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MLB DFS Top Plays for Saturday 8-5-23

MLB DFS Top Plays

Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Plays article for Saturday 8-5-23. We’ve scoured the matchups, analyzed player stats, and crunched the numbers to bring you the top plays for your DFS lineups. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we’ve got you covered with expert insights and winning strategies.

Nolan Arenado (STL) – $5,100 (DK), $3,200 (FD)

Nolan Arenado’s move to St. Louis was a game-changer, and he continues to shine as a premier hitter in the league. He boasts a remarkable track record, consistently delivering 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. Arenado’s facing left-hander Ty Blach on Saturday, a pitcher he has dominated in the past with a 1.563 OPS in 18 at-bats. Expect Arenado to add to his impressive numbers, especially considering his strong home performance with 10 of his 23 home runs coming at Busch Stadium.

Nolan Gorman (STL) – 2B – $3,900 (DK), $3,500 (FD)

The young left-handed hitter, Nolan Gorman, has shown promise against right-handed pitching this season. Surprisingly, he has performed even better against lefties, slashing .273/.365/.568 compared to .241/.325/.504 against righties. Gorman’s batting prowess combined with his home run ability makes him an intriguing DFS option.

Juan Soto (SD) – $6,100 (DK), $4,100 (FD)

Juan Soto has shifted gears and is now in top form, boasting an impressive .446 OBP, .746 SLG, and 1.192 OPS over his last 19 games. Facing the Dodgers’ struggling pitchers, Soto is likely to capitalize on their weaknesses and continue his hot streak. His recent performance, with three consecutive home runs and 13 hits in the last seven games, makes him a must-have in your DFS lineup.

Shohei Ohtani (LAA) – OF – $6,700 (DK), $4,600 (FD)

The phenomenon known as Shohei Ohtani is having an incredible season, showcasing his skills both as a hitter and a pitcher. With 40 home runs and a 3.32 ERA, he is a fantasy powerhouse. Against Mariners starter George Kirby, Ohtani has a solid record, going 6-for-14 (.429) with a home run and four RBI. Expect Ohtani to deliver another strong performance, even against a decent starter like Kirby.

Teoscar Hernandez (SEA) – $3,200 (DK), $2,900 (FD)

Teoscar Hernandez may have had a tough season, but he has a history of being a strong hitter against left-handed pitching. Since 2021, Hernandez has maintained an impressive .327 AVG, .667 SLG, and 1.027 OPS against lefties. Facing the Angels’ Tyler Anderson, he has a chance to shine once again and provide excellent value for his price.

Jose Ramirez (CLE) – $5,600 (DK), $4,100 (FD)

Similar to Soto, Jose Ramirez has found his groove recently, boasting a .394 OBP, .584 SLG, and .978 OPS in his last 42 games. Against White Sox starter Michael Kopech, Ramirez’s power-hitting profile fits perfectly, making him an appealing option for your lineup.

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Francisco Lindor (NYM) – SS – $5,400 (DK), $3,800 (FD)

Francisco Lindor faces the Orioles’ Kyle Gibson, a pitcher he has had significant success against, going 18-for-51 (.353) in their matchups. Lindor’s performance away from Citi Field has been particularly impressive this season, with 13 of his 22 home runs coming on the road. He’s on a hot streak, making him a solid pick for your DFS team.

LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) – $3,700 (DK), $2,900 (FD)

LaMonte Wade Jr. has been an underpriced DFS gem this season. With a stellar .396 OBP and recent home runs, he is poised to capitalize on the matchup against Oakland’s struggling pitching staff. Despite his typical lefty struggles, Wade has managed an .873 OPS versus righties this year, and facing Paul Blackburn, who has struggled at home, should give him ample opportunities.

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD) – OF – $6,300 (DK), $4,000 (FD)

Though Fernando Tatis Jr. has cooled off recently, a home game against a below-average left-handed pitcher presents an excellent opportunity for him to bounce back. Since June 1, Tatis Jr. has been outstanding against lefties at home, slashing .333/.455/.519 with an impressive walk rate and low strikeout rate.

William Contreras (MIL) – $5,000 (DK), $3,100 (FD)

If you’re looking for a top catcher option, William Contreras is your guy. He consistently hits in the heart of the Milwaukee lineup, making him a valuable DFS asset. Additionally, facing an undecided pitcher (TBD) for the Pirates further boosts his potential for a big game.

Dylan Carlson (STL) – $2,200 (DK), $2,600 (FD)

Dylan Carlson is expected to see more playing time in the closing months, especially when facing left-handed pitchers. His dominant .864 OPS against southpaws since 2020 makes him an intriguing value pick for your DFS lineups.

Max Kepler (MIN) – $3,300 (DK), $2,900 (FD)

Max Kepler has been in fine form since returning from the injured list, boasting a .582 SLG and .932 OPS across his last 16 games, predominantly against righties. With a matchup against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson, who has struggled on the mound, Kepler could be poised for another productive outing.

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