4/10 MLB BREAKDOWN
MLB ARTICLE/CHEAT SHEET
DRAFTKINGS MAIN SLATE (9 GAMES)
WSH/PHI- Phillies have one of the best lineups in the league. Hellickson is not much of a strikeout guy and has been hit hard especially against RHH last season. I love Hoskins, McCutchen, Harper, and Franco as a 4 man stack. Pivetta has been shaky so far and the Nats can make him pay if he is off his “A” game. Rendon and Soto are my top 2 plays on WSH.
OAK/BAL- 5.8 total for OAK is the highest on the slate. OAK lineup has much better numbers against RHP especially for power. Straily benefitted from playing in Marlins Park last season, but he’s now pitching in one of the most hitter friendly parks. Load up on OAK. Davis, Piscotty, Chapman, Semien, Profar are my 5 favorite plays. Not much interest in BAL bats with both Villar and Mancini being over $4.5k on DK.
MIN/NYM- Twins offense does not strike out and is very pesky. Not playing Syndergaard here. Odorizzi is appealing as sp2 due to the lack of options and he’s pitching in a pitchers park on a cool night. Bats are cheap in this game, but I like other spots tonight. Brandon Nimmo at only $3.4k is interesting as a leadoff man.
NYY/HOU- Perfect weather for hitting in this one. 80 degrees with 15 mph winds blowing out. Only problem is we have 2 good pitchers with Paxton and McHugh facing off. Cannot prioritize any bats here, but Springer, Correa, and Gurriel stick out a little since Paxton has not been lights out so far.
LAD/STL- Both teams have lowish implied totals and both pitchers are solid. On a slate where I already know where I want to go for my hitters (OAK, SEA, PHI), I don’t want to waste your time recommending any hitters here. Both pitchers are in play at potential low ownership, but both are way behind Ray for me.
PIT/CHC- This is a game where the weather will influence my decision. It’s only going to be 42 degrees with 18 mph winds blowing IN. Therefore, both totals are very low in this game. It’s a good pitching spot, not a good hitting spot. Lyles in play for me as an sp2 due to this weather and Darvish is in play too although he is riskier because he has not been able to command anything so far.
SEA/KCR- Here we go! My favorite team to stack up tonight is once again SEA. They were not great last night, but the good news is the Royals used up their 1 good reliever and he won’t be available tonight. Fillmyer sis also 10 times worse than Junis. I love all the SEA bats 1-9. The Royals will also benefit from the great hitting weather today. I like Merrifield, Mondesi, Soler, and Dozier against the southpaw.
TEX/ARI- Ray is my favorite pitcher on the board. He has tremendous strike out upside in general and is facing a very lefty heavy team that k’s a lot. Arizona is on the list for me as a sneaky stack against Lynn. I would go with Dyson, Escobar, Peralta, and Jones as a 4 man stack.
MIL/LAA- Mike Trout left yesterday’s game and is not in the projected lineup today. Trout was the only scary hitter in the LAA lineup so without him, Woodruff should be a very solid play tonight. Only guys that sticks out on LAA is Tommy La Stella coming off a 2 homerun game and is only $2.8k. Pena has had his struggles against LHH, but I am having a hard time getting to a Brewers stack who I like to load up on at home.
Favorites at each position (NO ORDER)
PITCHER: Robbie Ray, Collin McHugh, Jordan Lyles, Jake Odorizzi, Brandon Woodruff
1B- Rhys Hoskins, Edwin Encarnacion, Daniel Vogelbach, Jurickson Profar, Hunter Dozier
2B- Jurickson Profar, Dee Gordon, Whit Merrifield, Jose Altuve, Tommy La Stella,
3B- Antony Rendon, Matt Chapman, Ryon Healy, Eduardo Escobar, Makiel Franco
SS- Jean Segura, Marcus Semien, Carlos Correa, Adalberto Mondesi, Eduardo Escobar
OF- Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Stephen Piscotty, Khris Davis, Brandon Nimmo, Eddie Rosario, George Springer, Mitch Haniger, Jay Bruce, Jarrod Dyson, David Peralta
Favorite 5 Stacks: Mariners, A’s, Phillies, Diamondbacks, Royals