Daily Fantasy Baseball Diamonds: 4/11/14
Today, the aces pitch. With Felix Hernandez, Yu Darvish and others toeing the rubber, it’s a difficult day to find excellent situational match ups. We did find a few inexpensive targets every daily fantasy baseball owner should play today. Picks include a promising young starter who won’t break the bank, a first baseman who’s uncharacteristically cheap given his track record of success, a second baseman who rakes at home and an outfielder with elite speed. Subscribe to ROTOscouting to check out all of my picks in this Monday through Friday daily series.
Rick Porcello, SP, Detroit Tigers
At $6,200, Porcello is more than $3,000 less than aces pitching today. With a 3.45 xFIP on the road in 2013, he faces a San Diego Padres team that finished in the bottom five at home in OPS, total bases and runs scored. In daily fantasy baseball, Porcello has the pitching match up of the day and will come away with a win, while working deep into the game.
Joe Mauer, 1B, Minnesota Twins
In 2013, Bruce Chen posted a 4.76 xFIP away from home. At home, Joe Mauer was 63% better than the league average against LHP. In daily fantasy baseball, expect a double or two from the converted catcher en route to a big day — Excellent value from a $3,400 player.
Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins
Like Mauer, Brian Dozier checks in at $3,400 today. Against Bruce Chen, the second baseman is a monster play due to his 181 wRC+ at home versus LHP. Dozier is the best second base play in daily fantasy baseball by a wide margin. He’s a must start anytime he faces a LHP.
Eric Young, OF, New York Mets
At $2,900, the defending National League stolen base champ presents a true bargain basement value. In 2013, Young produced at 12% above league average on the road against LHP — his strongest situational split. Opposing pitcher Tyler Skaggs had a strong first start, but his career xFIP at home is 4.76.
David Wright Has The Right Stuff In Daily Fantasy Baseball Today
Wright is a monster against left-handed pitchers away from home. With a wRC+ of 212 and Tyler Skaggs as the opposing pitcher, today’s lineup started with Wright at third base and then everybody else.
11 Apr 2014 / Mike Newman /
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