We keep on trucking with our MLB coverage. If you’re looking to cap off your MLB season with a bang, be sure to continue checking our MLB Expert Consensus. This past week, and moving forward, we will focus on the large slates of Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Things are still tight on our leaderboards and there are some top-3 slots that are bound to change over these last couple of weeks. As always, check out our MLB Expert Standings to make sure that you’re up to speed on who is making the grade. Enjoy!

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In this article, I will give a brief recap of each day we gathered and graded the experts, including how the Industry Consensus picks did, highlighting which experts were at the top for the day and which players were only called out by one expert, but produced an “A+” grade. We will also review the overall standings and highlight the top experts so far this season.

As a reminder, we are currently gathering selections and publishing the MLB Industry Consensus article each weekday during the season, so be sure to check back about an hour or so before the first pitch of the first game to get a look at the consensus picks and sample lineups for the day. As an added bonus in 2017, we will publish the Consensus on weekends when we have a writer available. To begin the 2017 season, we will grade 20 experts that provide pitcher selections and 21 that provide hitter selections daily.

Leaderboard

The top-3 for both pitchers and hitters are below. Be sure to check out the full MLB Expert Standings to see how your favorite experts check out.

Pitchers

#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 5.05) took a bit of a hit but still hold a comfortable advantage atop the pitcher leaderboard.

#2) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 4.93) could not make a big push this past week. If they can put together a really good week, DFSR may have a stab at the #1 spot.

#3) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 4.89) saw an uptick of .03 for the week, closing the gap between themselves and DFSR. The RG Consensus still has some close competition behind them for that final top-3 spot.

Hitters

#1) RotoGrinders 6-Pack (Score: 3.08) was idle once again as he’s done for the year.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 3.05) cut the gap in half with a .03 gain for the week. If they do that again this coming week, they’ll be knotted for the top spot.

#3) RotoGrinders Lineup Builder (Score: 2.90) saw a slight uptick of .01 for the week. They have the RotoGrinders Consensus right on their heels only .01 points behind.

Week in Review

Tuesday (September 12th)

Industry Consensus Picks
Pitchers – 6.33 (8th)

Hitters – 2.17 (14th)

A+ – Cory Kluber, Eduardo Rodriguez, Sonny Gray, Matt Carpenter, Brian Dozier, Kyle Seager, Kris Bryant, JD Martinez
F – Twenty-one of the 42 selections finished with a failing grade (all failing grades were hitter selections).

Top Experts of the Day – Pitchers
#1) Rotoballer (Score 10.00) scored two “A+” grades and the top spot.

#2A-B) FantasyTeamAdvice, Rotowire (Score 7.50) both hauled home an “A+” and “A” grade on Tuesday.

Top Experts of the Day – Hitters
#1) DK Playbook (Score: 4.09) scored four “A+” grades with their 11 plays on Tuesday. DK Playbook was the lone site to play the Braves’ duo of Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies, both of which scored “A+” grades.

#2) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 4.07) nailed five “A+” grades our of their 14 total selections.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Derek Dietrich (RotoGrinders Lineup Builder)
A+ – Kyle Gibson (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Mookie Betts (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Dee Gordon (Scout Fantasy)
A+ – Freddie Freeman (DK Playbook)
A+ – Ozzie Albies (DK Playbook)
A+ – Marcell Ozuna (FantasyPros)
A+ – Tim Beckham (Rotowire)
A+ – Eric Thames (DailyFantasyNerd)
A+ – Justin Verlander (FantasyGuruElite)
A+ – Yadier Molina (FantasyGuruElite)

Wednesday (September 13th)

Industry Consensus Picks
Pitchers – 6.50 (3rd)

Hitters – 2.32 (8th)

A+ – Yu Darvish, Patrick Corbin, Aaron Nola, Kevin Gausman, Mike Zunino, Rhys Hoskins, Ben Zobrist, Trea Turner, Kris Bryant
F – Twenty of the 45 selections finished with a failing grade.

Top Experts of the Day – Pitchers
#1) Sportsline (Score 10.00) scored two “A+” grades with their optimizer on Wednesday.

#2) Rotoballer (Score 7.50) nailed down an “A+” and “A” for a top-2 spot.

Top Experts of the Day – Hitters
#1) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 4.56) scored an “A” or better with four of their nine plays including three “A+” grades.

#2A-B) RotoGrinders Lineup Builder, Rotowire (Score: 3.14) both posted solid scores including two “A+” grades apiece.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Tyler Skaggs (FantasyPros)
A+ – Brandon Phillips (FantasyPros)
A+ – Matt Olson (Rotowire)

Friday (September 15th)

Industry Consensus Picks
Pitchers – 4.29 (7th)

Hitters – 2.45 (12th)

A+ – Robbie Ray, Luis Severino, Brian Dozier, Corey Seager, Nolan Arenado, Josh Donaldson, Justin Upton
F – Eighteen of the 40 selections finished with a failing grade.

