The Daily Three Pack – Yahoo MLB DFS Picks- May 17, 2019

Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on Yahoo that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Friday, May 17, 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 a pitcher and two hitters. I will also give you a bonus play which will be my favorite expensive hitter normally over $20 in salary on this slate.

Pitcher to Target

P-Frankie Montas-$41

I love Montas as an SP2 tonight or even an SP1 if you opt to spend down for two cheap pitchers tonight. Montas is having a great season and has had two great starts in a row. In his past two starts, he has pitched six innings in each start while allowing a total of three runs and striking out 12. Montas has at least 19 fantasy points in each of those starts and at least 17 fantasy points in six of his eight starts. Montas also finds himself in an elite match-up tonight against the Tigers. This season the Tigers rank in the bottom three in team ISO, team wOBA and team OPS against right-handed pitching this season while having a K rate of 26.3% which is third highest in the majors.

Yesterday’s Results: N/A

Hitters to Target

2B-Jason Kipnis-$11

Kipnis is having a great month of May and is currently has an 11 game on-base streak. In those 11 games, Kipnis has reached base safely multiple times six times including in four of his past five games. Kipnis has also shown some power during this streak as he has an ISO of .267 with six doubles and two home runs which both game yesterday. Kipnis is not only hot but the match-up against Dylan Bundy is one of the best in the majors and since the start of last season Bundy has allowed left-handed hitters to slash .303/.370/.525 with a .382 wOBA.

Yesterday’s Results: N/A

C-Willians Astudillo-$11

A cheap catcher projected to bat leadoff is always on my radar. When that catcher is a hitter the caliber of Astudillo is I don’t see how you don’t play him. In his young career, Astudillo has a slash line of .323/.335/.494 with a .171 ISO and a wOBA of .349.

Yesterday’s Results: N/A

Cleanup Hitter

OF-Bryce Harper-$15

I know all of the talk about Harper’s bad start to the season but when you really look at his numbers Harper has not been that bad. Harper has an on-base percentage of .365 this season and an ISO of .208. Those are elite numbers that I look for in my hitter especially one as cheap as Harper is. I also like the match-up for Harper tonight against Jon Gray. While Gray is a very good pitcher he has struggled against left-handed hitting this season allowing them to have an OPS of .867 with a wOBA of .366 and a hard hit rate of 45.5%.

Yesterday’s Results: N/A

To help supplement these plays make sure you check out our Daily Cheat Sheets. The Daily Cheat Sheets give you our favorite plays at each position.

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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