Top DFS Plays for 08/06/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Alex Rodriguez vs. Justin Verlander – hitting .357 (10/28) with a 2B, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs & 4 BBs

Derek Jeter vs. Justin Verlander – hitting .361 (13/36) with a HR, 2 RBIs & 4 BBs

Miguel Cabrera vs. Chris Capuano – hitting .391 (9/23) with a 2B, 4 HRs & 8 RBIs

David Peralta vs. Yordano Ventura – no previous matchup history
Peralta is hitting .331 against RHP this season.

Todd Frazier vs. Danny Salazar – no previous history
15 of Frazier’s bomb’s have come at home. Salazar struggles against RHH as they are hitting .320 with 6 HRs & 16 RBIs against him this season. Lets do the math together folks, Frazier = $$$ today.

Gerardo Parra vs. Ryan Vogelsong – hitting .333 (7/21) with a 2B, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Miguel Cabrera & David Peralta

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Minnesota Twins – Say that name 10 times fast, whew! Despaigne has struggled over his last two starts but has been very solid this season. He is 1-2 with a 2.04 ERA on the road this season. He isn’t the flashiest pitcher going today but for his price he will go 7 strong and get the W, which means you can load up on hitters today.

Music of the Day – The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways by Crown the Empire – I am not a huge fan of the genre but these guys are awesome. I have seen them in concert several times and this album is worth a listen for sure.

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