Ah yes, the unofficial holiday for pot smokers everywhere — such a time-honored tradition. Sitting around watching such classics as “Mallrats,” “A Clockwork Orange” and “Pulp Fiction.” Listening to the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band and of course every stoners favorite band Phish.
Well, while you are partaking in such tomfoolery, why not spend some of those hard-earned dollars in some Daily Fantasy Baseball?
I present to you my Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for Monday, 4/20.
(As the Orioles and Red Sox are the early game, I will not be selecting anyone from that game and only focusing on the night slate.)
There really are no studs pitching, so it will be important to nail pitching. Here are some of the guys I will be targeting on DraftKings Monday.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday
Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle vs. HOU
At this point if you aren’t starting pitchers against Houston, you are doing it wrong. On Saturday night, C.J. Wilson was only 4%-owned in a FanDuel tournament. Sure, he didn’t get the win, but in only 6.2 innings he had 8 Ks. I expect Iwakuma to do the same. The game is in Seattle, so you can bet the over/under will be low. Iwakuma’s current ERA should also scare off a lot players, as well. He should blaze through the Astros and I can’t wait.
Another pitcher to target who may not be pretty, but should get the win: Alfredo Simon vs. C.C. Sabathia.
Sweet Stack Alert
San Diego is in Colorado, so neither team will be a bad option to stack. If you’re one of the “first game in Coors Field conspirators” this may not be a bad game to fade but I wouldn’t recommend doing it in cash games. If you do fade this game, let’s just say the residents of Colorado won’t be the only thing that is high that day.
Infielders I Will be Targeting That Aren’t in Coors Field
Miguel Cabrera vs. C. C. Sabathia: I may be stating the obvious but with pitching being cheap it shouldn’t be hard to find a way to get Miggy into your lineups.
Carlos Santana vs. John Danks: Santana has hit lefties well this year so far, and he is facing John Danks, so I expect him to get a couple of hits in this one.
Adam Lind vs. Anthony J. DeSclafani: The Brewers are struggling out of the gate. Injuries are plaguing them already in this early season, but Adam Lind is the one bright spot. Lind smokes right-handed pitching and Anthony DeSclafani (why do I always think of James Gandolfini) is no exception.
Brian Dozier vs. Edinson Volquez: Volquez just faced the Twins on April 15, and now he gets them again, only this time in Kansas City. The ballpark factors are fairly similar as they cater to pitchers. However, Dozier is the catalyst in the Twins offense and I look for him to get to Volquez the second time through.
Alex Rodriguez vs. Alfredo Simon: As much as I have been trying to ignore A-Rod, he’s making it impossible. Is he back? I don’t know, but right now he is hotter than sales at a hemp shop.
Stephen Vogt vs. Matt Shoemaker: Vogt has 3 HR and 9 RBI so far, and he’s batting .386. On DraftKings, he has catcher and first-base eligibility.
Outfielders I Will be Targeting That Aren’t in Coors Field
Whoever is batting leadoff for the Tigers. Whether it’s Anthony Gose or Rajai Davis, I’m selecting them. Both have thrived at the leadoff spot and can — and will — steal bags for you.
Mike Trout vs. Kendall Graveman: Obviously. Trout will make Graveman remember that this isn’t Spring Training or Triple-A ball. Same as Cabrera — cheap pitchers should allow you room in your lineup.
Lorenzo Cain vs. Kyle Gibson: Gibson gives up a lot of fly balls. Cain has been a man possessed to start the year, he killed the Twins last week and looks to do more of the same on Monday.
Other notes for Monday:
- Top Stacks not named Colorado or San Diego: Angels, Tigers, and Reds. Sneaky stack- Mariners
- DraftKings has been aggressive on their pricing. Expect a large bump for players in Colorado.
- I can’t stress how important it will be to nail pitching on Monday. The hitters should be there, but without pitching your lineups will be more worthless than a Brian Williams newscast.
Good luck with your Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for Monday — 4/20!
May the festivals last forever and may your bankroll grow like your pot farm in your parents’ basement.
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