Don't be shellfish...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

Giancarlo Stanton ($5,800) is locked in to start the season, hitting .329 with six homers and 26 runs batted in. He’s taking his walks as well, but when the young slugger gets a pitch to hit, he’s not missing. Hitter-Tron is liking him to the tune of $40 for this Easter Sunday / four-twenty festivus for the rest of us. Where did we hide the Easter baskets, guys? Nobody can remember, but someone ate all of the Peeps. Not cool. I’m liking Stanton today against Blake Beavan, who’s got a great name but a not-so-great arm.

Let’s crack a few Easter eggs and make a DFS omelette, shall we? As always, there are some great tools here at Razzball for daily match-ups. The Hitter-Tron and Stream-o-Nator will give you an idea of each hitter and pitcher value for the day. If you’re thinking about getting your feet wet in daily fantasy sports, sign up with our friends at DraftKings. In addition to the daily contests, there’s also a big Sweet Spot event happening that you really need to check out. Sign up via our promo and get a free ticket. Here are today’s picks…

Stephen Strasburg, SP: $11,600 –  Strasburg is the biggest ‘name’ out there today, and while his ERA isn’t pretty, he’s getting his strikeouts (33 on the year, 14+ K/9). He’s hasn’t allowed a homer in his young career against the Cardinals. Stras sits atop the Stream-o-Nator at a $17 value.

Yordano Ventura, SP: $10,000 – The young fireballer came out of the gates hot and has so far lived up to the pre-season hype. His price has slowly crept up at DK, but he’s still a good value today at home against the Twins, who are in the bottom-third of the league in slugging.

Jesse Chavez, SP: $10,700 – Chavez is another hot starter at the moment, and he’ll get the Astros at home today. He struck out nine Angels his last time out, allowing only one earned run. The Astros called up their big name prospect George Springer, but they still lead the majors in strikeout percentage and they remain a great match-up for your pitchers.

Evan Longoria, 3B: $4,800 and Wil Myers, OF: $3,000 – Lefty Vidal Nuno makes me think of a South American shampoo brand. He also makes me think of hitting. Myers started to wake up Friday night with three ribbies and Longoria has put together a couple of multi-hit games recently. Girardi said Nuno “could go 75 pitches”. Sounds like a good day to be a Rays hitter to me.

Prince Fielder, 1B: $4,600 and Leonys Martin, OF: $3,600 – Both lefty hitters draw Erik Johnson of the White Sox in Arlington. They should be able to do some damage against the right-hander, who is ranked dead last on the Stream-o-Nator. Fielder is 4-for-6 against Johnson with two home runs.

Chase Utley, 2B: $6,000 – The combination of Coors and the lefty/righty match-up make Utley a nice play today. He’s a tad hot to start the season as well, leading the majors in multi-hit games. He’s got one homer in three at bats versus Juan Nicasio.

Colorado Stack

It won’t be just the pot-heads celebrating 4/20 in Colorado today. Carlos Gonzalez ($5,900), Troy Tulowitzki ($5,800), Justin Morneau ($4,700), and Wilin Rosario ($4,400) are all in the Hitter-Tron’s top 12 for today’s game. The Rockies get a nice match-up against the artist formerly known as Fausto. Roberto Hernandez is right-handed, so lefties CarGo and Morneau can hopefully cash in. CarGo is Hitter-Tron’s fave, and it’s hard to resist the stack on hitters at Coors. The line opened at 10 so I’m not the only one who thinks there will be some runs scored.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

We’re in the clear across the board today, with only Colorado getting a chance of precipitation. It’s a 30% chance of isolated T-storms, so they’ll likely get the game in. Wind is blowing out to left at Wrigley, Miami, and KC. It’s blowing in at Arlington and DC.

Doing Lines In Vegas

Angels at Tigers (9) and Yankees at Rays (8 1/2) are my picks for today. Both picks are due to the pitching match-ups (Santiago v. Porcello and Nuno v. Ramos) as well as lineups that are always a threat to put up big numbers.

Mike’s on Twitter @643ball

  1. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
    (link)

    Mike: A double dime on the Phillies – on the nose – today.

    And put a Franklin on Colabello going yard today – while your at it. That 7 to 1 is look’n good

    And call off your knuckle dragging RazzBall leg-breakers – you know, I’m good for for last week.

    Besides, I’m feeling the mojo today.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
      (link)

      Ha!

      • Ghost of the Disappeared says:
        (link)

        @Mike: Mike, I once played in a quite upper middle class FBB league with a good friend – who was to say the least well to do.

