We’ve finally got to the point where I feel like we know something about every team. Now before we get ahead of ourselves I think we can all agree that there is an immense amount of variance in baseball, so we can’t just expect certain players to consistently put up the numbers they currently are. Gambling, and creating MLB DFS lineups just feels right. Sunshine, baseball, gambling, and cool spring breezes just goes together. Gotta love it.
First thought about the slate
I, like I assume most of you do, start everything at the pitcher position. Some slates offer so much value from the pitcher slot that you can afford to go cheap, and load up on bats. The glaring thing that sticks out to me is how top heavy the pitching options are today. I can maybe see a couple mid tier pitchers being in play, but I tend to lean going high priced pitching, and value elsewhere today.
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*Trevor Bauer $11,000-$10,200 vs. Oakland
How can you not really like Bauer today? This Oakland team isn’t a pushover, but doesn’t scare a guy like Trevor Bauer who is as nasty as anyone. Last start against Colorado he racked up 10 K’s and 3 hits in 6.1 innings. I normally hate picking a extremely high priced pitcher, but I can’t stop myself here. I’ll have a heavy dose of Bauer today for sure.
*Blake Snell $9,800-$9,900 vs. San Francisco
Blake Snell is arguably my favorite MLB DFS pick on the slate. His last start against Arizona he pitched 4.2 innings, with 4 hits, while registering 8 strikeouts. At this point I shouldn’t have to explain to you how dirty Snell is, and seeing as I’m down on this Giants offense I really like Snell to go deep and racking up K’s.
*Hyun-jin Ryu $8,200-$7,300 vs. Texas
Coming off a game against the Yankees where he pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and striking out 5 I think we can expect another very reasonable pitching preformance. I stated in my opening that I thought the pitchers available were extremely top heavy, and Ryu is about as low as I’ll likely go. I think this is a game where he can work into the 6th it 7th inning and get a win. Anything more than 5 strikeouts and less than 3 runs given up will be a win for you who roster him.
*Eric Hosmer $4,000-$5,300 vs. San Francisco
There aren’t many guys who are having a better start to the season than Hosmer. Batting .421, with 2 home runs, and 7 RBI’s so far this year should be all you need to see. With a matchup against San Francisco and Kevin Gausman I really like his hot start to continue. The price is high, but the pay off could be gigantic.
*JD Martinez $3,600-$5,400 vs. Tampa Bay
JD falls into that hot start category I was just talking about with Eric Hosmer. Starting the year off batting .476 with 2 home runs, and 9 RBI’s JD is on absolute fire early on through their first 5 games. With a matchup against Tampa and Ryan Yarbrough I love this spot. Being $400 cheaper than Hosmer makes him a decent pivot choice for salary if you really need it also, but I feel like this will be a popular move so keep that in mind.
*Mitch Haniger $3,100-$3,600 vs. White Sox
Coming in the matchup with Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel, Mitch Haniger as had a very respectful start to the season. Batting .318 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs he has recorded a hit in every game to start the season, including 3 doubles. The White Sox defense isnt
MLB DFS Wrap Up
We’ve got a boat load of baseball today, and alot of great games to look forward to. For game bets check out my other article on full game gambling picks. Good luck all!