Top DFS Plays for 08/11/14

*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:

Carlos Ruiz vs. Jonathon Niese – hitting .370 (10/27) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 3 RBIs & 3 BBs

B.J. Upton vs. Dan Haren – hitting .278 (10/36) with a 2B, 5 HRs & 5 RBIs
Just take my right to write away now

Starlin Castro vs. Yovani Gallardo – hitting .378 (14/37) with 3 2Bs, a RBI & 2 BBs

 Russell Martin vs. Justin Verlander – hitting .429 (6/14) with a HR, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs
Martin is hot at the plate over the last week hitting .412 and is riding a 8 game hitting streak as well.

Garrett Jones vs. Shelby Miller – hitting .538 (7/13) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs & 2 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Garrett Jones

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Sonny Gray vs. Kansas City Royals – Gray is my favorite pitcher in baseball PERIOD!!! Start the man today.

TV Show of the Day – Sons of Anarchy – Folks this comes back September 9th. If you haven’t watched this show you have a few short weeks to catch up and watch it. Fantastic show.

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