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Fanball MLB Triple Play – April 11, 2019

by • April 11, 2019

Did you know that on even a ten game MLB slate, there are approximately 250 TRILLION lineup combinations you can make? To be able to hit on the 1 lineup out of those combinations is harder than winning the lottery. A reduced player pool, though, can give you a significant advantage by reducing the possible lineup combinations you can make. If we limit our choices to only 5 players per position (a few extra for OF), you now have far fewer possible lineup combinations you can make (pricing helps reduce this number even lower). Sure, it’s still a lot of lineup choices (in the millions) but it’s only .000008% of the total possible lineup combinations everyone else is working with. That is a SIGNIFICANT advantage for you if you’re choosing from a strong reduced player pool. That’s where we come in to help.

    Bankster DFS, The Home of the Reduced Player Pool, has teamed up with Fanball to give you a daily sneak peak of three of the plays we have included in our Bankster DFS reduced player pool. We aren’t lineup sellers; we write full articles that explain which players we like, why we like those players, and how we like to build our teams. We are a learning site more than anything, and you can see that in heavy member interaction on our various Slack Chat channels (we have one for every sport that we cover – NBA, AAF, NFL, NHL, MLB, EPL, PGA, MMA, CBB, WWE, sports betting, and Best Ball 10’s). You can get the rest of our reduced player pool, our daily articles, our members only slack chat, and Fanball exclusives with a Bankster DFS membership. That membership costs only $2.99/wk and you get everything mentioned above with it. You can contact me about membership on Twitter @bankster17 or sign up for service here.

Let’s look at the MLB Triple Play for Thursday, April 11…

Leading Off (mid-range play): Wil Myers (SD//OF at Zack Godley- $5,500 )
   
Myers is my slam dunk play of the night. Not only does hit his Zack Godley well (.421 BA with 3 XBH 5 RBI, and 7 runs scored in 18 AB), but he also has been playing strong overall this year. He has a .306 BA with 5 XBH and 2 SB, and those SB come in hand on Fanball where they are worth a whopping 9 points! Add in Renfroe (.294 BA with 2 XBH in 17 AB against Godley) and you’re looking at a reasonably priced pair with some strong upside (and who should carry a low ownership).

Batting Cleanup (stud lock): Shane Bieber (CLE/RHP at Detroit Tigers – $11,700 )
   
In cash I’m going Bieber all day. He is, by far, the safer of the two pitchers between he and Walker Buehler. Bieber has looked like a stud so far this year with a 9 strikeouts in 6 innings against the Blue Jays in his only start. While some might say, “but yeah, it was the Blue Jays.” Well, the Tigers aren’t a murder’s row of bats either. On the season Detroit has a .194 BA and 31.3% K-rate against RHP. Against Bieber, the current roster has struck out 38% of the time with ZERO XBH in 29 AB against him. Yes, it’s a small sample size but if you also factor in their struggles against RHP and Bieber’s strikeout upside you get a recipe for success. The only real concern we have here is that Detroit has actually been winning games (6-1 in their last seven games) and scoring a few runs 4+ runs in three of their last five games. Still, that K-rate is so high and I’m definitely attacking that in a cash game.

Pinch Hitter (sleeper):  Jesse Winker (CIN/OF vs Pablo Lopez – $4,900 )
   
It’s Jesse Winker SZN (is that how it’s done??)!!! After starting the season 1 for 24, he has picked it up his last two games; going 3 for 8 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Add in a catcher (either Tucker Barnhart or Curt Casali) and you get some cheap exposure against Pablo Lopez, who has given up 7 ER in 10 IP this year with a 13:10 ground ball to fly ball ratio that will heavily favor hitters at Great American Ballpark.

Riding the Pine (Fade of the Day): Joe Musgrove (PIT/RHP at Chicago Cubs – $11,300)

    I just don’t see the point in paying up for a guy like Musgrove against the Cubs when you can spend down and a similar lack of reliability for Jeff Samardzija or Nathan Eovaldi…but with more upside. Would you rather use a pitcher going up against the Cubs in Wrigley (Musgrove) or at home against the weak-hitting Blue Jays (Eovaldi). This is a no-brainer to me, and therefore a reason to totally fade Musgrove.
Don’t forget that you can access the rest of our Reduced Player Pool as a Bankster DFS member. $2.99 per week gets you access to all the content we produce for all the sports we cover, our members only Slack Chat, and exclusive Fanball bonuses. Contact me @bankster17 or you can sign up for a membership here. Thank you for checking our our Fanball MLB Triple Play. You can find us here every day throughout the MLB season.