Daily Archives: May 17, 2019
By MLB Reports
DraftKings has an awesome new game option called “Tiers”, It lets you select all your players without any salary cap per position all. Instead, you pick one batter from 6 different boxes to choose from – in which 4 – 9 players appear per tier. This is a great new contest selection for those who hate having to value shop 2 pitchers and all positions from 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C and 3 OF positions.
Here is the strategy we are using for gameplay tonight.
For every tier, we are ranking the top two players from each. We will then wheel all of those players with each other for 16 – 64 total scenarios. The key is to wheel all scenarios and then if a contest doesn’t fill the quota – you find a few other contests to do so.
Today we are wheeling 2 different players per tier – which will give us 64 different rosters. 49 of those scenarios will go the $5 Knuckleball contest where there are 1664 rosters in play ($7K in prizes). For Roster #50 we will use our top roster and enter the $12 Single Entry that has 98 rosters for players and $1K.
For rosters 51 – 54 we will enter the Solo Shot contest. We were allowed 20 entries (so we will use 4 roster trains x5 $1).
For Roster 55 we used a 20 roster train of the same lineup for the Quarter Jukebox where there were 3567 other entrants, There is 3K in the prize pool.
For Rosters 56 – 58 we will use the $2 Tablesetter contest for 7 entries. Roster trains of 2 for 2 rosters and 3 for the other one.
For Roster 59 we will enter a 6 player winner take all contest for $10.
For Roster 60 we enter a 6 player $5 contest with the top 2 being paid.
For Roster 61 we are part of a $5 contest 20 player field with top 4 being paid.
For Roster 62 we are in a 10x booster for 40 players and the top 3 win $20 ($2 entry fee)
For Rosters 63 and 64 we are in two separate $5 entries that pays the top 9 out of 30 entrants win $15.
Of course, you can use your own 2 players per each tier. Rank them 1 and 2 and then assign them Home (H) for 1 and V (V) Visitor for 2. Simply use our 64 wheeled scenarios and match them up with our master list for 64 scenarios
Christian Yelich, George Springer, Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Gary Sanchez, Rhys Hoskins, Joey Gallo, Paul DeJong, Marcell Ozuna, Trey Mancini, Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman are the players we are using tonight.
1 Christian Yelich, – MIL – H
2 George Springer, HOU – V
3 Cody Bellinger, LA – Not Using
Let’s see owned baseball on May 16, 2019
Earning Full WOBs:
Chris Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 17-3 decision for Oakland.
Luis Castillo struck out 6 Cubs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 4-2.
Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 homers of the season, driving in 6, to help the Indians come from behind in a wild 14-7 win over Baltimore.
Christian Yelich homered twice, added another hit and stole a base as the Brewers clobbered Philadelphia, 11-3.
Earning 1/2 WOBs:
Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another but the Mets comeback against Washington fell just short, 7-6.
Francisco Liriano struck out 3 Padres in his 1 1/3 innings of no hit shutout relief and was in line to be the pitcher of record. The Pirates bullpen allowed a game winning rally for a 4-2 loss.
Trey Mancini reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 but the Orioles were doubled up by Cleveland, 14-7.
Marcus Stroman allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, striking out 6 White Sox batters along the way. The Toronto bullpen would drop the 4-2 decision.
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Big Weekend Series Ahead and Answering Tweets About Broadcasters and Marlins – Locked On MLB for May 17, 2019
Some big weekend series are looming starting Friday, including a Rays vs. Yankees showdown and an ALCS rematch between Boston and Houston.
Later I answer Tweets about the Marlins and broadcasters.
This is the Locked On MLB Podcast with me, your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.
Click HERE to hear the episode.