Braun Stars

Major League Baseball’s active career leader in wOBA against LHP gets his shot at a lefty on Wednesday, so there’s little reason to fade him in the Kershaw Experience contest. Here are my picks for the night slate on Wednesday, September 2:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Josh Donaldson, $11,400 A.J. Pollock, $10.900 Clayton Kershaw, $25,400
Nolan Arenado, $10,100 Carlos Gonzalez, $10,100 Max Scherzer, $22,900
Manny Machado, $8,800 David Peralta, $9,600 Matt Harvey, $21,900
Troy Tulowitzki, $8,800 Charlie Blackmon, $9,400 Cole Hamels (best value), $19,100
Wellington Castillo, $8,800 Curtis Granderson, $8,600 Scott Kazmir, $17,800
Jose Reyes, $8,400 Ryan Braun, $8,200 Aaron Nola, $16,500
Prince Fielder, $7,400 Gregory Polanco, $7,800 Yordano Ventura, $15,000
Alcides Escobar, $7,200 Andre Ethier, $6,400 Kevin Gausman, $13,700
Darnell Sweeney, $4,300 Grady Sizemore, $6,000 Jeff Locke, $10,800

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Miguel Cabrera, $10,600 A.J. Pollock, $10,900 Clayton Kershaw, $25,400
Nolan Arenado, $10,100 Carlos Gonzalez, $9,900 Max Scherzer, $22,900
Jose Abreu, $9,800 David Peralta, $9,600 Matt Harvey, $21,900
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,100 Andrew McCutchen, $9,500 Cole Hamels (best value), $19,100
Wellington Castillo, $8,800 Charlie Blackmon, $9,400 Scott Kazmir, $17,800
Jose Reyes, $8,400 Ryan Braun, $8,200 Taijuan Walker, $15,100
Brian Dozier, $7,900 Ben Zobrist, $8,100 Yordano Ventura, $15,000
Prince Fielder, $7,300 Shin-Soo Choo, $7,500 Kevin Gausman, $13,700
Yadier Molina, $6,300 Andre Ethier, $6,400 R.A. Dickey, $12,100

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Diamondbacks, Rockies, Pirates, Blue Jays, Royals, Mets, Orioles, Astros, Brewers and Twins

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Indians, White Sox, Dodgers, Rays, Rangers, Cardinals, Mariners and Tigers

Weather Concerns: There should be no weather-related issues tonight, so play the players you want to play!

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

Bonus: Gerardo Parra, Lorenzo Cain, Jonny Gomes, Starling Marte, Justin Smoak, Ben Paulsen, Phil Gosselin and Tommy Milone all just missed the cut but are worthy of consideration tonight.

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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