Trout and About

Even against the top priced pitcher on the slate (Jon Lester), Mike Trout is still one of the best plays on the board, especially considering the stolen base upside versus the pitcher who allowed the most steals last season. Here are my picks for Tuesday, April 5:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,000 Mike Trout, $9,600 Jon Lester, $20,700
Miguel Cabrera, $9,300 Nelson Cruz, $9,600 Johnny Cueto, $18,400
Nolan Arenado, $8,800 Carlos Gonzalez, $8,700 James Shields, $17,600
Josh Donaldson, $8,800 Charlie Blackmon, $8,700 Justin Verlander, $16,800
Jose Abreu, $8,700 Denard Span, $8,400 Jose Quintana, $16,400
Kris Bryant, $8,400 Shin-soo Choo, $8,400 Scott Kazmir, $16,000
Ben Zobrist, $7,600 J.D. Martinez, $8,400 Michael Wacha, $15,600
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,600 David Peralta, $7,200 Andrew Heaney, $15,200
Corey Seager, $7,600 Socrates Brito, $6,400 Jonathon Niese, $12,600

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Miguel Cabrera, $9,300 Mike Trout, $9,600 Jon Lester, $20,700
Robinson Cano, $9,000 Nelson Cruz, $9,600 Johnny Cueto, $18,400
Nolan Arenado, $8,800 Carlos Gonzalez, $8,700 James Shields, $17,600
Josh Donaldson, $8,800 Charlie Blackmon, $8,700 Justin Verlander, $16,800
Jose Abreu, $8,700 Shin-soo Choo, $8,400 Jose Quintana, $16,400
Ben Zobrist, $7,600 J.D. Martinez, $8,400 Scott Kazmir, $16,000
Corey Seager, $7,600 Justin Upton, $8,100 Michael Wacha, $15,600
Trevor Story, $6,900 David Peralta, $7,200 Jonathon Niese, $12,600
Danny Valencia, $6,300 Randal Grichuk, $6,600 Aaron Sanchez, $12,600

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Diamondbacks, Tigers, Rockies, Dodgers and Rangers

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Giants, White Sox, Cardinals, Mariners and Cubs

Weather Concerns: None

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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