MLB: WEDNESDAY DFS MORNING LINEUP

By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams

Four day games open up a full slate of DFS baseball on Wednesday night, as FanDuel was featuring an All Day, as well as, an Early Only contest format overnight. However, the highlight format is the night card, with the $125,000 Wedensday Grand Slam.

Notable injuries from Tuesday night include David Wright of the Mets, who is listed as OUT tonight against the Phillies with an injured hamstring; catcher Devin Mesoraco, of the Reds, who is listed as questionable tonight with a hip injury; the Angels’ Kole Calhoun, who is questionable tonight with a calf injury; the Yanks’ Brett Gardner, who is questionable with a wrist injury; and Boston’s Pablo Sandoval who left yesterday’s game and is questionable tonight with a foot injury.

One major injury was to Kansas City’s Alex Rios, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a fractured hand.

The Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox appear to have the highest probability of producing the most offense on Wednesday.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia PhilliesBoston’s Dustin Pedroia (pictured) had three hits, including a home run in the Red Sox’s 8-7 win over Washington on Tuesday night. He is just 2-for-13 lifetime against tonight’s starter Gio Gonzalez, but he has had three multi-hit games so far this season.

The Washington-Boston game is part of the early day-game slate. The first game is scheduled to start at 12:10 p.m. EDT featuring the White Sox and Indians.

On both the afternoon and evening slates, we are looking to target our undervalued pitchers and take advantage of quality bats, as there should be more runs than usual to be had since there are few higher-tiered pitchers to choose from.

 

PLAYERS TO AVOID

Baltimore OriolesBud Norris – Several Yankees have had a healthy bite of Bud’s dealings in the past, including Stephen Drew, Chase Headley and Carlos Beltran.

Tampa Bay RaysDavid DeJesus – Against veteran Mark Buehrle, DeJesus is just 14-for-78 (.179) in the L vs. L matchup, so steer clear if DeJesus is penciled in.

Philadelphia PhilliesChase Utley – In addition to his slow start for the Phillies, Chase is just 3-for-28 lifetime against the Mets’ Jon Niese, so don’t go after Utley if he is scheduled to play.

Kansas City RoyalsSalvador Perez – Sal has been one of our favorites, but tonight might be the night to fade him, as he is just 1-for-9 against the Twins’ Kyle Gibson.

St. Louis CardinalsMatt Adams – The Cards have had quite a bit of success against the Brewers’ Wily Peralta, but not Adams, who is just 2-for-16 lifetime against him.