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MLB DFS Picks for Tuesday April 10th

Matt takes a look at some solid pitching options tonight on FanDuel

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Happy Tuesday DFS players. We have a strong slate tonight in FanDuel that showcases some elite starting pitchers such as Chris Sale, Luis Severino, Steven Strasburg, and Jacob DeGrom. There are alot plenty of fantastic value options on the hill if you are looking to save cash so you can stack an all-star team on the offensive side. The weather looks like it shouldn’t be an issue, which is nice given all of the postponements so far this season. Lets get right into it and take a look at my DFS picks for Tuesday, April 10th on FanDuel.

Elite Pitcher: Jacob Degrom ($9.600) vs. Miami Marlins

Jacob DeGrom has only allowed a 20% hard hit rate this season on his way to a 2-0 record and a 1.54 ERA. The Marlins on the other hand are near the top of the league in team strikeouts with 97 already on the year. Miami is also dead last in the National League with a .288 team slugging percentage. A team that can’t hit for power that strikes out constantly against an ace pitcher who doesn’t allow hard contact? I would say that it worth the investment.

Mid-Range Pitcher: Sean Manaea ($8,200) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

We mentioned that the Marlins were last in the National League in team slugging percentage. Do you know who is right behind them? Yes, its the Dodgers who are slugging a sad .293 so far this season. On top of having a poor slugging percentage the Dodgers are also last in the NL in batting average, hitting a mere .213 as a team. Sean Manaea is off to a good start this season with a near 50% ground ball rate. He has been hit harder than his ERA would indicate (1.15 ERA/3.37 xFIP), but he has still pitched well enough to consider against a struggling offense. The Dodgers two best hitters are left-handers Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger. In 2017, Sean Manaea held lefties to a 0.51 HR/9 and a .311 slugging percentage. This seems like a good price at $8,200 when you take a closer look.

Value Pitcher: Aaron Sanchez ($6,700) vs. Baltimore Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles love to strike out. They lead the major leagues with 127 so far, almost 20 more than the second place team. This pick is not without risk though as Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is 8-for-21 with four home runs against Sanchez. However, Manny Machado and Adam Jones have not fared very well going a combined 9-for-56 against the right-hander. To be honest this is not my favorite match-up and on a day like today there is plenty of value to be had by taking a higher-priced starting pitcher. On the other hand, If you feel like you have to pull a bargain pitcher out the bin, Sanchez could be your guy.

Elite Stack: Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem vs. Martin Perez

Martin Perez allowed right-handed hitters to slug .479 with a 5.11 FIP last season. Mike Trout and Justin Upton are right-handed hitters. Upton held a .364 ISO against lefties last year and is 3-for-5 with a home run against Perez. Trout has not had great success against the left-hander in his career (6-for-27), but was 4-for-10 with five walks in 2017. I would look to stack the two studs with Zack Cosart and maybe even a bargain basement Martin Maldonado, who is 4-for-7 with two doubles against Perez tonight against the Rangers.

Mid-Range Stack: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Homer Bailey

Rhys Hoskins is 12-for-26 with 2 HRs and eight walks with an 1.468 OPS so far in 2017. You will have to pay $5,000 to get the beast into your lineup, but you can pair him with lower priced Phillies like Carlos Santana, Odubel Herrera or Nick Williams to make a nice stack against Homer Bailey. In 2017 Bailey earned a 5.73 xFIP against left-handed hitters and has shown nothing this year to suggest they won’t continue to rake against him. By the way, right-handers slugged .532 against him last season as well, so don’t be afraid to toss Scott Kingery in your lineup if he gets the start.

Value Stack: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Andrew Cashner

Andrew Cashner is not off a terrific start with a 7% soft contact rate and 7.30 FIP. The current Blue Jays roster is slugging .596 against Cashner, who has allowed a home run to over half of the team. The good news is most of these guys won’t cost you much on FanDuel. If you can fit them, Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson are great options but will cost you $4,200 and $4,100 to add them. The value stack here is in the other Blue Jays like Yangervis Solarte ($3,500), Curtis Granderson ($2,400) and Steve Pearce ($2,700). It may not be the prettiest bunch to stack, but we are picking on a struggling pitcher here so take the value where you can get it.


There are a ton a great pitchers going today but I feel DeGrom is easily the best value on the board. If you anchor your team with him you can easily afford to spend cash on a few stud hitters and fill the rest of your lineup with some stackable value picks.