have improved their team wOBA over the last two weeks, they still had the second highest K% at 24.8 (Cubs highest at 28.6). Even with the slight improvement, the Brew Crew still have the fourth lowest team AVG and third lowest wOBA on the season. Greinke has been terrific this season, as he is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 21.1 K%. Plus, do you really think the Brewers will snatch two games in a row from the Dodgers? If so, just give Craig Counsell the Manager of the Year Award.
Paul Goldschmidt ($6,000) – This is more than several pitchers, but it’s for good reason. Goldschmidt is killing it again this year, hitting .356 with a 1.070 OPS, which jumps to 1.322 against lefties so far… oh, and one homer every 7.3 at-bats against lefties this year. Over the last three years, Goldschmidt destroys lefties with a .338 AVG and 1.048 OPS. He hits a home run every 16.4 ABs against lefties as opposed to 22.1 versus righties. In addition, the game is in Coors. Try to find a way to afford Goldy.
Jose Altuve ($5,750) – Speaking of terrific hitters, Altuve is cruising along again this year after hitting .341 last season. Altuve is carrying a .360 average, and faces Wandy Rodriguez tonight. Ready for this? Altuve is hitting .515 against lefties this year and hit .414 against them last year. Altuve is normally a better hitter at home than on the road, and while that makes things even better, it really hasn’t matter this year as Altuve is a daily must-start when you can afford him.
Corey Dickerson ($5,350) – Dickerson has been a bit quite of late, but tonight’s game should help get him back on track. Dickerson is home. Check. He faces Josh Collmenter and his awful 4.4 K/9. Check. Collmenter is a righty and Dickerson crushes righties for his career and struggles a bit against lefties. Check. Go ahead and check the box that puts Dickerson in your lineup. After all, this game has an O/U of 10.0!
Stephen Vogt ($5,000) – I can’t remember seeing a catcher this high, but it’s well earned with Vogt. Over the last two games, Vogt is 5-for-8 with three runs, three homers and… NINE! No, that’s not German for “no” in this case, that’s just his ridiculous RBI total the last two days. Vogt is hitting .372 with a 1.180 OPS, has even better numbers against righties and faces little ol’ Trevor May. The same May allowing a .315 AVG and .323 wOBA to righties so far, which actually represents a wOBA improvement as it was .393 last year. It might be hard to squeeze Vogt in your lineup, but I’d do my best.