MLB DFS Playbook: March 21
Howard Bender checks in with the second game of the Mariners/A's series in Japan and offers up some thoughts on which players to use for the DFS Showdown slates.
Now THAT’S how you open up the MLB season! The Mariners and A’s slugged it out at the Tokyo Dome early Wednesday morning and, as expected, the bats were loud enough we heard them loud and clear on this side of the Pacific. And best of all, we had every home run, save for Tim Beckham ’s, listed in the Playbook for you. Matt Chapman , Domingo Santana , Khris Davis and my man Stephen Piscotty all came through and hopefully helped bring you closer to swimming through stacks of gold coins like you’re Scrooge McDuck.
We did have a couple of duds as Mitch Haniger came up empty and Jay Bruce was just meh, but the one that hurt the most was Ichiro Suzuki . He wasn’t expensive at all so it didn’t hurt that much, but to have him get pulled in the fourth inning was a huge blow because we lost at-bats. While he’ll be in the lineup again for Game 2, we won’t be able to touch the hometown hero for fear of it happening again.
So who should you use? To be honest, I’m just going to go...