MLB DFS Top Plays for Saturday 8-12-23
Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Plays article for Saturday 8-12-23. Buckle up, as we embark on an exploration of the most promising hitters poised to dominate the Saturday matchups.
Freeman’s Remarkable Second-Half Surge
Undoubtedly, the second half of the season has witnessed Freddie Freeman’s meteoric rise to the forefront. Standing tall as an MVP contender, Freeman’s recent statistics are nothing short of awe-inspiring. With an astonishing .439 batting average, a .504 on-base percentage, a formidable .816 slugging percentage, and an incredible 1.320 OPS across his last 28 games, Freeman’s dominance is hard to ignore. A platoon advantage against Peter Lambert’s 5.57 ERA and 1.44 WHIP only adds to the anticipation.
Ha-Seong Kim: A Streaking Dynamo
In the realm of sizzling hot hitters, Ha-Seong Kim emerges as a force to be reckoned with. Boasting a 15-game hit streak, Kim’s prowess at the plate has been undeniable. Since the All-Star break, his impressive slash line of .353/.463/.515 against right-handed pitching showcases his consistent excellence. Notably, Kim’s equal strikeout and walk rates of 15.7% contribute to his formidable performance. A matchup against Zac Gallen presents an opportunity for Kim to continue his remarkable streak.
Ryan Mountcastle: Power and Precision
The resurgence of Ryan Mountcastle against right-handed pitchers after the All-Star break is a sight to behold. His slash line of .385/.469/.641, coupled with his adept plate discipline, underscores his versatility. A showdown against Mariners starter George Kirby holds the promise of further exploits, particularly given Mountcastle’s history against Kirby.
Ke’Bryan Hayes: Back in the Groove
The return of Ke’Bryan Hayes to the lineup has injected a fresh surge of energy for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Swiftly recovering his rhythm, Hayes’ recent performances have been nothing short of electrifying. With a four-game hit streak featuring three home runs and multi-hit showcases, Hayes’ presence looms large. Facing Reds lefty Brandon Williamson, Hayes’ career .288 batting average against southpaws adds an intriguing dimension.
Altuve’s Fiery Comeback
Jose Altuve’s phoenix-like revival has ignited the fantasy realm. Riding a 12-game hitting streak, Altuve’s blazing .420 AVG, .482 OBP, .700 SLG, and 1.182 OPS attest to his renewed prowess. His adept base-stealing prowess further amplifies his fantasy appeal. Notably, Altuve’s prowess against southpaws, with a .891 OPS across a substantial at-bat count, underlines his consistent excellence.
J-Rod’s Rising Star
Despite an initially challenging season start, Jarred Kelenic, fondly known as J-Rod, has magnificently found his groove. His recent surge, showcasing a .324 AVG, .375 OBP, .608 SLG, and .983 OPS across 17 games, is nothing short of remarkable. Equipped with the platoon advantage against lefties, J-Rod’s potential is poised to shine.
Acuna’s Evergreen Brilliance
The ever-dazzling Ronald Acuna Jr. perpetually captures our attention. Boasting impressive season statistics on the trajectory to 35 homers, 75 steals, and a staggering 150 runs, Acuna’s prowess knows no bounds. Leading with 12 DraftKings points per game, Acuna’s encounter with a TBD for the Mets is anticipated with bated breath.
Kyle Tucker: The Consistent Dynamo
Dubbed King Tuck, Kyle Tucker’s consistent brilliance remains a cornerstone of the Astros’ lineup. With a .293 batting average, 21 homers, and 24 stolen bases, Tucker’s prowess speaks volumes. His post-All-Star performance of .310/.375/.667 against left-handed pitching adds intrigue to his clash with Angels lefty Tyler Anderson.
Bryan Reynolds: The Pittsburgh Dynamo
Amid the Pittsburgh Pirates’ campaign, Bryan Reynolds stands tall as a dependable force. Batting .271 with 15 homers and 23 doubles, Reynolds’ prowess is undeniable. His prowess against lefties, accentuated by a .417 batting average post-All-Star break, sets the stage for a compelling showdown against Reds lefty Brandon Williamson.
James Outman: Mastering Plate Discipline
James Outman’s journey of refining his plate discipline is a tale of resilience. Transforming his season statistics with a 22.9% walk rate and a 21.9% strikeout rate since the All-Star break, Outman’s resurgence is evident. His clash against Rockies right-handed starter Peter Lambert offers an opportunity to showcase his proficiency against right-handed pitching.
Yelich’s Quiet Dominance
In the midst of MVP consideration, Christian Yelich’s remarkable season should not go unnoticed. With 16 homers, 64 RBI, 80 runs, and 23 steals, Yelich’s contributions are staggering. His prowess against right-handers, boasting a .922 OPS, adds to his allure as a DFS outfielder par excellence.
McCormick: The Hidden Gem
Chas McCormick’s emergence as a pleasant surprise for the Astros cannot be overstated. Delivering an impressive .866 OPS on the season, his recent statistics are even more compelling. A .404 OBP, .592 SLG, and .995 OPS across his last 45 games solidify his DFS value. Particularly against lefties, McCormick’s prowess is truly astonishing.
Suarez’s Unmatched Power
Eugenio Suarez’s power-hitting prowess is a sight to behold. Ranking second in MLB home runs since 2016, Suarez’s prowess remains unrivaled. With a .270 AVG, .462 SLG, and .791 OPS across his last 22 games, his resurgence is undeniable. His matchup against southpaw Irvin offers an opportunity to continue his dominance.
Walker’s Steadfast Consistency
Amid Arizona’s offensive challenges, Christian Walker remains a beacon of consistency. With a .281 AVG, .361 OBP, .543 SLG, and .904 OPS across 59 games, Walker’s prowess is undeniable. Particularly against left-handers, his impressive performance continues to shine. A matchup against Rich Hill presents an opportunity to further bolster his impressive statistics.
Gelof: A Rookie Dynamo
In the midst of Oakland’s challenges, Tyler Gelof’s emergence stands as a beacon of hope. The rookie second baseman’s .250 AVG, .560 SLG, and .875 OPS in his first month with the A’s are a testament to his potential. With Triple-A credentials that include 20 steals, Gelof’s speed is an asset waiting to be unleashed. Notably, his remarkable OPS against righties only adds to his DFS allure.
Slater’s Southpaw Mastery
Austin Slater’s mastery against southpaw pitchers remains a reliable DFS asset. Registering an impressive .373 OBP, .483 SLG, and .855 OPS against lefties over the years, Slater’s consistency is praiseworthy. A matchup against struggling pitcher Andrew Heaney offers the perfect stage for Slater’s prowess to shine.
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