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MLB DFS Picks: Spotlight Hitters & Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel & Yahoo: September 13th (FREE)

Eric MacPherson



MLB Picks: Friday, September 13th gives us a thirteen (spooky!) game main slate on Yahoo, DraftKings, FanDuel and FantasyDraft. Before you lock in your baseball DFS lineups and MLB DFS picks, make sure to check out check out Awesemo’s DFS baseball MLB rankings and projections. Not a member? Sign up HERE and use Promo Code: MLBSTACKS for 50% off any one month subscription.  

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Greetings Gamers! We have a fun thirteen game slate for Friday the 13th so let’s get going!

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Main Slate

Baltimore Orioles at RHP Jordan Zimmermann – 5.1 implied runs

This is a nice spot to employ the Batters of Birdland as they match up well with RHP Jordan Zimmermann.  On the season, Zimmermann has done a reasonable job of limiting baserunners, but the low strikeouts and above average home run rate does not help.  The last 483 righties have tallied a .220 ISO / 1.50 HR/9 and the last 510 lefties have a .233 ISO with a 1.94 HR/9.  The other bonus is the 38.0 GB% which is below average and can keep the double plays limited.

Trey Mancini, Anthony Santander and Renato Nunez are the best three hitters with power upside for the Orioles.  Look to Jonathan Villar for his on-base and steals upside.  D.J. Stewart is a cheap source of power potential and differentiation. Saving the best for last, Hanser Alberto .320 is vying with Michael Brantley .323 for the American League batting title… who knew?!

Keep in mind that the Detroit Tigers have one of THE WORST bullpens in the league.  With a bottom five ERA, FIP, xFIP, SIERA, BB% and K%. ENJOY!

Evening Slate

Oakland Athletics at LHP Brock Burke – 6.2 implied runs

The wheels came off the wagon in LHP Brock Burke’s last start.  The 22-year old southpaw is getting on-the-job training as he has just 8.0 of his 450. MiLB innings above AA.  His fastball is in the low-to-mid 90s and he had a 27.8 K% in his last AA stop.

It will be warm in Arlington on Friday with the game time temperatures in the low-90s.  This is a nice matchup for the Athletics as they are able to get very right-handed with power.  Matt Chapman, Marcus Semien, Mark Canha and Josh Phegley all have a .220+ ISO against southpaws.  Additionally, though it has been a dismal season for Khris Davis, he still has a .211 ISO in righty/lefty matchups.  Finally, for some differentiation, Matt Olsen has a .262 ISO in 138 lefty/lefty matchups which is phenomenal.

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Late Slate

Chicago White Sox at LHP Yusei Kikuchi – 4.4 implied runs

Do not let that low implied run total turn you away. The ChiSox have a very specific core of players we will want to target in this matchup.  LHP Yusei Kikuchi has allowed the 34 home runs this season behind the 36 of Matthew Boyd and Mike Leake.  With a .238 ISO / 1.98 HR/9 to righties and a .256 ISO / 2.35 HR/9 to lefties we are in business.

Jose Abreu will be the most popular option, but build on him with Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez and James McCann for a full-stack on any slate.  If Welington Castillo is in the lineup, he is a fine discount dandy across the board.

As always, reach out to me in Premium Slack or on Twitter @EMacDFS.

Good Luck Gamers! ~ EMac

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Eric "EMac" MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders. He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or contact EMac by emailing [email protected].

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