This is it: Tout Daily, Period 5, Week 4, with the last week of the last period for the Touts to earn a Golden Ticket to the finals at DraftKings.
Thus far, Derek Carty (times 2), Lenny Melnick, Howard Bender, Jeff Boggis, Jeff Erickson, Andrea Lamont, Tim Heaney and Todd Zola to the third power have earned passes and begin the finals this week. However, all the Touts are indeed eligible to play, so that means we made some picks.
You can review the standings right here and see the Touts weekly picks every Friday morning along with a wrap-up on Saturday at the Tout Wars site. I also recap and preview the standings right here, also on Fridays, in my Fout Wars column.
Mike Leake ($7500): Oakland can hit homers, but not do a whole lot else this year, I am sorry to report. Not that the team does not have promise, but tonight the whiffs and any extras go to Leake, who will be making his Mariners debut.
Whit Merrifield ($4800): Merrifield is having such a fine year, and he faces Dillon Gee, who isn't really even a starter this year, having gone more than four frames just once. Advantage anyone who can wear Gee out.
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