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Thursday 19th Oct 2017

For Thursday, my choice was an easy one - the Mastersball Daily 50-50 contest for a $5 entry fee - but hurry if you want to join as they have been quickly filling up each day.

It sounds odd, but after selecting my first starting pitcher, Doug Fister, who is facing the toothless Phillies offense, I came back around to my second at the very end. I had so many hitting bargains that there was enough money remaining to take Madison Bumgarner, despite the Giants’ ace being the most expensive hurler for the day at $9300.

One budget player I’ve ridden along with in the early going is Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud. How can you argue with a hitter with eight RBI in eight games and coming off a home run Wednesday night?  He is still just $3100, too.

Speaking of the Mets, have you noticed the odd start from Curtis Granderson? One of the hottest hitters in spring training is off to a rough sub-Mendoza line start at the plate with a line that includes twice as many walks, 10, as hits, five. Remember that in this scoring, a walk is as good as a single. The Grandy Man’s .405 OBP makes him a stealthy play at $2800.

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