The MLB Daily Three Pack

Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on FantasyDraft that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Pitcher to Target

Patrick Corbin-$19,000-ARI

I love Corey Kluber on this slate but there are some rain chances in Puerto Rico tonight and Kluber may face a delay. I never like targeting pitchers that may face a lengthy delay and unless the weather clears up I am going to be fading Kluber on this slate. The player I am going to be fading Kluber with and hopefully the weather clears up so I can pair Kluber with this guy is Patrick Corbin. Corbin has looked like a completely different pitcher this season. After three starts, Corbin has a FIP of 1.99, is inducing the ground ball at a 62.2% rate and has struck out 29 batters in 18.1 innings of work. Now Corbin doesn’t always pitch deep into games as he has only made it out of the fifth inning in one game this season but that doesn’t bother me as he still has produced over 19 fantasy points in each game. One of those games was against the same Giants team he faces tonight and with the Giants having the second lowest team wOBA against left-handed pitching since the start of last season and a team K rate over 20% you can fully expect another big game from Corbin in this one.

Infielder to Target

Wilson Ramos-$5,700-TB

I am all over the Rays take on a bad left-handed pitcher in Matt Moore tonight. Moore has not been good since he left the Rays and this season he has especially struggled. Moore has allowed 13 runs in just 12.1 innings of action, has a WHIP of 2.11 and is allowing a hard hit rate of 44.7%. Those numbers are not good no matter how you cook it. Ramos is my favorite hitter on the Rays for four reasons. The first is his salary as Ramos is under $6,000 in salary. Rostering Ramos helps you to roster two of the stud pitchers on this slate. The second reason is that Ramos is a lefty-killer. Over the past two seasons, Ramos has an OPS of .94, an ISO of .253 and a wOBA of .390 against left-handed pitching. The third reason is that Ramos is swinging a good bat right now with seven hits in his past five games. The last reason is due to his projected ownership levels. Ramos because he plays for the Rays and is a catcher is going to fly under the radar and I would be shocked if he was over 5% owned on this slate.

Outfielder to Target

Kyle Schwarber-$7,700-CHC

We have to watch the weather in Chicago again tonight as it is going to be another cold one and as we have seen the past couple of days teams are willing to postpone games if it is freezing outside. If this game does play I really like Scwarber tonight against Adam Wainwright. Wainwright has not been a good pitcher for a number of years now especially against left-handed hitting. Since the start of the 2016 season, Wainwright is allowing left-handed hitters to slash .296/.363/.472 with a .357 wOBA. Wainwright also has had trouble keeping the ball in the park against them with an HR/9 rate of 1.3 in that time frame. That is all good news for Schwarber who has looked much better this season than he did last year. Schwarber not only looks better but he also has hit right-handed pitching extremely well throughout his career with a career OPS of .864, an ISO of .278 and a wOBA of .366 against righties.

Zach Qualtieri

Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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