Best DraftKings and Fanduel Lineup Picks for MLB Daily Fantasy & Fantasy Baseball 9-3
Welcome to our guide on crafting the optimal MLB DFS lineup for DraftKings and Fanduel, packed with insights on the top hitters that can elevate your fantasy game. In this article, we’ll delve into the strengths and weaknesses of key players, providing you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices for your daily fantasy baseball team.
Ohtani: The Unstoppable Force
It’s astonishing to witness Ohtani’s remarkable performance despite battling a torn UCL. The two-way phenom has been on a tear, leading the AL with an impressive 44 home runs. Over his last 75 games, Ohtani boasts a .464 OBP, .776 SLG, and a staggering 1.240 OPS. This exceptional run places him in a league of his own. Facing an Oakland team with a struggling ERA and WHIP, Ohtani emerges as an indispensable choice in your lineup.
Trea Turner: A Hitting Streak Worth Noting
Trea Turner stands out as one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now. With a 13-game hitting streak under his belt, including nine home runs, Turner’s recent form is hard to ignore. Despite a somewhat underwhelming season overall, his track record remains elite. Particularly adept against left-handed pitchers, Turner holds a career .496 slugging percentage and a 129 wRC+. His potential against Wade Miley makes him a strong contender for your lineup.
Lowe: The Right-Handed Dominator
Brandon Lowe’s prowess against right-handed pitchers is a compelling reason to consider him for your fantasy lineup. Across the last three years, Lowe’s numbers against righties are impressive: a .347 OBP, .490 SLG, and a notable .836 OPS. Batting second in favorable matchups, he maintains a .375 OBP and a remarkable .904 OPS over his last 25 games. His duel with an inexperienced pitcher, Xzavion Curry, could offer substantial points.
Julio Rodriguez: Riding the Hot Streak
Julio Rodriguez’s recent hitting streak spanning 15 games puts him in the spotlight. His August performance was nothing short of remarkable, boasting a 1.197 OPS and a 231 wRC+. With an overall .281 xBA, .468 xSLG, and a 93 mph average exit velocity, Rodriguez is a force to be reckoned with. Tylor Megill’s struggles on the mound further amplify Rodriguez’s potential. Megill’s 6.39 xERA and 4.95 xFIP provide a promising opportunity for Rodriguez to excel.
J-Rod: Sizzling on the Field
Returning to the plate after a month of scorching performance, J-Rod boasts an impressive .473 AVG, .520 OBP, .813 SLG, and an overall 1.33 OPS across his last 22 games. His nine stolen bases during this span add an extra dimension to his gameplay, making him an exciting addition to any fantasy lineup.
Carroll: Consistency Amidst Challenges
Despite a slump in the second half, Carroll remains a top option in the fantasy realm. His 23 homers, 41 steals, and 96 runs scored underscore his consistent value. Recent glimpses of improvement, marked by a 1.250 OPS over the last 11 outings, make him an intriguing choice. His solid .928 OPS against righties and an advantageous matchup against a pitcher with a 4.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP further enhance his appeal.
Hayes: The Silent Powerhouse
Quietly emerging as one of the best third basemen in the latter half of the season, Hayes exhibits exceptional prowess at the plate. His remarkable .366 AVG, .422 OBP, .683 SLG, and a stunning 1.105 OPS over his last 20 games make him a valuable asset. Facing one of the sport’s weakest pitchers only solidifies Hayes’ position as a top contender.
Reynolds: The Pirates’ Leading Bat
While potent bats are scarce in the Pirates lineup, Reynolds stands out as their premier hitter. Over the past three years, Reynolds has consistently delivered with an .841 OPS. This reliability is paramount, especially when facing a pitcher like Wainwright. Recent data, including a .891 OPS across his last 36 outings, further cements Reynolds as a formidable option.
Carpenter: A Diamond in the Rough
Carpenter shines as the standout batter for the Tigers this season, boasting an impressive .370 AVG, .426 OBP, .707 SLG, and a commanding 1.132 OPS over the last 25 games. The Royals’ vulnerability against righties, evident from their .904 OPS, complements Carpenter’s potential. Michael Kopech’s struggles on the mound present a favorable scenario for Carpenter to capitalize on.
Yoshida: Overcoming Challenges
Yoshida’s recent struggles shouldn’t overshadow his proficiency against weak right-handed pitchers. His .299 AVG and .809 OPS against right-handers underscore his capability. A recent standout performance, going 3-for-3 with a home run, demonstrates his ability to seize opportunities. Against a pitcher like Greinke, Yoshida has the chance to finish the season on a high note.
Devers: Unleashing Power Against Righties
When stacking against Greinke, Devers stands out as the prime option. With a .362 OBP, .562 SLG, and a .924 OPS against right-handed pitchers over the last three years, Devers exhibits consistent dominance. His recent form, marked by a .391 OBP and a .930 OPS since July 1, further solidifies his position as a top-tier choice.
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