Daily Fantasy Baseball: Early FanDuel Lineups For April 25


Apr 19, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws to the Philadelphia Phillies during the xxxx at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

There is a full slate of games today, but there are six afternoon games, so the tournaments are a little split up. This will cover the batters and pitcher picks for the early only games.

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Here are the early FanDuel lineups for April 25. First up: the battery!


Best Bet:

Stephen Strasburg ($9,600): After a rough first two starts, Strasburg settled down in his start on Monday. Up next, he has a Marlins team that hitting only .241 off of him in 166 at bats. Giancarlo Stanton does have three homers off of Strasburg in 28 at bats, but with as well as he has pitched against most of the rest of the lineup, there may not be anyone of if Stanton launches one.

If You’re Cheap:

Anthony DeSclafani ($7,800): The rookie pitched very well agianst the Cubs at Wrigley back on April 14th. Now he gets them at home, and there is a very good chance that he pitches well against them once again. That said, he will have to deal with Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, which he did not have to do the first time around.

Stay Away:

Alfredo Simon ($7,800): Simon has had a very nice start to the season, but there are indicators that he could struggle today. His mound opponent is Trevor Bauer, who has bordered on dominant so far. Current Cleveland players have hit a combined .373 off of Simon with three homers and 20 RBI in only 83 at bats. You should likely look elsewhere in the early games.


Best Bet:

Salvador Perez ($3,000): Perez only has four hits in 17 career at bats off of John Danks, but two of those hits have been home runs. Those numbers are better than Victor Martinez‘s against Trevor Bauer and Stephen Vogt‘s off of Scott Feldman.

If You’re Cheap:

Alex Avila ($2,500): Avila is five for eight off of Bauer with a homer and two walks. I am guessing that the Tigers let him play in this day game with such good numbers off of the starter.

Next: Let's Check The Infield

Apr 20, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) runs the bases after hitting a 2-run homer in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

First Base:

Best Bet:

Joey Votto ($4,200): Votto is two for six with a double and an RBI off of Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. When you factor in just how hard it has been to get Votto out so far this year, he is the best bet at first base in the early going.

If You’re Cheap:

Ryan Zimmerman ($3,100): Zimm is 4-8 off of Tom Koehler with a walk, a homer, and two RBI. Believe it or not, he is one of the few Nationals players that have hit Koehler well so far.

Second Base:

Best Bet:

Ian Kinsler ($3,200): Kinsler is 5-15 off of Bauer with a double, a homer, and two RBI. It appears as though Bauer has had a hard time figuring out the veteran so far.

If You’re Cheap:

Brandon Phillips ($2,400): Phillips is 3-8 with a pair of doubles and two RBI off of Jake Arrieta. The Reds as a whole have not hit Arrieta very well, but Votto and Phillips have got their licks in.


Best Bet:

Marcus Semien ($2,700): Semien got the better of Scott Feldman in the only game he has faced him. Semien singled and homered off of Feldman in his two at-bats. Sure, it’s a small sample size, but shortstop is shallow anyway, and looks even worse when you take a look at how they have faced against the opposing pitchers.

If You’re Cheap:

Jose Iglesias ($2,500): Bauer has never faced Iglesias, so Jose is on here based purely on the fact that he is off to a very good start this year. Hey, everything can’t be run by career numbers, right?

Third Base:

Best Bet:

Kris Bryant ($3,500): One hot rookie deserves another. DeSclafani has pitched very well so far, but Kris Bryant has not lost points since his debut. He is getting on base and driving in runs. The power will come. Maybe as soon as today.

If You’re Cheap:

Eric Campbell ($2,600): The Mets could be faced with a tough decision when David Wright comes back. Campbell has scored in positives in every game since taking over for Wright.

Next: Let's check on the outfielders

Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez (28) during the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


Best Bets:

Giancarlo Stanton ($4,700): Stanton is 10-28 with five doubles and three homers off of Stephen Strasburg. He has also walked four times. Stanton is the one guy that is a thorn in Strasburg’s side. At least early on in their careers.

J.D. Martinez ($3,600): Martinez is 5-11 with a homer and a walk off of Trevor Bauer so far in his career. He is a good bet to have another decent day.

Michael Brantley ($3,500): Brantley is off to a slow start so far this year, but facing Alfredo Simon could help him. Brantley is 7/12 with three doubles, a walk and six RBI off of Simon. Forget this year’s struggles. He is as good of a bet as anyone today.

If You’re Cheap:

Melky Cabrera ($2,400): Melky is 5/18 with a homer and three RBI off of Edinson Volquez. It could help him shake this early season slump that has left him out of most lineups, even in season-long leagues.

Michael Bourn ($2,200): Bourn is four for six off of Alfredo Simon. He is still hitting near the top of the Cleveland lineup for now, so if he can get on base like he has been able to against Simon, he could have his best day of the young season.

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