4/9/13

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Players for April 9th, 2013

by Adam Jenkins
Fantasy Editor

Garrett Jones, Photo: Keith Allison, Flickr.com

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Hitter of the Day- Garrett Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates

Although he's off to a slow start this year, Jones is traditionally a killer of right-handed pitching (.278/.346/.502 for his career) and he's facing right-hander Brandon McCarthy in Arizona tonight. McCarthy got lit up in his only start so far this season, and isn't strong against left-handed hitters like Jones (.288/.342/.428 last year).  Jones is available for just $3,300 tonight on Fanduel.com.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Pitcher of the Day- Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals
Guthrie's overall numbers from a year ago weren't good, but his ERA was largely inflated by the part of the season that he spent in Colorado. With Kansas City, he had a tiny 2.40 ERA in games played at Kauffman Stadium. Guthrie is also off to a hot start this year, with a 9 K, 1 BB, performance in his first start of the year. Guthrie is available for just $6,300 on Fanduel.com.

Results for Yesterday's Value Hitter of the Day- David Murphy of the Texas Rangers: 0-4

Results for Yesterday's Value Pitcher of the Day- Philip Humber of the Houston Astros: L, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K, 1 BB

Year-to-Date Value Hitter Stats: G- 8, AB- 29, BA- .310, OBP- .375, SLG- .586, H-9, 2B- 2, 3B- 0, HR- 2, RBI- 7, R- 3, SB- 1, K- 2, BB- 1, HBP- 2, GDP- 1

Year-to-Date Value Pitcher Stats: G-8, W- 3, L- 2, ERA- 4.15, WHIP- 1.09,  IP- 47.2, H- 41, R- 22, ER- 22, K- 42, BB- 11, HB- 1