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MLB DFS Picks for Cinco De Mayo Wednesday May 5th

This MLB DFS Picks article is a Morning Preview I’m going to publish daily. In this article, I will go game by game and quickly highlight some MLB DFS Picks in good spots today in each game. I will try not to make this a “deep dive” style article, but, I tend to get a little carried away so forgive me in advance.

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MLB DFS Picks for 5/5/21

Early Slate

⚾ CHW @ CIN 12:35pm

S.Gray – 3.63 xfip 29.8% k rate
solid woba/iso vs both LH and RH batters
solid K rate 29.1% vs LH and 30.5% vs RH
targets – Moncada, Abreu

D.Keuchel (L) – 4.13 xfip 16.9% k rate
solid woba/iso vs both LH and RH
only 15.3% k rate vs RHB
targets – Castellanos, Suarez, Moustakas

⚾ SF @ COL 3:10pm

J.Gray – 4.38 xfip 21.5% k rate
342/200 woba/iso 43% HC only 19.1% K rate vs LHB
targets – Tauchman, Belt, Dickerson

L.Webb – 4.31 xfip 20.2% k rate
356 woba 42% HC vs LHB
340 woba 38% HC vs RHB
targets – Story, Blackmon, Nunez

⚾ BAL @ SEA 3:40pm

Y.Kikuchi (L) – 4.82 xfip 18.3% k rate
176 iso 38% HC vs LHB
356/222 woba/iso 37% HC only 17% K rate vs RHB
targets – Mancini, Franco, Severino

J.Means (L) – 4.98 xfip 21.1% k rate
190 iso 47% FB vs RHB
targets – Haniger, France, Seager

⚾ NYM @ STL 5:15pm

K.Kim (L) – 4.22 xfip 18.2% k rate
solid woba/iso vs LH and RH
only 14.4% k rate vs RHB and 42% HC rate
targets – Pillar, Alonso, Lindor, McCann

M.Stroman – 3.88 xfip 20.5% k rate
solid woba/iso vs LH and RH
only 19.5% k rate vs LHB
targets – Goldy, Carpenter

⚾ ARI @ MIA 6:40pm

P.Lopez – 4.06 xfip 22.5% k rate
338/173 woba/iso 39% HC vs LHB
targets – Peralta, Walker

L.Weaver – 4.55 xfip 24.3% k rate
329/188 woba/iso 37% FB 37% HC vs LHB
206 iso 43% FB 52% HC vs RHB
targets – Aguiler, Cooper, Dickerson, Anderson

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Main Slate

⚾ MIL @ PHI 7:05pm

C.Anderson – 5.07 xfip 21.5% k rate
195 iso 44% FB vs LHB
370/246 woba/iso 40% FB 43% HC vs RHB
targets – Vogelbach, Cain

F.Peralta – 3.82 xfip 33.4% k rate
327/230 woba/iso 44% FB 40% HC vs RHB
targets – Hoskins, Miller, Realmuto

⚾ ATL @ WAS – 7:05pm

E.Fedde – 5.29 xfip 14.4% k rate
341/159 woba/iso 39% HC vs LHB
190 iso 35% HC vs RHB
targets – Acuna, Freeman, Ozuna

M.Fried (L) – 3.45 xfip 23.9% k rate
328/157 woba/iso 39% HC vs RHB
targets – Turner, Zimmerman, Castro, Gomes

⚾ HOU @ NYY 7:05pm

J.Montgomery (L) – 3.85 xfip 23.6% k rate
342/228 woba/iso 41% HC vs RHB
targets – Altuve, Bregman, Alvarez, Correa, Gurriel

L.Garcia – 5.42 xfip 21.6% k rate
383/333 woba/iso 45% FB vs LHB
targets – LeMahieu, Stanton, Judge, Urshela, Torres, Frazier

⚾ DET @ BOS 7:10pm

M.Perez (L) – 4.93 xfip 18.5% k rate
340/170 woba/iso 36% HC vs RHB
targets – Cabrera, Schoop, Goodrum, Ramos

C.Mize – 5.01 xfip 18.5% k rate
423/314 woba/iso 44% HC vs LHB
targets – Verdugo, Martinez, Bogaerts, Devers

⚾ LAD @ CHC 7:40pm

A.Alzoaly – 4.18 xfip 28.5% k rate
339/185 woba/iso 44% HC vs LHB
targets – Betts, Seager, Turner, Muncy, Smith

W.Buehler – 3.34 xfip 29.5% k rate
solid woba/iso vs LH and RH
targets – Pederson, Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras, Heyward

⚾ TEX @ MIN 7:40pm

L.Thorpe (L) – 5.05 xfip 20.1% k rate
409/216 woba/iso 37% FB vs LHB
384/194 woba/iso 37% FB 42% HC vs RHB
targets – Calhoun, Solak, Gallo

H.Yang (L) – 4.90 xfip 15.2% k rate
small sample only 9 LH and 24 RH batters faced since 2019
targets – Buxton, Donaldson, Cruz, Garver, Krilloff

⚾ NYM @ STL 7:45pm

J.Oviedo – 4.97 xfip 18.1% k rate
341/175 woba/iso 43% HC vs RHB
targets – McNeil, Lindor, Conforto, Alonso, Smith

J.Yamamoto – 5.31 xfip 24.2% k rate
252 iso 41% FB 51% HC vs LHB
357/206 woba/iso 45% FB 48% HC vs RHB
targets – Goldy, Arenado, DeJong

⚾ CLE @ KC 8:10pm

B.Singer – 4.09 xfip 24% k rate
solid woba/iso vs LH and RH
targets – Ramirez, Rosario, Reyes

S.Bieber – 2.92 xfip 33.7% k rate
elite k rate 34.9% vs LH and 32.7% vs RHB
targets – Perez, Soler

⚾ PIT @ SD 8:10pm

Y.Darvish – 3.42 xfip 31.3% k rate
189 iso 37% HC vs LHB
targets – Reynolds, Moran

J.Brubaker – 4.05 xfip 24.5% k rate
206 iso vs RHB
targets – Tatis, Croneworth, Myers

⚾ TB @ LAA 9:38pm

S.Ohtani – 5.37 xfip 33.3% k rate
small sample 39 LH and RH batters faced since 2019
elite K rate 41% vs RHB
targets – Meadows, Lowe

R.Yarbrough (L) – 4.23 xfip 19.3% k rate
very good woba/iso vs LH and RH
sub par K rate 19.2% vs LH and RH
targets – Trout, Rendon

⚾ TOR @ OAK 9:40pm

C.Bassitt – 4.39 xfip 22.5% k rate
191 iso 41% FB 38% HC vs LHB
targets – Springer, Bichette, Guerrero, Semien

R.Ray (L) – 4.44 xfip 29.8% k rate
356/236 woba/iso 41% FB 44% HC vs RHB
great K rate 29.4% vs LH and 29.9% vs RHB
targets – Canha, Laureano, Chapman, Lowrie

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