The Superb Six (FanDuel 4/15)
April 15, 2014 | Jason Guilbault
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Two games I am avoiding at the moment are Cubs/Yankees and Braves/Phillies. It looks like a rain out is going to happen. Rays/Orioles has a shot at getting the game in on a delay. Keep an eye out when making lineups.
Stephen Strasburg $9200 – No doubt Strasburg is the top pitcher of the night, he posted 22 FDP last outing against the Marlins. Strasburg’s ERA is a little high, but has thrown double digit strikeouts in 2 of his 3 starts. Lock him in for another solid outing tonight.
Garrett Richards $5700 – Richards is on the other end of the price spectrum. He has allowed 1 ER over 12 IP, with 13 strikeouts. He is a cheap pitching option, who is averaging 16 FDP a start. This game could be a low scoring pitcher’s duel.
Joey Votto $4200 – Votto is one of two first baseman who have multiple HR’s over a 4 game stretch, the other is Adrian Gonzalez. Votto has 3 in the last 4 games and has the L/R matchup tonight. I like Votto over Gonzalez, because Votto is playing in a hitter’s ballpark. Cole is no scrub on the hill, LHB do have more success than RHB against him.
Grady Sizemore $2700 – For a guy this cheap who is hitting .343 on the season and .412 in the last 7 days, you should be sending thank you letters to FanDuel. Sizemore takes on a sub par RHP tonight, in Erik Johnson. This isn’t hard to think about, save some salary with one spot in the outfield. Look for Sizemore to also hit high in the order with a few guys missing.
Dee Gordon $3600 – 6 stolen bases, OBP of .526, and an average of .471 in the last 7 days. That is pretty impressive! Lincecum is allowing an average of .364 to LHB. As long as Gordon keeps getting on base, the stolen bases will be there. I look for him to stay hot tonight vs. the Giants.
Brett Lawrie $3000 – Lawrie is my boom or bust player of the night. He faces Phil Hughes who has been shelled in his first two starts. Third base is a little weak tonight, so consider taking Lawrie at a decent price.