Afternoon Dongers – May 24th

The early slate includes Five games today and then there is still a stupid Turbo slate with two games at 6:40 and then the Main slate at 7:05.  The Turbo should be with Main today, big whiff on the part of the sites because we should never have two slates that start within 1 hour of each other.

Can we get Congress to pass this bill?  What the hell else are they doing?  Don’t say solving world peace because you know damn well that Biden has an addiction to Ukrainian womens handball and thus we keep sending money to Ukraine to pay off the bookies for all the bad bets they’re making.  How about they focus on America for a change and give us a law that you cannot have two slates start within a 1-hour window and thus we could combine the 6:40 games with the 7:00 pm games.

Because damnit I want to have a 4 man stack against Kikuchi with a 4 man stack against Kodai Senga while using Zack Greinke and Trevor Williams as my pitchers — now is that too much to ask in 2023????

On with the early slate.


All clear.



Joe Ryan (DK: $10900, FD: 11200)

More of a DK play, Ryan’s probably the most sure thing I see today to deliver 6-7 with limited damage.  He’s gotta navigate a hot Michael Conforto but should be able to strikeout the most guys today among all the SP going.



Martin Perez (DK: 7900, FD: 8500)

Either SP here can be used in this spot as an SP2.  I love the Rangers lineup in general though so I would much rather pick on the Pirates with Perez who just needs some favorable first pitches to keep his PC low and have a lot of ground balls and a quick game.  I expect this one to be over very quickly today.



No List:

  • Zac Gallen
  • Michael Kopech
  • Brandon Bielak

Maybe on DK List:

  • Johan Oviedo
  • Cal Quantrill


Players listed with each team are the primary options to build around.


Phillies (Castellanos, Realmuto, Harper)

Gallen was going well vs Pittsburgh in his last start and then it all fell apart.  So I expect an early struggle here before he settles in after being down 4-0 thanks to a long fly ball to left field by Nick Castellanos.



Brewers (Yelich, Tellez, Anderson)

Diamondbacks (Walker, Longoria, Marte)



  1. JT Realmuto



  1. Rowdy Tellez
  2. Nathaniel Lowe



  1. Ketel Marte
  2. Marcus Semien
  3. Bryson Stott



  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Brian Anderson



  1. Corey Seager
  2. Willy Adames


OUTFIELD – Mt. Rushmore

  1. Nick Castellanos
  2. Yordan Alvarez
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. Christian Yelich



  1. Jesse Winker
  2. Andrew Benintendi
  3. Broseph Gallo


  1. Nick Castellanos – OF – Philadelphia Phillies – Chairman of The Dongers Club
  2. Yordan Alvarez – OF – Astros
  3. Evan Longoria – 3B – Diamondbacks
  4. Rowdy Tellez – 1B – Brewers


  • Phillies ML
  • Brewers ML