A Smyly is Contagious

Drew Smyly, who has been susceptible to the long ball, faces a decimated Padres offense (due to trades) struggling to hit for power at home. Here are my picks for Monday, August 15:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Trea Turner,
$10,800
Jayson Werth,
$10,400
Max Scherzer,
$21,000
Daniel Murphy,
$10,800
Carlos Beltran,
$10,200
Ian Kennedy,
$18,900
Joey Votto,
$10,000
Mike Trout,
$9,900
Robbie Ray,
$18,400
Jake Lamb,
$10,000
Ian Desmond,
$9,600
Felix Hernandez,
$17,700
Wilson Ramos,
$10,000
Carlos Gonzalez,
$9,300
Drew Smyly,
$17,600
Adrian Beltre,
$9,900
Marcell Ozuna,
$7,600
Matt Moore,
$17,100
Marcus Semien,
$8,700
Jake Smolinski,
$7,200
Daniel Norris,
$13,800
Danny Valencia,
$8,400
Tyler Collins,
$4,800
Luis Perdomo,
$9,900
Jordy Mercer,
$5,200
Justin Upton,
$4,400
David Phelps,
$7,800

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Trea Turner,
$10,800
Jayson Werth,
$10,400
Max Scherzer,
$21,000
Jake Lamb,
$10,000
Carlos Beltran,
$10,200
Ian Kennedy,
$18,900
Wilson Ramos,
$10,000
Mike Trout,
$9,900
Robbie Ray,
$18,400
Adrian Beltre,
$9,900
Ian Desmond,
$9,600
Felix Hernandez,
$17,700
Miguel Cabrera,
$9,200
Carlos Gonzalez,
$9,300
Drew Smyly,
$17,600
Yangervis Solarte,
$8,400
Marcell Ozuna,
$7,600
Matt Moore,
$17,100
Brandon Belt,
$8,400
Lorenzo Cain,
$7,600
Daniel Norris,
$13,800
Danny Valencia,
$8,400
Tyler Collins,
$4,800
Luis Perdomo,
$9,900
Jordy Mercer,
$5,200
Justin Upton,
$4,400
David Phelps,
$7,800

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Nationals, Rangers, Athletics and Tigers (assuming weather holds)

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Blue Jays, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Giants, Rays, Mariners and Reds

Weather Concerns: Severe threat in the KC/DET game and legitimate threats as well (especially for delay) in the OAK/TEX and MIA/CIN games so continue to monitor the weather closely

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

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