Pick 6 Fantasy Baseball, August 10: 50 CENT FRIDAY Y'ALL

only worth $0.50

Good morning, or afternoon if you're reading this after noon. I don't have the authority to dictate when you read things (yet). And a Happy Friday! It's more of a Monday to me as I'm back at work after two days sick, but one of those awesome Mondays where there's a weekend right after. Typically they come in Smarch.

Anyway, the fact that it's Friday today is mentioned not just because I'm being personable and friendly - it's because on Fridays, Pick 6 becomes a real crucible of your fantasy baseball skill, a true test of your abilities. That's right: it's 50 Cent Friday. But before we pick teams, let's look at how everyone's doing.

We have one holdover from the previous day's Top 5, so a warm and hearty congratulations to airgriffey24, who nearly exactly repeated the same performance two days in a row. That's the kind of consistency that wins ballgames, folks.

Rank Player Points
1 Gringo Steiner 83.2
2 the maroon bird 78.8
3 Franco Salandra 70.0
4 OroscoSchiraldi 66.2
5 airgriffey24 60.7

I choose to attribute the higher scores (compared to the day before) to R.A. Dickey. There's no other explanation. Our top three for the week are the same three from yesterday, but there's a lot of jockeying for position. With only a couple of days to go, the top is tightening up as well.

Rank Player Points
1 EGandhi 197.3
2 OroscoSchiraldi 192.7
3 mttlg 188.2
4 Gringo Steiner 179.0
5 the maroon bird 165.2

This really will be an exciting ending to the week's competition, if fantasy baseball is something that excites you. I know I'm eager to see who pulls out the victory.

It's not going to be me, though, as I was worse yesterday than I've been all week. Even with R.A. Dickey's gem, I managed only a fairly weak 28.9 points on the day. You'll see why.

Position Player Points
SP R.A. Dickey 19.5
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia 1.6
CI Eric Hosmer 1.6
MI Ruben Tejada 6.2
OF Bryce Harper 0.0
RP Fernando Rodney 0.0

BRYCE HARPER DIDN'T EVEN PLAY. Even Muscles couldn't save me from myself, and from Davey Johnson announcing lineup news after I'd picked my team. I have a feeling this is going to happen to me a lot, so stay tuned for that.

Perhaps today's 6 will do better. Probably not, though: I'm actually going to participate in 50 Cent Friday, so the chances are good that I will fail miserably. Here goes nothing!

Position Player Price
SP Ervin Santana $0.50
C Josh Thole $0.50
CI Ryan Howard $0.50
MI Jerry Hairston Jr. $0.50
OF Starling Marte $0.50
RP Josh Edgin $0.50

Boy, I hope they actually all play today!

All players are subject to the official Pick 6 rules. Go to the Pick 6 homepage to get started!

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