DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (4/13)

by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Apr 13, 2018

Gerrit Cole is primed to keep his dominating start rolling

One pitcher stands out from the pack as the top option on tonight’s slate in all game types. He was a natural choice as the top pitching option, and he’s priced accordingly as the most expensive starting pitcher tonight. I have three suggested SP2 options to pair with the top arm, and all are priced under $8,000 to leave salary relief for some bats. The touted bats below include a mix of studs and bargains.

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Gerrit Cole (HOU): $12,100 vs. Rangers
I didn’t leave much suspense in the intro for who the top pitcher was, but he’s a fairly obvious top pick tonight. In his first year with the Astros, Cole is absolutely dominating. The flame-throwing right-hander has made two starts spanning 14.0 innings, and he’s twirled a sparkling 0.64 ERA (1.46 FIP, 1.67 xFIP, and 1.54 SIERA), 0.71 WHIP, 5.9% BB%, 43.1% K%, and 19.6% SwStr%, according to FanGraphs.

His first start of the year was against the Rangers on April 1, and he held them to just one run on two hits, three walks, and 11 strikeouts in seven innings. Since facing them in that start, the Rangers have been bitten by the injury bug, and their lineup has lost Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus. It should be a cakewalk for Cole tonight, and gamers can comfortably lock him into rosters of all game types tonight.


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2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
4Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
10Ronald Acuna (ATL)LF,CF
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11Chris Sale (BOS)SP
12Manny Machado (FA)3B,SS
13Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
16Bryce Harper (FA)CF,RF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
19Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
21Trevor Story (COL)SS
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
25Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF,RF
27Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
28Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
29Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
30Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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