Hey DAWGS. You know the old saying “April showers bring May…PROFITS!” Ok, maybe that’s not how it actually goes, but that’s what I’m going to believe. After a week where playing weatherman was the most important skill in DFS, let’s hope things start returning to normal. Friday is usually a big day in MLB, so let’s take a look at some potential juicy draft picks!
Felix Hernandez: King Felix…against the Astros….need I say more? He’s definitely the top pick on the board and provided his salary isn’t absurdly high, he’s a good guy to draft. With baseball there are plenty of ways to find value with hitters, so load up on a few value bats and draft King Felix!
Andrew Cashner: Yes, the Diamondbacks can hit well sometimes, but those statistics are often skewed by their hitter-friendly park. Casher is pitching at home at pitcher-friendly Petco Park. With a 7.5 K/9 strikeout ratio, Cashner isn’t the flamethrower that some other guys on the board may be, but he likely will be a great value on many salary cap sites.
David Wright: With a career 1.01 OPS against lefties, Wright has a juicy matchup against a left-handed pitcher at Colorado. He’s definitely the best third basemen out there, so grab him as long as his price isn’t too high.
Shin-Soo Choo: Between 2011-2013, Choo hit right-handed pitchers nearly 300 OPS points better than left-handed ones. Choo is facing Hector Santiago on the road, which appears to be a great matchup for him. His salary generally isn’t too high on most sites making him a great play with a lot of upside.
In our 3-on-3 Pick’em Contests at Sports Tradex, Choo is on “Choo Choo Train” with Danny Salazar and Edwin Encarnacion against “Caribbean Cruz,” comprised of Nelson Cruz, Rick Porcello, and Kyle Seager. Choo’s team seems to have a solid advantage here. While Danny Salazar has had a rough year so far, his career K/9 rate is 11.2 compared to Porcello’s paltry 5.5 Between Choo likely outperforming Cruz tomorrow combined with the difference in pitchers, Choo’s team appears to have a significant advantage.
David Ortiz: The A’s are a pretty fearsome team, but Vegas expects the Red Sox to prevail in this game and put up quite a few runs. Go with Big Papi and hope he can launch a home run in a potential scoring fest.
Carlos Santana: Catcher is a tricky position that people often like to punt. While you certainly can do that and hope your pick has a fluke home run or two, I think another method is to choose one of the better catchers (or a position player that is also catcher eligible). I have my eye on Carlos Santana tonight since he faces left-handed pitcher that can be lit up at times.
Robinson Cano: You have to love Cano’s chances of launching one into the Crawford Boxes tonight. Facing Brad Peacock who has been known to give up on the long ball, Cano definitely strikes me as the top second basemen play tonight.
Juan Lagares: Here’s another right-handed Mets player that loves to hit against left-handed pitching. Provided Lagares is cheap and has a good spot in the batting order, he may be one of the best value plays tonight.
About the author: TwoGun is an accomplished DFS player and is a co-founder at Sports Tradex. Check out Sports Tradex to play their unique pick’em games that match pre-set fantasy teams against each other. Use code LUDAWGS for 30% deposit bonus with immediate release (IMMEDIATE! Means you can play it right away).