Daily Fantasy Baseball Diamonds: 4/1/14
Today’s daily fantasy baseball diamonds include an inexpensive pitcher and two outfielders who are cheap enough for me to use Mike Trout. Monday-Friday, ROTOscouting will provide a trio of players to target using FanDuel’s price list. The goal is to do the bargain basement shopping for readers, allowing them to round out the roster with star caliber players.
Brett Anderson, SP, Rockies
As a member of the Oakland Athletics, Brett Anderson was on the verge of becoming a star when injuries changed his career trajectory. Now healthy, he’s hoping for a fresh start in Colorado. While working his way back from Tommy John, Anderson averaged 9.27 K/9 and a 62.9% GB% in 44 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed too many base runners, but it takes time for command to return. Today, he’s my daily fantasy baseball diamond at $5,100. Playing against the Marlins in Miami, he’ll take on a weak lineup in baseball’s hardest stadium to hit home runs in.
Marlon Byrd, OF, Phillies
Having already decided to play Mike Trout against Erasmo Ramirez today, the team was left with $6,200 for two outfielders. Cue Marlon byrd whose $3,200 price tag is too cheap to pass on. In 2013, Marlon Byrd crushed left-handed pitchers away from home. His .398/.407/.705 triple slash line would make the best MVP Baseball 2005 players proud. The Rangers home stadium is a tougher place to hit than given credit for, but Byrd facing Martin Perez helps the match up. Byrd is a top play in daily fantasy baseball today.
Dexter Fowler, OF, Astros
As a member of the Colorado Rockies, Dexter Fowler was prolific at home versus left-handed pitching with a .413/.471/.556 line. Of course, Fowler is with a new team, but how does his new home park compare to Coors Field? Houston was an easier park to walk and hit home runs in, while Colorado was better for hits, runs, doubles and triples. Knowing this, I’m quite comfortable playing him in daily fantasy baseball for $3,000 against an aging C.C. Sabathia. My biggest concern is Fowler hitting in a weak lineup, limiting runs scored opportunities. Hopefully, an extra plate appearance as a lead-off hitter will help offset that.
Finding Daily Fantasy Baseball Value
Throughout the 2014 season, we’ll use statistics including park factors, splits, opposing pitchers and more to identify the best bargain basement values for ROTOscouting subscribers Monday-Friday. We’ll do the grunt work, so you can play the stars.
1 Apr 2014 / Mike Newman /
Tags: Daily Fantasy Baseball
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