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Daily Matchups for 4/7/2017
Max Scherzer- Scherzer is making his first start of the season against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday. The reason he wasn’t the open day starter was he was injured a small bit in Spring Training and they wanted him to get some extra innings in. He’s absolutely dominated the Phillies in his career by giving up only 40 hits in 178 ABs which is a .225 BA. He’s struck out 46 batters while only giving up 1 HR. Scherzer is part of the early games on Friday but should be a lock if you play either the early only or all day slate.
Career vs Current Phillies Roster
AVG: 0.225 [40 for 178], BABIP: 0.290, K%: 24.0, BB%: 5.2
FIP: 2.42 Strikeout: 46 Groundout:35 Single: 27 Flyout: 27 Pop Out:18 Walk: 10 Double: 9 Lineout: 7Hit By Pitch: 3 Triple: 2 Home Run:2 Double Play: 1 Fielders Choice Out: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Sac Bunt: 1 Bunt Pop Out: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1
Ivan Nova- Talk about reinvigorating your career 10 fold. Ever since last trade deadline when the Yankees sent Nova to the Pirates, he was a completely different pitcher. He gets a great matchup against the Braves with who he has only given up 18 hits in 73 ABs (.247 BA) while getting 19 ground outs, 12 strike outs and only 2 HRs. Absolutely love him for both cash and GPPs tonight. Nova has a 14.6 K% and only a 4.9 BB% against the Braves and could be a sneaky play tonight.
Career vs Current Braves Roster
AVG: 0.247 [18 for 73], BABIP: 0.238, K%: 14.6, BB%: 4.9
FIP: 4.69 Groundout: 19 Strikeout:12 Single: 11 Flyout: 10 Lineout: 8Double: 4 Grounded Into DP: 3 Sac Fly: 3 Home Run: 3 Walk: 3 Sac Bunt: 2 Pop Out: 2 Forceout: 1Intent Walk: 1
Steven Wright- He’s the 2nd highest priced pitcher after Scherzer on the All-Day slate over at Fanduel. That seems crazy considering Wright is going up against the AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer. Knuckleball pitchers are always scary to take because at any given night they could be well off of their game and get slaughtered or be pulled early. It’s true that Wright hasn’t given up much to the Tigers with 9 hits in 33 ABs (.273 BA) with 6 strikeouts and only 1 HR given up. He makes a very expensive GPP-only play on today’s slate.
Career vs Current Tigers Roster
AVG: 0.273 [9 for 33], BABIP: 0.308, K%: 16.2, BB%: 10.8
FIP: 4.83 Flyout: 7 Strikeout: 6Groundout: 6 Single: 6 Walk: 4 Pop Out: 2 Double: 2 Double Play: 1Home Run: 1 Forceout: 1 Lineout:1
Luis Severino- Now I know exactly what you’re thinking. “You’re only putting him on there because you’re a Yankees fan.” WRONG. It’s true that he struggled mightily last season with a 3-8 record and a 5.83 ERA but some of that is due to the anemic Yankee’s offense before the trade deadline. He had a pretty damn good Spring and even added a pitch to his arsenal with the help of Pedro “Who’s Your Daddy” Martinez and that makes Sevy a very interesting sleeper/GPP pick for your Friday night slate. He’s also had some success against the Oriole’s offense.
Career vs Current Orioles Roster
AVG: 0.170 [9 for 53], BABIP: 0.139, K%: 22.0, BB%: 8.5
FIP: 6.09 Strikeout: 13 Groundout:11 Pop Out: 6 Flyout: 6 Walk: 5Home Run: 4 Lineout: 4 Double: 4Field Error: 3 Single: 1 Hit By Pitch:1 Fielders Choice Out: 1
Zack Wheeler- Which Wheeler will we get? The injured pitcher, or the one who has dominated the Marlins in the past. Wheeler comes in at only $6,500 on Fanduel and could potentially help us dominate and pay up for some big bats tonight.
Career vs Current Marlins Roster
AVG: 0.128 [12 for 94], BABIP: 0.152, K%: 25.9, BB%: 9.3
FIP: 3.20 Strikeout: 28 Groundout:26 Flyout: 11 Walk: 10 Single: 7Grounded Into DP: 5 Pop Out: 5Lineout: 4 Home Run: 2 Double: 2Hit By Pitch: 2 Field Error: 1 Sac Fly: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Triple: 1Sac Bunt: 1 Forceout: 1
Phil Hughes- This is another pitcher who’s career came back to life once he was away from the Yankees. He gets to face a White Sox team that is not as good as their box score from Thursday would show. Hughes should also go under-owned and could be a great cash and/or GPP pitcher or a SP2 on DraftKings tonight.
Career vs Current White Sox Roster
AVG: 0.225 [18 for 80], BABIP: 0.310, K%: 27.1, BB%: 0.0
FIP: 0.92 Strikeout: 23 Groundout:15 Single: 13 Flyout: 10 Double: 5Lineout: 5 Pop Out: 3 Hit By Pitch:3 Forceout: 2 Field Error: 2Grounded Into DP: 2 Batter Interference: 1 Sac Fly: 1
Other Pitchers: Vincent Velasquez, Michael Fulmer, AJ Griffin, Jason Vargas
Top BvP Plays:
Albert Pujols vs Yovani Gallardo- He’s dominated Gallardo with 14 hits in 28 ABs with 8 singles, 3 doubles, and 3 HRs. He’s also a cheaper option that what his price should be.
Nelson Cruz vs Jesse Chavez- Cruz has dominated Chavez with 6 hits in 14 ABs including 2 singles, a double, and 3 HRs. It would appear we need a Mariner’s stack tonight.
Robinson Cano vs Jesse Chavez- Cano has been quiet to start the season but that could change tonight. He has 10 hits in 22 ABs (.455 BA) with 8 singles and 2 doubles.
Jacoby Ellsbury vs Ubaldo Jimenez- I’m not even sure how Jimenez is still pitching but here we find him. Ellsbury has had his number and has dialed it a ton. Ellsbury is 7 for 16 (.438 BA) including 6 singles and a HR. He’s extremely cheap and could be a surprise pick tonight.
Teams To Stack:
Rockies vs Hyun-Jin Ryu cuz it’s THE FIRST GAME AT COORS!!!
Yankees vs Ubaldo Jimenez- Jimenez has been lit up by the Yankees in his past with 31 hits in 103 ABs (.301 BA) only striking out 23 times and hitting 3 HRs.
Cubs vs Jimmy Nelson- Nelson has stuggled in the past and I love the Cubs in this situation tonight.
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