Top Experts of the Day – Pitchers
#1) Scout Fantasy (Score 6.50) all scored an “A” or better with three of their four plays.

#2) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score 5.75) scored an “A+” with half of their four selections.

Top Experts of the Day – Hitters
#1) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score 5.07) scored an “A” or better with seven of their 14 plays including six “A+” grades on Friday. RG Consensus was the lone expert on Joey Votto and his “A+” grade.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score 4.42) scored an “A” or better with five of 12 plays including four “A+” grades. FTA was the lone site to play Stephen Vogt and his “A+” score.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Joey Votto (RotoGrinders Consensus)
A+ – Kevin Pillar (Daily Overlay – On the Hill)
A+ – Greg Bird (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Stephen Vogt (FantasyTeamAdvice)
A+ – Didi Gregorius (Rotowire)

Ownership Percentage Tracking

Below is the current table showing the data we have tracked so far this season. Results are using DraftKings Double-Up or 50/50s for Cash and large field multi-entry tournaments for GPP. The Count column shows the number of times a player was selected by the experts for a given day. The Cash % chart shows the average ownership percentage of those players in a Cash game. The GPP % chart shows the average ownership percentage of those players in a GPP tournament.

Cash by Position

Count SP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF Total
16 79.70% N/A N/A N/A N/A 66.40% N/A 75.27%
15 65.73% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 65.73%
14 64.98% 63.10% N/A N/A 48.50% 61.60% 79.25% 65.41%
13 69.49% N/A 66.10% N/A 72.90% 58.10% 65.10% 67.98%
12 57.45% N/A 48.25% 43.65% 27.10% 70.43% 56.00% 55.72%
11 52.77% 66.40% 43.55% 27.58% 39.77% 46.17% 50.25% 48.15%
10 47.92% 31.70% 41.59% 47.87% 39.66% 41.13% 49.76% 44.67%
9 39.38% 25.20% 31.09% 42.99% 25.74% 36.37% 37.56% 35.06%
8 33.77% 20.87% 29.00% 28.40% 28.19% 35.24% 34.12% 31.15%
7 22.43% 27.27% 24.70% 21.09% 23.86% 22.66% 28.83% 24.61%
6 22.65% 22.81% 20.60% 19.88% 18.59% 20.51% 22.67% 21.46%
5 16.21% 15.74% 14.88% 14.80% 14.96% 11.30% 19.53% 15.97%
4 12.26% 11.26% 10.05% 9.75% 9.85% 8.47% 13.49% 11.02%
3 8.17% 8.76% 7.22% 8.74% 7.13% 6.61% 9.36% 8.12%
2 5.16% 5.74% 4.47% 4.81% 5.15% 4.43% 6.02% 5.22%
1 2.64% 3.52% 2.31% 2.67% 3.42% 2.24% 3.19% 2.90%

GPP by Position

Count SP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF Total
16 52.65% N/A N/A N/A N/A 46.50% N/A 50.60%
15 38.13% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 38.13%
14 40.16% 40.40% N/A N/A 27.30% 42.30% 50.90% 40.85%
13 43.49% N/A 31.93% N/A 36.40% 20.53% 27.30% 39.26%
12 35.49% N/A 23.00% 24.35% 27.10% 36.03% 33.30% 33.42%
11 32.11% 25.20% 21.05% 22.10% 26.17% 23.89% 27.36% 27.81%
10 30.62% 21.11% 21.30% 29.02% 25.77% 18.78% 26.54% 26.31%
9 29.27% 18.73% 20.63% 21.26% 18.63% 19.71% 23.50% 23.74%
8 25.85% 17.39% 19.52% 18.16% 17.90% 19.51% 21.61% 20.78%
7 20.39% 18.74% 15.15% 14.43% 18.45% 15.75% 17.81% 17.52%
6 21.23% 15.40% 13.69% 13.85% 14.72% 14.22% 15.20% 16.03%
5 16.61% 12.56% 10.89% 11.95% 11.25% 10.32% 13.64% 12.73%
4 14.11% 9.74% 8.60% 8.58% 10.00% 8.28% 11.17% 10.21%
3 10.28% 8.46% 6.93% 7.59% 7.20% 7.13% 8.67% 8.04%
2 7.93% 6.14% 5.26% 5.35% 5.79% 5.38% 6.36% 6.09%
1 4.83% 3.90% 3.25% 3.57% 3.86% 3.36% 3.94% 3.81%
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