MLB DFS Top Plays for Tuesday 4/4/23
First up in the high-priced category is Oneil Cruz of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This shortstop will set you back $5600 on DK, but he’s worth the price of admission. Cruz has been a force against right-handed pitchers who favor the slider and curveball, boasting a wOBA of .379 over his last 48 plate appearances in such matchups. With a projected order of leadoff against Nick Pivetta of the Boston Red Sox, Cruz’s DK Rating is an impressive 89.69, and he’s projected for 11.13 DK points. He’s in the “A” tier for both projection and value, making him an all-around solid pick.
Joining Cruz in this price range is George Springer of the Toronto Blue Jays. For a $5000 DK salary, Springer brings a slugging percentage of .654 against bottom-tier lefties, like his opponent Kris Bubic of the Kansas City Royals. With a strong 91.09 DK Rating and a projected 9.93 DK points, Springer is a top-tier “A” projection and “B” value pick.
Moving to the mid-tier, Alex Verdugo of the Boston Red Sox is a standout choice. This outfielder brings an OPS of .836 in 309 at-bats against righties with high flyball rates, similar to his opponent Roansy Contreras of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Priced at $4600, Verdugo has a 84.20 DK Rating, and he’s projected for 9.80 DK points. With “A” tier rankings for both projection and value, Verdugo is a worthy selection.
Alongside Verdugo, Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers is another compelling mid-range option. Priced at $4500 on DK, Seager excels in multiple matchup categories and boasts a 94.69 DK Rating. He’s projected to score 9.13 DK points, earning him “A” rankings in both projection and value tiers.
For those seeking value, Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays is an enticing option at $3400. Despite batting just .217 against bottom-tier right-handers, Lowe has an OPS of .841 against righties with high flyball rates. He’s projected to face Chad Kuhl of the Washington Nationals, and he boasts a 75.51 DK Rating with a projected 8.72 DK points. Lowe holds an “A” ranking for projection and a coveted “A” ranking for value.
Lastly, Alejandro Kirk of the Toronto Blue Jays is a low-priced catcher at $3400 who offers significant upside. Kirk is slugging .541 in his last 41 plate appearances against bottom-tier left-handers like Kris Bubic. With a 96.59 DK Rating and a projected 8.03 DK points, Kirk’s “B” tier projection and “A” tier value make him a hidden gem.