world of Daily Fantasy Baseball gives you something different every day. There
will always be the sleepers, there will always be the busts, and what I am here
to show you: The BEASTS! These are the players you should consider on your
Daily Fantasy Roster for April 26th. Having the right combinations of these
players below will give you a Daily Fantasy Baseball Performance to grow your
Catcher – J.T. Realmuto vs. Jose Urena :
Urena does not have
the chops to face a veteran and stacked Phillies lineup. While the Phillies are
less than 100%, the ex-Marlin will sure to get his swings in against the ace he
caught all of last year. When Urena falls behind in counts and runners get on
base, he will unravel quickly. Realmuto should be good for a few doubles
towards the gaps, one of them can easily find its way out of the ballpark.
First Base – Jose Abreu vs. Daniel Norris:
Jose Abreu is starting
to get red hot, hitting over .400 the last week. Daniel Norris is a wiry lefty
who does not have enough speed to burn anything past Abreu. With the game also being
in Chicago, Norris can find himself in a lot of trouble if he does not get the
batters out surrounding Abreu. Start Jose, get those RBI and one of those line
drives can be a HR.
Edwin Encarnacion vs. Shelby Miller: There are a few things that are pretty
amazing about some MLB rosters. One of those amazing things is how Shelby
Miller manages to find his way onto a MLB roster after not being relevant for
multiple years. Miller does not have the speed to get a pitch past Encarnacion,
nor enough movement to fool his bat. Miller should keep the ball away from the
strike zone against “Ed E”. Unless Miller wants to give up a souvenir.
Second Base – Dee Gordon vs. Shelby
Miller: Speedy Gordon is going
to get on base against Shelby Miller, and when he does that will be an
automatic SB. Gordon can find himself with multiple SB opportunities, as well
as a lot of run opportunities as that extended leadoff #9 hitter. Whoever is
catching has zero chance of throwing him out on any attempt. Not even on a
Base – Matt Carpenter vs. Anthony DeSclafani: Carpenter has yet to get his season going the
way he was rolling in 2018. Despite that fact, he is still crushing the ball
very hard and scores nearly every time he gets on. Desclafani is not that great
of a pitcher, and do not be surprised to see Carpenter wait for his pitch to
crush to the upper deck..
Ryon Healy vs. Shelby
Miller: Healy is starting to warm
up, and he will thrive with the red-hot Seattle Mariners offense around him.
Healy has always shown the potential to be a 30 HR guy, and with everyday playing
time on a hot team, that is looking possible. When Kyle Seager comes back,
expect him to come off the bench.Beckham is seeing the ball very well and he is
now in the heart of the Mariners offense.
Shortstop – Tim Beckham vs. Shelby Miller: Sometimes batting cleanup, Beckham is
starting to get his power swing going, with two HRs in less than a week. You
know Miller will not be able to blow anything past him in this matchup. When
the ball is on the tee, Beckham will know what to do with it. There is sleeper
SB potential as well with this pick.
Outfield – Mallex Smith vs. Shelby Miller: Smith should be back in
the leadoff spot, and if he gets on base, there will be SBs and runs guaranteed
to go with whatever else he does out there. Smith could even hit a HR in this
ballgame and he becomes one of the most dangerous Fantasy options on this
Friday Slate. Pairing him up with Dee Gordon could be a HUGE bonus as they both
try to steal bases.
Mitch Haniger vs Shelby Miller: Haniger is hitting the ball like a true All-Star, so a matchup against Shelby Miller will not be a challenge at all. Haniger should have runners on base, he should hit the ball hard around the entire field. The Mariners are going to be scoring runs, Haniger will be part of it.
Andrew McCutchen vs. Jose Urena – The Phillies offense needs McCutchen to be the true sparkplug with no Jean Segura. McCutchen is seeing the ball well and has shown good power this season. A high fastball from Urena at 95 with the proper McCutchen loft can go out of the park. Do not be surprised to see a leadoff HR from Andrew McCutchen.
Bryce Harper vs. Jose Urena: It has been awhile since Bryce Harper has hit a HR, but a pitcher like Urena, who throws mid 90s down the middle at times, can be exactly what Harper ordered. Pay up for the BEAST of the night.
Mike Trout vs. Danny Duffy: Trout is still playing like a MVP despite being on a horrible team that has suffered a lot of injuries already. Danny Duffy is making his first start of the season, and seeing the best player in baseball is probably not what Duffy wants to experience. If Duffy throws anything in the strike zone with his low 90s/high 80s fastball, Trout will line it all over the ballpark.