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MLB DFS Top Plays for Friday 5/12/23

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Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Plays for Friday 5/12/23 article. Today, we shift our focus to the best hitters available for your MLB DFS lineups. By identifying players with favorable matchups and recent strong performances, we aim to help you make informed decisions and maximize your fantasy production. Let’s dive into the top hitters for today’s slate, taking into account both their individual performance and the matchups they face.

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MLB DFS Top Plays for Friday 5/12/23

Trea Turner (PHI – SS – $5,800 DK): Turner holds an excellent matchup against left-handed pitcher Austin Gomber of the Colorado Rockies. In his last 55 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Gomber, Turner has been slugging an impressive .667 over the past two seasons. The current Phillies hitters have had success against bottom-tier left-handed pitchers like Gomber, batting .297 during the same timeframe.

Nick Castellanos (PHI – OF – $5,200 DK): Castellanos is another Phillies hitter set to benefit from the matchup against Gomber. In his last 40 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Gomber, Castellanos boasts a slugging percentage of .676 over the past two seasons. Like Turner, he takes advantage of the Phillies’ success against bottom-tier left-handed pitchers.

Alex Bregman (HOU – 3B – $4,600 DK): Bregman presents an intriguing option facing right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech of the Chicago White Sox. Bregman has shown his prowess against right-handers who rely heavily on the fastball, slugging .674 in his last 97 plate appearances against such pitchers over the past two seasons. However, it’s worth noting that Kopech, known for his above-average flyball rate, has struggled against the Astros, posting an ERA of 5.42 since last year.

Brandon Nimmo (NYM – OF – $4,500 DK): Nimmo has been enjoying a solid season, batting .312 in his last 138 at-bats. He enters a matchup against left-handed starter MacKenzie Gore of the Washington Nationals. Although Gore has a respectable ERA against left-handed starters, the Mets’ matchup data suggests a favorable outlook for Nimmo and his teammates.

Joc Pederson (SF – OF – $4,100 DK): Pederson finds himself in a favorable situation against right-handed pitcher Ryne Nelson of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pederson has excelled against right-handers with low strikeout rates, slugging .538 in his last 191 plate appearances against similar pitchers. The favorable matchup adds to his appeal.

LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF – 1B – $3,600 DK): Wade Jr. benefits from the same favorable matchup against Nelson. While there isn’t specific matchup data available, his price tag and projected lineup placement make him an intriguing value play.

Tommy Edman (STL – 2B/SS – $4,100 DK): Edman heads into a matchup against left-handed starter James Paxton of the Boston Red Sox. While limited matchup data is available, the early indications favor Edman. Furthermore, left-handed starters have allowed a batting average of .271 against the Cardinals over the past two years.

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Justin Turner (BOS – 1B – $3,400 DK): Turner faces Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. In their previous encounters, Turner has enjoyed success, slugging .643 with three extra-base hits in just 14 at-bats. Wainwright’s soft-throwing style has been less effective against Red Sox hitters, who have collectively recorded an OPS of .827 against pitchers with a soft-throwing right-handed pitchers like Wainwright over the past two years. This favorable history and the Red Sox’s track record against pitchers of Wainwright’s style make Turner an enticing option at a reasonable price.

Jurickson Profar (COL – OF – $4,200 DK): Profar finds himself in a matchup against right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker of the Philadelphia Phillies. Profar has had success against Walker in the past, hitting two home runs in their last 11 plate appearances. Additionally, pitchers with similar repertoires to Walker have struggled against the Colorado Rockies, posting an ERA of 4.56 over the last year. These factors make Profar an intriguing choice for your lineup.

Jarren Duran (BOS – OF – $4,000 DK): Duran also benefits from the matchup against Adam Wainwright. In his last 82 plate appearances against soft-throwing right-handed pitchers like Wainwright, Duran has slugged an impressive .579 over the past two seasons. With his recent performance and the Red Sox’s success against Wainwright’s style of pitching, Duran offers great value potential.

J.D. Davis (SF – 3B – $3,800 DK): Davis enters a favorable matchup against right-handed pitcher Ryne Nelson of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Davis has shown his ability to excel against right-handers with low strikeout rates, slugging .571 in his last 78 plate appearances against similar pitchers over the past two seasons. Considering the favorable matchup and Davis’s potential, he becomes an attractive option for your DFS lineups.

Mitch Haniger (SF – OF – $3,600 DK): Haniger also benefits from the matchup against Ryne Nelson. In his last 255 plate appearances against right-handers with high flyball rates like Nelson, Haniger has displayed his power with a .487 slugging percentage over the past two seasons. With his consistent performance and the favorable matchup, Haniger offers both reliability and upside.

These are just a few of the top hitters available for today’s MLB DFS slate. By considering their recent performance, individual matchups, and the success they’ve had against specific pitchers, you can build a strong lineup that maximizes your chances of success. Remember to keep an eye on any last-minute lineup changes and adjust accordingly. Good luck with your MLB DFS lineups on this exciting Friday slate!

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