Wednesday is always a great day for MLB DFS because we normally have a full 15 game slate. That’s the case today for the 4/12/17 slate of MLB DFS Games. Let’s take a look at some plays we like in the form of Top and Value Pitching, Value bats, and some Top BVP plays to go along with some pitchers we think you should avoid today as well.
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Daily Matchups for 4/12/2017
Max Scherzer- Scherzer is always a stud when he’s on the bump but we like it even better tonight against a struggling St. Louis Cardinals team who have lost 2 in a row, sit on the bottom of the NL Central and look lost at the plate. Scherzer is coming off his dominating performance on April 7th that saw him pitch 6.2 innings, allowed only 4 hits (2 ERs) walking only 2 and striking out 7. He ending up with 98 pitches so it appears he isn’t on any sort of pitch count and absolutely love his numbers against a Cardinals team that used to be really good.
Career vs Current Cardinals Roster
AVG: 0.219 [28 for 128], BABIP: 0.289, K%: 28.1, BB%: 3.0
FIP: 2.05 Strikeout: 38 Flyout: 22Groundout: 20 Single: 18 Pop Out: 9Lineout: 7 Double: 7 Walk: 4 Forceout: 2Home Run: 2 Bunt Groundout: 1 Triple: 1Sac Bunt: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1 Sac Fly: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1
John Lackey- No matter how many times you say his name, it’s still not sexy. Anytime you can take the Cub’s pitcher with the offense behind them, it’s generally a great idea. Lackey is coming off a great game on April 6th against the foe Cardinals where he pitched 6 innings, gave up only 6 his including 4 runs (3 ERs) walking only 2 and striking out 7 on his way to his first win of his season. He’s also dominated the Dodgers to the tune of under a .200 bA in 74 ABs which we will show you below.
Career vs Current Dodgers Roster
AVG: 0.189 [14 for 74], BABIP: 0.237, K%: 18.8, BB%: 10.6
FIP: 2.95 Flyout: 17 Strikeout: 16Groundout: 16 Single: 12 Walk: 9 Pop Out:5 Lineout: 3 Field Error: 2 Triple: 2 Sac Bunt: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Forceout: 1
Michael Fulmer- Stop me if you’ve heard us suggest him before. Fulmer is coming off of his first start of the season against the feared Red Sox offense where he pitched 6 innings of 4 hit ball, walking 2 and only striking out 4 but coming up with the win. Of course we’d love to see more strike outs out of Fulmer, but a W is a win. Fulmer is going up against a Twins team that somehow is in first place right now but he’s opposing the Twins’ Kyle Gibson.
Career vs Current Twins Roster
AVG: 0.353 [6 for 17], BABIP: 0.385, K%: 16.7, BB%: 5.6
FIP: 6.33 Groundout: 5 Single: 4 Strikeout:3 Pop Out: 2 Walk: 1 Double: 1 Home Run:1 Flyout: 1
Marcus Stroman- Stroman has only seen the Brewers for 18 total at bats so around 1 start and the results have been mixed, but he’s coming off a terrific start against a TB team where he pitching into the 7th inning (6.1) allowing 6 hits and only 1 ER with 5 Ks and getting 11 ground balls to only 6 FBs.
Career vs Current Brewers Roster
AVG: 0.333 [6 for 18], BABIP: 0.385, K%: 18.2, BB%: 13.6
FIP: 6.70 Groundout: 4 Strikeout: 4 Flyout:3 Walk: 3 Double: 3 Single: 2 Home Run: 1Hit By Pitch: 1 Lineout: 1
Ivan Nova- We suggested Nova last week when he went up against the Atlanta Braves and that worked out very well for us. In that game he pitched 6 innings allowing only 6 hits, 1 run, striking out 4 and getting the W. He’s got another great match-up pitching at home against the Cincinnati Reds who he has fared well against in the past. Would not be the least bit surprised if Nova goes for 7 innings with 6+ strikeouts tonight.
Career vs Current Reds Roster
AVG: 0.250 [17 for 68], BABIP: 0.276, K%: 14.3, BB%: 1.4
FIP: 2.96 Groundout: 19 Flyout: 11Single: 10 Strikeout: 10 Double: 6Lineout: 6 Grounded Into DP: 3 Home Run: 1 Sac Fly: 1 Pop Out: 1 Field Error: 1 Walk: 1
Jordan Montgomery- I watched this kid pitch in Spring Training and don’t understand why he didn’t make the 5th spot in the rotation right out of Spring. The Yankees have called him up after his start in the minors where he struck out 8 pitchers. He’s another lefty out of the Yankees’ rotation that can hopefully help this team pitch past the 6th inning and he has a great first ML Debut against a lowly Tampa Bay Rays’ team.
Vince Velasquez- I absolutely love this match-up and believe that Velasquez might go very under-owned in a slate that has a ton of great pitching options. People will see that Velasquez under-performed in his first start against the Nationals where he only pitched 4 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 ERs, 2 HRs but he had 10 Ks. He could be in store for an even better line tonight against a Mets team that he has dominated in his short career.
Career vs Current Mets Roster
AVG: 0.200 [9 for 45], BABIP: 0.259, K%: 34.6, BB%: 7.7
FIP: 3.37 Strikeout: 18 Flyout: 9Groundout: 7 Single: 6 Walk: 4 Home Run: 2 Sac Bunt: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Field Error: 1 Pop Out: 1 Sac Fly: 1 Double: 1
Other Pitchers: Steven Wright
Top BvP Play:
Pablo Sandoval vs Ubaldo Jimenez- 14 for 39, .350 BA, 9 singles, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HRs
Jose Abreu vs Danny Salazar- 6 for 16, .375 BA, 2 singles, double, 3 HRs
Edwin Encarnacion vs Derek Holland- 7 for 18, .389 BA, 2 singles, 2 doubles, 3 HRs
Austin Jackson vs Derek Holland- 6 for 20, .300 BA, 3 singles, double, 2 HRs
Teams To Stack:
Red Sox vs Ubaldo Jimenez
Cubs vs Brandon McCarthy
Royals vs Andrew Triggs
Rockies vs Luis Perdoma
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MLB DFS LINEUPS
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