The Dongers Club – May 6th

All games play tonight, no weather issues.



Baltimore is a slight downgrade for strikeout upside for Strider.  Whoop te do, he goes from 50-60% down to 35-40%.


Hi!  Let’s go contrarian for SP2 tonight, shall we?  And no, I am not here to tout Brady Singer, but rather I am going with the SP that the Royals have never seen before, which is a tradition in them putting up goose eggs.  Waldosuck as I call him had a VERY rough schedule to start, but there are signs he can dominate tonight with just 2 walks over his last two starts and

Baltimore is a slight downgrade for strikeout upside for Strider.  Whoop te do, he goes from 50-60% down to 35-40%.


This one definitely worries me a good bit, but the drop off afterwards is pretty steep as I do not want Reid Detmers vs Texas (more on that below) and right now not even I can try to jump back on the Brady Singer bandwagon.

Cobb should have a big strikeout game today, but I also think he serves up a couple HR.  His price on DK is a no, but FanDuel he can get by where hits/walks wont hurt you either.


  • Dustin May & Blake Snell … I wanted to go May but Soto is going to destroy a fastball up in the zone over the LCF wall for a home run and Snell? … Hell No.



DK:  Waldichuk & Singer



Adolis Garcia, Josh Jung, Jonah Heim

Texas is the best team in the league this year when they see a LHP two days in a row.  Their expected run output jumps up 2-3 runs and Detmers is due to get touched up by the RHH a little bit.  His output this far in 2023 should shift back to the norm more tonight.


Bryce Harper, Trea Turner, Brandon Marsh

I know Boston is the hot lineup right now and they face Bailey Falter – but Corey Kluber almost certainly gives up a 1st inning homer to Harper and isn’t leaving tonight before he allows 5-6 ER.


Suarez/France || Yordan/Pena/Maldanado

This is the face of the dude the Astros have promoted to pitch against the Mariners.

J.P. France

That’s most definitely the face of a man who wants to dock with Eugenio Suarez, so please lock in the Mariners 3B home run right now.  Houston continues to wake up offensively as well, so this is a nice 3-4 man exposure game.



  1. Sean Murphy
  2. Keibert Ruiz
  3. Martin Maldanado



  1. Chrisitan Walker … 4300 for Walker vs a LHP in his home stadium is great.  But 1B/3B are both deep here and there’s also nice value with Emmanuel Rivera ($3000 on DK) hitting 2nd for the Diamondbacks today
  2. Joey Meneses … Another value option
  3. Ty France … Hits RHP better

I also like Freeman for a late slate pivot off Walker/Rivera



  1. Ozzie Albies
  2. Kike Hernandez … Also known as Enrique
  3. Marcus Semien – Better $ on FD


THIRD BASE – Deep/Contrarian

I expect a lot of ownership to go to Riley here or maybe even Devers and while both make sense I gotta make a stand on one offs somewhere.  Go west, go north west in fact.

  1. Eugenio Suarez
  2. Alex Bregman
  3. Josh Jung
  4. Emmanuel Rivera



  1. Mookie Betts (DK)
  2. Trea Turner
  3. Jeremy Pena


OUTFIELD – Mt. Rushmore

  1. Mike Trout … 40 career HR in 117 home Saturday night games.
  2. Juan Soto
  3. Harper, Bryce
  4. Yordan Alvarez



  1. Taylor Ward
  2. Eddie Rosario
  3. Edward Olivares
  4. Robbie Grossman



I see the star hitters shining tonight..

  1. Mike Trout – OF – Angels – Chairman of The Dongers Club and Mr. Saturday Night
  2. Harper, Bryce – OF – Phillies, 1st AB
  3. Yordan Alvarez – OF – Astros
  4. Eugenio Suarez – 3B – Mariners
  5. Keibert Ruiz – C – Nats
  6. Emmanuel Rivera – 1B/3B – D’Backs
  7. Kike Hernandez – 2B – Red Sox
  8. Mookie Betts – SS – Dodgers
  9. BONUS …………. Juan Soto – OF – Padres



  • Athletics/Royals under 10.5
  • Dodgers ML
  • Red Sox / Phillies over 9