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Fanball MLB Triple Play – April 13, 2019

by • April 13, 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 Saturday, April 13…

Leading Off (mid-range play): Khris Davis (OAK/OF at Adrian Sampson- $8K )
   
Very, very limited BVP here. But, we all know one thing and that is Khris (AKA KRUSH) Davis OWNS the Texas Rangers. I will very likely play him in every game this series against Texas. Oakland does have a weaker AVG v. RHP (.248)  than they do LHP (.269) but I think everyone is in play again tonight as they are on fire. Yes, it’s a little cheesy to just jump on Davis but he’s the best power-hitter in the league and is on fire. If you start your lineup with him you should be just fine…and that’s worth being cheesy for!

Batting Cleanup (stud lock): Justin Verlander (HOU/RHP at Seattle Mariners – $12,300 )
   
Hello chalk pitcher. Unless people just decide to punt pitchers, most will have Verlander as SP1. In 7 starts v. SEA, he has gone 2-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 49 Ks in 41 IP. His numbers are even better in pitcher friendly Safeco. He has 1-0 record with a 2.41 ERA and 24 Ks in 18.2 IP. While the current BVP tells us he only Ks this team at a 24% rate…we can see that Seattle has 113 Ks on the season v. RHP, second most in the league. While they have been putting up a ton of runs, they K along the way. I think we can feel safe firing up Verlander here despite the Ms hot offense.

Pinch Hitter (sleeper):  Tucker Barnhart (CIN/C vs Adam Wainwright- $3,400 )
   
It’s not a huge sample, but Barnhart has a .400 BA with 1 HR in 12 AB against Wainwright. You HAVE to roster a catcher, so you might as well go with a cheap one that has a good history against the guy he’s facing. Waino has been decent this year, but in one of his two starts he gave up 4 BB against only 3 K with 4 ER allowed in 4 IP. That was a road game in Pittsburgh; Cincy is a far worse park for a pitcher than PNC Park is.

Riding the Pine (Fade of the Day): Felix Hernandez (SEA/RHP vs Houston Astros- $9,400)
   
Just in case you thought he was still a good MLB pitcher. All the main Astros players have a career .300 BA against him and they are starting to heat up. Meanwhile, King Felix is no longer a big time pitcher and he’s coming off a bit of an injury his last start. Sure, he looked ok his first start of the season with 5.1IP/4K/1ER, but is that really what you want when you roster Felix Hernandez? This is a terrible matchup for him and don’t let the name fool you. Don’t roster him, stack against him.

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.