4/4 MLB BREAKDOWN
TOR/CLE- This is a game where I only have major interest in the pitching. Trevor Bauer is a lock on draftkings where we need to roster 2 pitchers. Tor strikes out a ton and there offense has been terrible so far. CLE offense has not been much better. With Brantley gone and Lindor hurt, the bottom half of the lineup is filled with strikout and bad hitters. I am going to target both pitchers from this game and look to the other 3 games for my bats.
CIN/PIT- Even though both teams are implied for under 4 runs, I like both offense
s today. My favorite is the Pirates against Mahle who has been terrible vs LHH. Lefties hit almost .300 with a slugging percentage over .560 last season. Give me a Frazier, Dickerson, Bell, and even Melky Cabera stack. I would play Marte over Caberea though if I were stacking. Lyles is making his first start of the season. He has been a below average pitcher for his career and I think it's just a matter of time before the Reds offense wakes up. Winker leading off, Votto, Suarez, and Peraza are my favorite 4 Reds. Puig is great too, but $5000 seems a little expensive for me.
CHC/ATL- Yu Darvish had no command in his first start. He had 7 walks in just 2.2 innings. Hopefully he can get it together, but if he struggles with his command again, the Braves will make him pay. Favorite 3 Braves are Freeman, Acuna, and Albies. Fried has been a pretty good pitcher, but he is facing a team who has some great numbers against LHP. Bryant crushes lefties, so he is my favorite Cub, followed by Baez. Both offenses are appealing although both are behind the Reds and Pirates in terms of stacking for me.
TEX/LAA- Volquez is making just his second start since 2017 and he got roughed up in his first one. This Angels offense is not good, but they are not going to get a much better spot than this. Trout is a top play on the slate, although he's very expensive. I like Calhoun a ton leading off at under $4000. He's crushed RHP and should potentially get 5 ABs today. Besides those two, I have some interest in Simmons, Bour, and Cozart who could round out a nice 5 man stack. The Rangers are going to get overlooked today. Most of them are cheap and make for a great gpp stack. Harvey has struggled against lefties especially lefties with power. I love Choo, Gallo, Mazara, Odor, Cabrera stack at low ownership.
Favorites at each position (NO ORDER)
PITCHER: Trevor Bauer, Aaron Sanchez, Yu Darvish
1B- Joey Votto, Josh Bell, Justin Bour
2B- Jose Peraza, Adam Frazier, Rougned Odor,
3B- Eugenio Suarez, Kris Bryant, Asdrubal Cabrera
SS- Javier Baez, Jose Peraza, Elvis Andrus
OF- Corey Dickerson, Melky Cabrera, Starling Marte, Jesse Winker, Shin-shoo Choo, Nomar Mazara, Joey Gallo, Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout
Favorite 5 Stacks: Pirates, Reds, Rangers, Angels, Braves