SIM Dongers Club - April 6th
Ask and ye shall receive. I have heard some positive feedback thus far and because I enjoy writing about any form of Baseball I'll keep up with some brief articles on the simulated contests -- even though they are FREE and most will mock them (including me).
I am really interested in doing some type of $ contests for the sim games. Not every day and I won't be writing an article every day during the sim process but who knows maybe we can get something going where we have a 20 man $5 entry with top 3 prizes paid out?
If you want to be included in the side pool then click this link to sign-up for me so I know.
I hope to get something going by Wednesday of this week - if not sooner.
One thing that was going to be of interest to me in Baseball this year for DFS was how the DFS sites handle the increase in more 6pm EST start times. We have two today along with two afternoon games and they naturally put all four together on an early slate. That said, if this was a paid contest I bet we would have three total slates.
For the Early 2 PM Contests, the four games feature one solid SP match-up between Clevinger (CLE) and Berrios (MIN) in Target Field, or the simulated version of target field at least. Which to me, should still be a good RH park for someone like Franmil Reyes, but lots of switch hitters on both sides here and it's not a fantastic spot for either SP in my mind -- but Clevinger should see a good K game and he would be the choice of the two.
My SP: Jordan Montgomery (NYY) - Should only go 5 IP even simulated, but process of elimination he edges everyone else. Marco Gonzales would have been a nice DK SP2 if we had such a thing.
Favorite Bats: Indians (Lindor, Santana, Ramirez, Franmil), Reds (Moustakas), Brewers (Braun/Grandal), with a little Kepler (MIN) sprinkled in for good measure.
Aaron Nola (PHI) ... Top SP on the board. Would have never played him in real life today though but simulation he's the play.
Chris Paddack (SD) ... The Padres have been good between FanDuel and Strat-o-Matic simulations so far. So all the sims like their data obviously and I think most will lean Soroka over Paddack which is a mistake because Soroka shouldn't strike many out.
Not an obvious slate for hitting, so we should see some one offs do well again, but these are the best teams to do damage IMO
Tampa ... Good park shift and E-Fraud -- Renfroe the main play with Meadows
Oakland ... Will get overlooked but how do we not pick on Julio the first chance we get? Olson / Chapman
Kansas City ... Fulmer probably has some pretty bad metrics in the simulation having missed all of last year and being rough before that. His good days are many moons ago and the Royals top of the lineup will do well. Mondesi/Whit/Soler/Dozier
- Jorge Soler - OF - Royals - Chairman
- Hunter Renfroe - OF - Rays
- Kyle Schwarber - OF - Cubs
- Matt Olson - 1B - Athletics
- Gain Lux - 2B - Dodgers
- Matt Chapman - 3B - Athletics
- Bo Bichette - SS - Blue Jays
- J.T. Realmuto - C - Phillies