DFS MLB Player Picks (DailyRotoHelp.com)
This is a much better slate we have for Friday as opposed to the terrible pitching and weather related slate we had yesterday which was an absolute mess. That brings us to Friday slate, and our first slate for our MLB Friends League which you can find the link to sign up HERE.
Max Scherzer – Scherzer is making his first start of the season against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday. The reason he wasn’t the open day starter was he was injured a small bit in Spring Training and they wanted him to get some extra innings in.
He’s absolutely dominated the Phillies in his career by giving up only 40 hits in 178 ABs which is a .225 BA. He’s struck out 46 batters while only giving up 1 HR.
Scherzer is part of the early games on Friday but should be a lock if you play either the early only or all day slate.
Career vs Current Phillies Roster
AVG: 0.225 [40 for 178], BABIP: 0.290, K%: 24.0, BB%: 5.2
FIP: 2.42 Strikeout: 46 Groundout:35 Single: 27 Flyout: 27 Pop Out:18 Walk: 10 Double: 9 Lineout: 7Hit By Pitch: 3 Triple: 2 Home Run:2 Double Play: 1 Fielders Choice Out: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Sac Bunt: 1 Bunt Pop Out: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1
Ivan Nova – Talk about reinvigorating your career 10 fold. Ever since last trade deadline when the Yankees sent Nova to the Pirates, he was a completely different pitcher. He gets a great matchup against the Braves with who he has only given up 18 hits in 73 ABs (.247 BA) while getting 19 ground outs, 12 strike outs and only 2 HRs.
Absolutely love him for both cash and GPPs tonight. Nova has a 14.6 K% and only a 4.9 BB% against the Braves and could be a sneaky play tonight.
Career vs Current Braves Roster
AVG: 0.247 [18 for 73], BABIP: 0.238, K%: 14.6, BB%: 4.9
FIP: 4.69 Groundout: 19 Strikeout:12 Single: 11 Flyout: 10 Lineout: 8Double: 4 Grounded Into DP: 3 Sac Fly: 3 Home Run: 3 Walk: 3 Sac Bunt: 2 Pop Out: 2 Forceout: 1Intent Walk: 1
Steven Wright – He’s the 2nd highest priced pitcher after Scherzer on the All-Day slate over at Fanduel. That seems crazy considering Wright is going up against the AL
Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer. Knuckleball pitchers are always scary to take because at any given night they could be well off of their game and get slaughtered or be pulled early.
It’s true that Wright hasn’t given up much to the Tigers with 9 hits in 33 ABs (.273 BA) with 6 strikeouts and only 1 HR given up. He makes a very expensive GPP-only play on today’s slate.
Career vs Current Tigers Roster
AVG: 0.273 [9 for 33], BABIP: 0.308, K%: 16.2, BB%: 10.8
FIP: 4.83 Flyout: 7 Strikeout: 6Groundout: 6 Single: 6 Walk: 4 Pop Out: 2 Double: 2 Double Play: 1Home Run: 1 Forceout: 1 Lineout:1
Luis Severino – Now I know exactly what you’re thinking. “You’re only putting him on there because you’re a Yankees fan.” WRONG. It’s true that he struggled mightily last season with a 3-8 record and a 5.83 ERA but some of that is due to the anemic Yankee’s offense before the trade deadline.
He had a pretty damn good Spring and even added a pitch to his arsenal with the help of Pedro “Who’s Your Daddy” Martinez and that makes Sevy a very interesting sleeper/GPP pick for your Friday night slate. He’s also had some success against the Oriole’s offense.
Career vs Current Orioles Roster
AVG: 0.170 [9 for 53], BABIP: 0.139, K%: 22.0, BB%: 8.5
FIP: 6.09 Strikeout: 13 Groundout:11 Pop Out: 6 Flyout: 6 Walk: 5Home Run: 4 Lineout: 4 Double: 4Field Error: 3 Single: 1 Hit By Pitch:1 Fielders Choice Out: 1