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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 ScherzerP7,75011,00011,700Phillies scoring 2.4 runs per game
Joe KellyP5,5006,5995,100New pitch, new upside & great value
Drew HutchisonP6,0007,4007,200Heavy favorite at home with high K/9
Clayton KershawP7,75011,80012,600Not an ideal matchup but still GREAT
Jonathan LucroyC5,0003,5003,9006-15 (.400) Vs Locke
Buster PoseyC5,2504,2004,00011-20 (.550) 3 HR 9 RBI Vs Collmenter
Travis d"ArnaudC4,6503,2003,900OUT OF LINEUP
Adrian Gonzalez1B5,8505,0004,900.517 OBP this season
Lucas Duda1B4,7004,1004,5009-26 (.346) HR, 4 2B in last 6 games
Ike Davis1B4,2502,7003,900.419 wOBA over last 7 games
Brandon Moss1B/OF4,6503,5004,500Tourney play only, 5-10 Vs Pelfrey
Ben Zobrist2B4,9003,7004,30013-41 (.317) Vs Guthrie
Devon Travis2B3,7502,8003,200.344 wOBA & .299 BABIP in last 7 gms
Dustin Pedroia2B4,9503,4004,5007-17 (.412) Vs Jimenez
Adrian Beltre3B5,0003,5004,100.847 career OPS Vs LHP
Trevor Plouffe3B4,6502,5003,5009-25 (.360) 2 HR, 7 RBI Vs Kluber
Jake Lamb3B4,5003,0003,600Moving up in order, low price tag
Jed LowrieSS4,5003,4003,9001.066 OPS in last 6 games
Ian DesmondSS4,6003,9004,500Defense sucks but bat is getting hot
Freddy GalvisSS3,5002,3002,800Total punt play but likely to return value
Lorenzo CainOF4,8503,5004,300Hottest hitter in MLB right now
Kevin KiermaierOF4,6502,9004,200Likely at top of order and facing RHP
Yasiel PuigOF5,1004,2004,300OUT OF LINEUP
Angel PaganOF4,7503,4003,900.375 BA over last 24 AB's
Adam JonesOF5,1504,9005,300What else to say?
Dustin AckleyOF4,5003,0003,400.555 wOBA & just .222 BABIP in last 5 G
Josh ReddickOF4,2503,3004,400Hot zone dream Vs Guthrie today