Pick 6 Fantasy Baseball, August 7: The Pick 6-ening

for $0.50? yeah, I'm in

Good day, everyone. You might know me from my usual spot down below in the comments. If so, hello again! I'm up here now, in the main part of the post. If not, then it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be doing a daily update of Amazin' Avenue's performances in the (awesome) Pick 6 daily fantasy baseball challenge here at SB Nation. If you haven't played lately, here are the rules, and from there you can easily get to where you can pick your 6 and get into the game. As a part of the updates on our performances as a group, I'll also throw out some theme challenges for the expert-level players (or really anyone who wants to put a slightly different spin on the thing) on occasion, and I'll be participating as well and tracking and sharing my performances, so you can all mock my ineptitude or glory in my successes, as the case may be. If I were a betting man, I'd take a punt on the former rather than the latter.

So that part will likely be more fun for you than it is for me, but if I can't be an object of public scorn, then what's the point in writing on the Internet? In all honesty, I love this site, and I'm really pleased to get to write some words here on a regular basis. Hopefully you guys will at least slightly enjoy reading them. And if not, you can take pleasure in being better at fantasy baseball than I am. Anyway, let's get to the fun stuff.

Here are your top five scorers from yesterday:

Rank Player Points
1 OroscoSchiraldi 57.9
2 EGandhi 57.9
3 Durelo 52.9
4 goth brooks 51.6
5 James Ubriaco 42.4

And your weekly leaders:

Rank Player Points
1 OroscoSchiraldi 57.9
2 EGandhi 57.9
3 Durelo 52.9
4 goth brooks 51.6
5 James Ubriaco 42.4

Yeah, it was Monday. It's the same table. It's pretty close there at the top, with four players within six points of each other, so this week looks to be off to a good start in terms of competitiveness.

And now, for my public shaming: my 6 for today. Hopefully none of them will punch a fire extinguisher or try to carry a deer carcass up a flight of stairs between now and this evening.

Position Player Price
SP Jon Niese $0.50
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia $14
CI David Wright $46.25
MI J.J. Hardy $3
OF Mike Trout $45.50
RP Kenley Jansen $7.75

See if you can guess the order in which I chose my team! Wright and Trout were pretty much my must-haves for my public return to Pick 6, even though sinking over half of your salary into two players isn't really the best strategy in the world (see: Amaro Jr., Ruben). Kenley Jansen has been my go-to relief pitcher for the last two years, though people have heard of him now, so he's more expensive than in the past. Saltalamacchia was chosen solely because of his name, and Hardy was the least awful middle infielder that I could afford. Niese offers pretty good value: he's a good pitcher, and literally cannot be cheaper.

Go ahead and pick your 6, then give us your 6 in the comments, and tell me what you think of mine. But be gentle.

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