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Fanball MLB Triple Play – March 31, 2019

by • March 31, 2019

Fanball MLB Triple Play

By Bankster DFS

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 Sunday, March 31…

Leading Off (mid-range play): Khris Davis (OAK/OF vs Tyler Skaggs – $)
    From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “If you have been playing DFS for a while you know one thing is true, play Khris Davis against LHP. He gets Tyler Skaggs today, a LHP he OWNS. Davis has homered 3 times in just 16 ABs against him. His BA is .375 and OPS of 1.484. He’s already homered 3 times on this young season. In the last three seasons he has homered 15 times against the Angels, third most HRs he has against any team. He is in a smash spot today.”

Batting Cleanup (stud lock): Anthony Rizzo (CHC/1B at Matt Moore – $)
    From the mouth of Jeff Kaminski (@jeffreykaminski), “jumps out as a play worth considering on the Sunday slate. He’ll be swinging the bat once again in the friendly hitting confines of Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Rangers. While the temps will be cooler, the wind is expected to be blowing out yet again. Rizzo has a plus matchup against Lance Lynn, who posted career highs in BB/9 and WHIP while enemy batters hit .260 against him, the second highest of his career. In 34 plate appearances against Lynn, Rizzo has hit .353 with 5 doubles and 2 home runs. Keep Anthony Rizzo on your radar while constructing your Fanball lineups.”

Pinch Hitter (sleeper): Chris Paddack (SD/RHP vs SF – )
    From the mouths of Jeff Kaminski (@jeffreykaminski), “he made the Padres rotation out of spring training and the scouting reports are glowing on his potential. Paddack returned in 2018 from Tommy John surgery and pitched 90 innings between high-A and AA, recording 120 Ks while surrendering just 74 total hits and walks. The ball primarily stays on the ground and in the yard, evidenced by his above average HR/9 and HR/FB rates. We know it’s a big leap from AA to MLB for pitchers and the quality of offense they face, but Paddack sealed his spot on the 25-man roster with his spring performance of 24 Ks and only 3 earned runs over 15 1/3 innings. He debuts at home against an unimposing GIants lineup that’s already struck out 26 times in its first 3 games. Remember, the Padres are starting Paddack’s service time clock with his roster spot (same with Tatis, Jr.), showing the utmost confidence in this guy’s ability to deliver for their ball club. We should share in that confidence beginning with Sunday’s slate.”

Riding the Pine (Fade of the Day): Tyler Skaggs (LAA/LHP at Oakland A’s – $)
    The A’s are one of the best teams in baseball at taking advantage of L/R splits with their lineups; tending to do even better against LHP. One pitcher they have crushed has been Skaggs. In 112 career AB against him, the current A’s roster has a .321 BA with 16 XBH with a sub 23% K-rate. That’s a bad combination for Skaggs and not one we feel the need to take a chance on given the quality of mid-range pitching on this slate.

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.