A lot of green screens in the FTA community again last night, not so much for me. I got on the wrong Cubs and missed on the Dodgers, even worse I almost had a gpp take down last night with one of my pitchers being Yu Darvish and his less than 3 fantasy points. Make sure you join us in chat as we fully break down the slate and the other MLB analyst as well as myself list our core plays for both cash games and tournaments. You can also follow me on twitter @DRockDFS. Most stats and projections are directly from the FTA+ MLB Dashboard, Join today using the promo code FTAMarch for 50% off your initial subscription. This promo will no longer be good come tomorrow, so make sure you get involved today.
We have a 9 game slate this afternoon on DraftKings. Normally I will not have a Round the Bases out on Sunday’s, as I like to have family time on Sunday mornings with the wife and kids. I’m in a really good mood today though after accepting an analyst role with FTA last night. I was formally a JR Analyst for NHL and MLB, so I am really excited about what the future has to bring. Ok, enough about me lets get into today’s slate. I am only going to list my core 3 for DK cash today. So make sure you join us in chat and check out the A.C.E. Projection System to further complete your lines.
DRocks Cash Core
Michael Pineda, MIN ($7400)
If your looking for a value SP2 on DK today, Pineda is the FTA top value pitcher on the slate. It is going to be in the 30’s during the game in Minnesota today for temps which is going to help keep the ball from carrying. The Indians are still without all star SS Francisco Lindor and have 26 K’s in their first 2 games against the Twins this season. A lefty heavy lineup will only help Pineda as he had 10.7 K/9 last year against LHB along with a 3.62 xFIP. The Twins are a -110 favorite.
Lourdes Gurriel JR, TOR (SS, $3700)
The Jays have the second highest IRT on the slate only behind the New York Yankees, and get to face LHP Matt Moore and the Detroit Tigers. Gurriel had a .342 wOBA in 2018 against LHP and in 2018 Moore supported a 4.92 xFIP and 47.5% HH Rate to RHB. This could change depending on his spot in the order, but if he is in the top 5 again I don’t mind this play for his price.
Brett Gardner, NYY (OF, $3900)
I have played Gardner in the Yankees first 2 games this year and he has yet to come through for me. So maybe I should move on but not today. Gardner is still under 4K and leading off for the elite Yankees offense and their slate high IRT of 5.41. Gardner has a great chance to kick start his season today as he gets a match up with RHP Dylan Bundy who was demolished by LHB last season. Under 4K, top IRT, Bundy and his 5.50 xFIP to LHB are all great signs to start your build today with Gardner. There is a 66% chance of rain at the start of the game, but looks like it will clear out. Possibly a short delay but I’m very confident in the Yankees today.
You can join us in chat for more advice on getting your lines ready for this afternoon, along with using our A.C.E. Projection System. I should be in chat most of the day to answer your questions along with other analyst’s and you can always get a hold of me on Twitter as well. Good Luck tonight and Play Ball.Fantasy Baseball