Tag Archives: Jack Flaherty

St. Louis Cardinals 2020 Season Preview

John Supowitz  | March 18th, 2020

The reigning National League Central Champions will try to win back-to-back divisions since the 2014-15 seasons. There have not been many turnovers going into this season; the biggest change is losing outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who had 52 home runs and 177 RBI in his two seasons with St. Louis. Continue reading

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MLB DFS – NLCS Game Three: Showdown Slate

Joey Ricotta     | October 14th, 2019

Well, the first two games of the series were very much in favor of the Washington Nationals, as they stymied the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense and held them to only one run and four hits in the first two games combined. Things won’t get any easier for the Redbirds tonight. They’ll have the difficult task of attempting to barrel up Stephen Strasburg. The one thing going for them that they didn’t have in the first two games is Jack Flaherty. Whenever you can send your ace to the mound, you have to feel like you have a shot. Continue reading

NLCS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals

John Lepore | October 11th, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals both won their series despite playing three games on the road. The Cards exploded for 10 runs in the first inning in Game Five against the Atlanta Braves basically ending Game Five before it barely started. The Nats had to fight a bit more. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto hit homers off Clayton Kershaw in the eighth inning to tie the game. Howie Kendrick then blasted a Grand Slam in the tenth to take Game Five 7-3 in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look at how these two underdogs stack up against each other.

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MLB DFS: NLDS Game Five Slate

John Lepore | October 9th, 2019

It all comes down to this for the four teams in the National League. Two will move on, and two will go home. Two teams will feel the thrill of victory, and two will know the agony of defeat. Okay, screw it. No more cliches. We’re here to make money, so let’s get down to it.

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DraftKings Around the Horn October 4th, 2019

Joel Dorcas |October 4th, 2019

Postseason baseball is in full swing and we’ve already had some very exciting contests. Let’s make it even more exciting with some daily fantasy. For the most part, hitters will be matched up against premium pitching so finding offense isn’t as straight forward as on regular-season slates where you can target against weak pitching staffs’. Let’s get to it and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

Braves vs Cardinals NLDS Preview

Alex Kielar | October 3rd, 2019

In what should be a very tight series, the Braves and Cardinals face off in the NLDS starting today at 5:02 PM ET. The Braves are slight favorites based on Fangraphs projections. Before diving into the key players, matchups, and what to watch for, let’s take a look at the schedule.

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DraftKings Around the Horn September 14th, 2019

Joel Dorcas |September 14th, 2019

Only a few weeks until the Post Season season begins so our player pool to choose from will be widdled down considerably soon. As for tonight, the Dodgers and Mets send a couple stud pitchers to the mound, the Padres visit the Rockies with an implied 13 run total attached and the Twins and Indians continue their important series at Progressive Field. Let’s dig right in and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

MLB DFS: Arms, Bats, and Stacks for August 13, 2019

Joey Ricotta  Aug 13th, 2019

Weather is definitely a concern tonight. Be sure to recheck every game before locking your lineups. It’s weird to say, especially because Chris Sale is on the slate tonight, and we are always worried about his massive strikeout upside, but I think we can save a few bucks at pitcher tonight. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Tough Tuesday Picks for July 16, 2019

Joey Ricotta | July 16th, 2019

When I first looked at the pitchers lined up for tonight’s full boat of games, I may or may not have vomited in my mouth a little bit. With this many games, you wouldn’t expect it to be such a struggle to find good pitching, from a fantasy perspective at least. The pitching we would normally pay for at certain ranges is priced ridiculously high because of the lack of pitching overall. Nothing against Lance Lynn, because he’s been terrific so far this season, but when he’s the highest-priced pitcher on Draftkings, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle and similar to pulling teeth to put together some solid lineups. The best advice I can give, don’t watch any of these guys actually pitch. Not because they are terrible pitchers, but because you will drive yourself crazy. Watch the games you have hitters from unless there is some correlation between the two and then I don’t know what to tell you. I’m sorry but suffer away. Now, let’s get into the toothaches and picks for tonight’s games. Excuse me. Locks and Stacks. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Pitching Focus, Two Bats, and Two Stacks for June 18, 2019

Joey Ricotta | June 18th, 2019

Well, it’s one of those days where there are a ton of hitters and pitchers that make for viable options because it’s a full slate of games tonight. I’ve done my best job to try to pinpoint some players you can use in all formats. Join me as I take a look at which pitchers to target, two bats, and two stacks.

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What’s Wrong with Jack Flaherty?

Matt Bishop | May 3rd, 2019

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Jack Flaherty seems to be figuring it out. On 4/22, Flaherty had 18 swinging strikes (40% CSW) with ten total strikeouts in a win at home against the Brewers (6.0 IP 3 H 4 ER 1 BB 10 K). Flaherty was able to dominate with impressive fastball command which has eluded him all season, racking up eight of his 18 swinging strikes on his four-seam fastball. I am a Flaherty owner and have long loved his polish and prospect pedigree, but something is wrong.  

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MLB DFS: Locks and Stacks 4/16/19

Joey Ricotta| April 16th, 2019

Well, hope you all had a great Jackie Robinson Day and were able to make some money last night. I hope you played Christian Yelich. I also hope you didn’t play either of the pitchers I mentioned. That might be the last time I roster Kikuchi and who knows about Cahill. Either way, the best part about MLB DFS is we get to bounce-back the next day. So, that’s exactly what we’ll do. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for tonight’s huge 13-game slate. Continue reading

2019 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

John Supowitz | March 14th, 2019

The NL Central has the potential to be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball. Its division winner, the Brewers, made it to the NLCS, the Cubs made it to the Wild Card Game, up until the last week of the season, the Cardinals were competing, and Pirates also finished above . 500. The Reds were the only team not to have a winning record and are looking to change that by adding Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Sonny Gray to their roster.

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