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Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitchers
Clayton Kershaw – He is one of the league’s aces and has a great matchup at home against the Giants. He has been very successful against them and is certainly worth the top price.
Justin Verlander – Another top star on the mound. He’s been almost unhittable against the Twins last year and should get plenty of run support to get a win.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Hitters
Joe Mauer – Mauer is one of the only Twins hitters with previous success against Verlander, and he is also a much better hitter against righties. This combination makes him a good play, and although you don’t want to pay top salary for a catcher against the ace too often, Mauer is the exception here.
Ryan Howard – Ryan is finally healthy and ready to go. He has a great matchup against Tim Hudson, against whom he is 22-65 with 7 home runs. His salary is lower than it should be and you should take advantage of it.
Troy Tulowitzki – Just like Howard, Tulo is finally healthy and looks like his old self. He is facing Gallardo, who has been one of the worst pitchers in April. Tulowitzki has had previous success against Gallardo and should produce in this projected high scoring game.
Aramis Ramirez – Another hitter from what should be the highest scoring game of the day. Aramis is a great veteran hitter, and I expect him to do well against one of the worst opening day starters of this year.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Sleepers
Vernon Wells – It’s not clear if Wells is going to start in left field, but if he does, his ridiculously low salary on DraftKings is hard to pass on. Don´t expect much from him, but even if he goes without a hit, his salary will help you to improve your lineup elsewhere.
Omar Infante – Infante is part of one of the best lineups in baseball, playing at a premium defensive position and priced fairly low. These factors make him a nice sleeper play. He hasn’t faced Worley before, but that shouldn’t be a big issue.
Jon Jay – Jay is set to hit leadoff, with a very nice batting average and base-stealing potential coupled with his low salary. He will go against Kennedy, not exactly a pitcher to fear, so he provides very solid upside for the price.
Alexei Ramirez – The Cuban Missile isn’t the best player, but he provides great upside because of his power. He has had great success against James Shields before. His playing style is more suited for GPP tournaments, and he could be the difference if he goes off.
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