Kole Cal-ifornia Love

California (well, Anaheim), knows how to party, especially when their bats are presented the opportunity to face Jeremy Gutrhie and his 5.84 ERA. Here are my picks for the night slate on Thursday, August 13:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Adrian Gonzalez, $9,600 Mike Trout, $10,800 Stephen Strasburg, $21,300
Albert Pujols, $8,400 Bryce Harper, $10,200 Francisco Liriano, $21,300
Eric Hosmer, $8,400 Michael Brantley, $9,600 Lance Lynn, $20,000
Yasmani Grandal, $8,100 Andrew McCutchen, $9,000 Trevor Bauer, $18,900
Joey Votto, $8,100 Kole Calhoun, $8,000 Nathan Eovaldi, $15,200
Buster Posey, $7,600 Andre Ethier, $7,200 Mat Latos, $14,400
Alcides Escobar, $6,600 Gregory Polanco, $6,600 Ryan Vogelsong, $9900
Matt Duffy, $6,600 Kike Hernandez, $5,200 Keyvius Sampson, $8,800
Anthony Rendon, $6,000 David Murphy, $4,800


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Adrian Gonzalez, $9,600 Mike Trout, $10,800 Stephen Strasburg, $21,300
Mark Teixeira, $9,000 Bryce Harper, $10,200 Francisco Liriano, $21,300
Albert Pujols, $8,400 Michael Brantley, $9,600 Lance Lynn, $20,000
Eric Hosmer, $8,400 Kole Calhoun, $8,000 Trevor Bauer, $18,900
Joey Votto, $8,100 Brett Gardner, $8,000 Garrett Richards, $18,000
Carlos Santana, $7,500 Jay Bruce, $7,200 Nathan Eovaldi, $15,200
Brian McCann, $7,200 Gregory Polanco, $6,600 Mat Latos, $14,400
Jose Ramirez, $6,000 Gregor Blanco, $5,200 Ryan Vogelsong, $9,900
Anthony Rendon, $6,000 Abraham Almonte, $3,900 Keyvius Sampson, $8,800


Preferred Stacks: Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, Royals, Indians and Nationals

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Giants, Cardinals, Pirates and Reds

Weather Concerns: It’s looking like another quiet weather day with all games, more likely than not, playing with no issues.

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is in/out of lineups.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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