        We were waiting to for him start the auction to begin in a casino at Tahoe and he returned.

        Someone asked him where he had been? He replied, I just put a dime on the Dodger game. Not being a gambler, I had no idea what he was on about – thinking 10$ or something.

        When one of the more “wise” fellow “player” owners asked him, you mean you just bet a $1000.00 dollars on one game. He replied, ” Sure”. Eyes rolled and jaws dropped.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
          (link)

          I once dropped a dime under a vending machine trying to get some Andy Capp Hot Fries

  2. pistole pete says:
    (link)

    someone just dropped heyward in my league…my utlility spots are fileld with Eaton and Rajai, so not exactly a powerhouse. Would you drop one of them for Heyward?

  3. pistole pete says:
    (link)

    someone just dropped heyward in my league…my utlility spots are fileld with Eaton and Rajai, so not exactly a powerhouse. Would you drop one of them for Heyward?

  4. pistole pete says:
    (link)

    someone just dropped heyward in my league…my utlility spots are fileld with Eaton and Rajai, so not exactly a powerhouse. Would you drop one of them for Heyward?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
      (link)

      I’d drop Rajai for him.

      • pistole pete says:
        (link)

        @Mike:

        Would you drop Addison Reed for Farnsworth?

      • pistole pete says:
        (link)

        @Mike:

        Would you drop Addison Reed for Farnsworth?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
          (link)

          Nope

  5. costaricanchata says:
    (link)

    seriously , Mike ,
    are you playing these gambling sites with your own money ?
    how often do you play ,
    and how much are you betting ??
    ever win ???

    i understand that gamblers like to tell of their winnings ,
    and hush-up their losses ,
    but seldom do people recount their experiences
    with this site .

    just curious .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
      (link)

      Fair question. I don’t gamble, but I make best recommendations I can each week.

      I wouldn’t be opposed to posting the results of my picks win or lose if that’s something the site wants to do with the posts as a team.

      • costaricanchata says:
        (link)

        @Mike:

        that would be great .

  6. Reds Rule!!! says:
    (link)

    Hey! Look who’s heating up!!!

    BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!! The last time i posted Jay was batting something like .0000024. He’s brought it up to .204!! Don’t get me wrong that’s abismal. BUT He wen’t 3 for 3 yesterday & is 4-8 in his last 2. All he needed was a little Wrigley. His 3 for 3 was all singles, i know. That doesn’t matter, though. What that means is that he’s starting to see the ball. Trust me. If you can buy him cheap right now do it…pardon me…DO IT!!! He’s getting ready to go off. I’m predicting that within the next 2 or 3 weeks he’s going to win a Player of the Week award.

    Billy Hamilton is starting to play better, too. Listen, i have a friend that lives in Bakersfield. That’s where Billy played Minor League ball in 2012. I talked to him a lot that year & Hamilton was all he talked about. The first 4-6 weeks of the season he looked totally overmatched. He wasn’t hitting at all. At the end of that six weeks, though, you could see him put it all together. From that point on he was tearing the cover off the ball. I’m not saying that he’s going to suddeenly become a .350 hitter up here in the bigs. I am saying that it’s going to get a lot better than it is now. People say he wasn’t that good of a hitter in the minors but in 2010 he hit .318, .278 in 2011, .311 in 2012 & .256 in 2013. That’s about a .280-.290 average. If he can hit anywhere close to that this season he’s going to be very very dangerous.

    In closing…Reds Rule!!!

  7. Reds Rule!!! says:
    (link)

    Well, I hate to toot my own horn…actually, nevermind. Bruce is 2-4 right now & the game isn’t even over! His two hits? A double & a home run. You better try & get him now before the tear really gets goin’ people!!

  8. Nicholas Pieroni says:
    (link)

    Trade got vetoed in my league. I gave Braun, Trumbo, Cingrani and Soria for McCutchen, Votto, and Chapman. Points league HR are worth 8 points. Do you guys think it should have been vetoed? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
      (link)

      The world would be a better place if vetos went away completely. I hate them, and hate is a strong word.

      That one should not have been vetoed. No way.

  9. Anthony says:
    (link)

    My Kershaw, Tim Hudson, and Jason Vargas for Wheeler, Minor, and Price? It’s a really deep league with a bare waivers..good return for Kershaw? Thanks man!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
      (link)

      It’s a good return if you can’t get guys off of waivers.

Comments are closed.