This article is strictly for tournaments and how I will be looking to navigate large field or High Stakes tournaments. If you are looking for chalky picks, you are in the wrong place.
Attacking GPP with Paulie D
On Slates like this… 8 games with 1 clear pitching chalk (Kershaw) and a ton of great hitting spots, I have a specific strategy I like to roll out. Tonight I will be multi-entering a low dollar tourney.
The $9 50K MLB Rally is my preferred spot, but you can go higher or lower depending on your bankroll and how wide your player pool is. What I do is pick one stack that will go in every lineup.
Tonight, that honor goes to the brewers. I love the park and the anticipated low ownership and price points of most of the batters, and hope Homer Bailey still has some rust and gets rocked like his last start in Washington.
Then I add as many other team stacks I think have a chance to go off. So tonight, that would-be Toronto, Boston, Yankees, White Sox and the Mets.
Finally, I try to narrow my pitcher pool down to 3 or less and I make as many combos as I feel necessary and hope to hit on my main stack and hopefully all, but at least 2 of 3 pitchers matching Kershaw on a point per dollar basis.
*IMPORTANT* Since we have so much riding against Homer Bailey, I will have one higher dollar entry with Homer Bailey as a hedge lineup with the best possible bats I can fit around him.
P –Taillon, Lamet, & Happ
C – Pina, Sanchez, Romine, Beef Castillo
1B – K. Morales, Votto, Abreau
2B – Villar (Co-Top play on the slate), Goins, Asdrubal cabrera
3B – Shaw, Turner, Machado
SS –Xander Bogaerts, Arcia, Marerro (value)
OF – All 3 Red Sox. Ryan Braun (Co-Top Player), Judge, Gardner, Cespedes, Granderson
Top Stacks – Boston, Toronto, Yankees, Mets
I ended up with 30 teams. 14 with Lamet and 8 each with Happ and Taillon, mixing the above listed stacks with core Brewers Stack.