DFS MLB Lineups for April 10, 2017 at Draftkings.com & Fanduel.com
For this baseball season, each day there’s a good slate of DFS MLB games, we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider, MLB start times, starting pitchers, and game run totals to give you a good idea of where the fantasy goodness might come from on a given night.
Unlike DFS NBA which is generally somewhat predictable from night to night, DFS MLB is a game with a lot of variance. You can make a really solid lineup and still fall short of the cash line. Even the best pitchers have horrible starts, and the best hitters in the game can still go 0 for 4. Trust the process and know that if you’re playing quality lineups, you’ll be a winner in the long term.
Another thing to remember is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic routine. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games! We’ve got day games today, so be sure and check which picks play on which slate.
4/10/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
**DraftKings is running a special $1 GPP called Batting Practice where the top 10,000 wins $2, and everyone else that enters gets their dollar entry back**
DraftKings Fastball: $33 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
DraftKings Moonshot: $3 buy-in, $125k guaranteed (20 entry max)
DraftKings Perfect Game: $333 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Rally: $7 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Slam: $25 buy-in, $75k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $3 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
DFS MLB START TIMES, STARTING PITCHERS & GAME TOTALS FOR TODAY’S GAMES
7:05p: Reds (Finnegan) @ Pirates (Glasnow): 8
7:05p: Cardinals (Wainwright) @ Nationals (Roark): 8
7:05p: Mets (deGrom) @ Phillies (Eickhoff): 7.5
8:05p: Dodgers (Wood) @ Cubs (Lester): 8
8:40p: Padres (Cahill) @ Rockies (Chatwood): 11
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for April 10, 2017
Justin Verlander vs. BOS ($10.5k DraftKings, $10.4k FanDuel) – Early Slate
It’s awful tempting to use Chris Sale and he’s an elite option as the most expensive arm on the slate, but Verlander could do even better a cheaper price tag. He’s facing an excellent Red Sox lineup that is apparently depleted by a flu running through the locker room and happens to have held current BoSox to a collective .190 batting average (18-for-94) with 20 K’s over 103 career plate appearances. He’s been on fire since the 2015 ASB and held opposing batters to a .193 average while posting a 10.53 K/9 ratio at home last season. Give him a long look after he struck out 10 White Sox in his season debut.
Jacob deGrom @ PHI ($9.3k DraftKings, $10k FanDuel)
This is a surprisingly low price tag on DK for a pitcher of deGrom’s caliber against a below average Phillies offense. Philly posted the lowest collective wOBA (.296) in the Majors last year along with the fifth-highest K-Rate and deGrom is 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA and .211 BAA over his last 7 starts against the Mets divisional rivals. He got off to a good start in 2017 with just 2 hits allowed over 6 scoreless innings against the Braves and should carry that momentum into his second outing.
Tyler Glasnow vs. CIN ($7.5k DraftKings, $4.4k FanDuel)
While he proved to be erratic with a 5.05 BB/9 ratio over 7 appearances as a rookie, Glasnow also posted a 9.26 K/9 ratio in the Majors and a 10.82 K/9 ratio at the AAA level last season. Clearly there’s some upside there against a Reds team that posted mediocre offensive numbers last season. At 6-foot-7, Glasnow can really throw downhill against hitters and he could post good numbers over his first full MLB campaing if he can just control that plus stuff. At the cheapest price tag available on FanDuel, he’s worth the risk tonight.
Other pitchers to consider: Ian Kennedy, Alex Cobb, Taijuan Walker, Jon Lester, Jerad Eickhoff, Tanner Roark
Best DFS MLB Hitters for April 10, 2017
Paul Goldschmidt @ SF ($4.3k DraftKings, $4.7k FanDuel) – Early Slate
His price tag is very surprising on DK given Goldschmidt’s matchup tonight and the elite upside he’s shown thus far in 2017. The MVP candidate is 6-for-16 with a HR and 3 doubles over his last 4 appearances and he’s certainly capable of producing despite the massive dimensions of AT&T Ballpark. Goldy faces a LHP in Matt Moore, who posted a 1.32 WHIP with a 1.18 HR/9 ratio against RHB last season and the D’Backs slugger is 5-for-9 with a double and HR in his career against Moore.
Nolan Arenado vs. SD ($5.3k DraftKings, $4.9k FanDuel)
He’s obviously the Rockies best hitter and a premier addition to a stack tonight against a vulnerable SP. Trevor Cahill is a veteran, who really struggled with the long ball last year as a reliever, posting a 4.35 FIP that was mostly the product of a 18.4% HR/FB ratio. That certainly doesn’t bode well for his prospects at Coors Field and if he’s unable to elicit ground balls then a slugger like Arenado is bound to produce. The all-star is 8-for-22 (.364) with 2 HR and 2 doubles on the young season after posting a .312 batting average with a 19.4% HR/FB ratio at Coors last year.
Daniel Murphy @ PHI ($4.6k DraftKings, $3.6k FanDuel)
Murph is off to another hot start this season and while he only managed a single in a plus matchup on Sunday, he could launch one off a RHP that he’s owned in the past tonight. Adam Wainwright is a shell of his former self, posting a 4.62 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP over 33 appearances last year and he doesn’t match up well against a Nats team that tagged him for 4 ER on 3 HR in a meeting last season. Murphy is 8-for-17 with 3 XBH in his career against Waino and 12-for-25 so far in 2016.
Other hitters to consider: A.J. Pollock, Jean Segura, Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson, Joey Votto, Kris Bryant, Starling Marte, Willson Contreras, Michael Conforto
Mariners vs Charlie Morton – Early Slate
Morton doesn’t profile as the type of pitcher to give up a ton of production, but he did just face the Mariners earlier this week and gave up 5 H, 2 ER and a HR over 6 IP at home. Now he’ll travel to Safeco Field to face this formidable lineup again and could struggle against some of their lefties in Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and the ultra-cheap Mitch Haniger in the two-hole. Jean Segura has been a great addition for Seattle and of course Nelson Cruz has tons of upside given his ability to launch homers off anyone. Morton will likely be a popular value play, so stacking against him could provide nice leverage on the field should the Mariners go off.
Rockies vs Trevor Cahill
So, somehow Coors Field has still yet to provide an absolute slugfest, but don’t be surprised if that happens tonight with winds blowing out and two mediocre pitchers on the mound. The Rockies are obviously more comfortable at home and Charlie Blackmon leads things off while he’s also 6-for-12 with a pair of XBH in his career against Cahill and he carries even more upside with his speed. Arenado is obviously a great play while Mark Reynolds is off to a good start and good definitely burn a homer-prone pitcher. Colordo’s catchers have provided salary relief lately and we could see Tony Wolters behind the dish with the platoon advantage against Cahill.
Pirates vs Brandon Finnegan
Like his adversary tonight in Tyler Glasnow, Finnegan was quite erratic last year. He posted a 3.98 ERA but also a 5.19 FIP and has posted a 15.5% HR/FB ratio over 59 MLB appearances. The lefty gave up a 1.83 HR/9 ratio and allowed RHB to post a 38.3% Hard Contact Rate, so elite RHB such as Starling Marte and the still-dangerous Andrew McCutchen are definitely worth considering. Francisco Cervelli’s a cheap RHB at catcher who posted good numbers against the platoon last year and we could see Alen Hanson start with Josh Harrison (leg) potentially out.
Other Stacks to consider:
Diamondbacks vs. Matt Moore
Rays vs. Michael Pineda
Nationals vs. Adam Wainwright
Padres vs. Tyler Chatwood