Love is Like Bad Medlen

Bad Medlen” is what you need in your lineups in order to fit all the bats your heart could desire en route to a trip to L.A. to meet Clayton Kershaw. Here are my picks for Friday, September 4:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Josh Donaldson, $11,100 Carlos Gonzalez, $10,500 Jacob deGrom, $24,000
Miguel Cabrera, $10,500 Bryce Harper, $10,500 James Shields, $18,300
Nolan Arenado, $10,200 Charlie Blackmon, $9,600 Collin McHugh, $18,100
Jose Altuve, $8,700 Lorenzo Cain, $9,400 Carlos Martinez, $18,000
Jose Reyes, $8,500 Marlon Byrd, $9,300 Luis Severino, $17,600
Xander Bogaerts, $7,600 Gregory Polanco, $8,200 Garrett Richards, $16,500
Kendrys Morales, $7,300 Gerardo Parra, $7,600 Drew Hutchison, $13,300
Yunel Escobar, $7,300 Billy Burns, $7,000 Kris Medlen, $10,200
Josh Phegley, $5,500 Ryan Raburn, $5,000 Aaron Brooks, $8,000


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Josh Donaldson, $11,100 Jose Bautista, $10,600 Jacob deGrom, $24,000
Nolan Arenado, $10,200 Carlos Gonzalez, $10,500 James Shields, $18,300
Carlos Correa, $9,500 Charlie Blackmon, $9,600 Collin McHugh, $18,100
Manny Machado, $8,800 Lorenzo Cain, $9,400 Carlos Martinez, $18,000
Jose Altuve, $8,700 Marlon Byrd, $9,300 Luis Severino, $17,600
Adrian Gonzalez, $8,300 Curtis Granderson, $8,900 Mike Bolsinger, $14,400
Adam Lind, $8,100 Odubel Herrera, $6,600 Joe Kelly, $12,400
Xander Bogaerts, $7,600 Danny Valencia, $6,100 Martin Perez, $12,300
Josh Phegley, $5,500 Ryan Raburn, $5,000 Kris Medlen, $10,200


Preferred Stacks: Rockies, Giants, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays, Yankees, Astros, Nationals, Indians, Reds, Brewers and Athletics

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Angels, Cardinals, Mets, Tigers, Orioles, Phillies, Dodgers, White Sox and Mariners

Weather Concerns: Minor concerns in the ATL/WSH, CLE/DET, CWS/KC and SF/COL. It should be noted the wind is blowing out rather strongly in Coors Field.

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: Every hitter in Coors Field is worth consideration with the additional wind factor. Tonight is not a night to shy away.

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, 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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