MLB Projected Starting Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 4/13/19

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Injury News

  • Gary Sanchez is out of the lineup again today, as that Yankees lineup looks pedestrian.
  • Mike Trout is not due back until at least Monday, but could still wait a few days.
  • Alex Bregman and Rougned Odor are both questionable names who are listed day-to-day.

Today’s MLB Matchups

Underneath each game you will find game and lineup notes, alongside betting and fantasy tips. Clicking into each team will bring you to their team hub where you can look at news, stats, projected lineups, schedule, and more.

Baltimore Orioles (5-9) @ Boston Red Sox (5-9)

Starting Pitchers: Andrew Cashner (R) vs. Rick Porcello (R)

  • Jackie Bradley Jr is getting the day off today, pushing Steve Pearce into the lineup as J.D. Martinez moves to the outfield.
  • Boston has another whopping implied team total over six, and are -251 favorites.

Chicago White Sox (4-8) @ New York Yankees (5-8)

Starting Pitchers: Ivan Nova (R) vs. C.C. Sabathia (L)

  • After a shortened loss last night, the Yankees come in as slightly less favorites at -154. Gary Sanchez will hit the IL, and Kyle Higashioka will get the start.
  • Tim Andrerson finds himself hitting second, and has carried big upside against left-handed pitching.

Detroit Tigers (8-5) @ Minnesota Twins (6-4)

Starting Pitchers: Tyson Ross (R) vs. Michael Pineda (R)

  • After a snow out, Minnesota will have their home opener. Target Field plays large when it is cold, which it is going to be below 40 for today’s game. Vegas still has the Twins as heavy favorites, with a near five implied total.
  • Max Kepler, Jonathan Schoop, and Byron Buxton lead the Twins in hard-contact.

Los Angeles Angels (7-7) @ Chicago Cubs (5-8)

Starting Pitchers: Chris Stratton (R) vs. Kyle Hendricks (R)

  • Wrigley wind isn’t as strong, but still blowing out to right at about ten mph.
  • Mike Trout isn’t expected to be back until Monday at the earliest, so don’t count on him being in the lineup against the Cubs.
  • Chris Stratton has been one of the poorer pitchers dating back to last season, and so far this season he has a 5% strikeout rate and 15% walk rate.

Tampa Bay Rays (11-3) @ Toronto Blue Jays (4-10)

Starting Pitchers: Blake Snell (R) vs. Clay Buchholz (R)

  • Tampa Bay comes in as massive road favorites, sitting at -198 with Blake Snell on the mound. Clay Buchholz makes his first start today of the season, pitching well in Arizona last season.
  • There is a note that Buchholz will be limited to around 80 pitches.

Pittsburgh Pirates (7-5) @ Washington Nationals (6-6)

Starting Pitchers: Chris Archer (R) vs. Anibal Sanchez (R)

  • Max Scherzer was pushed back till tomorrow. Anibal Sanchez will start today, which changed the line greatly. Warm day in DC, this game is close to a pick’em, and both implied totals sit around 4.5.
  • Anthony Rendon continues to crush after a two home run night. He has a 65% hard-contact rate and average exit velocity of 95mph.

Colorado Rockies (3-11) @ San Francisco Giants (6-9)

Starting Pitchers: Kyle Freeland (L) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L)

  • One of the lowest totals on the slate belongs in San Francisco, between two above average lefties and two subpar offenses at the moment.
  • Garrett Hampson is projected to get into the lineup, and the same goes for Josh Fuentes, and Yonathan Daza.

Philadelphia Phillies (8-4) @ Miami Marlins (3-11)

Starting Pitchers: Zach Eflin (R) vs. Caleb Smith (L)

  • Zach Eflin is a -156 road favorite in Miami, as he takes on Caleb Smith. Both arms have some strikeout upside in this one.
  • Smith relies on that heavy slider 31% of the time, which has given him a 35% strikeout rate this season.

St. Louis Cardinals (8-5) @ Cincinnati Reds (4-8)

Starting Pitchers: Adam Wainwright (R) vs. Tanner Roark (R)

  • This is being played in Mexico, where it is 90 degrees and higher elevation. Both teams sit with over a five implied total and this is essentially a pick’em game.
  • Eugenio Suarez and Paul DeJong both have over a 50% hard-contact rate this season.

Cleveland Indians (8-5) @ Kansas City Royals (3-10)

Starting Pitchers: Jefry Rodriguez (R) vs. Homer Bailey (R)

  • Two mediocre right-handed arms are on the bump today, giving both teams over a 4.5 implied total. While both offenses have been below average to start the season, should be able to find some runs here.
  • Lucas Duda is in the lineup today, and it has been a while since we have seen him.

New York Mets (9-4) @ Atlanta Braves (7-6)

Starting Pitchers: Jason Vargas (L) vs. Sean Newcomb (L)

  • The Braves have one of the higher implied totals on the slate, sitting at 5.6. Jason Vargas is an average lefty at best, putting a lot of right-handed bats in play for the Braves.
  • New York and Atlanta have a combined nine players hitting with over a 50% hard-contact rate.

Oakland Athletics (10-8) @ Texas Rangers (6-7)

Starting Pitchers: Marco Estrada (R) vs. Adrian Sampson (R)

  • High total for both offenses, which should be no surprise given their pitching options. Both sit with an implied total over five.
  • However, rain looks to be the biggest concern in this one. Will need to monitor up until game time for DFS purposes.

San Diego Padres (10-5) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8)

Starting Pitchers: Matt Strahm (L) vs. Merrill Kelly (R)

  • Merrill Kelly has looked good in two games so far, while Matt Strahm has not. Bad lefty in Arizona, the Diamondbacks lineup looks enticing for DFS purposes.

Houston Astros (9-5) @ Seattle Mariners (13-3)

Starting Pitchers: Justin Verlander (R) vs. Felix Hernandez (R)

  • Justin Verlander is the ace of the slate, but coming off two rocky starts facing the hottest offense in baseball currently. Houston are -188 road favorites.
  • Verlander has allowed a 42% hard-contact rate this season, and a .342 xwOBA.

Milwaukee Brewers (9-5) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (8-7)

Starting Pitchers: Zach Davies (R) vs. Caleb Ferguson (L)

  • Caleb Ferguson is making a spot start for the Dodgers, and shouldn’t go too long given he isn’t stretched out. Vegas has this game set for some offense.
  • Cody Bellinger is absolutely on fire, and has a .557 xwOBA and 57% hard-contact rate so far this season.
  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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