MLB DFS Top Plays for Friday 8-4-23
Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Plays article for Friday 8-4-23. When it comes to MLB DFS, finding the right top hitters is crucial for building a winning lineup. We’ve carefully analyzed the upcoming matchups to bring you the most promising picks for Friday, August 4th, 2023. Let’s dive into the top hitters who can lead your fantasy team to victory!
Christian Yelich (MIL) – OF
Christian Yelich has been a silent force in Milwaukee this season. With a .286 batting average, 16 homers, 22 steals, and 76 runs scored, he’s proved to be one of the best options in fantasy. Recently, Yelich has been on fire, boasting an impressive .934 OPS across his last 54 games. Facing Quinn Priester and his 9.19 ERA through three starts, Yelich should continue his dominance at the plate. Especially given that lefties have hit .314 against Priester, Yelich’s $5,300 price tag makes him a must-have for your DFS lineup.
Rafael Devers (BOS) – 3B
Devers had a rough start to the season but has been unstoppable in the second half. Over his last 42 games, he’s maintained a .378 OBP, .572 SLG, and .950 OPS, making him a formidable force against right-handers like Alek Manoah. Manoah has struggled against left-handed hitters, allowing a .213 ISO and .383 wOBA this season. At $5,100, Devers is a popular and affordable choice, especially on FanDuel.
Kyle Schwarber (PHI) – OF
Schwarber may be hitting below .200, but his power potential makes him an intriguing GPP option. With 27 homers this season, he’s a home run threat, particularly against right-handers, boasting an .882 OPS against them over the last three years. Facing Jordan Lyles, who has allowed a .244 ISO and .362 wOBA to left-handed hitters, Schwarber’s $4,600 price on DraftKings makes him an excellent value pick.
Brendan Rodgers (COL) – 2B
Rodgers is a steal at just $2,400 on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Batting fifth in the Rockies lineup against Adam Wainwright, Rodgers has a prime opportunity to exploit Wainwright’s recent struggles, as he’s allowed at least four earned runs in four of his last five starts. Left-handed hitters have fared better against Wainwright, making Rodgers an even more enticing play.
Yordan Alvarez (HOU) – DH
Alvarez has been consistently outstanding this season, maintaining a .290 AVG, .397 OBP, .607 SLG, and a jaw-dropping 1.004 OPS. Against the struggling Luis Severino, who has a 7.49 ERA and 1.84 WHIP this year, Alvarez’s $6,000 price tag is well worth the investment. With a career OPS of .978, Alvarez has proven to be an elite play in fantasy.
Andres Gimenez (CLE) – 2B
Gimenez may not have had the best season, but he’s been improving in the second half. Facing Mike Clevinger, who has struggled against left-handed hitters with a .220 ISO and .326 wOBA allowed, Gimenez’s $4,000 price on DraftKings and $3,000 on FanDuel presents a great value for a potentially rewarding performance.
Bryce Harper (PHI) – 1B/OF
While Harper may have struggled to find his groove this season, his talent is undeniable. With a .383 OBP across his last 10 games, Harper has consistently performed well throughout his career with a .389 OBP and .906 OPS. Going up against Jordan Lyles, who has a 7.52 ERA on the road, Harper’s $5,400 price on DraftKings and $3,400 on FanDuel makes him an enticing option.
Jaren Duran (BOS) – OF
Duran, leading off for the Red Sox, is set to capitalize on a favorable matchup against Alek Manoah, who has struggled against left-handed hitters. Duran’s $4,400 price on DraftKings and $3,300 on FanDuel presents an opportunity for significant value in your lineup.
Paul Goldschmidt (STL) – 1B
Despite the Cardinals’ struggles, Goldschmidt has remained consistent and averaging 8.7 DraftKings points per game. Going up against Chris Flexen, Goldschmidt’s $5,700 price on DraftKings and $3,700 on FanDuel is a fair investment for a player of his caliber.
Lars Nootbaar (STL) – OF
Nootbaar has been making waves since coming off the IL, maintaining a .324 AVG, .421 OBP, .588 SLG, and 1.010 OPS over his last 28 games. With the platoon advantage against Flexen, Nootbaar’s $4,400 price on DraftKings and $3,500 on FanDuel presents an opportunity for a valuable addition to your DFS roster.
Ryan Mountcastle (BAL) – 1B
Mountcastle has been a force against left-handers this season, boasting a .351 AVG, .691 SLG, and 1.080 OPS against them. With a favorable matchup against David Peterson and his 5.92 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, Mountcastle’s $3,800 price on DraftKings and $3,400 on FanDuel makes him an affordable and potent addition to your lineup.
Sal Frelick (MIL) – OF
Frelick has been a standout performer since his call-up for the Brewers, boasting a .435 OBP, .515 SLG, and .950 OPS in his first month at this level. Going up against Quinn Priester, Frelick is a strong play with his $3,900 price on DraftKings and $3,000 on FanDuel.
Eugenio Suarez (SEA) – 3B
While Suarez may have had a challenging season in Seattle, his hot streak lately is hard to ignore. With five home runs in his last 16 games and a .371 OBP and .832 OPS against lefties since the start of last year, Suarez has the potential to be a game-changer in your DFS lineup. At just $3,300 on both DraftKings and FanDuel, he’s a steal for his upside.
That’s all I’ve got for today
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