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4/3 MLB DFS: A Couple Duda’s On A Podcast
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April 3 MLB DFS: A Couple Duda’s On A Podcast

The DailyRoto team is proud to announce the launch of our 2016 MLB DFS Premium Package. Team members Mike Leone and Drew Dinkmeyer announce the product launch and changes you can expect this season!


1:30 SP Breakdown – STRIKEOUTS!
2:25 Chris Archer #1 SP
4:00 Liriano/Wainwright, Pittsburgh Weather
7:50 Why not Matt Harvey?
10:30 Catchers
12:53 First Base, Duda Love
17:12 Second Base
18:50 Shortstops
20:40 Third Base
22:35 Outfield
31:03 Cash Game Lineup Construction Preferences
33:07 Stacking/GPP Thoughts
40:50 Coverboy Jinx? Promo Code?


Starting Pitcher Rankings

Tier One

1) Chris Archer (TB)

2) Francisco Liriano (PIT)

3) Adam Wainwright (STL)

Tier Two

4) Matt Harvey (NYM)

Tier Three

5) Marcus Stroman (TOR)

April MLB DFS Pro Tip

Starting Pitchers

Chris Archer (TB) is our top ranked starting pitcher, albeit a little bit of a high risk/high reward starting pitcher. On the negative side, Archer faces the most powerful offense on the slate in the Blue Jays. However, he’s arguably the most talented pitcher in the slate (better xFIP and K rate than Matt Harvey last season), and we think Archer holding the platoon edge on the Jays best hitters and Tropicana Field can mitigate the Jays power.

If not using Archer, Francisco Liriano (PIT) is a bit more volatile due to control, but has K upside and is a superb pitching environment (PNC Park, cold weather, thick air), as evidenced by a game total of around 6. Adam Wainwright (STL) lags behind Archer/Liriano due to less strikeout upside, but he has the lowest probability of a disaster start. We like mixing Liriano with Archer on one SP sites and pairing one of the pitchers in this game with Wainwright on two SP sites.

Matt Harvey (NYM) is an elite talent but comparatively he’s pitching in the best offensive environment against an extremely contact oriented Royals team that will play four LHBs.


Our top ranked hitter is Lucas Duda (NYM), who has the platoon edge on by far the worst pitcher in the slate (Edinson Volquez). Duda’s combination of hard hit rate and fly ball rate give him superb power upside. In general, the Mets offense clearly ranks as the best (given matchup, park) on a very short slate. We suggest mini-stacking (3-4 hitters) in cash games, with Neil Walker (NYM) sticking out as the clear cut best second base option for cash games.

Complement the Mets hitters with Rays hitters in the right spots, particularly Corey Dickerson (TB). Despite losing a lot of value coming to Tampa Bay from Colorado, Dickerson still projects to be a plus hitter against RHP and has a friendly price point for a clean up hitter with the platoon edge, who additionally avoids any of our top two tier pitchers.

Fill out the catcher and shortstop positions last with whatever cap room you have left. Don’t let these positions dictate what you do elsewhere. For the most part, the options at this position either lack talent or a good matchup, leaving us leaning on lineup spot as the best tiebreaker in cash games.


Top Cash Game Stacks

1) New York Mets (chalk stack and you want to mini-stack in cash games at least)

2) Tampa Bay Rays

Lower Owned GPP Stacks

1) Kansas City Royals (favorite tournament stack given very low expected ownership)

2) Toronto Blue Jays (potential for a short Archer outing, Toronto’s power, and Tampa Bay’s very bad bullpen give this team tournament winning upside despite the subpar matchup and park)


  1. swisher327

    April 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Is this how it\’s gonna be always. Or will it be like always with every sport with the write ups or is it podcast only ?

    • swisher327

      April 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Personally I like seeing the write ups as well. Don\’t always have time to listen to a 50 minute podcast. Like seeing the write ups and reading the analysis and seeing the top plays for each position.

      • leonem

        April 2, 2016 at 10:56 pm

        Hi Swisher – We\’ll be doing the podcast every day, providing time stamps so it\’s easy to tune in at the necessary spots if you can\’t listen to the whole thing. Additionally, we\’ll have a pro-tip highlighting the major podcast points and starting pitcher rankings written out below the podcast. The package also includes FD and DK cheat sheets and lineup alerts every day. Don\’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions.

