Tampa Bay Rays DFS DraftKings selections April 26th, 2021
By Kasey Kuhrts
Game one of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics is upon is, and so is another DFS DraftKings selections article from Rays Colored Glasses.
Our last selections article saw us pick Brandon Lowe, who homered in the game, and Kevin Kiermaier, who had a 10-point night on DraftKings.
Tonight, our Tampa Bay Rays selections feature two guys with good career numbers off Sean Manaea.
Yandy Diaz ($3,300)
Diaz will bat second tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays and is priced way too cheap.
Diaz hasn’t recorded a game with 0 points on DraftKings since April 7th. That’s 14 straight games with at least 2 points. Mr. reliable.
Although Diaz has never faced Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea in the regular season, he has in the post season, and excelled. You may remember this.
Manuel Margot ($2,700)
Here goes DraftKings again with the disrespect. $2,700? Come on
Margot will bat fourth tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays, a cleanup hitter under 3K, what a world.
Margot is a career .333 hitter against Manaea, which breaks down to 1-for-3.
Elvis Andrus ($3,200)
My visitor selection of the night is Elvis Andrus. Just looking at the stats would make you question why I would suggest Elvis. He’s only hitting .162 so far this season, with an .210 on-base percentage.
But here’s my thinking. He’s cheap.
He is a career 1-for-2 off Tampa Bay Rays starter Rich Hill, so that’s got to count for something, right? Maybe not.
Hill hasn’t been very good this season for the Rays, his ERA is nearly 9.00 with a 1.53 WHIP. I have a feeling Andrus is going to have a good night tonight.
My Tampa Bay Rays fade of the night is Mike Zunino ($3,700)
Zunino is a career .167 hitter against Sean Manaea, and this time it isn’t a small sample size. Mike is 2-for-12 career against Manaea, I don’t like those stats, or his odds tonight.