The Dongers Club – April 26th


All (8) games play.



I will gladly ‘buy low’ on the best pitcher in the National League still.  Mr. Alcantara struggled big time in one start vs the Phillies, and now gets another dangerous division rival but this one has a higher K% upside and the weather in Atlanta is not 90 degrees summer weather yet, so this should be a comfortable start for Sandy.


As mentioned before, the Giants have gone in recent years from a nice platoon team vs LHP to just dog-awful.  There’s about 6 guys projected in the lineup who probably strike out the first time through the order.  Take Matz for cheap SP2 and move on.


Other Pitching Notes

Also considered these two ‘good’ pitchers, but just in general not seeing a need to use either.  Patrick Sandoval’s 6500 price tag on DraftKings is terrible and likely makes him a chalky option today that screams ‘its a trap’ to me.  Fade him, sincerely, the Sandoval Whisperer….

  1. Logan Gilbert – Dont see the K% projections doing well here.
  2. Hunter Brown – Tampa too good at home even after losing finally
  3. Michael Wacha and Drew Smyly in coooold Wrigley Field.  These two guys have both already had their “Bullwinkle” rabbit out of a hat game this season – with Smyly’s coming last Friday.  Will they suck?  Nah, but they’re not worth touching.



Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar Hernandez, Jarred Kelenic, Ty France

Teoscar Hernandez has finally gotten hot, it’s about time and Kelenic/Julio look fantastic vs Walker today.


Shohei Ohtani, Taylor Ward

Not going to spin cycle this garbage franchise, other than saying we’re locking in Andrew Vaughn and then at the end of the night when we wonder why we keep stacking the White Sox you can just remember …

  • Obviously Oakland is good value to flip off of Sandoval.  Wouldn’t go more than 1-2 guys though because hitting options in other spots are strong.


Betts, Freeman, Outman, Peralta

Roansy Contreras is a good arm for the Pirates, but expecting consistency still this early in his career is asking a bit much.  I think they get overlooked with all the dads away right now due to the whole team having fathered the same kids supposedly but I really like Mookie-Freddie for pay up stars.

  • Don’t mind some Pirates sprinkled in here as well but Gonsolin is a tough draw for them even though he is limited today returning to the bigs.



Mentioned that we’ll see stud catchers getting going soon, Realmuto fits that criteria quite well.

  1. JT Realmuto
  2. Cal Raleigh
  3. Jacob Stallings



Park, wind and opponent in Pittsburgh favors Freeman today.

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Ty France
  3. Dominic Smith



  1. Mookie Betts
  2. Nolan Gorman
  3. Brandon Lowe



  1. Jordan Diaz
  2. Alex Bregman
  3. Anthony Rendon



Franco is heating up again…

  1. Wander Franco
  2. Trea Turner
  3. JP Crawford


OUTFIELD – Mt. Rushmore

  1. Teoscar Hernandez
  2. Jarred Kelenic
  3. Bryan Reynolds
  4. James Outman



  1. Julio Rodriguez
  2. Yordan Alvarez



  1. Esteury Ruiz
  2. Jose Siri
  3. Tommy Pham


  1. Freddie Freeman – 1B – Dodgers – Chairman of The Dongers Club
  2. Jarred Kelenic – OF – Mariners
  3. Mookie Betts – 2B – Dodgers
  4. JT Realmuto – C – Phillies
  5. Yordan Alvarez – OF – Astros



  • Dodgers ML -146
  • Mariners/Phillies OVER 8.5
  • Marlins/Braves UNDER 8
  • Padres/Cubs UNDER 8
  • Oakland ML



  • Steven Matz OVER 5.5 strikeouts