3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on 4/5/19
Shane Bieber, P, Cleveland Indians
It's still a little early in the season to read too much into the small-sample numbers, but their 12.0% swinging-strike rate is higher than average, and they sit bottom-five with a 29.8% hard-hit rate while their 19.7% soft-hit rate is the 10th highest. Whiffing often and making poor contact when you don't whiff isn't exactly a productive combination.
Shane Bieber looked impressive in his first major league season in 2018, despite what his 4.55 ERA may lead you to believe. The high ERA came with a 3.45 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA), while he posted a 24.7% strikeout rate and 4.7% walk rate.
Bieber and the Cleveland Indians are the second-biggest favorites on the slate (-152 moneyline), positioning him well to score a win while the Jays' low implied total and strikeout-happy ways mean he's got both a strong floor and high ceiling here.