Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Pitchers for April 7

Kyle Kendrick
Kyle Kendrick
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Make sure you are ready for today’s daily fantasy baseball action. Since it’s Monday, many teams have the day off. Since it’s an April Monday, there are even a couple extra afternoon games. So, with eight games on the schedule, half of which are early starts, Draftstreet lineups will lock at 1:05. To help save you time later, here are a few value pitchers to consider for your teams today.

Best Bet

Kyle Kendrick – $10,022

The Phillies are actually off to a decent start to the season, with a 3-3 record through their first six games. But Kendrick put them in position to be 4-2, only to have the bullpen blow it. On Wednesday against the Rangers, Kendrick threw seven strong innings, keeping their strong lineup to just five hits and one run, while striking out four.  That performance came on the heels of a great March. After giving up three runs in two innings during his first appearance in February, he bounced back to give up just two runs in his next 14 innings and added 10 strikeouts.  This run has been going for a month now. Kendrick  would have been a nice addition to a daily fantasy team on Wednesday, so don’t miss the opportunity now against Milwaukee.

Double Down

Jarred Cosart – $10,638

It may only have been one start, but Cosart has yet to give up a run this season. In his debut last week, he shut out the Yankees over five innings, surrendering only four hits. The Astros as a whole, have to be thrilled with their start, too. Going 3-3 through the first six games isn’t too bad considering they only won 51 last year. For Cosart, he will be looking to build off his last start and the spring. Opponents hit just .159 against him in 12 innings in March, and he also struck out 16. It’s all gone to show that his entrance to the Majors last year wasn’t a fluke. His 1.95 ERA in his first 10 Major League starts is a franchise record for that length of time. When he faces the Angels today, he’ll be doing it with a lot of potential.

Roll the Dice

Felipe Paulino – $10,845

It had been two years since Paulino pitched in a Major League game before making his White Sox debut on Wednesday. All things considered, it went pretty well. He made it through 5.1 innings, and gave up one earned run on seven hits. He also notched six strikeouts. The start helped him recover from a disappointing spring training when batters hit .337 against him and he had an ERA of 6.75. Even after his elbow and shoulder injuries, his strikeout numbers are still there. He has a career K/9 rate of 8.4, and his preseason and regular season performances have been even better than that. If you’re looking for a low-risk, high-reward option, trotting Paulino out there against the Rockies may not be too bad.

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Tony Consiglio
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