Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on FanDuel that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
In this article, I am going to give you three core plays that I am using in cash games for the main slate of games. This core will include my favorite pitcher, my favorite hitter, and my top value hitter. For my value hitter, the hitter must be under $3,000 in salary to be considered.
Pitcher to Target
I don’t love the pitching options on this slate and I am going to be playing the match-up for Lauer at his salary as he takes on the Pirates. The Pirates are one of if not the best possible match-up for left-handed pitchers in the majors as this season they rank dead last in team ISO while having the third worst team wOBA and fifth highest team K rate. This game is also at Petco Park and Lauer has pitched better in his young career at home than he has on the road.
Yesterday’s Results: Mike Minor 27.0 fantasy points
Hitter to Target
Freeman is one of my favorite plays on the board tonight for two reasons. The first reason is the way he is hitting the ball. Freeman has reached base safely multiple times in four of his past six games. The second and main reason is due to the elite of elite match-ups he finds himself in against Adam Wainwright. This season Wainwright is allowing lefties to slash .320/.373/.627 with a .406 wOBA.
Yesterday’s Results: Justin Turner 6.0 fantasy points
Value Hitter to Target
3B-Vladimir Guerrero Jr.-$3,000
After a very slow start to his career Vlad Jr. is starting to show why he is one of the top prospects in baseball. Guerrero Jr. has reached base safely in four straight games for the Blue Jays and had his first home run and multi home run game just two games ago. Guerrero Jr. is not just starting to heat up but Dylan Covey is an excellent match-up as he has allowed right-handed hitters to slug .459 with a .348 wOBA in his career.
Yesterday’s Results: Yulieski Gurriel 0.0 fantasy points
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