2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily baseball plays for Sunday, April 19

I hope you did well yesterday. If you played the early lineup we posted, you probably cashed. The other ones weren’t too good.

Today we’re back with the full complement of pitcher research, including an added wrinkle — projected innings pitched.

Let’s get to it.

Pitcher rankings for Sunday, April 19

PITCHER Tm Opp DK W wOBA K/O K/P IP Park AVG
1 Matt Harvey NYM MIA $9,900 2 12 4 1 4 10 5.50
2 S. Strasburg WAS PHI $10,100 1 3 13 2 12 4 5.83
3 Adam Wainwright STL CIN $9,500 5 2 11 6 1 17 7.00
4 Jon Lester CHC SDP $9,200 13 1 5 7 7 12 7.50
5 Tim Hudson SFG ARI $6,600 10 5 8 25 6 1 9.17
6 Gerrit Cole PIT MIL 8,400 7 17 19 3 8 3 9.50
7 Michael Pineda NYY TBR $8,100 14 4 6 10 18 8 10.00
8 Rick Porcello BOS BAL 6500 9 22 7 17 2 5 10.33
9 Garrett Richards LAA HOU $9,000 12 11 1 8 14 25 11.83
10 B. McCarthy LAD COL $8,000 4 23 17 5 5 23 12.83
11 James Paxton SEA TEX $7,200 8 20 10 14 15 14 13.50
12 Matt Garza MIL PIT $7,000 26 27 9 12 10 3 14.50
13 Andrew Cashner SDP CHC $7,700 20 10 15 11 19 12 14.50
14 Scott Kazmir OAK KCR 7800 16 21 30 4 9 9 14.83
15 Miguel Gonzalez BAL BOS $6,200 24 24 18 16 6 5 15.50
16 Jeremy Hellickson ARI SFG $6,100 23 15 12 21 21 1 15.50
17 Tom Koehler MIA NYM $6,300 6 8 27 22 25 10 16.33
18 Mike Leake CIN STL $6,900 27 7 29 15 3 17 16.33
19 Matt Andriese TBR NYY $4,500 19 14 3 29 29 8 17.00
20 David Buchanan PHI WAS $4,800 30 26 2 27 17 4 17.67
21 Danny Duffy KCR OAK 7100 17 13 26 18 23 9 17.67
22 Jose Quintana CWS DET $7,400 22 29 22 9 13 16 18.50
23 Daniel Norris TOR ATL $5,800 3 6 27 19 30 28 18.83
24 Ross Detwiler TEX SEA $4,700 25 9 23 28 20 14 19.83
25 Shane Greene DET CWS $6,000 11 18 28 23 24 16 20.00
26 Scott Feldman HOU LAA $5,500 21 19 20 24 11 25 20.00
27 T.J. House CLE MIN $5,900 15 25 14 26 26 21 21.17
28 Trevor May MIN CLE $5,700 18 16 25 20 28 21 21.33
29 Shelby Miller ATL TOR $6,700 29 30 24 13 22 28 24.33
30 Eddie Butler COL LAD $4,600 28 28 16 30 27 23 25.33

In cash games today, I’m taking two of those top four players despite their $9,000-plus salaries.

Matt Harvey or Stephen Strasburg will likely be in every tournament lineup, but I might pair them with a slightly lower priced option.

Garrett Richards is coming off the DL today and is an interesting play. The Astros have struck out more times than any other team. But this is Richards’ first game back, it’s at Chase Field and he costs $9,000. At that price I’ll pay up a bit for a safer play, like Jon Lester or Adam Wainwright. Or I’ll drop to Tim Hudson, Gerrit Cole, Michael Pineda, or Rick Porcello.

I’m interested to see what Cole does one start after an ace performance against the Tigers.

Lester hasn’t lived up to expectations so far this season. He’s at the top of the rankings each time but hasn’t performed. He’s also expensive at $9,200. That makes him both a risky play and a good contrarian play against the Padres, who have the fifth most strikeouts in the Majors this season.

Hitters to target for Sunday, April 19

There aren’t a ton of great stacking options today. Only two games have over/unders of 8.5, the highest total of the day. Boston is expected to beat Baltimore and Cleveland is expected to beat Minnesota. Consider stacking the Indians against Trevor May. You could also go with the Twins against T.J. House.

Toronto, against Shelby Miller, and the Dodgers, against Eddie Butler, are the next two options. They are in the 8 O/U tier. Miller and Butler are our lowest rated pitchers today.

While filling out the rest of your lineup you’ll want to keep the above stack teams in mind. Picking a Blue Jay or a Dodger to help fill out the rest of a lineup with a stack is smart.

Here are some other hitting options I’m considering today:

On a hot streak:

Nelson Cruz, OF; Stephen Drew, 2B/SS, Dexter Fowler, OF; Russell Martin, C; Jake Smolinski, OF

Value plays with decent wOBA matchups:

C Martin, 1B Adam LaRoche, 2B Jose Ramirez, 2B/SS Drew, 3B Casey McGehee, 3B Trevor Plouffe, SS/OF Eduardo Escobar, OF Smolinski, OF Dalton Pompey

May is the pitcher most likely to give up a homer today, according to Rotogrinders. The batters most likely to benefit: Carlos Santana, Brandon Moss and Jose Ramirez.





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