Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Players for April 5th, 2013

by Adam Jenkins
Fantasy Editor
Jake Arrieta, Photo: Keith Allison, Flickr.com
Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Hitter of the Day- Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies

The Rockies will begin their first homestand of 2013 tonight and there probably isn't a better place for hitters than Coors Field. Wilin Rosario has gotten off to a great start this year, going 5-9 with a homer in his first two games carrying over the momentum from his .370, 4 HR, spring training. Rosario will be facing Jason Marquis, who hasn't had a sub-4.00 ERA since 2004. Rosario is comfortably priced at $3,300 on Fanduel.com, which ties him with many other catchers (including some duds like Miguel Olivo and Kurt Suzuki) as the ninth highest-priced catcher. 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Pitcher of the Day- Jake Arrieta, Baltimore Orioles

On a day in which most teams are throwing their fourth and fifth starters, there's not a lot in terms of "bargains" available, just bad pitchers (or pitchers in bad matchups) priced appropriately. Jake Arrieta, however, could be an inexpensive pitcher that pays dividends. Arrieta is coming off a great spring (1.56 ERA) and is facing a Twins team against whom he's had some career success (2.65 ERA). He's priced at only $4,900 on Fanduel.com, which will leave you plenty of money for hitters. 

Results for Yesterday's Value Hitter of the Day- Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles: 2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, HBP

Results for Yesterday's Value Pitcher of the Day- James McDonald of the Pittsburgh Pirates: L, 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 2 BB,

Year-to-Date Value Hitter Stats: G- 4, AB- 13, BA- .231, OBP- .375, SLG- .538, H-3, 2B- 1, 3B- 0, HR- 1, RBI- 4, R- 2, SB- 1, K- 1, BB- 1, HBP- 2, GDP- 1

Year-to-Date Value Pitcher Stats: G- 4, W- 2, L- 1, ERA- 2.46, WHIP- 0.82,  IP- 25.2, H- 16, R- 7, ER- 7, K- 27, BB- 5