Build the Best Lineups with the Donald(son)

For Josh Donaldson, the splits favor hitting against left-handers, but there’s no reason not to lock and load him into your lineups against Nathan Eovaldi as well. Here are my picks for the night slate on Thursday, April 14:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,000 Jose Bautista, $9,600 Cole Hamels, $20,700
Josh Donaldson, $9,900 Yasiel Puig, $8,400 Marcus Stroman, $17,600
Anthony Rizzo, $9,300 Delino DeShields, $7,800 Raisel Iglesias, $16,800
Joey Votto, $9,300 Jacoby Ellsbury, $8,100 Ian Kennedy, $16,200
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,200 Colby Rasmus, $7,600 Jason Hammel, $15,200
Carlos Correa, $9,200 Chris Davis, $7,200 Nathan Eovaldi, $14,400
Adrian Beltre, $8,400 Kevin Pillar, $7,200 Chris Tillman, $13,600
Manny Machado, $7,600 David Peralta, $7,200 Ross Stripling, $12,000
Mark Trumbo, $6,800 Nomar Mazara, $6,600 Doug Fister, $11,200

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,000 Jose Bautista, $9,600 Cole Hamels, $20,700
Josh Donaldson, $9,900 Yasiel Puig, $8,400 Marcus Stroman, $17,600
Anthony Rizzo, $9,300 Alex Gordon, $8,100 Raisel Iglesias, $16,800
Joey Votto, $9,300 Jacoby Ellsbury, $8,100 Ian Kennedy, $16,200
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,200 Jason Heyward, $7,600 Jason Hammel, $15,200
Carlos Correa, $9,200 Chris Davis, $7,200 Nathan Eovaldi, $14,400
Jose Altuve, $9,000 Michael Saunders, $7,200 Chris Tillman, $13,600
Mitch Moreland, $7,800 David Peralta, $7,200 Ross Stripling, $12,000
Manny Machado, $7,600 Nomar Mazara, $6,600 Doug Fister, $11,200

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Blue Jays, Rangers, Astros, Orioles and Dodgers

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Cubs, Yankees, Royals, Diamondbacks and Reds

Weather Concerns: Nothing but sunny conditions and indoor games for tonight’s slate

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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