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MLB DFS GPP Recap: Trout was worth it

MLB DFS GPP Recap: Trout was worth it
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“I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.” The classic tune, “Singin’ in the Rain” made famous by University of Pittsburgh alumni Gene Kelly (H2P!) was a popular song for a few DFS players who braved the rain and stole the show in tournaments.

It was an odd slate of games in the MLB last night. There were a few top arms and a whole lot of mediocre ones, but the offenses didn’t light up the sky like I thought they would.

As always, below is the chart of some of the top performers that you needed to have in order to score big in GPPs.

Player Statline DK Points FD Points
Johnny Cueto 9IP, 11K, 1W, 1 CGSO, 1BB, 2H 49.45 24
Mike Trout 2R, 2H, 1HR, 3RBI, 1HBP 25 10.5
Alex Gordon 4H, 1 2B, 4RBI 22 8.75
Chris Iannetta 1HR, 2RBI, 2R, 1BB 20 8.5

Scary Coors Field weather was back last night, and as a result there was probably less Mike Trout ownership than there otherwise would have been, but if you stuck to your guns, he rewarded you kindly last night.

Below are the brave souls that flirted with danger and were compensated.

DraftKings

$250K Slugfest, $33 Entry, $25,000 to First Place

Winner: pepiburwash

Team: Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto, AJ Pierzynski, Mark Trumbo, Robinson Cano, Josh Donaldson, Hanley Ramirez, Nelson Cruz, Franklin Gutierrez, Austin Jackson

Score: 192.55

$150K Perfect Game, $300 Entry, $25,000 to First Place

Winner: bcalicore

Team: Johnny Cueto, Corey Kluber, AJ Pierzynski, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano, Troy Tulowitzki, Eduardo Escobar, Eddie Rosario, Aaron Hicks

Score: 168.25

$115K Moonshot, $3 Entry, $10,000 to First Place

Winner: btm210

Team: Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto, Chris Iannetta, Paul Goldschmidt, Neil Walker, Miguel Sano, JJ Hardy, Alex Gordon, Andrew McCutchen, Christian Yelich

Score: 210.55

$4M Fantasy Baseball World Championship, $300 Entry, $1,000 and Ticket to First Place

Winner: bcalicore

Team: Johnny Cueto, Corey Kluber, AJ Pierzynski, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano, Troy Tulowitzki, Eduardo Escobar, Eddie Rosario, Aaron Hicks

Score: 168.25

FanDuel

$150K Monster, $300 Entry, $20,000 to First Place

Winner: aaronklaw

Team: Johnny Cueto, Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez, Robinson Cano, Justin Turner, Jimmy Rollins, Nelson Cruz, Kole Calhoun, Austin Jackson

Score: 58.25

$150K Grand Slam, $25 Entry, $20,000 to First Place

Winner: dallasdonn

Team: Johnny Cueto, Chris Iannetta, Eric Hosmer, Johnny Giavotella, David Freese, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson, Mike Trout

Score: 72.5

$100K Rally, $5 Entry, $10,000 to First Place

Winner: dallasdonn

Team: Johnny Cueto, Chris Iannetta, Eric Hosmer, Johnny Giavotella, David Freese, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson, Mike Trout

Score: 72.5

The most impressive part of this recap for me is the double-gauged victory efforts by bcalicore and dallasdonn on FanDuel and DraftKings respectively last night. Of the two, dallasdonn took the more traditional approach last night. He loaded up on Angels on the road at Coors Field and took advantage of the very lowly owned Chris Iannetta while sprinkling in a contrarian Royals team.

The Royals have a great offense and have a lot of good mix and match players for DFS, but they typically aren’t much of a stack option because of their lack of home run hitting players. It didn’t really matter last night though because Alex Gordon (featured in the table above) and Alcides Escobar were great additions to an Angels stack.

Bcalicore took a more contrarian approach using a Minnesota Twins full stack that resulted in small ownership percentages. It takes guts to enter high dollar tournaments and qualifiers with such an “off the wall” stack, but it really paid off last night.

The one thing that kept these guys at the top though was the Scherzer fade. Max Scherzer has been the most dominant pitcher in all of baseball this year and was in play last night, regardless of price. However, those featured at the top of the leaderboards sniped the opposite end of the Nationals game and took Johnny Cueto for a ride to CGSO-ville.

Outside of the Angels, Royals, Twins and Cueto, there was not much to talk about last night. If you had them, congratulations. If not, better luck next week.

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