DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (4/21)
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by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Apr 21, 2017

Sean Manaea has some upside tonight with the A’s favored to win at home

It’s a Coors Field slate, and that helped shape my decision for whether to build a cash game or GPP roster in today’s piece. Let me expand on that a little further before diving into the roster below. On slates featuring a game at Coors, you can almost always expect inflated ownership rates for the hitters in that contest.

If you love the hitters in that contest and have suitable arms in mind to use with the bats in Colorado, you have a starter kit for a cash game roster. If, however, you’re not as enamored with the┬ábats in that contest, it makes for a perfect opportunity to go against the grain in a GPP. The game between the Giants and Rockies is the only one with a double-digit over/under total at 10.5 runs, according to Pinnacle.

That coupled with the general hitter-friendliness of Coors Field will inflate the ownership of hitters in that contest. The Giants are -114 favorites, and some of their bats are enticing. I’m less stoked about picking on Johnny Cueto with the Rockies, though. The veteran righty has pitched extremely well at Colorado in his career.

According to his career splits at Yahoo! (it reverts to 2017 splits when you open the link, so be sure to drop it to career before checking out his Coors Field numbers), Cueto has made six starts totaling 37 innings in which he’s spun a 2.43 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Personnel changes year to year, so it’s often unwise to look at career numbers in a ballpark or against a club, but the extreme hitter-friendly nature of Coors Field is a unique beast that Cueto’s tamed. It’s also worth noting he’s been sharp the last few years there, so it’s not a case of early career success weighing heavily on his numbers.

 

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