Daily Fantasy Baseball Diamonds: 4/25/14
After nearly two months of frustration, I dropped everything and moved ROTOscouting to a new paywall. This took time and limited my ability to produce this piece. With that completed, it’s back to daily fantasy baseball and picks for Friday. It’s a great day for bargain basement pick ups as my lineup was completed with $4,000 left over. The remaining cash was spent on a major pitcher upgrade, although my original pitcher will be included with today’s diamonds. To make up for the past couple of days, we’ll include four more player recommendations. Here’s to hoping the five picks win readers money on this rainy Friday (in Atlanta at least).
Jesse Chavez, P, Athletics ($5,500)
Chavez is off to a hot start and the Astros are not. At just $5,500 it’s nearly impossible to pass up on a pitcher with a 1.38 ERA against baseball’s worst team — especially when Brad Peacock and his 6.14 ERA takes the mound. With $4,000 left over after selecting a starting nine, I
upgradedsold out and opted for Stephen Strasburg in daily fantasy baseball. You don’t have to do the same.
John Jaso, C, Athletics ($2,300)
Jaso and his keen eye will face an opponent with 11 walks in 14 2/3 innings pitched. Plus, the Athletics catcher/designated hitter was a beast against RHP away from Oakland last season. With a situational wRC+ of 43% above league average, the combination of price and track record of success leaves Jaso a must start for the astute daily fantasy baseball player.
Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins ($3,000)
Today, Yelich faces future stud Zack Wheeler, a young pitcher off to a so-so start. For whatever reason, the right-handed pitcher has been worse at home than on the road. In his career, Yelich has a wRC+ of 186 on the road versus RHP. Combine the two and I’m buying Yelich at a discount. He’ll rake today in daily fantasy baseball.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, Nationals ($3,100)
Picking the right second baseman is a tricky proposition today. With that said, I decided to go with Rendon over a handful of players with better situation numbers. Why? Rendon has a career wRC+ of 118 at home and 183 on the road versus LHP. With Washington being a hitter friendly park, I expect those numbers to meet in the middle at some point. Additionally, Robbie Erlin has a career 4.94 xFIP on the road in his career. Wait, maybe this wasn’t such a hard call after all!
Brandon Moss, 1B, Athletics ($3,200)
In 2013, Moss produced at 62% above league average against RHP on the road. Today, he faces a terrible pitcher. Combine the two and Moss is in for a banner day. I’m starting him with confidence and expect him to help earn a money finish.
Buy Oakland Bats In Daily Fantasy Baseball Today
25 Apr 2014 / Mike Newman /
1-On-1 ROTO Strategy Session
The Best Of RS
- Can Alex "Chi-Chi" Gonzalez Crack the Texas Rangers Opening Day Rotation?
- Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline 101: A Former MLB GM’s Take
- Felix Hernandez and Solo Home Run Situations: A Blueprint For Longevity
- JR Graham: Is He Still An MLB Arm For The Atlanta Braves?
- Mason Williams: Is It Time To Label Him A Bust For The Yankees?
- Mike Newman's Top-50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects Scouted in 2014
- Nick Kingham Scouting Report (2014)
- Rangers Joey Gallo, Marlins Giancarlo Stanton And Strikeouts
- The ROTOscouting Baseball Podcast
- Top-10 Fantasy Baseball Prospects By Team
- Will Mike Moustakas Finally Put It Together Next Season?