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April 2, 2013 posted by Paul Greco

The Daily Fudge : April 2

The Daily Fudge : April 2
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Each day that I play I will report back my total number of games played, how much I paid to play, how much I won or lost and my total profit. As you can see below in the picture, the players I wrote about yesterday are the players I played.   Here is how those players stacked up for me.

My Investment (Total amount paid to play) : $144 (3 games total)

Winning totals : $345 (2 games won)

Total Profit : 201%

 April1 - Daily Fudge

Let’s take a look at how things will stack up for you today, April 2, 2013.

WEATHER : The only potential weather concerns are in Oakland where there is a slight chance for rain.


Pitchers I’ll be using

Yu Darvish ($9,500) vs. Astros : Last season Darvish beat the Astros pitching 8 IN, giving up two runs and striking out 11. I see more of the same tonight.


Bargain Pitcher

Jarrod Parker ($6,200) vs. Mariners : Parker is a great option tonight against the Mariners. A pitcher that will hit double-digit fantasy points and be in line for a win. A great bargain option for “EXPERT” type matchups as well as offensive heavy minded owners.


 Catchers I’ll be using

Jonathan Lucroy ($3,300) vs. Rockies : With no proven historical data at the catcher position, I’ll spend a little more tonight and roll with a contact hitter in Lucroy vs. the Rockies. Positive points is the key.


Bargain Catcher

Jason Castro ($2,500) vs. Rangers : Obviously going against Darvish will not be easy, but with a good spring and Castro finally fully healthy, he’ll be a decent start tonight.


1B I’ll be using

Kendry Morales ($3,300) vs. A’s : Morales has decent numbers (5-for-12) vs. Parker tonight.  There really isn’t many great 1B options tonight. If you’re not a Morales fan, the other 1B I’ll be looking to use is Lance Berkman at the same price.


Bargain 1B

James Loney ($2,500) vs. Orioles : Loney has decent numbers vs. Jason Hammel. Over his career Loney is 9-for-29 with three homers and eight RBI.


2B I’ll be using

Rickie Weeks ($3,700) vs. Rockies : Weeks has hit Jorge De La Rosa well. He’s 4-for-7 with three doubles and a stolen base. For some his price might be a little too high, but he’s a player that will get you positive numbers tonight.


Bargain 2B

Jerry Hairston Jr ($2,400) vs. Giants : I’m guessing he’ll get a spot start tonight against Madison Bumgarner.  He’s 3-for-7 with a double, RBI and stolen base against the lefty.


3B I’ll be using

Adrian Beltre ($3,900) vs. Astros : The best option I think tonight, which is why I’m not pimping out any bargain 3B. I like his numbers vs. Lucas Harrell (5-for-7 with four RBI), and with the short porch in left field, I’m smelling homer.


SS I’ll be using

Elvis Andrus ($3,300) vs. Astros : I love the price and potential stacking of the Rangers tonight against the Astros.


Bargain SS

Luis Cruz ($2,800) vs. Giants : Had a great showing in the WBC, right now qualifies on Fanduel at SS, but that won’t last long. If you’re needing to save money, he’s not a bad option.


OF I’ll be using

Ryan Braun ($4,500) vs. Rockies : Juice or no juice, the dude destroys De La Rosa. Braun is 7-for-9 with a homer, 7 RBI and two stolen bases. Money!!!


Jose Bautista ($4,400) vs. Indians : My riskiest pick of the night. He could be boom or bust, but I like the potential in his first game of the season.


Melky Cabrera ($3,600) vs Indians : Another stack possibility with the Blue Jays lineup. Melky is 11-21 vs. Justin Masterson and looking to prove a lot of people wrong after his roid incident last year.


Bargain OF

Sam Fuld ($2,500) vs. Orioles : Fuld will be batting second tonight. He’s no longer “Super Fuld” but he’s a decent cheap option in the OF that I’ll be using today.

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco

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