FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball: Best Picks For April 15

Rangers 1B Prince Fielder hasn't homered, but he does have 6 multiple-hit games. (Getty)

Rangers 1B Prince Fielder hasn’t homered, but he does have 6 multiple-hit games. (Getty)

Tuesday was an injury-filled day in the major leagues.

You can expect to be without the following players for Wednesday and some even longer:

Mets 3B David Wright left with a hamstring injury. This could be a while.
– Mets OF Michael Cuddyer has a bruised hand. There’s a decent chance he’s out Wednesday.
– Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco took a line drive to the face and has a bruised jaw.
– Royals OF Alex Rios landed on the DL with a fractured hand.
– Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval was hit by a Stephen Strasburg pitch in the foot and left the game.

To be safe, stay away from all of those guys Wednesday and be sure to check their statuses before putting them back in your lineup.

FanDuel uses the following parameters: You get a $35,000 cap to spend on 9 players – 1 pitcher, 1 catcher, 1 first baseman, 1 second baseman, 1 shortstop, 1 third baseman and 3 outfielders.

Hitters Scoring:

Single = +1 points
Double = +2 points
Triple = +3 points
Home Run = +4 points
Run Batted In = +1 points
Run = +1 points
Base on Balls = +1 points
Hit By Pitch = +1 points
Stolen Base = +2 points
Out = -.25 points

Pitchers Scoring:

Inning Pitched = +1 points (fractional scoring per out)
Strike Out = +1 points
Win = +4 points
Earned Run Allowed = -1 points

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Here are the best FanDuel lineup picks for April 15:




Brandon Morrow, Padres, $6,600, vs. Diamondbacks

Morrow was phenomenal in his first start, blanking the Giants over 7 innings. He’s not a guy who want to run out there every time, but that price is right and he does pitch again at Petco Park, which is extra attractive.




Stephen Vogt, A’s, $3,000, at Astros

Vogt is surprisingly still at a bargain price despite his solid start and lack of production from other catchers. Works for me. He’s hitting .381 vs. right-handers, and guess what the Astros are sending to the bump Wednesday?

First Base

Prince Fielder, Rangers, $3,800, vs. Angels

He hasn’t homered yet, but Prince has been far from a pauper; Fielder has 6 multiple-hit games, including 3 straight. He is inexpensive and 6 for 15 vs. Angels starter Hector Santiago.

Second Base



Jason Kipnis, Indians, $3,500, vs. White Sox

Kipnis has been quiet, but he’s had success against White Sox starter John Danks. He is 7 for 21 with a homer and 7 RBIs vs. Chicago lefty. Maybe Danks is what Kipnis needs to jumpstart his season.




Jean Segura, Brewers, $3,100, at Cardinals

It’s early, but Segura is already showing to be a more patient hitter than a year ago. And he isn’t intimidated at all by Cardinals starter Lance Lynn’s mammoth frame; Segura is 8 for 18 vs. the 6-5, 250-pounder. And Segura’s price is certainly in my budget.

Third Base



Todd Frazier, Reds, $3,800, at Cubs

Frazier is a legitimate power hitter, swatting 67 HRs the past 3 seasons and with 3 in 2015. He’s also hit some longballs vs. Travis Wood, the Cubs starter. Frazier has 2 bombs among his 8 hits in 26 at-bats against the lefty. Frazier’s 5.1 fantasy points per game is tied among all regular 3Bs.




Nelson Cruz, Mariners, $4,200, at Dodgers

Cruz has homered in 4 straight games. Can he do it for 5? He better, that’s what he gets paid to do. Kidding. Sort of. But seriously, when Cruz goes on tears like this, climb aboard.

Matt Holliday, Cardinals, $3,500, vs. Brewers

Holliday has hit in all 6 games this season, compiling a .333 average. If his numbers vs. Wily Peralta are any indication – 9 for 21 (.429) with 2 homers – it will be 7. Yes, it will be 7.

Joc Pederson, Dodgers, $3,400, vs. Mariners

Pederson cracked our Top 50 outfielder rankings. He’s playing every day and striking out a ton. But he doesn’t necessarily look over-matched. Pederson won’t be over-matched Wednesday vs. the Mariners’ Taijuan Walker, whose first outing was … how should I put it … one of the worst you’ll see in 2015. Harsh, yes. But it was. He’ll get better.

Total Lineup Salary: $35,000 of an allotted $35,000

Each day, we’ll give you the rundown of who to pick for a winning lineup, so stay with us the entire season.

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