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4/10 MLB DFS: Stack the Cards on Friday

4/10 MLB DFS: Stack the Cards on Friday
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MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – April 10th, 2015

Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.

Weather: The short story is we shouldn’t have to worry about any cancellations tonight, but there are a couple of games that could be affected in some way by weather. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.

Catcher

Top Play:

Jonathan Lucroy (MIL) – Oh goodness, here we go again with the Brewers – another favorable home matchup. We aren’t as high on them as earlier in the week due to pricing and opportunity cost, but in general this group should have success today. They are better suited against LHP due to the amount of RHBs in their lineup (regardless of what last year’s results say), although removing Adam Lind and Scooter Gennett‘s effectiveness does hurt the overall depth of the lineup. The best way to get exposure to the Brewers tonight is through Jonathan Lucroy. He’ll likely hit second and has absolutely toasted LHP the last few years: .396 wOBA and .207 ISO. Opposing pitcher Jeff Locke is a career 4.00 ERA pitcher with below average K and BB rates and some HR problems despite good GB rates (consistently high HR/FB rates, out of PNC Park for this one).

Value Plays:

Yasmani Grandal (LAD) – Grandal has hit fifth in both of his starts against RHP and should be slotted there again this evening. He gets a nice park shift playing in Arizona’s Chase Field and will hold the platoon edge throughout due to his switch hitting. Grandal hasn’t quite lived up to his hype offensively but still managed to post a decent .175 ISO and .324 wOBA with San Diego last season. The young catcher (26) should take a step forward due to natural development, being out of Petco Park and even if you don’t believe in lineup protection, a stronger supporting cast can’t hurt. He’ll begin this game facing Arizona’s Chase Anderson, who has decent K upside but struggles to keep the ball in the park.

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