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Main-Slate MLB DFS Picks
Cincinnati Reds at RHP Chad Kuhl – 5.4 implied runs
This is an easy recommendation for me, as most of the Cincinnati batsmen are at a discount. Kuhl has been a mess against opposite-handed hitters throughout his short career. The last 256 lefties that have faced him have tallied a 2.11 HR/9 with a .253 ISO and a 42.8% hard hit rate. He has held his own against righties with a 0.99 HR/9 and .135 ISO, though the 2.82 ERA and 4.24 xFIP indicate he has been running lucky.
Jesse Winker tops the list for me wit his price and power upside. Mike Moustakas is starting to round into form after battling illness. Recent acquisition Brian Goodwin is always overlooked and we can even include the ageless Joey Votto in a rare appearance for him in this space. Switch-hitting Freddy Galvis is a fine one-off to help us work in those spendy top-shelf pitching options today.
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Afternoon-Slate MLB DFS Picks
Chicago White Sox at RHP Matt Harvey – 6.4 implied runs
In his 7.2 innings, Harvey has ceded five home runs with a 14.09 ERA and 3.00 baserunners per inning. We are not going to be alone in looking to the White Sox, but with the many expensive pitching options available today, decisions and risk tolerance will need to be weighed carefully. The Royals used only two relievers yesterday but four saw action on Friday. The collective bullpen is mediocre and we should neither bet scared or thrilled to have Harvey knocked out too quickly.
As I noted, this is all going to come down to an exercise in allocating salary cap. If we are going with a full stack, then we will have to accept a risky pitcher or two in our lineups. Yasmani Grandal is my favorite play, as most gamers are not happy about spending on a catcher. Then we can look to Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion for raw power. Nomar Mazara and Danny Mendick are at the bottom of the order, but they are cheapies. Finally luxury plays in full stacks will include Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson and rookie Luis Robert.
Late-Slate MLB DFS Picks
San Francisco Giants vs. LHP Alex Young – 5.2 implied runs
Heading into yesterday’s matchup, in 18 home games this season San Francisco has scored 103 runs and has allowed 101 for 11.33 runs per game. This is behind Coors Field which is at 13.43 but ahead of every other stadium in the league with at least 15 games played. Other notable parks include Fenway (11.26), Yankee Stadium (9.76), Texas (8.16), Tropicana Field (8.11), Wrigley Field (6.68) and Target Field (6.20).
On tap for the second straight day is a southpaw who allows home runs like it is his job. Young has ceded a .230 ISO, 46.2 HH% and 1.88 HR/9 across his last 330 lefty/righty matchups. Same-handed hitters have got him for a 1.30 HR/9, so do not be afraid to roll out Mike Yastrzemski, who has a .292 ISO and 161 wRC+ in his career against lefties.
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