Welp, it’s back to the grind.

No, not DFS baseball (that too, actually), but today marks the end of my summer vacation from teaching. It’s back to being an educator (official title, though how well I edu-ma-cate stands to reason) for me, entering my 7th year.

Seven years.

Never thought I would make it this far because every year I say I am going to get out. Maybe one day I will.

Anyway, enough about that boring crap, it’s time to talk a little baseball.

Today we have a 10-game slate and Coors is back in our lives.

There are a lot of solid pitching options up top, too. I would stand to guess Lance Lynn will be the chalk value pitcher of the slate, too. Nick Tropeano might also fall into that high-owned player conversation.

But you won’t find Coors’ bats here, as always, it’s understood they are in play every night.

So who can we use to pivot from Coors?

Let’s find out…



1. Nelson Cruz
2. Mitch Haniger
3. Jean Segura
4. Kyle Seager
5. Ryon Healy


1. Robinson Chirinos
2. Rougned Odor
3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa
4. Jurickson Profar
5. Adrian Beltre

Analysis: This might be the first time I’ve recommended 10 guys in a game stack this season. But here we are. The Rangers are throwing out the remnants of Martin Perez while Wade LeBlanc toes the rubber for the Mariners in the bulging heat of Texas. The heat is nothing new for targeting games in Texas this time of year. But here’s why you should be targeting this game and I will leave it at that. Since the All-Star Break, here’s the run totals for games in Arlington – 17, 19, 5, 18, 23, 11, 13, 25, 14, 4, and 15. That’s 164 total runs and an average of 14.9 runs per game. The Rangers have given up 106 of those runs in 11 games. I don’t know how they have any fresh bodies to throw out there. But anyway, good luck to Martin Perez and Wade LeBlanc.

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