Bats-man Returns

Against a pitcher that threw his fastball a vast majority of the time last season, expect Jose Bautista to give one a ride. Here are my picks for the night slate on Friday, April 8:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Carlos Correa, $9,600 Andrew McCutchen, $9,900 Chris Archer, $20,800
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,200 Jose Bautista, $9,200 Francisco Liriano, $20,000
Prince Fielder, $8,700 Nelson Cruz, $9,200 Jaime Garcia, $18,300
Manny Machado, $8,400 Dexter Fowler, $8,800 Taijuan Walker, $18,000
Brandon Belt, $8,100 Gregory Polanco, $8,400 Yordano Ventura, $17,700
Matt Carpenter, $8,000 Ben Zobrist, $8,000 Marcus Stroman, $17,600
Corey Seager, $7,600 Denard Span, $8,000 Robbie Ray, $15,200
Joe Panik, $7,500 Kevin Pillar, $7,200 Chris Tillman, $13,600
John Jaso, $6,400 David Peralta, $7,200 Matt Shoemaker, $12,400


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Anthony Rizzo, $9,600 Mike Trout, $10,000 Chris Archer, $20,800
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,200 Jose Bautista, $9,200 Francisco Liriano, $20,000
Buster Posey, $8,800 Nelson Cruz, $9,200 Jaime Garcia, $18,300
Manny Machado, $8,400 Chris Davis, $8,700 Taijuan Walker, $18,000
Brandon Belt, $8,100 Dexter Fowler, $8,800 Yordano Ventura, $17,700
Eric Hosmer, $8,100 Denard Span, $8,000 Marcus Stroman, $17,600
Matt Carpenter, $8,000 Corey Dickerson, $7,200 Chase Anderson, $13,800
Joe Panik, $7,500 David Peralta, $7,200 Chris Tillman, $13,600
Kolten Wong, $7,200 Brandon Moss, $6,400 Matt Shoemaker, $12,400


Preferred Stacks: Giants, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Cubs and Astros

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Mariners, Dodgers, Pirates, Diamondbacks and Angels

Weather Concerns: Rainy conditions in Los Angeles so keep an eye on the TEX/LAA game as it is looking a bit iffy

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, 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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