Welcome to MLB Opening Day! We’re sharing some Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for April 6, so you can win some dough to play in the day after Opening Day!
April is a very tough month to predict because we don’t quite have enough data and we are banking on last year’s results. Of course, this does level the playing field to a certain degree.
One thing you will find is that hitter prices are severely depressed regardless of what site you play at. Personally, I prefer DraftKings because of their interface and ability to late swap. (Plus, they have a great $500K Opening Day Slugfest, with the winner getting $50,000 today!)
These are my Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for April 6, Monday, MLB Opening Day!
Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: April 6
I left out prices simply because there are so many sites so some of these players may not fit just because of their salary.
Starting Pitchers Daily Picks
Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington vs. N.Y. Mets: This is site dependent, but around $900 cheaper than Clayton Kershaw. He plays the Mets, which should result in total domination. Barring a disaster, he is a lock for a win.
Corey Kluber, RHP, Cleveland at Houston: A great price against an Astros team who gets caught looking more than a guy at the gym.
Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco at Arizona: Remember in the World Series where he dominated? I expect more of the same on MLB Opening Day despite being a hitters park.
Henderson Alvarez, RHP, Miami vs. Atlanta: Total Tournament play. The Braves will be awful and he should garner enough run support for the win.
Catcher Daily Picks
Buster Posey, San Francisco at Arizona: He was my top target in Shandler Park for a reason. He won’t stay at the price forever, so get it while it’s hot … get it with buttah!
Russell Martin, Toronto at N.Y. Yankees: Very friendly price on Le FanDuel ($3,100). Batting second in the best offense paper has ever seen. Even if he goes hitless, I still thinks he gets a run or two.
Jarrod Saltalamachia, Miami vs. Atlanta: I like his chances versus Who, Who, Julio Tehran. The Marlins have some offense and ol’ Jarrod should be sneaky start.
Wilson Ramos, Washington vs. N.Y. Mets: He’s healthy right now and I like my odds against Bartolo Colon. He hits better at home versus the road and guess what? He’s at home.
First Base Daily Picks
Adam Lind, Milwaukee vs. Colorado: Lind versus a right-handed pitcher? I’m so there. As an added bonus, there is no weather to factor in.
Michael Morse, Miami vs. Atlanta: He will get his opportunities all year long behind Giancarlo Stanton. Health is always a concern, but he seemed to have it figured out last year. Plus, he’s coming home to South Florida, which could be a nice boost to his overall makeup.
Mark Trumbo, Miami vs. Atlanta: Same position, same stadium, same price and just like Morse — health is going to be a concern as well.
Stephen Vogt, Oakland vs. Texas: Vogt does it all for the A’s. Now, if they would just move him up in the order.
Second Base Daily Picks
Jose Altuve, Houston vs. Cleveland: Mr. Consistent! He gets steals, hits for average and even once befriended a bear (not really).
Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh: Batting in a hitter-friendly ballpark, and the Reds are healthy at the moment, so all aboard.
Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee vs. Colorado: It will be the stack du jour on Monday and Scooter should be in the mix despite being projected to bat towards the bottom of the order.
Brett Lawrie, Oakland vs. Texas: That’s right, boys and girls, he has second-base eligibility, depending on what site you play on. He had a fairly decent spring and it should carry on to the regular season.
Third Base Daily Picks
Nolan Arenado, Colorado at Milwaukee: He hit .286 and had five HR this spring. He is going to be a big focus of mine on Monday.
Chase Headley, N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto: Batting left-handed in Yankee Stadium = Winning.
Manny Machado, Baltimore at Tampa Bay: He should be able to dominate in Tampa Bay — great price tag, too.
Kyle Seager, Seattle vs. L.A. Angels: I don’t trust Jered Weaver and Seager’s price point is respectable.
Shortstop Daily Picks
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado at Milwaukee: Best shortstop on the board and the matchup dictates the high price tag.
Ian Desmond, Washington vs. N.Y. Mets: Love Ian Desmond versus Bartolo Colon. Not many shortstops bat second and that extra at-bat will pay off.
Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox at Kansas City: Bats sixth and should be able to drive in runs given who is batting in front of him.
Marcus Semien, Oakland vs. Texas: Punt play versus bad pitching.
Outfielders Daily Picks
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Giancarlo Stanton, Miami vs. Atlanta: Now fully healthy and he’s probably at his lowest price point of the season. Ah, isn’t the great unknown awesome!
Corey Dickerson, Colorado at Milwaukee: Once again, another Rockie in what should be a high scoring affair.
Mookie Betts, Boston at Philadelphia: Batting leadoff for a potent Boston offense, although, he might not be a bad fade in a tournament, considering the love-fest in the spring.
Dalton Pompey, Toronto at N.Y. Yankees: Despite batting in the bottom part of the order, I think he will be ready to prove he belongs.
Now that you have my Daily Fantasy Baseball picks for April 6, go forth and do great things on MLB Opening Day!
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