MLB DFS Top Plays for Saturday 5/6/23
MLB DFS Top Plays for Saturday 5/6/23
Bobby Witt Jr. (KC) – $4,800 DK, SS
Witt Jr. is one of the most promising young players in the league and has been hot at the plate recently, with an OPS of 1.186 over the last five days. He faces off against the Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Ken Waldichuk, who has struggled with his command this season. Witt Jr. has the potential to put up big numbers in this matchup and is a solid option at shortstop.
Joc Pederson (SF) – $4,000 DK, OF
Pederson has been hitting well against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Colin Rea, with a slugging percentage of .689 in his last 117 plate appearances against such pitchers. Rea has struggled with giving up fly balls, and right-handed starters with above-average flyball rates have an ERA of 4.75 against the San Francisco Giants since last year. Pederson is a solid outfield option.
Salvador Perez (KC) – $4,200 DK, C
Perez has been a consistent force at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, with a slugging percentage of .667 in his last 39 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers who rely heavily on the fastball, like Waldichuk. He’s also hit well against Oakland in the past and has a solid chance to put up big numbers in this matchup.t a reasonable price, making him a solid outfield option for Saturday’s slate.
MJ Melendez (KC) – $3,800 DK, C/OF
Melendez has shown a lot of power against left-handed pitchers with high flyball rates like Waldichuk, with a slugging percentage of .576 in his last 64 plate appearances against such pitchers. He’s a solid option at catcher or outfielder and could be a low-owned value play with upside.
Christian Walker (ARI) – $4,300 DK, 1B
Walker has been on fire at the plate lately, with an OPS of 1.731 over the last five days. He faces off against left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore of the Washington Nationals, who has struggled in his limited MLB action. Left-handed starters have an ERA of 3.78 against the Arizona Diamondbacks since last season, and other matchup data also favors the Diamondbacks. Walker is a strong option at first base.
Vinnie Pasquantino (KC) – $3,600 DK, 1B
Pasquantino has been swinging a hot bat recently, with an OPS of 1.074 over the last five days. He faces off against Waldichuk and has the potential to be a low-owned value play that could differentiate your lineup in tournaments.
Nathaniel Lowe (TEX) – $4,200 DK, 1B
Lowe has been hitting well against left-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Reid Detmers, with a slugging percentage of .580 in his last 76 plate appearances against such pitchers. Detmers has struggled in his limited MLB action, and pitchers with similar repertoires have an ERA of 5.16 against the Texas Rangers over the last year. Lowe is a solid option at first base.
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LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) – $3,100 DK, 1B/OF
Wade Jr. has a solid matchup against Rea, who has allowed a slugging percentage of .909 against left-handed batters with high isolated power (ISO) over thelast two years. Wade Jr. has the potential to take advantage of this weakness and put up a strong performance for a low price. Rea’s flyball tendencies also make him susceptible to giving up home runs, which could further boost Wade Jr.’s fantasy value. Overall, he is a high-upside play that could pay off in tournaments.
Esteury Ruiz (OAK) – $3,000 DK, OF
Ruiz has been hitting well lately with an OPS of 1.118 in his last 17 at-bats over the past five days. He has a good matchup against Brady Singer, who has a similar repertoire to Reid Detmers, against whom left-handed hitters like Ruiz have been successful. Additionally, pitchers with similar repertoires to Singer have an ERA of 5.16 against the Oakland Athletics over the last year. At a low price point, Ruiz offers great potential value for Saturday’s slate.
Justin Turner (BOS) – $3,700 DK, 1B
Turner has a favorable matchup against Bailey Falter, who has struggled against right-handed batters who hit the ball in the air often. In fact, right-handed batters with a similar profile to Turner have posted an OPS of 1.024 against Falter over the last two seasons. Meanwhile, left-handed starters have an ERA of 5.03 against the Boston Red Sox since last season, suggesting Turner could have a strong outing. At a reasonable price, Turner is a solid option at first base.
Taylor Ward (LAA) – $3,800 DK, OF
Ward has a strong track record against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Nathan Eovaldi, with a wOBA of .372 in his last 145 plate appearances against such pitchers.
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