Another wild MLB DFS night is in the books and we now look forward to a nice nine-game slate tonight. There are some really nice pitchers to target tonight, even though paying up hasn’t worked out so well of late. There are also a ton of pitchers to target with your bats and play some more home run derby. Let’s see who we like tonight in the Batter Breakdown for Wednesday, April 10th.
Cash- We will do it yet again and go back to Omar Narvaez and his discounted price vs Heath Fillmyer of the Royals. Narvaez continues to be a consistent piece of the Mariners offense. He has shown a pretty safe floor which is what we want from a cash play. Fillmyer is getting the call up from Omaha where he only went 4 innings in his season debut, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and had 4 walks.
GPP- Wilson Ramos had the day off on Tuesday and should be back in the lineup to face Jake Odorizzi tonight. Odorizzi has had some serious career splits and Ramos will look to take advantage. Odorizzi has given up a fly ball rate over 45% to righties in each of the last five years, a HH rate of over 34% in each of the last three years and a wOBA of .318 or better in five straight seasons. Ramos will be in the middle of the Mets order and will look to flex his power against Odorizzi.
Other Catcher Options- Josh Phegley, Gary Sanchez, Yasmani Grandal.
Cash- Jay Bruce stayed red hot on Tuesday night, homering in his first at-bat. The home run was his 7th of the season and now has homered in three straight games. He now has 1B and OF eligibility on DK which is always nice and affordable. He’ll be facing off against the previously mentioned Heath Fillmyer and the topper may be an extremely overworked Royals bullpen.
GPP- Pete Alonso gets quite the price bump today and rightfully so as he has now homered in three straight games, including a double dong last night and is almost hitting .400 on the season. The Mets stack should be a good one tonight vs Odorizzi and Alonso hitting second should be a really solid piece with Nimmo and Conforto….and maybe more.
Other First Base Options- Cody Bellinger, Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco, E5, Dan Vogelbach, Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Bell, Potential Value – Logan Forsythe and Hunter Dozier.
Cash- Dee Gordon is a solid cash game play tonight, but I won’t write up a third straight Mariners player. Ketel Marte comes into tonight’s action showing some early power and speed and will get to face Lance Lynn at home. Lynn has been notorious for having trouble with LHH. Last season lefties hit .298 with a .366 wOBA and a 36.6% HH rate. Marte has a nice shot to get on pace, possibly steal some bags, score some runs and maybe even flex some power tonight. Solid cash game look.
GPP- For our GPP play, we will target Jose Altuve who is coming off back to back games with home runs. He has a tricky matchup vs lefty James Paxton. Altuve is an overall great hitter and has done extremely well in his career vs LHP. Paxton on the flip side has been decent vs RHH, but overall this season has struggled some out the gate. He’s faced BAL twice and given up 6 runs in 11 innings pitched, including a home run. Altuve may be in a tough spot but makes for a very low owned GPP play tonight.
Other Second Base Options- Jonathan Villar, Whit Merrifield, Mike Moustakas, Chad Pinder, Daniel Descalso, Ben Zobrist, Adam Frazier, Possible Value – Aledmys Diaz.
Cash- Matt Carpenter hasn’t been crushing the baseballs like last season, but he has been consistent. He’s leading off for the Cardinals and has at least 5 DK points in six straight games. Remember in cash, we want a stable floor with upside and that is what MARP brings to the table. He’ll be facing Kenta Maeda, who has struggled vs lefties in his career and really struggled last season. Lefties hit .274 with a .348 wOBA and a 40% HH rate. Carpenter is a solid cash game playing tonight.
GPP- I know picking guys that hit down in the order isn’t ideal, but when it comes to GPP we are looking for guys with dong to double dong upside and that’s what Maikel Franco has. Franco hit his 4th home run of the season on Tuesday night and is now hitting .294 with a .437 wOBA on this young season. He’ll be facing Jeremy Hellickson tonight and we all know that Hell Boy can start giving up home runs like Oprah gives out cars. Don’t let the fact that Franco hits seventh or eighth in the Phillies order stop you from giving him a play tonight.
Other Third Base Options- Anthony Rendon, Alex Bregman, Matt Chapman, Mike Moustakas, Jeff McNeil, Travis Shaw, Possible Value- Yuli Gurriel and Logan Forsythe.
Cash- The Oakland A’s went HAM on Tuesday night and have another great chance to repeat tonight. Marcus Semien went deep Tuesday and will look for another double-digit night. The Orioles bullpen and overall staff are depleted due to injuries and Wednesday, they’ll be piecing it together with Dan Straily likely starting for a couple of innings followed by lefty Josh Rogers. We know how talented Semien is vs LHP and the overall poor BALT pitching makes Semien a nice, reasonably priced cash option tonight.
GPP- Paul DeJong may have moved to 5th in the Cards lineup, but still remains very affordable and has some serious upside in his matchup with Maeda. We’ve documented DeJong’s reverse splits and will look to capitalize on Maeda who has already given up 3 home runs in 11.2 innings to start the season.
Other Shortstop Options- Javy Baez, Alex Bregman, Jonathan Villar, Gleyber Torres, Carlos Correa, Jorge Polanco, Corey Seager, Possible Value – Aledmys Diaz, Orlando Arica, Richie Martin.
Cash- You’ve got your usual high priced options and if you have questions there join us in the member Discord. For something not in the $5K range, I’ll be looking at Michael Conforto who is coming off another home run night, giving him home runs in three straight games. Before last night Conforto has gone over 20 points in three straight nights. This evening he will face Odorizzi and his struggles vs LHH. Conforto is a great cash play, he can be a one-off or a great piece with Alonso, Nimmo and others in a Mets stack.
GPP- Brandon Nimmo would fall here as he’s ridiculously cheap and seems to be warming up, but I’ll give you a non-Met. Clint Frazier went 0-4 last night, but the previous three games he was scorching at the dish. Hitting laser after laser on his way to a 7 for 11 with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs. He’ll be facing Collin McHugh who is no slouch, but is hittable and sometimes hittable for power. When it comes to GPPs and that nice $4K wheelhouse, Frazier should be considered a solid option.
Other Outfield Options- Listen to QH and come to the Discord, there’s a ton of them haha.
Cash- The Seattle Mariners facing Heath Fillmyer and that beat down Royals pen is a solid stack. Dee Gordon is a nice cheap piece if you choose to wrap around. Haniger should be back in the lineup with Mallex Smith as well. Then look into the thump of E5, Bruce, Domingo Santana and Vogelbach. There are a lot of ways to build here and you can get weird with it.
GPP- The New York Yankees are very interesting to me for a GPP stack. They still aren’t super cheap, but they have a ton of thump in that lineup. They showed some power vs Verlander and Cole the last two days. Now they get Collin McHugh and have a lineup full of power which is perfect for a GPP. Look at Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres for starters.
Other Stack Options- Oakland A’s, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Arizona DBacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals
Brian has been playing Fantasy Sports, and more importantly Fantasy Baseball for over a decade. He’s been playing DFS for 4 years now. This will be his 4th season recording MLB DFS Quick Hits. He runs and writes for FantasySportsDegens. Records many podcasts including Benched with Bubba, Around the Bases with Bubba & Mo, Always Pressing PGA DFS POD and the 2 Point Conversion NFL DFS POD. You can contact him on Twitter @bdentrek.