MLB FanDuel April 19th Main Slate

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By Matt Burt

The good was cheap avoiding Robbie Ray and Jose Berrios who both didn't get a win last night, however, they both pitched great but that 10 extra points for a quality start and win is crucial. Another good was the red sox and JD Martinez who had 34.1 points last night. Let's get to the bad, Angels players last night, yikes trout with 6 points, but still had an almost home run and was seeing the ball well he still is in my good graces. The bad, Jay Bruce, still very underpriced but 0-4 last night in a game that featured 11 Mets runs ugh that's just sad because I saw a game with alot of run totals. I should have gone with Cespedes. Anyways, if you are not moving forward you are stuck behind. 5 game slate tonight for the main 7:07 start.

(Close to) Gold Standard

Zach Grenkie (8.9k) He is by far the most talented pitcher on the board tonight. He has great pitches and versus a Giants lineup that really isn't scoring runs the way they were supposed to on paper. I like Grenkie tonight because he is the best pitcher in terms of talent and I think its the safest play on the board. BUT, I think this is a night where you don't have to pay up for pitching. There is an even better option that allows you to stack up on some bats.

Kanye Gut Feeling 

Matt Harvey (7.5k) No Freddy Freeman, on an Atlanta team that really doesn't scare me beside him. Is Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis going to scare me into not playing Harvey...no. Ozzie has been swinging a hot bat but I think we get a vintage Matt Harvey night. However is Freddies is in the lineup I'll change my pick but I'll think they will give Freeman the day off.

Cheap

Chase Anderson (7.9k) he is by far the best value tonight. He is facing the Marlins who is a very offensively challenged team. he is a talented pitcher and I think tonight it is his night to strike out a bunch of batters and what looks to be a quality start and win.

The Lumber Swingers

Sneaky Stack

Domingo Santana (2.7k) and Ryan Braun (3.1k) Look Miami is pitching a guy who gave up 9 earned runs against the Phillies.  I'm all in for the brew crew tonight. I pick these two because they have some pop in their bats. Look at their lineup and see who is playing tonight for them. I'm also a fan of Lorenzo Cain (3k) tonight but play brewers tonight. The over-under is 9 runs against the Marlins. Blow out by the Brewers.

Dark Horse

Hernan Perez (2.2k) He has some HR's in the minor leagues he is my pick for today's dark horse He's cheap and he is good. Against a terrible Marlins pitching. I'm liking him a value tonight considering you can pay up for some big bats. But once again look at the brewers' lineup.

TOPPS Play

These players games will be worthy of a baseball card, but not any card, a Topps baseball card. Tonights Topps play is 1B Paul Goldschmidt (4.1k), 3B Travis Shaw (3.5k), and Chase Anderson (7.9k). I love all three.

May the FanDuel odds ever be in your favor.