MLB DFS Top Plays for Sunday 8-13-23
Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Plays article for Sunday, August 13th, 2023. We’ve scoured the stats, analyzed the matchups, and crunched the numbers to bring you the most promising DFS picks for the day. Whether you’re a seasoned DFS player or just starting out, our insights will give you the edge you need to create a winning lineup. Let’s dive into the top hitters to target in today’s games.
Freddie Freeman – 1B, ATL vs. Chris Flexen
It’s no surprise that Freddie Freeman is at the top of our list again. The perennial All-Star has been on an absolute tear with a mind-boggling .439 AVG, .504 OBP, .816 SLG, and 1.320 OPS across his last 28 games. This level of dominance is rare, and his matchup against Chris Flexen provides him with the platoon advantage, making him an even more enticing option.
Elly De La Cruz – 3B/SS, CIN vs. Mitch Keller
Elly De La Cruz might seem a bit pricey, but that also means he’s likely to have lower ownership, giving you an edge. He boasts a .265/.315/.461 slash line with nine home runs and 17 stolen bases in just 56 career games. De La Cruz has shown a particular affinity for right-handed pitchers, with a .509 slugging percentage and a 115 wRC+ against them.
Mitch Keller, once a dominant force, has hit a rough patch. With a staggering 9.11 ERA across five second-half starts, he’s been vulnerable to the long ball, surrendering multiple home runs in each outing.
Brandon Drury – 2B, LAA vs. Jose Urquidy
Brandon Drury is a standout today with his impressive .277/.319/.494 slash line and 15 home runs this season. His 46.3% hard-hit rate and 10.9% barrel rate indicate his power potential. Drury’s success against right-handed pitching is evident from his .510 slugging, .347 wOBA, and 120 wRC+.
On the flip side, Jose Urquidy of the Astros has struggled, posting a 6.10 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP this year, making Drury an appealing pick.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B, TOR vs. Jameson Taillon
While this season might have been slightly disappointing for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., he remains a force to be reckoned with. Guerrero boasts a .355 OBP, .493 SLG, and .848 OPS since his call-up. His performance against Jameson Taillon is impressive, with a .304 AVG, .565 SLG, and .898 OPS in 24 at-bats.
Shohei Ohtani – P/OF, LAA vs. Houston
Shohei Ohtani is rewriting the rules of baseball, excelling both as a pitcher and hitter. His league-leading 40 home runs and extraordinary .469 OBP, .823 SLG, and 1.292 OPS over his last 61 games are awe-inspiring. Ohtani’s prowess against right-handers is evident from his 1.139 OPS against them this year.
On the mound, Houston’s Jose Urquidy has struggled with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP, making Ohtani a prime candidate to exploit these weaknesses.
Juan Soto – OF, WAS vs. Ken Waldichuk
Juan Soto has regained his stud status in the second half of the season, with a .433 OBP, .564 SLG, and .997 OPS across his last 88 games. Facing a rookie pitcher with a 7.16 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, Soto’s impressive form makes him a strong contender for your lineup.
David Peralta – OF, LA vs. Chris Flexen
David Peralta might be a platoon player, but his recent performances against righties cannot be ignored. With a .350 AVG, .500 SLG, and .848 OPS across his last eight games, Peralta has been on fire. His history against Flexen includes a .750 OBP, 1.285 OPS, and a remarkable 2.035 OPS in eight at-bats.
Joey Meneses – 1B/OF, WAS vs. Left-Handers
Joey Meneses, batting third for the Nationals, has exhibited newfound power. His .311 AVG, .364 OBP, .607 SLG, and .970 OPS over his last 15 games make him a valuable yet affordable pick. Additionally, his .855 OPS against left-handers enhances his appeal.
Brandon Belt – 1B, TOR vs. Jameson Taillon
Don’t overlook Brandon Belt’s consistent performance. With a .360 OBP, .505 SLG, and .865 OPS against righties over the past three years, he’s a solid choice, especially considering his recent .875 OPS across 42 games. Facing Jameson Taillon, Belt’s potential shines even brighter.
Lane Thomas – OF, WAS vs. Ken Waldichuk
Assuming Lane Thomas returns to the lineup, his stats are compelling. A .284/.330/.485 slash line, 20 home runs, and 15 stolen bases make him a versatile asset. His success against left-handed pitching, with a .619 slugging and a 171 wRC+, bodes well for his performance against Ken Waldichuk.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B, PIT vs. Luke Weaver
Ke’Bryan Hayes is showcasing his potential with a recent 1.802 OPS across three games, including nine RBIs. Luke Weaver’s struggles, evidenced by a 6.75 ERA and 1.63 WHIP, make this matchup favorable for Hayes.
Cody Bellinger – OF, CHC vs. Hyun Jin Ryu
Cody Bellinger is enjoying a resurgence, hitting .331/.380/.561 with 18 home runs and 17 stolen bases. His prowess against lefties, slugging .609 with a 173 wRC+, adds to his appeal. Hyun Jin Ryu’s sporadic appearances and lackluster results make him a vulnerable target.
Jordan Luplow – OF, LAA vs. Ranger Suarez
Jordan Luplow’s success against southpaws is well-documented, with a .340 OBP, .499 SLG, and .839 OPS throughout his career. Luplow’s recent performances have been stellar, including a .545 OBP, .500 SLG, and 1.045 OPS over his last eight games. Facing Ranger Suarez and his 4.95 ERA further bolsters Luplow’s chances.
Incorporate these insights into your lineup-building strategy for Sunday’s MLB DFS action. By targeting these top plays, you can increase your chances of success and emerge victorious in your daily fantasy contests. Good luck!
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