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OwnersBox – Main slate (10 games) – starts at 1:09 p.m. EDT
DK/FD – Main slate (10 games) – starts 1:10 p.m. EDT
The only question mark is in PIT@COL, where some possible showers mid-game and a modest 10-15 MPH wind blowing in could dampen the offenses a bit. Everywhere else looks good though.
Pitching (Main Slate)
Hitting (Main Slate)
A number of quality-hitting matchups litter this slate but none better than Arizona and St. Louis in Busch Stadium, where the two squads have combined for 24 runs over the first two games of this series. I think we can all agree that it’s time for Madison Bumgarner to sail off into the sunset and make way for Brandon Pfaadt to make his debut, but at least we can hammer the Cardinals bats today and make some money off him. Reigning NL MVP Paul Goldschmidt just continues to rake and the right-handed combo of Nolan Arenado and Willson Contreras around him will be difficult to handle. I expect Tyler O’Neill and Jordan Walker to make their way into the lineup and provide quality power options while Tommy Edman is an incredible 7 for 10 against lefties on the early season.
Jake Woodford doesn’t have the pedigree or ability of Bumgarner but he did pitch well against the Pirates last time out. I am not putting much stock in that and now he faces a sneaky Arizona lineup that roughed up Jordan Montgomery on Tuesday. Corbin Carroll has somehow been even better than advertised and is a fantasy superstar while the perpetually underrated Josh Rojas is cruising with a .352/.390/.463 line. Ketel Marte is looking to return to his All-Star form and is a dangerous hitter atop the Diamondbacks lineup and I am a fan of Jake McCarthy’s power/speed combo.
The Texas Rangers have won 7 of their last 10 games despite missing Corey Seager from their lineup and a big reason for that has been the play of Marcus Semien. The 32-year old 2nd baseman already has 4 HRs and 16 RBIs, while last year he had just 1 HR and 17 RBIs by the end of May! The Rangers face Brady Singer on Wednesday and he has really had a tough go of it lately, allowing 13 ER over his last 11 innings, including 5 HRs. I am especially interested in Semien and the still underpriced Josh Jung in DFS, but I also wouldn’t blame you for taking a look at Texas’s 2-3-4 hitters in Travis Jankowski, Nathaniel Lowe, and Adolis García, who also hit his 4th HR of the season on Tuesday.
Other bats worth mentioning:
- If you know me, then you know how much I like to pick on Marco Gonzales in DFS. I just think he is the most mediocre of pitchers and when he pitches poorly he does it in epic fashion. Facing a fairly hot Brewers lineup, I think there could be home runs galore so I am looking at the likes of Willy Adames, William Contreras, Brian Anderson, and Luke Voit to put a hurting on Gonzales.
- Andrew McCutchen must think it is 2013 again because he is playing like an MVP for the Pirates. So far on the young season he has career highs in BB% (16.4%) and average exit velocity (91.1 MPH), is slashing .302/.418/.528, and even has 3 steals on the young season. Going against lefty Austin Gomber in Coors, I think he should be able to continue his success on Wednesday. Connor Joe has also been swinging a good bat for Pittsburgh and has been smashing the ball in this revenge series in Colorado.
Hitter Pricing 4-19-23