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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for April 10, 2021

Xander Bogaerts DFS
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 26: Xander Bogaerts slides safely into second base during the interleague MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

Another big Saturday slate today, we have a six-game main slate with the first pitch at 7:05 pm EST. We should have another fun ride, with the Mookie Bettsa nd the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels, and Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals all in action. 

There is some risk of rain for the Angels and the Blue Jays in Dunedin this evening, with a 30% chance of rain so plan accordingly.

Here’s our 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 4/2/21 (using DraftKings Values)

PitcherChris Paddac $9,200
Pitcher   
CatcherJonathan Lucroy $3,100
First BaseBobby Dalbac $3,200
Second Base   
Third Base   
Short StopXander Bogaerts $5,500
Outfield 1J.D. Martinez     $5,300
Outfield 2        
Outfield 3        
 

Salary Remaining          $0

Chris Paddack ($9,200)

While I’m certain it is never easy to follow up a no-hitter, this is a good matchup for Paddack, and one worth paying up for on a short slate in cash games where there isn’t a lot of safety. His first start wasn’t great, but the Rangers struck out 28.5 percent of the time and this is a game the Padres should win.

Jonathan Lucroy ($3,100)

Over his career Lucroy has hit left-handed pitching well with a slash line of 0.276/0.330/0.446. While games against the Dodgers don’t often make for the best matchups, this is one that Lucroy should be able to take advantage of, while keeping some salary in your pocket for some bats that will make a bigger impact.

Bobby Dalbec ($3,200)

Typically you would want to avoid the ninth hitter in a lineup. Dalbec is a player that can hit for power, and at his price you don’t need a lot from him to hit value. Dalbec also owns a career 0.600 SLG versus lefties in his brief major league career. 

Xander Bogaerts ($5,500)

Bogaerts has everything you want in a DFS player. He is hitting well right now(0.500 SLG in the last seven days), he bats in the middle of the order(fourth), he is playing in a hitters ballpark(Camden Yard), and he hits left handed pitching well(career slash line of 0.308/0.384/0.472). If you’re going to pay up for just one player today Bogaerts should be that player

J.D. Martinez ($5,300)

Martinez is among the hottest hitters in baseball over the last seven days. In that time he has two home-runs, 12 RBI’s, and an overall slash line of 0.462/0.500/0.923. Martinez is expensive, but being able to stack him right beside Bogaerts should set us up for success tonight.

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Here’s our full 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 4/1/21 (using DraftKings Values)

PitcherChris Paddack $9,200
PitcherJeff Hoffman $6,900
CatcherJonathan Lucroy $3,100
First BaseBobby Dalbec $3,200
Second BaseJake Cronenworth $4,300
Third BaseMike Moustakas $4,500
Short StopXander Bogaerts $5,500
Outfield 1J.D. Martinez $5,600
Outfield 2 Anthony Santander $3,800
Outfield 3 Cedric Mullins $3,900
 

Salary Remaining          $0

Jeff Hoffman ($6,900)

Hoffman will face a Arizona team that has been well below average offensively so far this season(78 wrc+ for the season), and Hoffman had a solid first outing going five innings with six strikeouts and no walks. If we can get a similar performance from him tonight, he will easily exceed his value.

Jake Cronenworth ($4,100)

The solid start has continued for Cronenworth. He is providing you with a decent floor of hits and runs, and the matchup for the Padres in Texas is one that could see Cronenwoth start to turn some of his doubles into home runs. 

Mike Moustakas ($4,500)

Through eight games this season Moustakas has an OBP of 0.500 and a SLG of 0.571. He is a big part of the Reds hot start, and yet his price isn’t really that high. He has a good shot at exceeding his value today going up against Riley Smith who is making his first MLB start for Arizona.

Anthony Santander ($3,800)

Santander is often under-rated for the Orioles. He will be facing Garrett Richards who hasn’t been good in some time now, and Santander has a near 0.500 SLG against righties this season. He won’t break the bank, and the Orioles should score some runs tonight.

Cedric Mullins ($3,900)

To start the season, Mullins has been hitting pretty much everything. He has a slash line of 0.448/0.484/0.655. While this line isn’t sustainable long term, in a good matchup at home against the Red Sox, when the weather likely won’t be cold, this is the prime opportunity to use a player like Mullins and squeeze his value out.

Alternative Moves…

Nick Castellanos – OF ($5,400 DK) If you decided you liked the Reds matchup better than the Red Sox, swapping Martinez for Castellanos is one that would make sense. Castellanos has four home runs in his first seven games and a SLG of 1.000.

Ian Anderson – P ($8,900 DK) Anderson took on this same Phillies team last Sunday, and fared well, going five innings, striking out seven while walking two batters and giving up just one run. We would like to see him go deeper into games, but if you have concerns about Paddack, you could sub in Anderson.

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