So apparently as of this writing, Draftkings just doesn’t want us to have a full day of games. I went to check and see if I could build a lineup with Max Scherzer, but then I’m stuck with only three or four games to choose from. But when I pick the bigger slate, we’re stuck with good but not the best options on this fine baseball day. What’s a player to do? Well, adjust sucka! Sorry, that was out of line. I try and avoid short slates as it leads too weird lineups winning out, especially in big GPP leagues. So I’m gonna take my 11 games and stay sad I can’t get in on Mad Max while I do it. Tears…oh well, there are still some good things to find. And one play that I’ve been trumpeting since I wrote a Fantasy Sleeper post on him would be Tyson Ross. Said Ross has a few things going for him. One, he’s pitching in a pitcher friendly park. Deux, he finished 2013 looking downright sexy. Thricely, the Dodgers and Padres have combined to score nine runs in two games. That’s runs total for both teams if you’re having a hard time picking up what I’m putting down. So while I can’t promise you a win, the runs should stay low and hopefully the K’s get high and for the fun low price of $7,400, you don’t have to break the bank to get in on it and go buy Scherzer! Damn, forgot…Y U NO ALL GAMES, DK?!? Oh well, just like you can’t hug every cat, you can’t get all the games you want on DK sometimes. C’est la Daily Fantasy Baseball I guess. Speaking of full slates, don’t forget to reserve your spot for the Razzball Draftkings Contest this Friday. Now I WOULD put a 50/50 here for everyone to hop in on but yesterday…well let’s just say that Razzball Nation let me down. It’s no biggie, clearly you don’t need me anymore. You’re all grown up…fly away, lesbian seagulls *sniffs*. Wow, that got emotional. Let’s not do that again. Instead, let’s get to picks for 4/2/2014 for Draftkings Daily Fantasy Baseball…
Dan Haren, P: $8,800 – No reason to fight the trend here. Same great ballpark but for a bit more money out of pocket. It actually wouldn’t be THAT crazy to double down on this game with your pitchers given that wins are fickle and only four points.
Bartolo Colon, P: $6,900 – It’s definitely not the best pick due to low K rates but if you’re in a pinch…well get unpinched. Colon shouldn’t be on your radar but given his home ballpark and good control, I felt he deserved a bit of a spotlight. And now I’m shutting that spotlight off. G’night!
Angel Pagan, OF: $3,900 – Cahill is, for lack of a better three words, a dumpster fire. He’s somehow found a way to get worse each year. Hard to do when you move from the AL to the NL but he’s worked very hard at it. He’s also known to get off to bad starts in games. Pagan could serve up a couple of hits and runs before Trevor is treated like Old Yeller and put down. Yes, I’m really just pointing out one SF player. Consider this a suggestion to go Giants-heavy today.
OF: $2,700 – This is me throwing you early birds a bone…or worm. Whatever, Davis takes lefties to task and with Vargas on the mound, a couple of hits, a steal and a run or two are well within reach. And of course Tyler Collins is starting today. Who’s Tyler Collins you ask? I’d guess it’s Tyler Colvin in disguise. He’s gonna hit 40 HRs still, right?
Chris Davis, 1B: $4,300 – Had himself a snoozer for an opening day going 0/3 with two strikeouts and left all his owners a fat donut in their lineup. No matter, Lackey and Crush just haven’t gotten along over the years as Davis owns a .367/.406/.667 career slashline against him to date which includes 2 HRs and 3 doubles. Oh and if you’re looking for steals, Baltimore might be the lineup to pick from; Lackey gave up an MLB high 36 stolen bags last year. Wonder where I pull this knowledge from? Directly from my a…stute co-workers here at Razzball who put this SB Rater together for ya. Enjoy.
Mitch Moreland, 1B: $3,200 – Wanna be supercheap at 1B, eh? Well the Phillies are bringing Kyle Kendrick down to Texas. Yes, the 4.70 ERA in 2013 who’s an NL pitcher in an AL ballpark going against a strong lineup Kyle Kendrick. And before you ask, a lineup of mostly Rangers isn’t crazy at all to me if the weather is right.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Well, we lost what would’ve no doubt been a glorious start by Corey Kluber yesterday to the rain. Guess we’ll just have to watch from afar unless we play the early slates, right? There are multiple places threatening with precipitation but none moreso than CINvsSTL where there’s a 60% chance of rain and tears from DFS’ers who don’t take heed while TEXvsPHI has a moderate 30% chance to do the same.
Doing Lines In Vegas
When you have guys like Robbie Ross and Kyle Kendrick pitching, it’s no wonder the game holds the highest expected run total for the day at 9 1/2. I mean, look at that consonance! That’s worth three runs all by itself. Right behind it we have ARZvsSF at 9. It’s clear Vegas thinks Cahill will give up at least half those runs by himself in the first alone. A sneaky all Brew-crew stack could be of service as well with an 8 1/2 spread and Aaron Harang on the mound. Yes, he’s still getting paid to pitch and yes it baffles me too.