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Fanball MLB Triple Play – April 6, 2019

by • April 6, 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 6…

Leading Off (mid-range play): Trevor Williams (PIT/RHP vs CIN – $11K )
   
This is a somewhat controversial pick in the Bankster offices, and you’d think that I’d be on the other side of the argument. You see, the Reds have a really strong history against Williams with a .337 BA and 10 XBH in under 100 AB; normally a stack I’d jump on. The problem for this is twofold. First, Williams came on strong late last year and he started this year on a heater with a 6IP/6K/0ER game AGAINST THIS REDS TEAM, and that was IN Cincinnati. The other problem is that the Reds have looked awful against RHP so far this year with a .151 BA and 29% K-rate with only 3 HR to show for it in 192 AB. Add in Williams’s price and you’ve got a guy I’m probably locking and loading with little hesitation; BvP be damned.

Batting Cleanup (stud lock): Cody Bellinger (LAD/OF vs Jon Gray- $8,900)
   
It’s probably time to stop being cute and fading Coors. The Dodgers are murdering the ball and today they are going up against Jon Gray, who they hit really hard. As a team they have a .344 BA with 17 XBH in 93 AB against him. For the season they are hitting .311 with 25 XBH in 164 AB against RHP. Bellinger has a .750 BA in 8 AB against Gray, and while I’d normally I’d ignore such a small sample size, it’s a lot easier to accept when you’ve got a guy playing at Bellinger’s level. He has a .417 BA with 6 HR and 16 RBI; nobody is swinging as good of a bat as he is this year. At Coors Field against a righty? He’s an easy lock and load.

Pinch Hitter (sleeper):  Adam Jones (ARI/OF vs David Price – $4,600 )
   
Yesterday I posted in Slack about how much I liked Arizona given their success against righties this year. Today I’m going to say I like Arizona because of their success against lefties as well. They come into this game with a .319 BA and 20 XBH in 112 AB against southpaws on the season, and David Price is coming off a horrendous start in Oakland. Jones, who I don’t even know if we can call a sleeper really, has been hammering the ball with a .389 BA and 8 XBH already this year. He doesn’t have a great history against Price, but he’s faced him enough that he knows what to look for and is far too hot to fade at his price point if you need to save some money for a high priced stack.

Riding the Pine (Fade of the Day): Cole Hamels (CHC/LHP at Milwaukee Brewers – $11,500)
   
The Brewers entered Friday’s game against Jose Quintana as the best team in the league against LHP with a .380+ BA and strong power numbers. The small sample size haters were aghast when Zac Green recommended Milwaukee as a sneaky stack. What did the Brew Crew do? They put up 13 runs and broke the slate. Well guess what? They are back at it again today against Cole Hamels, who looked really bad in his first start of the season in Texas against the Rangers (5IP/5ER/3BB/4K and a 1:1 GB to FB ratio). Miller Park is just as good of a hitting environment as Texas and the Brewers can rake.

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.