Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks To Click: May 2, 2013

An abbreviated daily fantasy baseball schedule is set to go on getaway Thursday with only nine games on the docket. Match-ups include the Padres/Cubs, Rays/Royals, Marlins/Phillies, Red Sox/Blue Jays, Nationals/Braves, White Sox/Rangers, Cardinals/Brewers, Tigers/Astros, and Orioles/Angels. Here’s a list of players I’ll be looking to start and avoid when drafting my rosters for the evening.

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• Players listed in Green are swinging away in positive park factors per handedness
• Players listed in Red are swinging away in negative park factors per handedness
• Players listed in Black are swinging in neutral park factors per handedness


Start ‘Em – Billy Butler, Luke Scott, James Loney, Mike Napoli, Mitch Moreland, Prince Fielder, Chris Davis, Ryan Howard, Freddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez, Mark Trumbo, Chris Carter

AVOID – Edwin Encarnacion, Yonder Alonso, Greg Dobbs, Adam LaRoche, Anthony Rizzo


Start ‘Em – Chase Utley, Dustin Pedroia, Darwin Barney, Jose Altuve

AVOID – Kelly Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Danny Espinosa, Rickie Weeks, Ben Zobrist


Start ‘Em – Daniel Descalso, Yunel Escobar, Everth Cabrera, Jean Segura, Erick Aybar

AVOID – Alcides Escobar, Starlin Castro


Start ‘Em – Matt Carpenter, Evan Longoria, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Dominguez, Manny Machado, Cody Ransom, Chase Headley, Michael Young, Chris Johnson, Yuniesky Betancourt

AVOID – Adrian Beltre, Will Middlebrooks


Start ‘Em – Carlos Beltran, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Matt Joyce, Luke Scott, Nick Markakis, John Mayberry Jr., B.J. Upton, Ryan Braun, Jon Jay, Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Alex Rios

AVOID – Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus, Josh Hamilton, Nate McLouth, Jayson Werth,


Start ‘Em – Yadier Molina, Wellington Castillo, Victor Martinez, A.J. Pierzynski, J.P. Arencibia

AVOID – Miguel Olivo

Mike Rose

Mike Rose

Mike is a die hard of everything Chicago and one that bleeds the crimson and blue of his beloved Jayhawks. He was a successful handicapper for years before establishing a sports content distribution company that covers all the major sports from an investing point of view for many highly acclaimed sports media outlets. He's in the learning phase of tackling the daily grind of fantasy sports, but has caught on quickly and expects his sports betting background to lead him and his readers to greener pastures. You can find him on Twitter @MikeRose77
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