MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Friday 5/12/23
Corbin Burnes (MIL) – DK Salary: $9,200
Burnes has been exceptional this season with a 29% strikeout rate and favorable underlying metrics like a 3.17 SIERA. He faces the Kansas City Royals, who have struggled against hard-throwing right-handed pitchers like Burnes, batting just .228 against them over the last two years. With his dominant performance and favorable matchup, Burnes is an excellent high-priced option.
Spencer Strider (ATL) – DK Salary: $12,200
Strider has been lights out with an impressive 39% strikeout rate, making him one of the top pitchers on this slate. He takes on the Toronto Blue Jays, who have struggled against top-tier right-handed pitchers like Strider, batting just .212 against them over the last two years. Strider’s high strikeout potential and overall dominance make him a top choice, despite his expensive price tag.
Sonny Gray (MIN) – DK Salary: $10,000
Gray has been consistent and boasts a 25% strikeout rate this season. He faces the Chicago Cubs, who have struck out 29.2% of the time against top-tier right-handed pitchers like Gray over the last two years. With solid numbers and a favorable matchup, Gray presents a strong mid-priced option.
Blake Snell (SDP) – DK Salary: $8,100
Snell may have control issues, but he still possesses strikeout upside with a 30% strikeout rate. He goes up against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and left-handed starters with above-average flyball rates, like Snell, have had an ERA of 4.69 against the Dodgers since last year. While there are risks associated with Snell, his potential for strikeouts makes him an intriguing mid-priced option.
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Low-Priced Value Pitchers:
Tyler Anderson (LAA) – DK Salary: $5,500
Anderson provides significant salary relief and faces the Cleveland Guardians, who have batted .236 against top-tier left-handed pitchers like Anderson over the last two years. Despite his struggles this season, Anderson’s price tag on DK makes him an excellent value play.
Martin Perez (TEX) – DK Salary: $8,300
Perez has a good matchup against the Oakland Athletics, and while specific matchup data is limited, his solid performance this season and reasonable salary make him a viable value choice.
When constructing your MLB DFS lineups for Friday, consider these pitchers based on their price range, recent performances, strikeout potential, and the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. Remember to monitor any lineup changes or last-minute updates before finalizing your selections.
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