        We talk about the switch to the podcast here:

  2. talltimber

    April 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

    West coast guy here. I signed up again as I love your analysis but must say I am not happy about a podcast. Many of are still working here in the afternoon when the games start and only have time to print the write-up and check the alerts. Not happy about this.

  3. gqinxs

    April 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Not happy about this podcast as all. Sub to you guys for everything but I don\’t think I want this product

  4. stonecoldnuts

    April 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I have to agree with everyone…just want the same product that always came from you guys…especially since don\’t have the option to just do cheat sheets or just analysis anymore…signed up for just monthly only his year hoping can provide the written analysis once realize that\’s what everyone really wants…

  5. FkCoolers

    April 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I like the podcast. The write up honestly covers pretty much everything said during the podcast, just at a summary level instead of detail level.

    I hope you guys keep this format.

    • talltimber

      April 3, 2016 at 11:34 am

      I just don\’t have 45 minutes to write everything down when all I had to do was print it and read it in 5 minutes.

      • dinkpiece

        April 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        Good to hear all the feedback, negative and positive.

        Our goal is to make things easier and get information in a more timely manner to everyone.

        Our hope is the notes below the podcast along with the cheat sheets should provide enough detail to print and go. The time stamps on the pod should help point people directly to the areas they want more information on to listen and hopefully we can discuss things in more nuance on the pod than in writing. Instead of having to wait till 3-4 PM EST each day for content, we\’ll have this stuff out much earlier in the day. Those are our goals. We welcome all feedback though and appreciate it.

  6. leonem

    April 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hey Everyone – Thank you for the comments and feedback. We\’re doing our best to balance varying customer requests. I urge you all to try the free trial, and hope that the time stamps in addition to being able to print the cheat sheets and written podcast synopsis will help if you are unable to listen to the whole podcast (which can be released much earlier than we were ever able to release the written analysis). Additionally, the lineup alerts will make sure to recap our thoughts from the day. Those will be the same as always, if anything a touch more expansive. Thanks again and please continue to provide feedback!

  7. floydian80

    April 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Love the new way of content delivery gents.

  8. smackdown2012

    April 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    What\’s the promo code for 10 percent off again?

  9. tmhsport

    April 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    As someone who has been a subscriber since your days back with Fantistics, I definitely was surprised to see you switched to a Podcast. Maybe I am not an accurate representation of the majority of your subscribers, but as someone who works all day and comes home to a family, there is not enough time to listen to a podcast regardless of how early in the day it is released. Without listening to the podcast I think it will be very tough to get the big picture on the day\’s slate. Towards the end of last season you started to incorporate how the hitters ranked in your projection model into the daily analysis, and if sticking with the podcast format, I would love to at least see a quick ranking of the hitters at each position much like you do with the pitchers. Just a thought

    • leonem

      April 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks for the input. This is something we\’ll take a look at. By the end of the first month we\’re hoping to implement a couple of tools that will help with this a lot and they will be ready early on in the day each day.

  10. swisher327

    April 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I think we all like to see things written. At work or home we don\’t always have time to listen to something. We like seeing it written rather then hearing it. Printing it out and looking ourselves.

  11. minnehan

    April 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    If the podcast stays, can there be a transcript published along with it? I\’m not a fan of the new format, but a transcript should be able to deliver just about the same content as the old write ups, right? I definitely miss the write ups, but I\’m just trying to think of something that could perhaps bridge the gap.

    • dinkpiece

      April 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      We have an abbreviated transcript above and the cheat sheets and the bullet notes on the pod right now. We\’re looking into some transcription services that could fully transcribe the podcast but we don\’t have that in place currently.

  12. sparty11

    April 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I am not a fan of the podcast format. I realize the time stamps allow the listener to focus in on specific portions of the podcast, but even listening to each position and relying on the written pitching rankings is much more time consuming than scanning the old written content.

    I subscribe to multiple sports, and have for some time, and the cost has always been worth it to me because I can enjoy DFS without committing extra time I do not have. Listening to a podcast everyday is just not something my job, life, etc. allows besides when I am driving; not a good place to by making DFS lineups. Just wanted to give you some feedback on how your content fits into at least one of your customer\’s routine.

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