Today’s expensive pitchers in the FantasyScore Mastersball 50/50 Challenge do not inspire confidence. I suggest going against the prevailing wisdom and spending more on the batters.
Generally, I would not go with a newcomer, but given the dreary situation with pitchers today, I am going to risk it and field Aaron Nola ($4300), the new kid recently promoted by the Phillies. Kendall Graveman ($6400) has done well since his return to the Majors, so he is my choice for the second pitcher.
That leaves more money than usual for the rest of the team. We may have enough dough to field a veritable all-star team. Let’s splurge and go with Adrian Gonzalez ($5500), Adrian Beltre ($4700), Carlos Gonzalez ($4800) and Nelson Cruz ($6100).
Other than a possible shower in Atlanta, the weather does not seem to pose problems.
Don't forget that you can indeed match up against the Mastersballers at FantasyScore.
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