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I know he didn't grade out exceptionally high in this Playbook but I really like Dustin Ackley tonight. Here is a guy who has been getting on base (.381 OBP), riding a five game hitting streak, owns a .555 wOBA over his last five games, is striking out just 6.7% of the time and has been relatively unlucky of late as well (.222 BABIP over last five games). I am going to have Ackley all over the industry tonight that is for sure.
I've also decided to not pay for Kershaw but instead pivot to Scherzer. It's not a far jump and will save me a little bit of money and is a much inferior opponent (Phillies for Scherzer, Rockies for Kershaw). Joe Kelly is the guy that really intrigues me on two pitcher sites tonight. I love guys who have a new pitch that they have been dominating with and that are underpriced based on previous career mediocrity.
So, let's have a BIG Friday night as we introduce the DFS MLB Playbook for April 17th:
|Max Scherzer||P||7,750||11,000||11,700||Phillies scoring 2.4 runs per game|
|Joe Kelly||P||5,500||6,599||5,100||New pitch, new upside & great value|
|Drew Hutchison||P||6,000||7,400||7,200||Heavy favorite at home with high K/9|
|Clayton Kershaw||P||7,750||11,800||12,600||Not an ideal matchup but still GREAT|
|Jonathan Lucroy||C||5,000||3,500||3,900||6-15 (.400) Vs Locke|
|Buster Posey||C||5,250||4,200||4,000||11-20 (.550) 3 HR 9 RBI Vs Collmenter|
|Travis d"Arnaud||C||4,650||3,200||3,900||OUT OF LINEUP|
|Adrian Gonzalez||1B||5,850||5,000||4,900||.517 OBP this season|
|Lucas Duda||1B||4,700||4,100||4,500||9-26 (.346) HR, 4 2B in last 6 games|
|Ike Davis||1B||4,250||2,700||3,900||.419 wOBA over last 7 games|
|Brandon Moss||1B/OF||4,650||3,500||4,500||Tourney play only, 5-10 Vs Pelfrey|
|Ben Zobrist||2B||4,900||3,700||4,300||13-41 (.317) Vs Guthrie|
|Devon Travis||2B||3,750||2,800||3,200||.344 wOBA & .299 BABIP in last 7 gms|
|Dustin Pedroia||2B||4,950||3,400||4,500||7-17 (.412) Vs Jimenez|
|Adrian Beltre||3B||5,000||3,500||4,100||.847 career OPS Vs LHP|
|Trevor Plouffe||3B||4,650||2,500||3,500||9-25 (.360) 2 HR, 7 RBI Vs Kluber|
|Jake Lamb||3B||4,500||3,000||3,600||Moving up in order, low price tag|
|Jed Lowrie||SS||4,500||3,400||3,900||1.066 OPS in last 6 games|
|Ian Desmond||SS||4,600||3,900||4,500||Defense sucks but bat is getting hot|
|Freddy Galvis||SS||3,500||2,300||2,800||Total punt play but likely to return value|
|Lorenzo Cain||OF||4,850||3,500||4,300||Hottest hitter in MLB right now|
|Kevin Kiermaier||OF||4,650||2,900||4,200||Likely at top of order and facing RHP|
|Yasiel Puig||OF||5,100||4,200||4,300||OUT OF LINEUP|
|Angel Pagan||OF||4,750||3,400||3,900||.375 BA over last 24 AB's|
|Adam Jones||OF||5,150||4,900||5,300||What else to say?|
|Dustin Ackley||OF||4,500||3,000||3,400||.555 wOBA & just .222 BABIP in last 5 G|
|Josh Reddick||OF||4,250||3,300||4,400||Hot zone dream Vs Guthrie today|