4/19 MLB DRAFTKINGS PICKS
MIN/BAL- Handful of games have a lot of rain concerns today and this is one of them. If it does play, I have interest in Rosario, Cron, Polanco, and Cruz from MIN and no interest in BAL bats against Berrios.
SFG/PIT- Another game with rain concern. Both teams with a total of under 4. Both pitchers are in play if the weather looks better later in the day, I like the savings on Lyles over Bumgarner and I would not have any bats in this game with 13 other games on the slate.
KCR/NYY- Well look at that, MORE RAIN CONCERNS. Junis is either going to have a very good game or a very bad game. His fastball is terrible and he lives and dies on his slider. Yanks have a good chance to take his team a couple times and Judge, Voit, Torres, and Frazier are the 4 I would highlight. Merrifield is great against southpaws so he is my favorite Royal followed by Soler and Dozier.
BOS/TBR- First game with no rain concern since the Rays play in a dome. After everyone expected Yarborough to pitch yesterday, I am sure he will pitch today at no ownership. With all the options today, I will not be risking it with him. Not much interest in either offense but Diaz, Pham, Robertson is very cheap and Garcia all hit lefties reasonably well. Red Sox get a massive ballpark downgrade and have not been swinging the bats well.
CWS/DET- 19 mph winds blowing out. Castellanos mashes lefties so he is my favorite play. Followed by Goodrum, Candelario, and Cabrera. Zimmermann is in play as cheap sp2 against a k heavy Sox team. Moncada, Abreu, and Anderson are the only 3 that peak my interest on the Sox.
WSH/MIA – Marlins offense is trash, so Sanchez is definitely in play and gets a big ballpark boost. Smith on the other side has a lot of K upside and is facing a Nats teams that is better against righties. Both pitchers are in play and only bat I like is Rendon.
ATL/CLE- 91% of rain tonight, I am crossing this game off the slate.
HOU/TEX- Best game environment of the night for bats. Astros smash lefties and are facing a weak lefty in a massive hitters park. Give me all the Astros, especially Springer, Altuve, Bregman, and Correa. No interest in Tex bats against Verlander.
LAD/MIL- I love the Dodgers stack today to pair with the Astros. Pederson, Bellinger, Muncy, and Seager all crush RHP and Pollock is starting to heat up. Those 5 make a great stack. I respect Stripling so I am less enthusiastic about the Brewers offense than the Dodgers. However, we all know the ball flies in this park and the MIL team crushes RHP. Yelich, Grandal, and Moustakas are my 3 favorite plays from MIL.
NYM/STL- First time I have seen a legitimate starting pitcher on FD be $4,000. Vargas is not good, but if you are stacking high priced offenses you can use him for savings. Cards are still my third favorite stack today with Goldy, Dejong and Ozuna. Wainwright is on my short list of pitching options.
PHI/COL- Freeland was able to shut down the Phillies yesterday, except for Realmuto. Marquez has much more strikeout upside than Freeland and is at a reasonable price. I like Marquez today. No interest in Velasquez and I would stack up the lefties in COL against Vince.
SEA/LAA- Pena has been pretty good against RHH so that is why the Mariners are only implied with 4.4 runs. I do not have much interest in SEA and besides Trout have no interest in the Angels bats. Gonzales has some upside and this Angels offense is not scary so he is another pitcher to consider.
TOR/OAK- Stroman is a massive groundball guy and gets to face in the best ballpark in limiting homeruns. I like Stroman a lot. Sogard is really cheap and continues to lead off. He is only 3.2k and has the platoon advantage here. I like him as a value bat.
CIN/SDP- Strahm has a lot of talent, but I cannot pull the trigger on him until he shows me some upside. The Reds are really which make for a cheap filler stack. Suarez, Kemp, and Peraza are really cheap and have good numbers against LHP. DeSclafani has gotten destroyed by LHH over his career, the good news for him is the only lefty in the Padres lineup is expected to be Hosmer. With all the righties and having some strikeout upside, DeScalafani is in play.
Favorites at each position (NO ORDER)
PITCHER: Lyles, Marquez, Stroman, DeScalfai, Zimmerman, Annibal Sanchez,
1B- Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Yuli Gurriel, Paul Goldschmidt, Eric Hosmer
2B- Jose Altuve, Eric Sogard, Jose Peraza, Mike Moustakas, Kike Hernandez,
3B- Max Muncy, Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, Anthony Rendon, Eugenio Suarez
SS- Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, Paul Dejong, Freddy Galvis, Jorge Polanco
OF- Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, Christian Yelich, George Springer, Nick Castellanos, Avisail Garcia, Matt Kemp, Randal Grichuk, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Marcell Ozuna, Jose Martinez
Favorite 5 Stacks: Astros, Dodgers, Cardinals, Rockies, Reds(value)