May 16, 2014

DFB Picks for Friday night 

Not only have my picks been cold lately, guys have been getting hurt.  I picked Fernandez.  Within days he needs Tommy John.  Hopefully I don’t send anyone to Dr. Andrews this evening.

Also, take note: Yankees-Pirates is already rained out and multiple others are in jeopardy.

Pitching

  • Jered Weaver– Weaver is on a roll.  From my perspective, he’s doing it relatively quietly and under the radar, but maybe I’m just not paying enough attention.  In his last three outings, Weaver is 3-0 with a 1.83 era and 18 strikeouts.  Pretty strong lines.  Fanduel backs up my under the radar theory, as they are only pricing him at 7.6.  Will Myers has a good history against him, and is heating up.  I might play them both in a head to head matchup.  If you want security, spend the money on Darvish.  If you really want to go out on a limb, go with Miley.  The Dodgers don’t hit lefties well, with the second lowest team batting average in the majors against southpaws.

Hitting

  • Adam Dunn  – He’s back from a calf injury.  And everyone has learned what Abreu can do.  Jose gets pitched around tonight by the young, weak starter.  Dunn cashes in.

Lineup Stack

  • White Sox– Big bats against a guy who shouldn’t be pitching in the majors.

Pick of the Day

  • Dunn– Can I get two homeruns?