Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on FantasyDraft that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
In this article, I am going to give you three core plays that I am using in cash games for the main slate of games. This core will include a player at each of the three positions on FantasyDraft pitcher, infielder, and outfielder.
Pitcher to Target
I don’t normally target pitchers making their first career start as a rule but will make an exception for Swanson tonight at his salary. Swanson was the Mariners number nine ranked prospect coming into the season and has some really impressive numbers in the minors. The match-up for Swanson is also just too damn good for me to pass up as he takes on the Indians. This season the Indians rank in the bottom five in team ISO, team wOBA and team OPS against right-handed pitching while having the fourth highest team K rate at 26.5%.
Yesterday’s Results: Stephen Strasburg 17.90 fantasy points
Infielder to Target
Pearce has struggled to get going after starting the season on the IL but is a prime spot to bounce back against a struggling left-handed pitcher in J.A. Happ. Happ has been awful to start the season and is allowing right-handed hitters to slash .341/.408/.659 with a .443 wOBA through his first three starts. Pearce also has really impressive career numbers against left-handed pitching with a career OPS of .849, an ISO of .231 and wOBA of .363.
Yesterday’s Results: Brandon Lowe 2.00 fantasy points
Outfielder to Target
I am not going to get cute on this slate and will be rostering the red-hot Gallo in all of my lineups. Gallo has back-to-back games with multiple hits and a home run and now gets to face Matt Harvey who struggles against left-handed hitting and who Gallo already took deep this season. Over the past three years, Harvey has allowed lefties to slug .536 with a .381 wOBA and has an HR/9 rate of 1.9 against them.
Yesterday’s Results: Austin Meadows 8.00 fantasy points