The daily grind: 8-10

The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!

The Fanduel picks are a mixture of Daily League specific advice and information for the more typical fantasy owner.

Today’s grind

Those in leagues with same-day moves should refer back to yesterday’s table.

The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:

Pitcher (to start): It’s not the best collection of arms today. Matt Harvey is interesting in that he’s a prospect and has been rather successful in his first few big league starts. That said, he’s not a dominate pitcher so he’s going to run into some bumps. The Braves might be one of those bumps.

Mark Rogers is less interesting, but perhaps he shouldn’t be. He’s only one-percent owned and he’s MUCH better than that. He should be owned in all NL-only leagues at the very least and those have to make up more than one percent of leagues…

Brandon McCarthy would be a nice streamer choice today if he wasn’t 49-percent owned. He’s coming off the disabled list.

Pitcher (bum): The Red Sox face lefty Chris Seddon. Not much to say on that; they should score runs in bunches.

Freddy Garcia will be opposed by Ricky Romero today. Shall we set the over/under on total runs scored to 12.5?

Hitter (power): Andruw Jones reprises his role as top slugger off the waiver wire. And Todd Frazier reprises his role as my most popular new pick.

Hitter (speed): Eric Young Jr. has been getting consistent play with Michael Cuddyer out. Then there’s Ben Revere, who’s somehow only 42-percent owned, and Trayvon Robinson.

Tomorrow’s grind

Tomorrow features several pitchers who are moderately interesting. You could try Franklin Morales against the Indians, Chris Tillman against the Royals, or Marco Estrada against the Astros.

Kris Medlen‘s finally stretched out enough to be useful, too.

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Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher   Team Player Handedness Opposing Pitcher
Angels         Astros      
  Alberto Callaspo R Hisashi Iwakuma     Brett Wallace L Marco Estrada
Athletics         Brewers      
  Jemile Weeks S Francisco Liriano     Carlos Gomez R Dallas Keuchel
  Chris Carter R Francisco Liriano   Cubs      
  Coco Crisp S Francisco Liriano     Brett Jackson L Bronson Arroyo
  Jonny Gomes R Francisco Liriano     Josh Vitters R Bronson Arroyo
Blue Jays           David DeJesus L Bronson Arroyo
  Rajai Davis R Ivan Nova   Diamondbacks      
Mariners           Chris Johnson R Edwin Jackson
  Eric Thames L Dan Haren     Stephen Drew L Edwin Jackson
  Mike Carp L Dan Haren   Dodgers      
  Trayvon Robinson S Dan Haren     A.J. Ellis R Ricky Nolasco
  Michael Saunders L Dan Haren   Giants      
Rays           Brandon Pill R Drew Pomeranz
  Sean Rodriguez R Nick Blackburn     Angel Pagan S Drew Pomeranz
  Carlos Pena L Nick Blackburn   Marlins      
  Elliot Johnson S Nick Blackburn     Carlos Lee R Joe Blanton
Red Sox           Greg Dobbs L Joe Blanton
  Cody Ross R Zach McAllister     Justin Ruggiano R Joe Blanton
Royals         Nationals      
  Salvador Perez R Chris Tillman     Steve Lombardozzi S Wade Miley
  Alcides Escobar R Chris Tillman   Padres      
  Lorenzo Cain R Chris Tillman     Yonder Alonso L A.J. Burnett
Tigers           Carlos Quentin R A.J. Burnett
  Omar Infante R Derek Holland     Will Venable L A.J. Burnett
  Delmon Young R Derek Holland     Cameron Maybin R A.J. Burnett
White Sox         Phillies      
  Dayan Viciedo R Tommy Milone     Nate Schierholtz L Jake Westbrook
Yankees           Domonic Brown L Jake Westbrook
  Andruw Jones R Aaron Laffey   Pirates      
  Casey McGehee R Aaron Laffey     Travis Snider L Jason Marquis
            Starling Marte R Jason Marquis
            Garrett Jones L Jason Marquis
            Zack Cozart R Travis Wood
            Todd Frazier R Travis Wood
            Ryan Ludwick R Travis Wood

The options are almost too plentiful to count. There are regulars like Jones and Jonny Gomes, fresh names like Travis Snider, Starling Marte, Delmon Young, and Domonic Brown, and even a great speed option in Carlos Gomez.

Reliever watch

Nothing to report.

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