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MLB DFS Top Hitters for Draftkings and Fanduel lineups 9/18/23

MLB DFS Top Plays

If you’re a fantasy baseball enthusiast looking to dominate your MLB DFS contests on DraftKings and FanDuel, you’re in the right place. We’ve got the inside scoop on the top hitters for your lineups on the evening of September 18, 2023. These players are poised to deliver big numbers and potentially lead you to DFS glory. Let’s dive into the matchups and why these hitters are worth considering.

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Jose Altuve – 2B, HOU

DraftKings Price: $4,500 | FanDuel Price: $3,200

When it comes to facing left-handed pitchers, Jose Altuve is a force to be reckoned with. Since 2021, he’s maintained an impressive .372 OBP, a powerful .226 ISO, and an eye-popping 150 wRC+ in 474 plate appearances. Altuve’s consistency and ability to produce against southpaws make him a valuable addition to your DFS lineup tonight.

Josh Donaldson – 3B, MIL

DraftKings Price: $4,000 | FanDuel Price: $2,600

Facing off against Adam Wainwright in 2023 might not seem ideal, but Josh Donaldson has been a standout performer for the Brewers since his arrival. Wainwright has struggled against right-handed batters this season, boasting a concerning .406 wOBA and a significant .218 ISO. In contrast, Donaldson has been on fire since his call-up to Milwaukee, flaunting a remarkable 251 wRC+, a blistering .546 wOBA, and a jaw-dropping .800 SLG in his last 15 plate appearances. His value, especially on FanDuel, makes him an appealing choice for your lineup.

Teoscar Hernandez – OF, TOR

DraftKings Price: $4,800 | FanDuel Price: $3,500

Teoscar Hernandez has proven to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to facing pitchers since 2021. With a .358 OBP, a robust .327 ISO, and an outstanding 173 wRC+ in 366 plate appearances, he’s a solid pick for your DFS squad. Hernandez’s ability to consistently get on base and generate extra-base hits is precisely what you need to boost your lineup’s performance.

J.P. Crawford – SS, SEA

DraftKings Price: $4,200 | FanDuel Price: $3,100

Sears has shown a vulnerability to left-handed hitters, yielding a .386 wOBA, a formidable .227 ISO, and a concerning 34.0% hard-hit rate this season. Crawford, in his last 50 plate appearances against left-handers, has been red hot with a 165 wRC+, a stellar .404 wOBA, and a reliable .463 SLG. He’s also likely to be a low-owned shortstop tonight.

Julio Rodriguez – OF, SEA

DraftKings Price: $6,500 | FanDuel Price: $4,500

Julio Rodriguez is currently on fire, with 10 homers and six stolen bases in his last 108 plate appearances. His numbers speak for themselves: a .426 OBP, a potent .373 ISO, and an impressive 225 wRC+. Facing off against JP Sears, who struggles against left-handed hitters, Rodriguez is a prime candidate to deliver big points for your lineup. The Mariners have been performing exceptionally well against left-handed pitching recently, boasting a 138 wRC+ over the last 30 days. Consider stacking them up tonight for added DFS potential.

Matthew Batten – 2B/3B, SD

DraftKings Price: $2,700 | FanDuel Price: $2,300

Matthew Batten and the Padres are set to square off against Ty Blach and the Rockies. Blach has shown vulnerability to right-handed bats, with a concerning .421 wOBA, a significant .186 ISO, and a worrisome 52.1% hard-hit rate over his last 30 days. Batten, since the break, has been outstanding against left-handed pitchers, boasting a 191 wRC+, a robust .448 wOBA, and a solid .571 SLG in 32 plate appearances. If you’re looking for value, Batten is an enticing choice for your DFS lineup.

Carlos Santana – 1B, MIL

DraftKings Price: $4,300 | FanDuel Price: $3,100

Carlos Santana finds himself in the heart of Milwaukee’s lineup, facing Adam Wainwright, who has struggled against right-handed batters this season. Santana has been in good form recently, with five homers and a reliable .398 OBP, a respectable .216 ISO, and a solid 148 wRC+ in his previous 103 plate appearances. 

Kyle Schwarber – OF, PHI

DraftKings Price: $5,600 | FanDuel Price: $3,800

Kyle Schwarber and the Phillies are heating up again, and he’s set for a favorable matchup against Kyle Wright. Wright has consistently struggled against left-handed hitters, allowing a concerning .461 wOBA, a substantial .286 ISO, and an alarming 60.0% hard-hit rate in his first start back from the IL. Schwarber, over the last 30 days, has been on fire with a 238 wRC+, an incredible .527 wOBA, and an impressive .875 SLG. 

Ceddanne Rafaela – SS, BOS

DraftKings Price: $3,200 | FanDuel Price: $2,400

Ceddanne Rafaela has seamlessly transitioned to the majors, making an impact for the Red Sox. In his first 52 plate appearances, he’s delivered two homers, a stolen base, a respectable .346 OBP, a reliable .220 ISO, and a solid 135 wRC+. Keep an eye on him if he’s in Boston’s lineup. 

Mark Canha – 1B/OF, MIL

DraftKings Price: $3,200 | FanDuel Price: $2,900

Mark Canha is our top value pick for the slate tonight. He’s been on a tear recently and will hit in the heart of the lineup against Adam Wainwright. Wainwright’s struggles against right-handed batters are well-documented, with a concerning .406 wOBA, a significant .218 ISO, and a troublesome 39.9% hard-hit rate this season. Canha, over his last 30 days, has delivered a 160 wRC+, a strong .410 wOBA, and a reliable .470 SLG against right-handed pitching. 

Bobby Dalbec – 1B/3B, BOS

DraftKings Price: $2,800 | FanDuel Price: $2,200

Recently recalled Bobby Dalbec is an intriguing punt play if he’s in Boston’s lineup. In 306 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers since reaching the majors in 2020, Dalbec has smashed 19 homers, maintained a respectable .336 OBP, a solid .248 ISO, and a dependable 127 wRC+. He’s a budget-friendly option with the potential to provide excellent value in your DFS lineup.

That’s all I’ve got for today 🤟❤💯

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