All week long I have been telling you about Friday’s freeroll tournament with a $350 prize pool.
Well, it’s now Friday.
The DraftStreet freeroll begins at 7:05 ET tonight, so it’s time to get serious and start setting your lineups.
The top 7 finishers will all be “in the money.” I’ll be joining, so go there to compete with me.
And for good measure, here are a few handy picks to keep in mind.
Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks
Guys I Like
SP David Price
Price is off to a solid start this year and has been especially good over his last two outings (15.1 innings, 2 runs). He faces Oakland today and should be able to deliver value to similar to Steven Strasburg and Zack Greinke for a lower price.
SP Drew Smyly
And speaking of solid values, Smyly seems like a safe bet to have, at minimum, a serviceable start against the below average White Sox lineup. He has gone exactly 6 innings in each of his last three starts and has not given up more than one run in any of them.
OF Nick Swisher
Swisher is far more powerful from the right side than the left side (148 HRs to 48 for his career), and he gets to face lefty Bruce Chen today.
OF Curtis Granderson
The lefty Granderson has always hit the lefty Chen well: 6-12 with a homer. And he can actually be had cheaper than Swisher.
OF Ryan Braun
And he can be had cheaper than both of the Yankees! Yes, Braun is facing Tim Lincecum, but he’s had success off him in the past: 7-21 with 2 homers.
OF Bryce Harper
The kid is already producing and can be had for a very reasonable salary. Take advantage for the cost to acquire him goes up.
1B Albert Pujols
I’ve recommended him the last two days and he’s gone 1-8 with a run. Not really the production I was looking for. The price remains good though, so I’m sticking with my guns. The breakout is coming and you want jump on the bandwagon before it happens, not after.
Guys I Don’t Like
SP Josh Johnson
I love the matchup (at San Diego) and that he can be had for cheaper than the other aces today; but I don’t love how inconsistent he has been to start the season.
1B Miguel Cabrera
Jake Peavy has owned Cabrera. He is just 4-28 off the White Sox righty, with nary an extra base hit.
OF Josh Hamilton, 3B Adrian Beltre
Both guys are coming back from injuries that forced them to miss several miss games. No reason at all to panic with either, but in a one-day format I don’t like to trust guys who will be expensive to acquire and may need a day or two to get their timing back.
RP Mariano Rivera
Sadly, Mo has to go here. In case you didn’t hear, the Yankee great tore his ACL yesterday. That means you cannot pencil him in as your closer anymore, but do take a look at David Robertson in all of your leagues (note: he’s not available in DraftStreet today). He is the heir apparent in the Yankees bullpen, and he should step right in and have success.