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MLB DFS Plays: Wednesday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


This article aims to find the best overall MLB DFS Plays and Bargains to help you construct a cash-worthy lineup. The following write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, meaning injury information, weather, and lineup cards could alter the fantasy landscape. Checking starting lineups and scanning our MLB Headlines Feed should keep you in the loop.

 

 

Keep in mind that we are focusing on the evening slate starting at 7:05 ET with nine games.

 

 

 

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PITCHER

 

Trevor Bauer – Cleveland (at Chicago White Sox)

 

Bauer has put together a nice season so far, owning a 2.62 ERA with 109 strikeouts through 86 innings pitched. Facing a White Sox offense that ranks 23rd in wOBA with the fourth highest strikeout rate (25.3%) should keep Bauer going. The Cleveland righty has notched ten or more punch-outs in four of his past five starts, and there’s a reasonable chance he’ll achieve that again tonight … Making matters even better, we can get Bauer at a steep discount from Gerrit Cole ($1600 difference) on FanDuel.

 

 

Also Consider: Gerrit Cole, Jose Berrios, Luke Weaver (value)

 

 

 

CATCHER / FIRST BASE

 

Greg Bird – NY Yankees (vs Washington)

 

I really want Jose Martinez in this spot, but his recent surge has resulted in a cumbersome salary of $4400 on FanDuel. Settling for Greg Bird at $3400 isn’t a bad alternative, as he has enough power upside to inflict some fantasy damage tonight. The Yankees represent the highest projected offense of the night, facing Washington RHP Erick Fedde in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Fedde has yet to figure things out at the major league level, allowing 19 earned runs and 31 hits through 21 innings over four MLB starts. There’s a chance Bird and the Yanks will get to him tonight.

 

 

Also Consider: Jose Martinez, Buster Posey

 

 

 

SECOND BASE

 

Jedd Gyorko – St. Louis (vs San Diego)

 

You better believe I’m looking towards a Cardinals’ stack this evening! We can comfortably target right-handed bats against San Diego LHP Eric Lauer and his generous .409 wOBA split against those with the platoon advantage. I plan on doing exactly that. Jedd Gyorko is an economical lift within that while holding confident career numbers against left-handed pitching. He’s a great “price play” with upside for only $2700 on FanDuel.

 

 

Also Consider: Brian Dozier, Daniel Murphy

 

 

 

THIRD BASE

 

Justin Turner – LA Dodgers (vs Texas)

 

I don’t mind picking on Cole Hamels, as he isn’t necessarily the same lockdown ace of previous years. In fact, Hamels is in somewhat of a rut after allowing 12 earned runs and 20 hits through 20.2 innings over his past three starts. Meanwhile, Justin Turner still carries a mid-range salary ($3.2k on FanDuel) despite his bat warming up. I don’t feel like paying a premium at third base for guys like Ramirez, Arenado, or Moustakas, and Turner is one of the more confident mid-range fallback options. I’m willing to take a chance on him tonight.  

 

 

Also Consider: Miguel Andujar, Evan Longoria

 

 

 

SHORTSTOP

 

Didi Gregorius – NY Yankees (vs Washington)

 

Didi was featured in yesterday’s MLB GPP Plays column, responding with two solo homers. As I mentioned in that article, Gregorius loves playing at home with the short porch in right field. It gives him an added dimension of upside that he could plausibly enjoy again tonight. Please refer back to Greg Bird’s write-up earlier in this column, where I clearly explained Washington RHP Erick Fedde’s inconsistencies at the major league level through four starts. Didi could be on the verge of another big game.  

 

 

Also Consider: Chris Taylor, Scott Kingery (value)

 

 

 

OUTFIELD

 

Marcell Ozuna – St. Louis (vs San Diego)

 

Ozuna is an elite hitter against left-handed pitching, which corresponds nicely with San Diego LHP Eric Lauer’s susceptibility to right-handed bats (.409 wOBA split). Marcell is finally starting to warm up in his new St. Louis home, and now is the time to buy plenty of shares in this juicy matchup. As mentioned earlier, I’m looking to build a St. Louis stack tonight – where Ozuna, Gyorko, Pham, Martinez, and Bader are all pieces to consider.

 

 

Brett Gardner – NY Yankees (vs Washington)

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m looking to blend hitters from the Cardinals and Yankees then fill in the gaps. They represent two of the highest run-scoring projections on this evening slate, and you could conceivably merge some of their hitters alongside Trevor Bauer at pitcher. Per usual, Gardner has excellent run scoring potential and lineup security while hitting in front of Judge, Stanton, and Gregorius. He’ll look to benefit from the struggles of Washington RHP Erick Fedde (mentioned ealier) as well. I believe Gardner is a confident acquisition for only $3000 on FanDuel.

 

 

Also Consider: Tommy Pham, Adam Eaton, Juan Soto, Enrique Hernandez, Harrison Bader



Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.
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